What is Handcrafted?
A blend of science and art, handcrafted products combine the scientific knowledge of the past 150 years with the artistic skill and creativity of each maker to deliver a unique product that is safe, effective, and sustainable.
As the industry continues to grow, it is important to understand what defines a handcrafted product. Per the HSCG, soap, cosmetics or candles are considered "handcrafted" if they meet three key criteria:
Depending on the process used and the individual artistic expression, some products are made "by hand" beginning with the raw ingredients. Other makers use a prefabricated base to create the intended final product.