HSMG Conference – Gold Sponsors Spotlight

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by Nature, Inc. is a new gold sponsor for our Conference this year. is a new gold sponsor for our Conference this year. Oils by Nature, Inc. produces and distributes Vegetable Oils, Vegetable Butters, Specialty Waxes and Essential Oils. Their goal is to meet the cosmetic and toiletry industry’s increasing demand for natural raw materials. They understand that their success … Read More

Conference Diamond Sponsor-Essential Wholesale

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Dennis and Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale have been members of the HSMG since 2001.  Essential Wholesale’s sponsorship of the 2010 Conference Keynote Speaker is making Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun’s appearance possible and once again they are our Diamond Sponsor Level.  Already the excitement is building with those who have registered for the 2010 Conference.  HSMG’s Membership Drive coincides with our member-only … Read More

Member Spotlight: Jim Gregory, Grandma Gee’s Soap

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Jim started making soap his sophomore year in college shortly after his great grandmother fell ill. Up to then, Jim was looking to start a small business. Interested in alternative energy to make a positive impact on the world, Jim’s motto is to leave this planet in a little better shape than when entered. Investigating bio-diesel, Jim discovered soap. With … Read More

Cosmetic Legislation – One hurdle overcome

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The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 fading away There is good news on the cosmetic legislation front! As recently posted by Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus and confirmed by Donna Maria in her recent blog post, it looks like the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 has been withdrawn from consideration, at least for the time being. Turns out that … Read More

Spotlight on LaShonda Tyree

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Board of Directors Member and Policies Procedures and Bylaws Chair Meet LaShonda Tyree, BoD, Chair of PPB Committee of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild and the owner of Nyah, a Patterson, New Jersey-based natural soap and beauty company. Like so many of us who read this blog, La Shonda began making soap out of curiosity. Later on, she learned that her … Read More