Experts Panel – Sandy Maine – Business Day at the Forum

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Hello Members, It is with great pleasure that the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc. presents our first Experts Panel, Business Day at the Forum venue, hosted by the most impressive, Sandy Maine, President and CEO of SunFeather Natural Soap Company. Sandy will be available this Friday, December 5, 2008 from noon to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Clear your schedules … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Future Soapmaker, Miss Reagan Allison Happy Thanksgiving from the Board of Directors at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild! We all wish you and yours a wonderful day and are thankful for all of you!  Enjoy!

What’s on Your Wish List?

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With Holiday giving (and receiving) just around the corner, have you made a wish list from the HSMG store? Within the store you can purchase a new membership, renew your membership, sign up for the HSMG Annual Conference or purchase HSMG logo items. How about a gift certificate? Sounding good? Check it out at Maria Gelnett – P&S Chair

A Trade Association for the Industry

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Visit our Industry Resources link industry resources The HSMG is a non-profit trade association. As such, it is our goal and job to assist those in the industry to expand their own endeavors and thereby expand the industry as a whole. When public awareness about handcrafted soap is increased, there are more sales. When more soap is purchased, the soapmakers … Read More

HSMG Members Call for Soap Sample

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Dear HSMG Members, Eco Gift Festival 2008 has given us a wonderful opportunity to put our handcrafted soap samples into the gift bags of 400 volunteers to their event. Held in Santa Monica, CA, this is a large scale eco-conscious gift show that provides people with a convenient and green Holiday shopping experience. They are excited to reward their volunteers … Read More

What’s in Your Soap Box?

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Do you have a question or concern about soapmaking?  Discuss it and many other HSMG issues with other Members just like you.  Come on over to the HSMG Forum to discuss a variety of topics including:   The use of Palm Oil 3 Fold Brochures Labeling Holiday Scents Wine Soap   Maria Gelnett Chair P&S Committee

HSMG Reaching for 1,000 Members

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Yes it can happen and you can play a part by inviting other soapmakers that you know to join the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild. Membership in the guild has really soared these past months and topping 1,000 members is a very real and attainable goal. Share your enthusiasm and invite a friend to join! As you can see from La Shonda’s … Read More

Logos Available for Members

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Logos (seals) are now available for download in the Members area of our website.  Please read and abide by the Agreement and use the Member logo to tell people that you are an active Member of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc.  There are color, black & white and web versions available. Maria Gelnett Chair – Programs and Services

And the Winner is………..

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Michelle Gilbert, Sarva Natural Artisian Soaps Wow!! Nice job Michelle. You deserve this recognition. Congratulations on winning the member call for photos! Look for our ad in the Holiday Edition of Martha Stewart – Body and Soul Magazine. You will not be disappointed in the HSMG recognition in the ad created by our Marie Gale, President, utilizing Michelle’s soap photo. … Read More


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n. informal – unwaivering pertinacity, perseverence Are you all looking as forward to hearing Erin Brockovich speak at the upcoming HSMG Conference as I am? Did you know that the movie about her story starring Julia Roberts was true and 98% accurate? She extended her hand of understanding and compassion and made a difference. Get to know her at … Read More