California Local Chapter

The California Chapter covers the state of California.

We can be reached at

The California Chapter officers are:

  • President: Cindy Christ
  • Vice-President: John Mikrut
  • Secretary: Mandy Gough
  • Treasurer: Heidi Jaynes

The HSCG California Chapter holds gatherings 3 - 4 times each year. We are always looking for venues throughout the state of California. If you would like a chapter gathering in your area and have a good idea for a venue, please send us an email at We also have a Facebook page where we announce our activities at HSCG Local Chapter California. We would like to add you to our email list so you can receive announcements of our activities. Please send an email with Newsletter in the subject, and please include the area you live so we can better serve our California community.  You can also include topics and instructors you would like to see at our gatherings. The more we know what our members would like and where they live in California, the better we can bring you great local gatherings. 


We welcome all soap and cosmetic handcrafters in the state of California to participate in our activities and attend our events.

Upcoming Activities

We are missing everyone at gatherings and will have something planned for when we are able to get together. In the mean time I hope you all are staying safe and working on your soap and cosmetic formulations. If you have a space and would like to host your place for a gathering please contact  We are always striving to find new venues small and large. As the next couple months pass, keep an eye for our next time together!

Be Well,

Cindy Christ

HSCG CA Chapter President


What We've Been Doing

Totally awesome and perfectly fun! We always have a great time with our California members and we look forward to when we can gather again. Our meetings are typically full with networking opportunities, demonstrations on every aspect of soaping and formulation, candles, distilling, rules and regulations and more.


Please Join Us!

Our activities are generally open to all. The more the merrier! Getting involved with a local group of like-minded makers is a great way to network and stay connected with others in your field. If you have any questions about what we're doing or how you could be involved, just email us:

Chapter Membership

Actual Membership in our chapter is limited to HSCG members in the state of California.If you are an HSCG member in the state of California, and want to be a member of our chapter, go to your Member Profile and locate the card for "Local Chapter". It will tell you if you are signed up and, if not, will give you a link to join one. You will need to be logged in in order to access your Member Profile.