Member Spotlight: Beach Bird Botanicals

Perusing the Beach Bird Botanicals line, you can almost hear ocean waves lapping at your feet. The soaps have a seaside palette and a seriously soothing vibe. Best of all, the company aims to make sure your skin feels as good as the soap looks. Born out of a frustration with existing commercial products, owner Robin Greene’s imagination took flight after learning about saponification, the chemical reaction that results in soap.

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In business four years now, Robin explains, “The line has grown from cold processed soaps alone to over fifty individual products driven primarily by customer requests and anticipation of customer expectations. Above all, we take pride in the highest possible quality in each item we offer for sale. Our challenge always is to be the best among a field of competitive products.”

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Robin’s pride in her work shows. Choose from among soap in both bar and foaming liquid form, scrubs, balms, and other pampering products and of course, you must try some of Beach Bird Botanicals offerings in the signature ‘Day at the Beach’ scent.

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Stay tuned to Beach Bird Botanical’s Twitter feed and Facebook page to find out about the latest additions, news, and market showings. While you’re online, get lots of beachy inspiration on Beach Bird Botanical’s Pinterest page. If you’re not in the Pensacola, Florida, area, visit Beach Bird Botanicals online for all of your seaside bath time needs.

“I joined [the HSCG] for the insurance,” says Robin, “but have been so pleased to discover all the wonderful benefits.” Thanks, Robin – we love providing great benefits to our members.

Thanks to Robin and Beach Bird Botanicals for making us feel like we were having a day at the beach!

Insurance Changes at Your Fingertips!

We are very pleased to announce the HSCG Insurance Portal.

Need an additional insured?

Looking for a copy of your policy?

Moved locations and need to update the insurance?

Have new contact info?

Now, you can do all of these things from the Insurance Portal. (How cool is that?!) That’s right. No longer do you need to plan a time to make a phone call or send an email….you can take care of routine policy maintenance from the convenience of your desk, at any hour of your choosing.

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Read up on the Insurance Portal and how to log in from the HSCG website. Access the Insurance Portal site here for Canadian residents and here for US and Puerto Rican residents. For US members, your login information will be the email address and member area password on file with the HSCG as of mid-October. If you signed up or renewed after mid-October, your login will be the email and password at the time you signed up or renewed.

You’ll also notice a link to the HSCG Insurance Portal in the ‘My Details’ section upon logging into the HSCG site.

If you have any difficulty accessing the Insurance Portal, contact Veracity Insurance Solutions at or call 888-568-0548, toll free, for assistance.

Have you tried the new portals to manage your policy?

Member Spotlight: Cozy Clover Natural Skin Care

cozy-clover-logoMany people enjoy the famous whiskies and beers of Ireland, but not so many take skincare inspiration from it. Enter travel-inspired, North Carolina-based Cozy Clover. Owner/Artisan Christy Osborne relates, “I have been soaping for a number of years but on a trip to Ireland I was inspired to turn it into a business. The natural beauty of Ireland shows through the products produced there through artisans, farmers and crafters. Shopping local is a practice and the norm, and this sense of community was very inspiring for me. We make our products using Irish Whiskey and Irish Stout.”Black-Tie-Brew-cozy-clover

A member of the HSCG for 2 years and in business for 5, Cozy Clover’s careful attention to detail (right down to the mason cash bowls and wooden spoons used to craft products) and Irish influence is apparent. Most of Cozy Clover’s full range of bath and body products features Guinness Stout, Jameson Whiskey, Irish seaweed, heather, or moss. Asked to name a starting place among the plethora of soap, shampoo, deodorant, body butters, balms, scrubs, and facial products, Christy advises lathering up with a bar of her ‘wicked good’ whiskey lemongrass soap, followed up with a generous slathering of the matching body butter.


Christy’s Irish pride shows up online, too. Cozy Clover is all over the web. Find travel tips and Irish inspiration on Cozy Clover’s twitter feed, advance notice of sales and forthcoming batches on their facebook page, plenty of clovers and skin care tips via their pinterest account, short and sweet updates on their tumblr feed, and pictures of all the latest goods via Instagram. If you can’t catch Cozy Clover at a local show, shop online. You’re sure to find a bubbly bar that won’t leave you or your wallet with a hangover.

Thanks, Christy, for taking us inside Cozy Clover’s adventures!