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)

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

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For companies who sell handcrafted soap, cosmetics and/or candles to the public, this affordable membership pays for itself with access to insurance coverage, product discounts and the opportunity to create a listing for your business right on the HSCG website. Members at this level are also able to fulfill custom product requests that consumers make through the HSCG site.

Product and general liability insurance can be added to this level of membership for as low as $275 + membership dues. 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:

  • Access to affordable insurance options for a discounted fee
  • Optional inclusion in the HSCG Maker Marketplace
  • Custom request opportunities
  • Product and service discounts through HSCG Vendor Members and partners
  • Advanced lye calculator
  • Annual Conference registration discount
  • Full access to the Resource Center

Associate Professional Handcrafter

$50.00 per Associate Member, per membership term

Exclusively for Professional Handcrafter Members, for those who would like to add employee access to their membership.

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In 2022, the HSCG Membership voted to add Associate Memberships; these memberships are only available for Professional Handcrafter Members, and are meant for employees or business affiliates of the Professional Handcrafter Members.

Associate Memberships have all of the benefits of a Professional Membership, except voting rights. Associate Members are able to update listings, access supplier discounts, and answer special requests on behalf of their affiliated Professional Handcrafter Member. Professional Members may have up to five (5) Associate Memberships at a time.

Pricing and Terms

Associate Members are $50 per membership. These memberships are non-transferrable and expire when the affiliated Professional Membership expired. Associate Memberships are not prorated; meaning, whether a Professional Member purchases an Associate Membership at the start of the Professional Membership or mid-way through, the price will remain the same. The responsible Professional Member has the ability to purchase, renew or deactivate an Associate Membership at any time. No refunds/credits in partial or in full will be granted if an Associate Membership is deactivated prior to the expiration date of the Professional Membership. Any Certifications held by the Associate Member are non-transferrable and will expire when the Professional Membership expires, if the Professional does not renew the Associate Membership.

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.

Tier 1 Highlights:

  • Platinum Sponsorship designation at the Annual Conference
  • Priority placement in the monthly Vendor eNews

Tier 2: $1500/year

This membership offers medium-sized companies great benefits and visibility.

Tier 2 Highlights:

  • Silver Sponsorship designation at the Annual Conference
  • Ability to create a listing on our Supplies & Services page

Tier 3: $500/year

An affordable option for small or new businesses that serve the handcrafted community.

Tier 3 Highlights:

  • A 25% discount on any sponsorship of the HSCG Annual Conference
  • Ability to submit an ad in the monthly Vendor eNews

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

Jen NeSmith
NeSmith Family Farms, LLC

Sahra Deer

Marilyn Payne
Diamond State Soap Co.

Jessica Marvin
Mars Knob Farm

Melissa Berry
Soapy Rooster LLC

Wilnelia Garcia

Nancy Brooks
Shady Lane Farm

Sherrie Smith
Dusty Belle Candles LLC

Lana Teter
Goose Creek Soap

Mari Hendricks
LumiByMari LLC

Gabrielle Hebert
Gabrielle Acres Farm

Erica Suppa
Fresh Faced Skin Care

Lisa Labbe
LovLab Natural Beauty

Debbie Porch
Turtle River Soap Company, Inc.

Sue Harris
Little Mama Products

DeEtta Gavin-Scott
Rugged Evolution Incorporated

Ruth Van Well Baker
Firedancer Stardancer Company

Jennifer Kovach
Garden Dreams

Pamela Vickers
Pam Soap Boutique

Paige Poyerd
Sudsy Soap Works LLC

Swati Panchal
Amalaka LLC

Iyanla Vanzant

Justin Houghtelling
Twisted Birch Soaps

Cassie Angle
The Angle Homestead

Felecia Parks
Lip Print Beauty Bar

Jackalyn Nowak
Naturals By Jackalyn LLC

Candice Clemens
Witchcult Nail Lacquer

Eric Yang
B.E. Wax Company

Laurel Albrecht
Buttermood Soap Studio

Martha Brown
Highland Cottage Candles

Amanda Frayer
Mayapple Soaps

Jessica Balaban
Black Orchid Skincare

Monica McClatchey
Brynn Dianne Body Care

Tamra David

Janelle Holmstrom
Jangle Soapworks, LLC

Talitha Stewart
Reminiscent Escapes

Constance Vaughn
Connie B’s Handmade Hair and Skin Care

Susan Parker

Sandra Anderson
Sidhe Candles

LaChelle Smith
BeYOUtifully Favored, LLC

Rebecca Lowman
Bars by Becca

Shannon Smock
Juniper Tree Soapworks

Saperna Menendez
Rilevare LLC

Liz Martin
The Cape Coop Farm

Crystal Cushenbery
Kingman Crossing Farm &Market

Gretchen Kocher
Grace Hill Farm

Heather Allard-Hurley
Sepia Sunflower LLC

Ninouska Monge
Soapery Di N' LLC

William Smith
Advanced Soap of Lincroft

Jamaala Mercer
Mo's Heart Bath & Body Co.

Trish MacDonald

Rizabel Rice
K & R Global Enterprise Solutions d/b/a Lola's Heritage

April Etuk
Lovely Coils

Simi Khabra
Muddy Mint

Dana Stolle
Heart of Nebraska Specialty Soaps & More

H Steven Misner
StoneClean Soap, LLC

Jamie Ashley
Into The Roots Intuitive Healing

Jessica Eveleigh
Treefort Naturals

Jennifer Glas
Tubb Starr

Elizabeth Acker
Acker Farm LLC

Bonnie Garrity
Good Earth Spa

Deitria Hodo
Earth & Ash Soap LLC

Glenn Donly

Betty Rogers

Priscilla Mensah
Super Power Soap

Brittanie Beeson
Down Home Suds and Scents

Angela Denise
Blended by Her

Maigan Sykes

Feleciai Favroth
Skincare by Feleciai

Michelle Minta
ALL LUV Natural Products

Madeline Howie
Cyclone Enterprises

María Zerillo

Melissa Statom
Little Dragons LLC

Bethany Brown
Lone Acre Naturals

Jessica Hartley
Isthmus Slough Soap Company

Laurie Merrick
Simply Noble Ltd.

Clelia Gonzalez

Debra Swain

Rosie Ratigan
Rosie Ratigan Fine Art

Alicia Tarver
Kingsmen Collective Scents LLC

Beverly Hill-Kleinstein
FallingRiver MFG,LLC

Sasha Kirkpatrick
Sasha's Natural Care Products

Kasey Ciesiensky

Misty Cronin
CLB Soaps

Hamlet Garcia
Romekin usa corp

Traci Richards Conner
Rain Soap Co

La Shonda Tyree

William Hughes

Elaine Koronich

Cristle Weissmiller
CristleBall's Collections, LLC

Sheridan Ernst

Deborah Widner
Cache River Soaps

Odalis Abreu
Therasuds, LLC

Kelly Powers
Kelly Marie's Essentials

Miranda Bashaw
Double Dane Honestead

Diana Cossey

Athena Phillips
Sophia Alexander Candle Co

Suzanne Blue
True Blue Bath and Body

Jenifer Brown
Apotheca Brown Soaps & Sundries Co, LLC.

Laura Huebner-Diaz
Three of cups Soapery

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