A Good Book and a Blanket

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Cooler weather brings time to catch up on your reading. Find lots of educational information and ideas in our listing of industry recommended books. http://www.soapguild.org/industry/books.php I like Ann Bramson’s book, Soap – Making It, Enjoying It for beginners. If you know of any good updates to the list, please post. Maria Gelnett Chair, P&S Committee

HSMG Photo Gallery

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http://www.soapguild.org/public/soap-gallery.php Have you checked out the impressive soap photo gallery on the HSMG website lately?  Lately there are a lot of new photos uploaded to the members’ information page.  All I can say is “How do they do that?”  We have quite an upscale artisan membership! Maria Gelnett – Chair, Programs and Services

Calendar of Events

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Available on the HSMG website are the following calendar of events tailored to soapmakers. These events have been submitted by various groups and businesses; they are not sponsored or endorsed by the HSMG. September 2008 September 27 – September 28 (Saturday – Sunday) the ORIGINAL SOAP MAKING BOOTCAMP This popular weekend workshop taught by Lori Nova & David Critchfield covers 4 … Read More

Accepting Bids for Bookkeeper

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We are accepting bids for an independently contracted (paid) bookkeeper for the HSMG. Prior experience with bookkeeping and/or accounting, an aptitude for problem solving, the ability to concentrate on detail and prior experience with QuickBooks are required. Not-for-profit accounting experience is a plus. Estimated time needed is about 40 hours per month. If you are interested, please contact me at … Read More

HSMG Lye Calculators

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Did you know about Lye Calculators available on the HSMG website? For everyone under “Industry Resources” and an expanded one for Members? Just upgraded a Luxury Bar to Super Luxury by adding Shea Butter and Apricot Kernal Oil. A nice tool to bookmark. www.soapguild.org/industry/lyecalculator.php www.soapguild.org/member/login.php Maria Gelnett Programs/Service Chair

Welcome to the HSMG Blog

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Welcome! This blog has been created to keep soapmakers updated on the activities of the HSMG. Since we are a trade organization for the handcrafted soap industry, both members and non-members will find information of interest here. Marie Gale HSMG President