HSMG Membership

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We are well on our way to reaching that 1000 member mark in the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild!  Sign up today…it is a decision you won’t regret and one that you will continually benefit from.   If you have some questions or suggestions that we can help with…bring them on! Sister Cathleen Timberlake Membership Committee Chair

Donna Maria Touts the HSMG Conference

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Donna Maria, that icon of Indie Beauty Network and staunch supporter of all things Indie, just recently blog-posted 10 Interesting Things About the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild – and they are interesting things! I knew Donna Maria was on the list of people to attend the first-ever gathering in Paris, Ohio (1997!), but I didn’t know why she wasn’t there. … Read More

HSMG Lye Calculators

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Did you know about Lye Calculators available on the HSMG website? For everyone under “Industry Resources” and an expanded one for Members? Just upgraded a Luxury Bar to Super Luxury by adding Shea Butter and Apricot Kernal Oil. A nice tool to bookmark. www.soapguild.org/industry/lyecalculator.php www.soapguild.org/member/login.php Maria Gelnett Programs/Service Chair

HSMG Forum Moderator

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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

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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

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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

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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