Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics
Also known as "handmade soap" or "homemade soap", handcrafted soap is a blend of both
science and art. Handcrafted soap comes in a wide array of colors, scents, shapes, sizes and formulations.
It can be playful and fun or designed for serious skin care. We estimated there are at least 200,000
artisans making handcrafted soap and cosmetics, so whatever your needs, chances are one of them is
making the handcrafted soap or cosmetic that is perfect for you.
Find handcrafted soap and cosmetic makers by location, company name or the type of products made.
View the Soap and Cosmetic Galleries to see the beautiful and practical artisan products made by HSCG members.
Find brick and mortar stores and locations selling handcrafted soap and cosmetics made by HSCG members.
Learn about handcrafted soap and cosmetics, their ingredients and how they are made.
The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild is a not-for-profit trade association representing, supporting
and defending the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. We are supported by membership dues; membership is open
to anyone who makes handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics, who provides products or services to the handcrafted soap and
cosmetic industry or who private labels handcrafted soap or cosmetics.
In addition to providing the revenue to support the association, membership comes with a wide variety of benefits
to assist members in their businesses.
HSCG on TV
"Moving America Forward" TV show about the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild aired on July 10, 2016.
The HSCG has partnered with Veracity Insurance to make affordably priced business insurance solutions for the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry available with HSCG membership.
Types of Membership
There are different membership types, one of which will fit anyone in the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry.
Online promotion of your business and products, discounts on products and services, monthly vendor discounts ... and more!
Every year the HSCG hosts a Annual Conference for members of the HSCG and non-members. It runs for and
amazing three days, filled with sessions by speakers expert in their fields, demonstrations and workshops,
Soapers' Showcase, optional Certification testing (for members only), special events and parties, exhibitors
and lots of time to network with other soap and cosmetic makers to "talk shop" to your heart's content.
The location of the Conference changes yearly in order to make it more accessible to more people. The 2017
Conference will run from May 1, 2017 to May 3, 2017
and will be held at the Tropicana Hotel
in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The HSCG Annual is held in the spring, but moves to different locations around the country to give more people access.
Take a virtual tour of the HSCG conference with a behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 conference
Get all the details about the conference and what to expect.
Register for the Annual Conference. Get the best rates by registering early!
News, articles, reviews and items of interest.
Contact us by phone or email any time.
Podcasts for soap & cosmetic handcrafters.
HSCG Soapmaker Certificaton Program.
Advanced lye calculator with many options.
General HSCG and Membership FAQ.
Recommended books and suggested reading
Read issues of the Cut to the Trace eZine
Resources for handcrafters in Canada.
Find classes offered by HSCG Teachers.
Articles, video and podcasts in our How-To-Library.
HSCG legislative advocacy activities.