2013 Winners Circle

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The 16th HSCG conference is over; we’ve packed our crates, boxes, and bags and traveled back home, but the sights and smells of the Soapers’ Showcase linger on. Every year, we hold a contest known as Soapers’ Showcase. Conference attendees are invited to enter up to 3 soaps in various categories. Attendees vote on their favorites, with winners and a … Read More

Conference Highlights: Twitter Away, Social Media Superstars

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Social butterfly always has another meaning at Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) conferences. If you didn’t make one of the coveted spots at this year’s conference, hopefully you followed along with the flurry of tweets, pictures, and Facebook updates. We’ll be bringing a round-up of conference posts, but today, we’re recapping the tweeters who twittered fast and furiously throughout … Read More

Conference Highlights: Newly Minted Soapers

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Board secretary and Certification Chair Barb De Los Santos was very busy at this year’s conference in Raleigh certifying the latest batch of soapmakers. While proctored and group exams offer opportunities to be certified throughout the year, Annual Conferences are still the most popular method (and anybody who can ace the test after typical conference-induced sleep deprivation has truly earned … Read More

Invest in Yourself

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If you’re a soapmaker looking to invest in yourself and your business, you need to attend the 16th annual HSMG conference in Raleigh,NC, May 17-19. Why? We think member Janey Davies of Scrubology Soap, sums it up nicely: “This group is the best! The annual conferences are packed full of practical information, enabling us to be the best soapmakers we … Read More