The HSCG sets very high standards for those who join the guild. Members are given opportunities to take Certification Exams and become certified soap makers. I'm excited to report that I took and passed the exam! There were so many classes packed into those three days. I took part in how to make facial serums, glycerin soap, natural deodorant, and shaving soap. I attended classes on product photography (I'll be sprucing up my website photos for sure!), soap chemistry, website design and wholesale trade shows. The motivational speakers were fantastic and I loved every minutes I was there.
In my free time I enjoyed the abundant Florida wildlife. I saw everything from alligators, turtles and snakes to many different kinds of large noisy birds, some had nests of babies.
The conference, for me is a time to see, and learn about what is new and exciting in the soap making industry. It's a time to connect with others who make bath and body products and love it as much as I do! A time to share and compare notes with other business owners, to see what is working and not working. It is also a time to relax and rejuvenate, so I return home with fresh ideas to bring to you!