HSCG Vendor Spotlight Feature: Rustic Escentuals


Happy Friday Tracers! This week’s #HSCGVendorSpotlight goes to our lovely friends at Rustic Escentuals in Roebuck, South Carolina!

Having started out in 1999 with founder and owner Amy Pascoe filling orders in the middle of her laundry room, it’s quite impressive that now Rustic Escentuals has grown into a widely popular specialty warehouse that acts as a “one-stop-shop” for the industry!

Such a great color selection!

Such a great color selection!

Not only do they offer wholesale candle, soap, and cosmetic supplies, they also have equipment, packaging, learning resources and a book collective to help handcrafters improve their skills!   They pride themselves on offering high quality products at affordable prices, and strive to help business owners and hobbyists alike succeed!  And we of course can’t forget to mention their crazy-huge selection of fragrance oils – Whether you’re looking for a hunky-man scent, a fresh smell to copy the spring breezes, or a drool-worthy scent that brings you flashes of walking into a warm bakery on a cold day, you’ll be sure to find it under the search-by-category feature on their website!


Rustic Escentuals has always been a huge supporter of the HSCG since day one, and we couldn’t be more thankful to have them as a part of our community!

What’s your favorite RE product that you just can’t live without? Post in the comments below and be sure to follow them on Facebook!

Making CP Soap: A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Beginners

Making CP Soap - A Tutorial for Beginners

If you’ve been bitten by the handcrafted soap love bug & are itching to learn how to make it yourself but have no idea where to start, then you are definitely in the right place!

Click here to enter the HSCG’s How-To Library and access the basic step-by-step Cold Process soap tutorial!  (But be careful – soapmaking can be extremely therapeutic and highly addictive!)

Drop a comment below after completing your first batch & let us know what you think!

Happy soaping! 


HSCG Vendor Spotlight Feature: Mission Peak Soap & Supplies


Happy Friday peeps – you made it through another week!

And yes, it’s that time of the week again – We’re excited to let you know that this week’s #HSCGVendorSpotlight is going to Mission Peak Soap & Supplies! How beautiful are those castille soaps in the background image? (They let me in on the fact that they made them with nettle and safflower-infused oils and I just love the color gradient.)

Located in Fremont, California, Mission Peak Soap is a small, family-owned business that specializes in supplying the industry with materials for handmade soaps, bath bombs, lotions, lip balms, and other creations!

One of the many things that we love about these guys, is that they are soapmakers themselves! They pride themselves on only stocking supplies that they have tested and used themselves! (Talk about ensuring good quality to your customers!)


Who knew Palm Stearic Acid could look so lovely?

You may know them by their signature product, SoapQuick. This organic dream is a handcrafted blend of high-quality vegetable oils that are pre-mixed in the proper proportions to make mild, long-lasting, and lathery bars of soap!

That’s right – the sweet, time-consuming agony of measuring and melting those hard oils batch-by-batch is no longer necessary.  They’ve already taken care of it for you! As they put it, “just scoop what you need out of the bucket, add your accents and custom superfats, and you’re done!”

I know, I could kiss them too.

The creamiest shea butter that you ever did see!

The creamiest shea butter that you ever did see!

These folks really understand the  industry, and prove it through fast shipping times to their customers and sourcing their oils locally as much as possible.  Having been members of the HSCG for over 8 years and counting, we are so happy to have them as a part of our community! Don’t forget to subscribe to their site to receive special offers!

Are you a Mission Peak Soap fan too? What products of theirs have you used? Comment below to show the love!