Membership Options

The Handmade Soap and Cosmetic Guild is committed to providing the best value and service to our members.

We offer several membership options to best meet your needs:

Novice Handcrafter


Individuals who make soap, cosmetics and/or candles, but do not yet market or sell to the public. Please note: insurance coverage is not available at this membership level.

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Designed for those just learning their craft, and are not yet selling to the public, this affordable membership allows you to take advantage of all that the HSCG has to offer.

From the full HSCG learning library to monthly product discounts, the Novice Membership pays for itself quickly. It includes all member benefits, except those related to marketing and selling handcrafted soap, cosmetics and candles via the HSCG Member Marketplace.

Benefits include:

  • Insurance
  • Product & Service Discounts
  • Advanced Lye Calculator
  • Annual Conference Discount
  • Full access to Learning Library
  • E-news, brochure and HSCG member badge

Note: Novice Memberships are limited to five (5) years, then transition to Professional Membership status. Novice members may vote and serve on HSCG committees but cannot hold office.

Professional Handcrafter

$200/year (plus insurance, if purchased)

Individuals who make handcrafted soap, cosmetics and/or candles and market them to the public.

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For those who are selling soap, cosmetics or candles to the public, this affordable membership pays for itself with access to insurance coverage, product discounts and the opportunity to link your online store to the HSCG website. Members at this level are also able to fulfill custom product requests that customers make through the site.

Starting at just $275, product and general liability insurance can be added on to this level of membership for US businesses. See the Insurance FAQ and Insurance Comparison Chart for more details. Canadian Members can purchase insurance directly through our Canadian partners. See the Canadian Insurance FAQ for more details.

Benefits include:

  • Insurance
  • Promotion on the HSCG website: Maker Marketplace
  • Opportunity to fulfill online custom/bulk/private label requests
  • Product & Service Discounts
  • Advanced Lye Calculator
  • Annual Conference Discount
  • Full access to Learning Library

Private Label


Businesses who purchase handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics to use or resell under their private label.

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Private Label Membership is for companies that are purchasing handcrafted products to resell under their own label. It also applies to businesses, like inns and spas, that purchase custom handcrafted products to brand and use for guests.

Private Label Members are connected to HSCG’s full membership and able to tap makers to provide private label product. This membership is also a valuable source of communication about trends in the industry.

Benefits include:

  • Insurance
  • Product & Service Discounts
  • Annual Conference Discount
  • Full access to Learning Center
  • E-news , brochure and HSCG member badge
Note: Private Label Members may vote, nominate candidates and serve on HSCG committees but cannot hold office.


Each level offers more benefits and exposure to HSCG members.

Businesses that sell products or services to handcrafters.

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If you are trying to reach handcrafted soap, cosmetic and/or candle makers, the HSCG Vendor Membership offers unparalleled return on investment. Whether you offer raw materials, packaging, equipment, or services, connect with the HSCG’s 3,600 members to expand your customer base and introduce new merchandise. Vendors and supplier also enjoy special promotion and direct access to makers at our Annual Conference.

A Vendor Membership is in the name of the business (not an individual). Representatives of Vendor Member businesses may not serve as the HSCG President or on the Board of Directors as the membership is in the business name. However, they may be involved in specific committees on behalf of their company.

The HSCG offers three tiers of Vendor Membership, based on your size, budget and promotional needs:

Tier 1: $3000/year

Join larger vendors and suppliers seeking to maximize their visibility and reach with the HSCG membership.

Premier Benefits:

  • Logo on website: one of just five rotating logos, displayed across HSCG’s website
  • Platinum Sponsor: Exhibitor Table and Banner at the HSCG Annual Conference

Tier 2: $1500/year

This membership is offers smaller companies good value in reaching HSCG membership.

Premier Benefits:

  • Silver Sponsor: Advertisement and discounted Exhibitor Space at the HSCG Annual Conference.
  • Listing in the HSCG’s online directory: Where to Buy: Supplies and Services

Tier 3: $500/year

An affordable option for small or new businesses who are serving the handcrafted community.

Premier Benefits:

  • A 25% discount on any sponsorship of the HSCG Annual Conference
  • Listing in the HSCG’s online directory: Where to Buy: Supplies and Services

In addition to the special benefits outlined above, Vendor Members also take advantage of many benefits offered to all members of the HSCG, such as insurance, shipping discounts and education.

Retired Handcrafter


Individuals who make soap, cosmetics and/or candles, but do not yet market or sell to the public.

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Making handcrafted products is a life-long passion, and we honor those who played a role building our industry. That is why we are proud to offer a special membership for those makers who may have retired from the business but wish to stay active and connected with HSCG and the maker community.

To qualify, the individual must have been an HSCG member at the Professional Level for a minimum of two (2) years and must no longer have a business that sells to the public.

