Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Board of Directors at the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild!

We all wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday season and a very Happy New Year!

“Why Handcrafted Soap” Brochure

The “Why Handcrafted Soap” brochure is a wonderful tool for telling your customers about the advantages of handcrafted soap and explaining the difference between handcrafted and commercial soaps.This 4-color brochure is professionally printed, beautifully done and even contains a space on the back where you can put your contact information.

There is a downloadable .pdf version in the Member Area of the website, but with the amount of color ink required to print, getting these is much more cost effective. http://www.soapguild.org/store/home.php or in the Members Area, click on shopping cart. Brochures are essentially FREE, we only ask $1.00 to help cover the postage to send them top you.

Remember, quantity of “1” in the shopping cart means you’ll receive 1 pack of 25 brochures.

Available to HSMG members only.

Maria Gelnett – Programs and Services Chair

Spotlight – Denaige Shanks

Denaige is the owner of Bubble Hut  www.bubblehut.ca/ and bases her business near Edmonton, Alberta. She has been a member of the HSMG since January, 2007. Denaige was elected to the Nominating Committee in 2008 and served there briefly before being appointed to the Board of Directors.  She is currently Chair of the Policy, Procedures and By-laws Committee.

Denaige Shanks – volunteer, college student, and business owner founded Bubble Hut out of necessity.  Denaige’s daughter born prematurely with eczema was very sensitive to commercial soap.  Denaige tried commercial soaps on the market – glycerin soaps, goat’s milk soaps, and yes even Dove, but the soaps only made her baby’s skin even worse.   Focused and determined, Denaige began researching and gathering information about natural soapmaking.  With her knowledge, necessity became a passion and then a successful business.   

Bubble Hut Inc was born and has been in existence for 4 years.  Customers often stop by to see what Denaige may be creating.  Bubble Hut offers a variety of natural skin care needs. Favorites are Elixir XXII, Salve Me, and Mr. Ice Guy.  Also check out Bubble Hut Inc on facebook www.facebook.com for upcoming events.  Contact: DenaigeS@Soapguild.org

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Editor’s Note: This blog entry was authored by Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild member Vivian Terry. If you would like to contribute to the HSMG blog, please contact Maria Gelnett – Chair, Programs and Services, at mgelnett@soapguild.org.