Welcome to Lone Star!

Our History


Elin Criswell and Starlene Moore

Williamson Conference Center

Our primary means of communication is through our Facebook group... we invite you to join!

We are a Texas-based soap and toiletry maker's group. Our goal is to provide a friendly, positive environment in which to network with others, learn from each other and to encourage each other in our mutual craft. Our motto.... "You never know what you can learn from another soapmaker!"

Lone Star was founded on January 1, 2010, by two soapmaker friends, Starlene Moore and

Elin Criswell.  In 2014, Star turned the reins over to Elin, who now owns and operates Lone

Star.  Elin is a fourth-generation Texas soapmaker of Swedish descent. She has been making soap for over 14 years and sells her products through her business, The Country Soaper. She

is also the author of Creative Soap Making and ​Bubbles to Bucks... How to Make Money Selling Soap..

Our premier event, the Soapmakers Seminar​, is held every June at the Williamson Conference Center at the Wingate Hotel in Round Rock, Texas.  For more information, see the 2015 Seminar Information page.