Become a Member

The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild is the only international non-profit trade association serving the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. The object and purpose of The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild is:

  • to promote and educate the public about the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry;
  • to act as a center of communication among, and to circulate information beneficial to, members of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry;
  • to foster the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry through education and training; and
  • to represent the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry in matters concerning legislation and regulations affecting the industry.

Membership is open to all soap and cosmetic handcrafters anywhere in the world who make any type of handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics, as well as to the vendors who provide products and/or services to the handcrafted soap industry.

Membership includes a wide range of both direct and indirect benefits, suited to all types of handcrafted soap and cosmetic businesses, large and small. As part of our mission to promote the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry, members may participate in the Find A Soapmaker list and include an image of their soap in the Soap Gallery. To assist members in their businesses, the HSCG has negotiated discounts on certain products and services which are available to members only. Many vendor members offer discounts available only to HSCG members. To promote professionalism within the industry, HSCG membership for soap and cosmetic handcrafters in the US includes general and product liability insurance, which is also available to members residing in Canada (except Quebec).

About Membership
Types of Membership
Membership FAQ

Benefits Chart
Benefits for Soapmakers
Insurance FAQ

Welcome New Members!

Heidi Goldberg
Bodygoodies, LLC

Holly Shelton
Kàpia Mèra Soap Company

Ricardo Thomas

Minetta Crosier
Scentful You

Jacquelin Feistritzer

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Keep up-to-date on the activities of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild and issues relating to the handcrafted soap industry including legislation, regulation, upcoming events and more.

News and Updates

Handcrafter Memberships

Handcrafter Memberships are open to anyone who makes handcrafted soap and are available in three levels - Associate, Professional and Retired. The levels are designed to cover those entering the soapmaking industry, those actively engaged in business and selling to the public and those that are retired but still wish to stay involved and engaged. Benefits are tailored to each membership level.

Benefits for Handcrafters

Vendor Memberships

Vendor Memberships are open to those companies that supply the handcrafted soap industry and are available in three tiers. The tiers are set up to allow the company to chose their level of participation and the benefits that best suit their needs. Vendors have a variety of benefits to take advantage of, it is the HSCG's goal to make Vendor Membership a partnership to benefits both the member and the industry.

Benefits for Vendors

Private label Memberships

Private Label Memberships are open to companies that purchase handcrafted soap from one or more sources for resale but do not actually manufacture it. Product & Liability Insurance at very affordable rates is available through Veracity Insurance Solutions. The HSCG seeks to promote partnership between Private Label Members and Handcrafter Members and the formation of mutually beneficial business arrangements.

Benefits for Private Labelers