Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics

Also known as "handmade soap" or "homemade soap", handcrafted soap is a blend of both science and art. Handcrafted soap comes in a wide array of colors, scents, shapes, sizes and formulations. It can be playful and fun or designed for serious skin care. We estimated there are at least 200,000 artisans making handcrafted soap and cosmetics, so whatever your needs, chances are one of them is making the handcrafted soap or cosmetic that is perfect for you.

Directory

Directory
Find handcrafted soap and cosmetic makers by location, company name or the type of products made.

Galleries

Galleries
View the Soap and Cosmetic Galleries to see the beautiful and practical artisan products made by HSCG members.

Store Locator

Store Locator
Find brick and mortar stores and locations selling handcrafted soap and cosmetics made by HSCG members.

Learn

Learn
Learn about handcrafted soap and cosmetics, their ingredients and how they are made.

HSCG Membership

The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild is a not-for-profit trade association representing, supporting and defending the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. We are supported by membership dues; membership is open to anyone who makes handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics, who provides products or services to the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry or who private labels handcrafted soap or cosmetics.

In addition to providing the revenue to support the association, membership comes with a wide variety of benefits to assist members in their businesses.

HSCG on TV

"Moving America Forward" TV show about the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild aired on July 10, 2016.

Insurance

Insurance
The HSCG has partnered with Veracity Insurance to make affordably priced business insurance solutions for the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry available with HSCG membership.

Types of Membership

Types of Membership
There are different membership types, one of which will fit anyone in the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry.

Member Benefits

Member Benefits
Online promotion of your business and products, discounts on products and services, monthly vendor discounts ... and more!

HSCG Conference

Every year the HSCG hosts a Annual Conference for members of the HSCG and non-members. It runs for and amazing three days, filled with sessions by speakers expert in their fields, demonstrations and workshops, Soapers' Showcase, optional Certification testing (for members only), special events and parties, exhibitors and lots of time to network with other soap and cosmetic makers to "talk shop" to your heart's content.

The location of the Conference changes yearly in order to make it more accessible to more people. The 2017 Conference will run from May 1, 2017 to May 3, 2017 and will be held at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Conference Locations

Conference Locations
The HSCG Annual is held in the spring, but moves to different locations around the country to give more people access.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the HSCG conference with a behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 conference

Conference Overview

Conference Overview
Get all the details about the conference and what to expect.

Register

Register
Register for the Annual Conference. Get the best rates by registering early!

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Blog

Blog
News, articles, reviews and items of interest.

Contact

Contact
Contact us by phone or email any time.

HSCG Radio

HSCG Radio
Podcasts for soap & cosmetic handcrafters.

Certification

Certification
HSCG Soapmaker Certificaton Program.

Lye Calc

Lye Calc
Advanced lye calculator with many options.

FAQ

FAQ
General HSCG and Membership FAQ.

Books

Books
Recommended books and suggested reading

eZine

eZine
Read issues of the Cut to the Trace eZine

Canada

Canada
Resources for handcrafters in Canada.

Classes

Classes
Find classes offered by HSCG Teachers.

How-To

How-To
Articles, video and podcasts in our How-To-Library.

Legislation

Legislation
HSCG legislative advocacy activities.