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.

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

Sandi Hunter
Indulgence Soapery Boutique

Cindy Ingram
The happy Hill Homestead

Jeri Anne Huffstutler
Southern Natural, LLC

Freedom Mcjunkin
C'N'H handcrafts

Meaghan Hayden
Little Sunflower Herbal Company

Paula Wimsatt
Wimsatt Soap Company LLC

Andrew Zink
Old Ache Candle Company

Tamara Escareno
Healing Humboldt LLC

Naomi Schoenfeld

Hami Kim
Hami Soaps

Cassandra Melani
Liramelle Apothecary

Aba Williams

Myrlene Michel
Quietude by Michel Candles, LLC

Heidi Jensen
Natural Trace

Nubia Palacios

Kathleen Lieberfarb
Dancing Madrone Soap Co.

Christine Canal
C.A.L.M. Creations

Megen Pectol
Pectolite LLC

Latoya Hutchisnon
Wicksquisite Candles, LLC

Kimberly Branning

Spencer Rhodes
Moss + Brooke

Karen Disljenkovic
Lakeland Bay LLC

Carrie Torman

Bree Bailey
Au Courant Soapery LLC

Alyssa Foltz
204 Candle Co

Brian Lenhoff

Tracy Laub
Bloom and Buds

Janine Greenwood

Barbara Palulis
Pure-N-Simple Soap

Cindy Brunetti

Namakando Ogunrinola
Kandolit Scents LLC

Sherri Jarvis
Botanical Bubbles

Rebecca Saul
Glimfeather Farms

Shanda Krueger
Texas Expressions, LLC

Heather Mogel
Cré Hair Studio, Inc. (DBA: Blume & Co)

Kelly Kinney
Soaps by Kelly

Christi Carter
Emerald Bee

Stephanie Szymkiewicz
Kraken Apothecary

Mary Rascher
M&M Creations Bath and Body

Tracey Lucke
MelMarie Skin Care

Lena Gauthier
Brooke Madison Farms LLC

Maria Ammann
Once Upon A Favor

Amy Gales
Simply Celeste

Sylvia Melendez
Tierra Mia Organics

Nelva Maldonado
River and Snow Soaps LLC

Brandi Harris
Ruth Lane Farm

Kathleen Martin
Rock River Soapworks

Cory Pfeffer
Eden’s Promise Naturals

Miranda Young
Rum Creek Soaps Co LLC

Denise Federico

Carl Gydosh
Sweet Scents Soap Company

Deanna Skolos
Simply Wellthy

Deborah Donofrio
Nonni\'s Country Bliss

Stephanie Cudmore
Stephanie's Naturals

Lorene Palmer
Labellepalms Soaps

Tuula Hukkanen
Destiny Boutique

Shauna Bomer
Bawauna Bath & Body

Karen Guilmette
Natural Red

Cathi Harris
EssenceEarth Skincare

Shawn Liggett
Torres Soaps

Cindy Christ
Following Seasons Naturally Fine Things

Margo Flanagan
Margo Magic Creations

Johanna Seibel
Jojo's Body Care

Gabriela Schmidt

Monique Conyers
Create Decor LLC dba Create Decor Candles and Bath

Wendi Strange
Strange Makes

Jessica Kuhns
Aficionado Spa Collection, LLC

Bonnie Mitchell
Glendora's Soap, LLC

Kristine Winniford
Mountain Valley Organics LLC

Allison Maanum
Pine & Brook Soap Co.

Mitra Kamel
Mika Skincare, LLC

Whitney Cavanah
Honeycomb Candleworks LLC

Jazmyn Smith
Bliss Naturals

Hazem Abolrous
Sea International LLC

Debra Ziereisen
Debeez handmade soap

Jeanne Ukwendu
Eclectic Lady, Inc

Katie Swann
Black Hart Handcrafted, LLC

Merve Celme
Allura Concept

Adeline Koh
Sabbatical Beauty

Araya Hachai
Aloha Araya Soap LLC

Tracey Graffam
Mast Cove Makers

Douglas Gee
Mr. Doug’s Soap

Lori Bettendorf
For Your Glory Soap, Inc.

Larry Huisman

Meggan Wehmeyer
Farmer’s Body

Hilary MacAulay
The All Natural Soap Company

Courtney Elfvin

Sarah Willett
Wanderland Alchemy

Abbie Russell
Old Country Candle Company

Kai Malloy
Wild Raven Soap Company

Debra Marie Hanson
Luxe Lyte Vibe Candle Company LLC

Charlene Walker
Silly Bean Soap Company

Kristen Lifshin
Fox & Wick Candle Co LLC

Tyrone Mcrae
NAJI Handmade soap

Ida Friedman Kasdan
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve

Kate Furtner
Oleum Botanicals LLC

Katherine Kaczmarek
Wasatch Wax

Rachel Krynicki

Dionne Ybarra

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