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Looking for books relating to soapmaking, recipes, herbs, gardening and inspiration? The HSCG offers many books to help you in your soapmaking endeavors.

NOTE: Most of our books have been shipped to the conference. After the conference, any remaining titles will be shipped back to the HSCG office and will be available in our on-line store.

Good Manufacturing Practices (by Marie Gale)
For Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters

Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters shows how to take your desire for the best product possible, and use it as the basis for implementing good manufacturing practices that follow US and international guidelines.


Soap & Cosmetic Labeling (by Marie Gale)
How to follow THE RULES AND REGS Explained in Plain English

This is an excellent reference source for figuring out how to follow the labeling rules and regulations for soaps, cosmetics and other consumer products. With plenty of examples along with diagrams and drawings of different types of labels it is easy to use and understand. There is a complete chapter devoted to soap labeling with explanations about some of the more complicated (and controversial) issues concerning labeling soap.