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

Leela Hopperdietzel
The Bath Tramp LLC

Kari Morford
Desert Supreme

Sayyidah Lubna Muhammad
Top Shelf Plus, LLC

Cassidy Mason
Syringa Soapery

Patty Falls Gonzalez
gigglestars soap co.

Deke Harms

Shelley Trotter
Wind Valley Apothecary

Rachel Casamassa

Joyce Smith

Glenn Liebner
Crescent Valley Lavender Farm

Barb Grupido
Seeds of Hope Soaps by Grupido Country Living

Jan Kellis
DeTour Village Soap Company

Leslie Eichelberger

Everlyn Goodlow
Beautiful Creations by Eve

Jeanette Burns
The Dirty Business Bath Company

christiana Hudson
Hansen's Craftory

Carla Zancanaro

Amanda Kenworthy
Earthy Mama Shop

Meredith Foscato
Frint Range Apothecary

Kori Stonerock
Lake & Ember LLC

Pamela Dansby

Margaret Trevathan

Saffi Rain
Raindrop Soaps

Traci Baysinger
Tbay Essentials, LLC

Deborah Anderson
LeChic Bath Boutique

Jenny McNabb
3 Cords Creations

Dede Alva
Gothicary/Alva Apothecary

Yesenia Real
The Bubbly Bard

Jennifer Calhoun
Handcrafted by J'Lyn, LLC

Kim Gonzaga
Stella Marie Soap Company

Shantina Gillion
Soap POPera

Thomas Benrowski
Blue Phoenix Soapery

Gail Vogelsong
Birdsong Soap, LLC

Lou Painter
Lou's Organic Lab LLC

Rebecca Johnson

Michelle Golden
Southern E-Scentuals

Sarah Barrett
Hickory Hill Lavender

Nancy Hayes

Louise Polite
Sonny & Dew

Amy Truesdale
Cupola Candle

Sonya Wolf
Thats Just Dandy, LLC

John Burton
Meredith Bay Candles

Becky Barker
Wyoming Mountain Song Soaps

Diane Seimetz
A Joy Forever Bath + Body

Roberta Henry

harlie greenspoon
Functional Aromatherapy

Cassondra Mays
Mica Mountain Soapery

Elena Simon-Castro
Philorganic Sustainable Care

Anna Ferguson
A.C.F.'s Solutions LLC

Corry Lloyd
The Little Juniper Soapery

Brandi Jo Plaster
MoonCrafted Essentials

Eldora Horne
Midnite Oils

Vicki Rye
Ryes & Shine

Carrie Beth Winfield
Bee Farmee

Pallavi Chandra
Trishtan LLC

Salette Thimot-Campos
Jezette Industries LLC

Jacqueline Mendizabal
Foxhollow Herb Farm

Lilmattie Enders

Meghan Knieser
Billdad Bath

Sarah Sindoni
Nelumbo Healing Arts

Cindy Griffith
Becalm Bath and Body

Emma Mann
Soap Cauldron

Dragana Dzuvic

Saarene Panossian
Nether Providence Soap Company

Aleathia Chisolm

Dale Micherone
My Sweet Soap

Haley Hiser
Haley Self Care

Julie Connolly
Three Birches Farm

Kishana Sampson

Ann Berry
Zensational Organics

Malisa Patterson

Ann Swank
Westlake Soapery

Marsena Adams-Dufresne
Broken Bottleneck

Conny Olarte
Essence of O

Ashley Thomas


Stephanie Maryan
Another Lonely Day Handcraft + Co.

Lisa Caraballo
Joviale Creations

Stacy Smoot

Ruby Makuch

Jacqueline Magliozzi
Feather + Finn

Addina Vlachos
Anii, LLC

Sharon DiMichele
Rose Valley Naturals

Heather Ransome
Mac & Jack Wellness

Samantha Fritcher
Bare Naked Soap Co.

Angella Heiden
Sonoran Bath and Body

Diana Millwood
Mountain City Soaps

Sean Armitage
MacDuff's Soap Company

Valerie Hollon
Blue Mound Soap Company

Shelagh Stone

Andrew Duncan
Soapy Soap Company, Inc.

Joanne Rey
Lather N' Wax

Heidi Gutschow
DC Soap LLC DBA Logan Creek Soap

Michelle Neathery
Little Bull Falls Soap Works

Adrienne Durrett

Trista Slater
Bodhi Bee Soapery

Vibha Goel
Saahf Soaps

Julie Iaquinto
Nonni & Papa Joe's Homestead

Lucille Cook
Sandy Feet Soap Company

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