2011 Conference Location Announced!

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Pop culture images flashed onto the screen, and then were gone. That is what attendees saw at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild’s awards night dinner: Clues for a contest to guess where the next conference will be held. Many of the attendees needed only a single clue to guess that the next annual meeting will be held in… MIAMI! Denver was our … Read More

Legislation Info, Social Media and Labeling!

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Day 3 of the Conference was jammed packed once again!  We started out with Legislation & Compliance Panel by Moderator Donna Maria Coles Johnson.  Kayla Fiorvanti, Lela Barker, Lelly Bloom, Marie Gale, Debbie May, Anne-Marie Faiola, Robbert Tisserand, Jarell Klaver, and Leigh O’Donnell discussed various aspects of current and potential regulations. Next we all learned How to Use Social Media … Read More

Marketing, profits, e-commerce and more!

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Saturday, May 1, started out fantastic at the HSMG Soapmaking Conference in beautiful Denver Colorado.   The guru of essential oils opened the day with a presentation on The Safe & Effective Use of Essential Oils in Soap.  We learned much! After a break with great snacks and visits to the exhibitors, presenters Kayla Fiorivanti, Essential Wholesale, spoke on YOU … Read More


2010 Annual Conference, For Members, Soapmaking2 Comments

David Fisher had been making soap for about 5 years when he started a family and had some major surgery in 2004.  Re-evaluating life, he decided he would change some things and follow his dream of being a writer. Simultaneosly, About.com awarded him the contract to write about soapmaking and candlemaking.  There are 750 guides to different topics in general … Read More