News and Updates

The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) is a non-profit trade association for small businesses handcrafting soaps and cosmetics and the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry as a whole. The HSCG works to provide legislative advocacy for all soap and cosmetic handcrafters at both the state and federal level.

The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild is committed to keeping abreast of all issues and activites that effect the handcrafted soap industry. From legislation to local events, regulatory changes, and accomplishments within the industry, the HSCG works to circulate information beneficial to soapmakers as part of its mission.

You can keep up with news from the HSCG in the following ways:

The HSCG blog, Cut to the Trace, contains news relative to the industry, including legislative and regulatory updates when they occur, upcoming events, vendor and member spotlights, and other information of interest.

On Facebook you'll find current posts from the HSCG, as well as posts and information from members and soapmakers. We also have a HSCG Members Discussion Group on Facebook.

Our YouTube Channel has all our videos.

At Linked In you can network with other professional soapmakers from the HSCG in the creation of soap and related personal care products.

Follow the HSCG on Twitter for updates and notices of upcoming tweet chats with industry specialists.

To recevie eNews from the HSCG, Register and select the type of updates you would like to receive.