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. You can also contact the president of the California Chapter at any time by sending an email to


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

Upcoming Activities

A gathering you will not want to miss!next event is on July 27, 2019 in beautiful Pacifica California. Pacifica is the south side of the Bay Area and directly north of Half Moon Bay. This is a beautiful beach town with a lot of good eats, scenery, shopping and beach walking; making an extra day stay well worth it! Our one day event is packed with three instructor. John Mikrut will be demonstrating transparent soap from scratch, Cindy Christ will present distilling and using hydrosols in formulations, and Heidi Jaynes will demonstration the art of solid perfume in a make and take demonstration. 

Pre-registration is required. Please send your registration fee to Early bird pricing is $40 members/$50 non-members. Early bird pricing ends on June 23rd. Regular pricing is $45 members and $55 non-members.

We hope you will join us at this California Chapter event. We look forward to seeing you there!


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.