Member Spotlight – Abbey’s Handcrafted Soaps

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Soapmaking with a Cause – A Passionate Soapmaker’s Story We are all familiar with the New Orleans flood but Kay Rose and her daughter, Abbey, have taken it personally. Still rebuilding and tearing down many homes, Abbey’s mission group was there right after Katrina hit. Experience came from their mission team helping build houses in Appalachia and Pedros Negros, Mexico … Read More

Virtual Soap Symposium!

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Soap Artisan Friends of Etsy (SAFE) Team is a group of soapmaker and bath and body makers committed to the very best manufacturing practices. However, even the “old pros” have a hard time wading through FDA labeling regulations. The SAFE Team has invited the expert to Etsy’s first-ever Virtual Soap Symposium. Our very own, Marie Gale, will kick off this … Read More

Volunteer Member Spotlight – Goddess Blends

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A Canadian member, Betty Jane Ware is an herbalist, soapmaker, and owner of Goddess Blends. Starting with melt and pour, then on to find Hot Process, she has been making soap for a number of years. Her journey into soapmaking began from a rather different perspective than most of us: she is a practicing witch.  One of the things a … Read More

A Top 10 Resort Spa in North America & Caribbean

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As you may know, The Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild is celebrating our 12th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California on May 12 – 14, 2009! It will be at the extraordinary and beautiful destination, Miramonte Resort and Spa . Here are more details about the Miramonte to help you get even more excited.