Member Spotlight: Soap Monkeys SoapWorks

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Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, meet Soap Monkeys SoapWorks. Kelly Norman, owner and creator of Soap Monkeys Soapworks, is a woman with a plan. A soapmaker in business for 9 years, she joined the HSCG just over a year ago. “Joining HSCG has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. I love the ease of purchasing … Read More

Spotlight: Simply Body Soap Net

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Ian Buffam is on a mission to stop soap mush (‘mush’ being a highly technical term for the substance caused by built-up moisture underneath a bar of soap while it’s floating in a non-draining soap dish or, horror of horrors, in the built-in water-collecting soap dishes thoughtlessly built into showers worldwide). Ian owns Simply Body, a company he started in … Read More

Member Spotlight: Soap of the South

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Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, meet Soap of the South. What strikes you when visiting Soap of the South is the sheer variety of soaps. Soaps featuring honey, oatmeal, loofah, shea butter and every milk from buttermilk to goat’s milk in fanciful colors and scents abound. Beyond the soaps, patient explorers discover scrubs, balms, lotions, milk baths, and more. While … Read More

Hot Off the Press: New Brochures!

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If you have been living under a rock for the past few years, it’s time to break out you may not have heard of our ‘Why Handcrafted Soap?’ brochure. These wildly popular brochures explain just why consumers want to spoil themselves rotten with a bar of handcrafted soap. When HSMG members voted to welcome cosmetic makers with open arms and … Read More

Member Spotlight: Secret Garden Soap of Madison

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Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, meet Secret Garden Soap of Madison. A serendipitous act of combining fresh goat milk supply with classic cold process soapmaking led to the birth of New Jersey-based Secret Garden Soap of Madison. Owner Tracee Palmer explains, “I started my suburban farm with a few chickens, then moved into beekeeping and finally to complete my little … Read More

Win Your Way to Tucson!

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How would you like to be joining us in Tucson next year for 3 days straight of talking soap and all the cosmetics you can handle? Three days of classes, food, parties, and hobnobbing with soap-lebrities and industry professionals. Three days of learning from the very best, networking with vendors, testing your skills with certification tests, talking shop non-stop, making … Read More

Member Spotlight: Honey Sweetie Acres

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Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, meet Honey Sweetie Acres. Two years ago, Regina and Steve Bauscher could hardly have predicted they’d be co-owners of a company called Honey Sweetie Acres. (We don’t want to give anything away, but check out the Honey Sweetie Acres website for the story behind their company name.) Honey Sweetie Acres started as a family farm … Read More

Meet Lani

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We have a new face at headquarters. Meet Lani, our newest addition to the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild team. When you call headquarters, expect to hear Lani on the other end. Joining us in late August, Lani is settling in quickly and helping us serve more members than ever before. We are very excited to add an Executive Assistant … Read More