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Trade Associations

(Networking, Insurance, Classes, Certifications, Guild)

Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild

The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild is the only international non-profit trade association serving the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. Membership is open to individuals anywhere in the world who make any type of handcrafted soap or cosmetics, as well as to the vendors who provide products and/or services to the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry and includes a wide range of both direct and indirect benefits.



Indie Business Network

Launched in 2000 by award winning home-based business advocate Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Esq., Indie Business Network is the first trade organization serving manufacturers of handmade soaps, cosmetics, candles, artisan perfumes, aromatherapy products, jewelry, baked goods, confections and other artisinal consumer products.




Personal Care Products Council

The Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association) is the leading national trade association for the cosmetic and personal care products industry and represents the most innovative names in beauty today.  For more than 600 member companies, we are the voice on scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative and international issues for the personal care product industry. We are a leading and trusted source of information for and about the industry and a vocal advocate for consumer safety and continued access to new, innovative products.




Chemist Corner -

Chemists Corner is a website written for cosmetic chemists by cosmetic chemists. It is meant to be a resource and gathering place for cosmetic chemists to learn tips, swap stories, and find out how to survive and thrive in the cosmetic industry.