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Get the facts! You can trust the HSCG to provide unbiased, expert instruction and information – free of sales pitches or product promotion.

From basic recipes to advanced techniques, learn best practices that are clearly explained by experienced makers. You’ll also find valuable legal, financial, and marketing tools to promote and protect your business. We also offer expert guidance, classes, and certification to advance your skills.

How-To Instructions

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, our videos, podcasts and reference materials will improve your skills and try new techniques and expand your product line.

Making Soap

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, our videos, podcasts and reference materials will improve your skills and try new techniques and expand your product line.

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Making Cosmetics

Learn about how to make all types of handcrafted cosmetics such as lotions, creams and scrubs, including how to select ingredients, preservation systems, safety and equipment and more.

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Making Candles & Other Products

Find out how other products you can make to go along with your existing handcrafted soap and cosmetic products including candles, potpourri, room spays, household scent products and more.

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About Fragrance, Oils and Ingredients

Understanding fragrances, essential oils and ingredients used in making handcrafted soap and cosmetics. Selecting, blending, and how to use them.

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Business Tools

Looking for a legal explanation or template for tracking taxes? Our maker-experts share tips and tools to help you start and grow your business.

Business & Finance

How to set up your business and finances, create budgets, register your business, sales taxes - all you need to get your business off the ground with financial and inventory systems set up.

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Marketing & Promotion

Find out different ways to market your business and promote your products. Branding, social media, press releases and more ways to get your business and products known.

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Legal & Compliance

What you need to know about the legal requirements and federal, state and local regulations for making and selling handcrafted soap and cosmetics.

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Personalized Learning

Want a more interactive experience? Our classes and certification program can boost your credentials. We also offer one-on-one coaching and consultation from a team of experts with specific experience.

Expert Coaching & Consultation

Our HSCG Experts are available to provide consultations to HSCG members.

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HSCG Certifications

Members of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild can participate in the Member Soap and Cosmetic Maker Certification Program. Pay for your Certification online!

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Podcasts, Publications & Posts

Learn while you’re making! Download podcast episodes on specific topics. You can also read about trends and important industry information in our e-magazine and blog posts.

HSCG Radio Episodes

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Cut to the Trace e-Zine Issues

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HSCG Blog Posts

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Social Distance Conference Series

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