Our Retired Handcrafter members enjoy the same benefits, except those related to marketing and selling soap and cosmetic products. We also welcome them to share their experience, serving on committees or the Board of Directors.

Benefits include:

  • Insurance
  • Product & Service Discounts
  • Advanced Lye Calculator
  • Annual Conference Discount
  • Full access to Learning Library
  • E-news, brochure and HSCG member badge

Take advantage of PayPal Credit® to pay for your membership over time!

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New & Returning Members

Ashley Semerc

Jami Jones
Hyssop and Myrrh Soapery

Jamie Tatreau
Sweet Mana

Adrienne Williams
The Quiet Girl

Dorothy Simmons

Ellie Sheppard
Christian Coy

Cecelia Hunt
Essentials Care Products, LLC

Cliff Zlotnik

Natalie Duncan
Nilla Bean Co.

Marie Braxton
Lovely Lavender...Plus

Robin McDonald

Gail Weaver
South Fork Soap

Athena Steadman
Simply Eden, LLC

Surya Kartik

Christina Kinney

Karin Frost-Madrid
Mia's Botanicals & Gifts, LLC

bronwyn goebel
Waneeshee Natural Healing / DBA: Lotions & Potions

Charlena Robertson
The Soap Obsession Bath and Body Shop

Deanna Menser
Goodness Within LLC

Joseph Dean

Darlene Dunbar

Claudia Woolard
Black Cat Soap

Mary Jessen
Deerhaven Herb & Flower Farm

Rebecca Saric
Oak and Elizabeth

Michele Brunson
The Healthy Naturals

Cheryl Meehan

Jodi Rollins
Keani Designs LLC

Travis Crawford
Tahira's Treats & Treasures

Denise Harrington
Remedies From Nature

Lori Broussard

Tressa Cooper
Cooper Farm Co.

Chris Hunter
Hunter Masonry dba Hippie Heart, Gypsy Soul

Valarie Giacalone
Rangeland Soaps

Crystal Ng
Simply Started Crafts

Lisa Fitzsimmons
Sunset View Acres Farm, LLC

Brenda Rea

Patricia Burns
Whillow Ridge Soap Company

Stacy Egbert
Udana LLC

Brian Tritch
Pure Sabao LLC


Josephine Thompson
Elementals Soap Co. LLC

Sarah Martin

Rachel Estrada

Christy Cooper
Mama's Handmade Sudsy Soap

Amber Keller
Am Happy Soap

Paula Elmore

Lianne Staten

Melissa Auxier
Elegant Rose Boutique

Christina Rose

Lisa Stewart
Peri Skin Care

Carolyn Wuenstel
Majak Products

Heather Gingrich
Simply Clean, Simply Green Llc

Jacob Hyten
Blue Elephant Ventures II, LLC

Karen Dragoo
Dragoo's Oil Blends

Alexus Candia
Crown Chakra X Cosmetics LLC

Julie Broussard

Kalina Starowitz
The Phoenix Nest

Kimberlee Lewis-Torres

Amy Arney
Midnight Sky Soapworks

Ali Woods
San’Monae LLC

Alise Crossland
Ephemera Candle Company

Carmala Wood
Kiyi Kiyi Cosmetics

Susan E. Moser-Moritz

Jill Holdaway
So and Soap

Diane Kring
The Soakin Goat

Kelsey Conner

Hae Jung Chung
Hilly's Soaps

Sandy Louth
Rustic Country Soaps

Cristi Clodfelder
JoBees Soapery LLC

Roger Scott
Scotsman Grooming

Kim Hedine
Midnight Oil Soap

Audra Custodio

Cherie Collazo

Jane Burk
the Little Soap Stop

Kathalyn Aine Malone

Beth Hinderaker
Garden Gate Soap

Daniela Piccetti
Lianna Soap

Annabelle Hutchinson
Elm City Botanicals

Donna Summerford
Aunt Dee's Soaps and Lotions

Chanle Johnson
4030 Fullerton

Emily Brinks
Sage Elephant Soap

Lori Crow
LGL Soap Designs, LLC

Marilyn Plummer

Angel Brooks
Candle Inspirations and Gifts

Edna Jackson

James Kim
Cute Farms

Laura Atkins
RaEssence, LLC

Shaun Hand

Traci Childress
Bathsheba Body Works Inc.

cheri harper

Ryan Holm
The Holmstead

Marla Bosworth
Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Lynn Harrington
Maine Cottage Apothecary

Stephanie Gray
The Soap Box - Alabaster

Lisa Tabb
Lisa Tabb's Creative Candles and Soaps

Deshani Sibblies

Betty Baker
Hawaii Soap Company

Michelle Stephens
Hearthfire Candle Co

Carol Shaley
Honor Your Body Wellness

Heidi Jaynes
Olfactory Express

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