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 Resource Center 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 Resource Center
  • 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 Resource Center

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 Resource 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 Resource Center
  • 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

Brett Thomas
Kreamy Soaps

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Freya Soapworks

Ashley Roberts

Jennifer Duncan

Valerie DeVito
Gilded Olive Apothecary

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Claudia DeFouw
Sweet Abode Art

yu chin Sun
June Candle Company

Megan Carte
Colors A La Carte

Theresa Burns

Jody A Carleton

Ryan Rhodes
Rhodes Soapery LLC

Silvia Victory
Indulgence by SV. Soaps

Latisha Heisu
Body Brine

Nicola Birch
Deo Gloria Farm

Jennifer Nicholas
Bubble Farm Soap LLC

Danyah Arafat
Blue Sky Soaps LLC

Malanee' Grant
Winx Candle Bar LLC

Brenda Carlson
White Spruce Candles

Richard Darr
The Parsonage Handmade Soap

Paige Baker
Mr. Bones Soap LLC

Jasmine Jackson
Asili's Ancient Healing

Sarah Wagner-Ranes
Sweet Sally\'s Soaps

Christine Sedgwick
Graham Candle Company

Katie Bouldin
Skin Joy Soap

Malin Sickelton
The body bean

Elizabeth Klingman
Crowne & Crane, LLC

Sophia Abboud
Raiha Botanicals

Maryclaire Mayes

Beckie Penman
Trail Candy Soap

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Chelsey Bruce
C.B. Candles

Monica Ehmke
MoJoArtista LLC

Laura Dobratz
Love and Leche

Manar Ali Ayyad
Mabrooka Slovakia Soap Works

McKell Phipps
Natural Lather Soap Co

Carol Perez
Carol Dee Handcrafted

Lise Bouvet

Jocelin Ross
Kneeling Nun Mercantile

Maria De Fazio
Papillon Ridge Soap Company

Audrey Pyon
Yangcho Lab LLC

Connie Boggess

Meghan Wright
Figs and Feathers Farm

Rachel Kale
Wild Backyard Soaps

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sea and shore soap company

Julia Bundy
Woodman Hill Soap Co.

Kathryn Jenkins
Sweet Southern Craft Co.

Jennifer LaBarbera
Moondrop Gardens

Paula Bonhomme
Bubble Genius, LLC

Austin Spiller
Sud Buds

Emily Alvarez
The Farias Family Farm

Wendy Hee
My Manoa

bia candle co

Hillary Stewart

Catherine Kelly
Cat's Purrfect Soaps

Maggie Hanus
A Wild Soap Bar

Vicki Krumwiede
Calico Meadow Soap LLC

Ashley Rodriguez

Debra Muldrow Clark-Robert
Fun Soap, LLC

Lisa Harris
Mary Magaline Soap Company LLC

Anna Braun

James Nicholson
Mara James Company, LLC

Christina Hector
Nature's Purée

Venessa Phipps
DeGanya Aromatics

Vanessa kahler
Kahler Wellbeing

Bethany Cope
Humblebee Acres

Diane Hogue
One Street Over Soaps LLC

Kairi Lanier

Shoaib Ahmad
Touch by Prince

Katherine Bethel
Tub Couture LLC - dba MAVEN

Kay Rose
Abbey\'s Handcrafted Soaps

Tina Evans
Sweet Beautiful You

Julie Bursey
Wild Poppy Soap Co.


Bob DesRuisseaux
Prairie Fire Candles & Prairie Pure Soap

Regina Baker
Pecan Street Bath and Body , LLC

Charlene Tran

Maddison Hoag
Faerine’s Forge

Rebecca Childs
Wandering Wick Co. LLC

Rachael Alford
Joyfully Thankful

Colina Bruce
Noir Lux Candle Co

Mary Matera
Baker Creek Lavender Farm

Steven Skonord
Avalei Gardens LLC

Lauren Craig
Humble hive Homemade

Rhonda Windland
Prairie State Soap Company

Kelly Westphal
Coastal Oak Candle Company

Rachelle Nervesa
Woodland Sunrise LLC

Bridget Shelton
Magnolia Grange

Tammey Foster
Down Home Scents

Yuliya Valdez
Raw Buzz LLC

Julie Grimes
Julietta’s Natural

Gay Kolodzik
Principle Body Care

Sarah Mycroft

Kimberly Mead

Melody Condon
Kandelumo LLC

Victoria Hovland
Marigolden Soaps

Michelle Taylor
Always Taylor’d, LLC

Daniel Schuette

Tory Brown
Gullah Geechee Candle Co., L.L.C.

Janeen Cousin
Natures Crush Handmade, LLC

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