Handmade Soap & Cosmetic Small Businesses
Most in the Handmade Cosmetic and Soap Industry started making soaps and lotions out of a desire to provide themselves and family with more natural based skin care products. Before they knew it, friends and extended family were appreciating the product quality and offering to pay for small batch extras. From there many profitable small businesses are born.
Handmade soap and cosmetic companies take pride in the products they make and are committed to producing the safest products possible. Using largely food-grade ingredients, handmade cosmetic makers produce products that are used on their children, family, friends and are sold face-to-face to neighbors and valued customers.
The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance (HCA) was founded by artisan and accomplished business owner Debbie May, President and CEO Wholesale Supplies Plus.
In 2012 Debbie gathered industry stakeholders together to form the Handmade Cosmetic Alliance. She found that large industry and consumer groups were lobbying federal officials to protect their own interests, often at the expense of small businesses. By organizing a single unified voice, the HCA has the ability to assist federal legislators in preserving small handmade cosmetic businesses.