Member Spotlight: Harriet’s Little Soap Co., LLC

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Visitors to the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show may have been lucky enough to catch Harriet Scheib in action. Harriet runs the Lakewood, Colorado-based Harriet’s Little Soap Company. Asked about her inspiration, Harriet shares, “I have always had an interest in the environment and natural products. Goat milk soap made with organic ingredients helps me keep the world a … Read More

Member Spotlight: BC Spirit Soap

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Talking to BC Spirit Soap owner Linda Buffy, you can truly feel the gentle spirit that infuses her soap and body care line. In business for two decades, it was the chance meeting of a gifted bar of castile with the desire to raise funds for a non-profit that set Linda on the path to starting BC Spirit Soap. Linda … Read More

5 Benefits of Certification

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Have you been considering certification with the HSCG? Wondering why one would be certified? Check out what a few of our members have to say about how certification has helped their businesses: “Certification Badges are a great way to add credibility to your business cards, web site, LinkedIn profile and Facebook page. It gives a professional touch to all your … Read More

Member Spotlight: Whipped Up Wonderful

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The shower is a miniature escape for many of us, a few small moments of peace and tranquility snatched out of hectic lives. A bath, then, is a truly stress-relieving luxury. That concept drives the spirit of Texas-based Whipped Up Wonderful, a company selling handcrafted skin care for the bath and beyond. Owner and maker Alexis Clare says, “I have … Read More

2014 Conference: The Business Track

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Next in our mini-series highlighting conference speakers: the business track. You have your products nailed, but what about all the other stuff? You know, things like running the actual business because most unfortunately (as much as we’d like to whip up a lotion that turns to cash in a modern-day version of alchemy), creating products in the lab doesn’t auto-magically … Read More

Member Spotlight: Elysian Botanicals

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Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, meet Elysian Botanicals.   Ceramics and oil paints…they aren’t so far from the clays, oils, and colorants used in soap. Nate Ulmer, owner of Elysian Botanicals, puts his talents to work in all three mediums. Currently attending Central Washington University for a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Nate has been making soap for six years. … Read More

Soap Gallery Goes Big

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Pictures. Who doesn’t love checking out a great picture? We are *ahem* well acquainted with the dangers of the picture wonderland/time sinkhole known as Pinterest and we’d venture to guess you and your customers are big fans of pretty pictures as well. That’s why the HSCG has a Soap Gallery available for the public to browse your beautiful creations, but … Read More

Member Spotlight: Human Nature of Maine

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Welcome to Feature Friday. Today, meet Human Nature of Maine.   You may know Maine-based Human Nature as Pet Works of Maine. Indeed, nine years ago, the impetus for Human Nature was products for pets. The shampoo, spritzers, paw balm and other dog grooming products were so good, customers were pawing at Pet Works’ door for “human” products. They listened, … Read More