So, You’re Heading to Conference

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Heading to this year’s 17th Annual HSCG Conference in Tucson, Arizona? Have you started packing yet? We’ve covered the topic before, but we think it bears repeating. After all, if you’re going to the trouble of getting patted down by TSA for carrying on 10 pounds of national security-threatening soap, you shouldn’t have to suffer packing regrets once you get … Read More

Going Way Back: The Journal

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Bummed that you’re missing out on conference (just about 19 days and counting, you guys!!)? Looking for some best known methods? Wish you had some soapmaking tips and tricks up your sleeves? Just looking for a way to kill some extra time (try not to snort when you read that one)? Have a look at the archived Journals. From 2000 … Read More

Showcase Your Soaps and Send Them to a Good Home!

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When you show off your soaps and compete for victory at the Soapers’ Showcase during HSCG’s Annual Conferences, you’re also being altruistic. The Guild has a tradition of donating soap to a local non-profit women’s center in our conference host town and this year is no different. This year, we are collecting soap and toiletries for donation to Sister Jose … Read More

Meet the 2014 Board Candidates!

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We have just over a month until we all gather at the sold out 2014 Annual HSCG Conference – held this year at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. At every conference, we hold an Annual Meeting that is open to all members, whether attending conference or not and every year, we have a few board member seats that … Read More

Get Certified at Conference!

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See that? That’s the fist pump of glory, which you may be doing upon gaining one certification (or several, because you got it like that) at this year’s conference. That’s right, this year is the year you’re going to throw down and show off your soapmaking virtuosity, all while communing with 400 of us for 3 days in the sun … Read More

Two Days ‘Til Early Bird Flies the Coop!

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Can you believe how  quickly time passes? In less than 3 months, we’ll be holding our 17th Annual Conference. We rotate the conference to locations all around the US (next year’s will be in Indianapolis) and this year’s just so happens to be in Tucson, Arizona, at the fabulous Loews Ventana Canyon. There, we’ll be welcoming 400 soap and cosmetic … Read More

Dash on Over for Early Bird Savings

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It’s that time. Holiday madness is finally over, corporate taxes are filed (maybe), and cocoa butter and rose fill the air as you ship out Valentine’s Day orders, or maybe just the Valentine’s Day bath you are drawing for yourself during this unusually chilly year. Before you get too deep into that rose petal and lemongrass-induced reverie, make sure you … Read More

Announcing 2014 HSCG Conference Keynote

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We may be knee deep in snow, but we are already dreaming of May as we happy-soap-dance our way through the final stretch of planning for HSCG’s 17th Annual Conference, being held May 20-22 in Tucson, Arizona. We are proud to announce Professor Dr. Vijai K. S. Shukla as this year’s conference keynote speaker. So who is Prof. Dr. Shukla? … Read More

Hot, hot, HEAT: Conference Sell Out Countdown

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There are 118 days and counting (okay, maybe 117 + hours depending on how you’re counting!) until the official kick-off of our 17th Annual Conference, held this year at the gorgeous Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona, from May 20-22. We sell out every year and despite booking a larger capacity venue this year, we’re planning to sell out again. … Read More

Get more out of your conference experience with Intensive Seminars

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You’re making the investment to come to HSCG’s 2014 Conference, May 20-22, in Tucson, Arizona. How would you like to get some extra class time in while you’re there? You can do that with our in-depth seminar sessions. There are four intensive seminars being held on Monday, May 19th, the day before the conference officially begins.  These are hands-on, intensive … Read More