New Features!

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We are so excited to bring you a new, improved Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild website.  Watch the video below to learn more about the special requests feature and how to set up a brick and mortar location (whether temporary or permanent). If you have Windows Media Player, here’s a larger, higher quality version of the video recording: HSMG new feature tour … Read More

HSMG Members in the News!

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The HSMG is proud to report that two of its members have recently been featured in the media. Our first member is Lauri Isle of SAC’s &, whose business was featured recently in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Lauri and co-owner, her sister, Marta Bardonner, create soap and other bath and body products for their store in Winona Lake, … Read More

Celebrate Global Handwashing Day!

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Sure, you make soap, but do you ever stop and think about what a fundamentally life-saving device you’re producing?  Next Monday, October 15, marks the 5th annual Global Handwashing Day.  In celebration, we thought we’d share a few facts illustrating the power of a simple bar of soap. BAC graphic courtesy of NSF Scrub Club A staggering 6.9 million children … Read More

Member Spotlight: Alabu Skin Care

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Recently, we caught up with Alabu Skin Care founder Maryclaire Mayes.  Alabu, a soapmaking and natural products company based in Mechanicville, NY, has been an HSMG member since 2001. Says Maryclaire, “I wanted to be part of a professional group that supported handcrafted soapmakers”. Making soap fits so well into Maryclaire’s lifestyle that it’s hard to believe it took a … Read More