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Local soap maker elected president of global guild

Charlene Simon, of Bathhouse Soapery in historic downtown Hot Springs, was elected president of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. The HSCG is the largest global, not-for-profit trade association for soap and cosmetic handcrafters.

Bathhouse Soapery is located at 366 Central Ave. and has been a part of downtown Hot Springs for nearly 10 years. Bathhouse has boutiques in three other states across the U.S. In addition to handcrafted soap, the boutique carries complimenting bath luxuries, such as lotions, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, mineral bath salts and so much more for the bath and body.

"I've been crafting soap since I was 18. The HSCG has been a huge part of my success as a soap maker and business owner. It's an honor and a privilege to serve our industry and to continue to advocate in Washington, D.C., on behalf of our members."

The HSCG has been in existence since 1998 and has nearly 3,500 members. The organization represents more than 350,000 handcrafters worldwide. While the majority of its members reside in the USA, members hail from all over the world, including Canada, the Bahamas, the UK and Australia.

Bathhouse Soapery may be called at 501-525-7627 or emailed at hello@bathhousesoap.com. It is open seven days a week. Visit website at http://www.bathhousesoap.com for more information.

Business on 06/19/2017

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