HSMG Forum Moderator

For Members3 Comments

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the HSMG Forum now has a new Forum Moderator — Barbara Downey! Please take a moment to say hello and welcome her to her new role here. So…you may be asking yourself, “that’s cool and all, but what exactly does a forum moderator do and why do we need one?” Good … Read More

What to do about the FDA Globalization Act

FDA Globalization Act2 Comments

You have probably heard of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. If not, briefly it is legislation intended to increase the security and safety of food, drugs and medical devices. Cosmetics seem to be somewhat of an afterthought, but they are still included. The way it is currently being written, it which would require, amongst other things, annual registration of … Read More

Confirmed Speaker List

2009 Annual Conference0 Comments

We hope you can join us at the 2009 Conference in Palm Springs, California on May 12-14 at The Miramonte Resort & Spa.  We have been able to put together an amazing list of speakers with cutting edge topics and demonstrations.  Here is the list so far! Erin Brockovich – Keynote Speaker Donna Maria Coles Johnson – “Become Your Own … Read More

Welcome to the HSMG Blog

General5 Comments

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