The HSCG How-To Library is your go-to source for all types of information
to help you improve your soap and cosmetic making expertise and your business skills.
The content provided by the HSCG is free and clear of all sales pitches and slants
toward a particular product or service. You can expect the information to be clear,
unbiased and peer-reviewed. You won't get opinions in the HSCG learning
library -- you'll get facts, useable how-to directions for making products and
expanding your business acumen.
Learn about how to make soap, including cold process, hot process, melt & pour
and other methods, selecting ingredients and materials, coloring, swirling and design
techniques and more.
How to Make Soap
Learn about how to make all types of handcrafted cosmetics such as lotions, creams and scrubs, including how to select ingredients, preservation systems, safety and equipment
and more. How to Make Cosmetics
Find out how other products you can make to go along with your existing handcrafted soap and cosmetic products
including candles, potpourri, room spays, household scent products and more.
How to Make Other Products
Understanding fragrances, essential oils and ingredients used in making handcrafted soap and cosmetics. Selecting, blending, and how to use them.
Learn about Fragrances, Essential Oils and Ingredients
Find out different ways to market your business and promote your products.
Branding, social media, press releases and more ways to get your business and products known.
Marketing & Promotion
How to set up your business and finances, create budgets, register your business, sales taxes - all you
need to get your business off the ground with financial and inventory systems set up.
Business & Finance
What you need to know about the legal requirements and federal, state and local regulations for
making and selling handcrafted soap and cosmetics.
Legal & Compliance
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Our HSCG Experts are here to provide tips and advice, answer your questions, and help you bring your product and business to the next level. There are here for YOU!
HSCG expert on Business growth
Tips and Advice from Benjamin Aaron
HSCG expert on Essential Oils
Tips and Advice from Regina Bauscher
HSCG expert on MP & Hybrid Soap
Tips and Advice from Sharon Czekala
HSCG expert on Product labeling
Tips and Advice from Marie Gale
HSCG expert on Odor neutralizing product
Tips and Advice from Cheryl Mitchell
HSCG expert on Teaching Classes
Tips and Advice from Lori Nova Endres
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Materials for the How-To Library.
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