Upcoming Events

Members of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry like to get together to talk shop, network and learn new soap and cosmetic making techniques. Soapmaking groups around the country and the world often have "gatherings" of various kinds. Those that have been submitted to the HSCG are listed below. NOTE: This list does not include classes held by HSCG Teachers, which can be found on our Find Classes page.

If you know of an event that is not on the list, please submit the event so we can add it to this events list.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

National Soapmaking Day

All Cities, n/a

The last Sunday in September is National Soapmaking Day! Unleash your inner chemist on National Soapmaking Day!
Spend the Sunday creating your own handmade soap to celebrate National Soapmaking Day. One way to make soap is from scratch by using sodium hydroxide and melted fats or oils. Another simpler method is to purchase a pre-made "melt and pour" soap base. Whether you're making soap to share for Christmas, to sell at an autumn craft fair, or to use on Global Handwashing Day (October 15th), this is the perfect day to learn a new hobby and honor the early pioneers who regularly made their own soap. National Soapmaking Day is a day to celebrate soapmaking, share soapmaking with the world, and appreciate the people who participate in soapmaking.

Activities for Newbies Celebrating National Soapmaking Day:
1. Learn how soap was made historically.
2. Learn how modern soap is made.
3. Make melt and pour soap.
4. Make re-batched soap from existing bars.
5. Make cold process soap.
6. Teach a soapmaking class.
7. Have a soapmaking party.
8. Use #NationalSoapmakingDay in social media.
Challenges for More Experienced Soapmakers on National Soapmaking Day:
1. Push yourself to create a first-ever soap by using new colors or advanced decorative techniques.
2. Volunteer to host a soapmaking demonstration for a group of your friends.
3. Invite a soapmaking friend to a fun soap-off challenge to see who can make a better soap or more soap.
4. Make a batch of soap to donate to a non-profit organization in need of soap, such as a women's shelter.
5. Use #NationalSoapmakingDay in social media.
Whatever you do on National Soapmaking Day, celebrate soapmaking!

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Free SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon

San Diego, CA

The SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon is open to all soapmakers and makers of personal care products, whether professional or novice, whether cold/hot process method or melt-and-pour. The Soapmakers' Luncheon is open to the public and attendance is free, just pay for anything you order from the menu. It is optional to bring business cards and bars of soap to trade with fellow soapmakers and the waitstaff. The venue is Marie Callender's restaurant on Alvarado Road in San Diego from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No R.S.V.P., just show up. We hope to meet you there!
Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA 92120

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Free SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon

San Diego, CA

The SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon is open to all soapmakers and makers of personal care products, whether professional or novice, whether cold/hot process method or melt-and-pour. The Soapmakers' Luncheon is open to the public and attendance is free, just pay for anything you order from the menu. It is optional to bring business cards and bars of soap to trade with fellow soapmakers and the waitstaff. The venue is Marie Callender's restaurant on Alvarado Road in San Diego from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No R.S.V.P., just show up. We hope to meet you there!
Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA 92120

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, September 25, 2022

National Soapmaking Day

All Cities, n/a

The last Sunday in September is National Soapmaking Day! Unleash your inner chemist on National Soapmaking Day!
Spend the Sunday creating your own handmade soap to celebrate National Soapmaking Day. One way to make soap is from scratch by using sodium hydroxide and melted fats or oils. Another simpler method is to purchase a pre-made "melt and pour" soap base. Whether you're making soap to share for Christmas, to sell at an autumn craft fair, or to use on Global Handwashing Day (October 15th), this is the perfect day to learn a new hobby and honor the early pioneers who regularly made their own soap. National Soapmaking Day is a day to celebrate soapmaking, share soapmaking with the world, and appreciate the people who participate in soapmaking.

Activities for Newbies Celebrating National Soapmaking Day:
1. Learn how soap was made historically.
2. Learn how modern soap is made.
3. Make melt and pour soap.
4. Make re-batched soap from existing bars.
5. Make cold process soap.
6. Teach a soapmaking class.
7. Have a soapmaking party.
8. Use #NationalSoapmakingDay in social media.
Challenges for More Experienced Soapmakers on National Soapmaking Day:
1. Push yourself to create a first-ever soap by using new colors or advanced decorative techniques.
2. Volunteer to host a soapmaking demonstration for a group of your friends.
3. Invite a soapmaking friend to a fun soap-off challenge to see who can make a better soap or more soap.
4. Make a batch of soap to donate to a non-profit organization in need of soap, such as a women's shelter.
5. Use #NationalSoapmakingDay in social media.
Whatever you do on National Soapmaking Day, celebrate soapmaking!

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Free SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon

San Diego, CA

The SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon is open to all soapmakers and makers of personal care products, whether professional or novice, whether cold/hot process method or melt-and-pour. The Soapmakers' Luncheon is open to the public and attendance is free, just pay for anything you order from the menu. It is optional to bring business cards and bars of soap to trade with fellow soapmakers and the waitstaff. The venue is Marie Callender's restaurant on Alvarado Road in San Diego from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No R.S.V.P., just show up. We hope to meet you there!
Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA 92120

For more information, see the Event Website