Also known as "handmade soap" or "homemade soap", handcrafted soap is a blend of both
science and art. Handcrafted soap comes in a wide array of colors, scents, shapes, sizes and formulations.
It can be playful and fun or designed for serious skin care. We estimated there are at least 200,000
artisans making handcrafted soap and cosmetics, so whatever your needs, chances are one of them is
making the handcrafted soap or cosmetic that is perfect for you.
If you have been effected by the 2017 hurricanes, the HSCG is standing by to assist you get back on your feet.
The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild is a not-for-profit trade association representing, supporting
and defending the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. We are supported by membership dues; membership is open
to anyone who makes handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics, who provides products or services to the handcrafted soap and
cosmetic industry or who private labels handcrafted soap or cosmetics.
In addition to providing the revenue to support the association, membership comes with a wide variety of benefits
to assist members in their businesses.
HSCG on TV
"Moving America Forward" TV show about the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild aired on July 10, 2016.
Every year the HSCG hosts a Annual Conference for members of the HSCG and non-members. It runs for and
amazing three days, filled with sessions by speakers expert in their fields, demonstrations and workshops,
Soapers' Showcase, optional Certification testing (for members only), special events and parties, exhibitors
and lots of time to network with other soap and cosmetic makers to "talk shop" to your heart's content.
The location of the Conference changes yearly in order to make it more accessible to more people. The 2018
Conference will run from May 3, 2018 to May 5, 2018
and will be held at the Westin Peachtree
in Atlanta, Georgia.
The HSCG Annual is held in the spring, but moves to different locations around the country to give more people access.