We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — handmade soaps

| Danielle Vincent

Why Handmade Soap Runs Out (and what to do about it)

In the past week, we have absolutely run out of many of our types of handmade soap (specifically Fire in the Hole Campfire Soap and Blazing Saddles Soap, among others) as a result of the perfect storm of our move from Grass Valley to Reno (upending production) and our recent...

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The Man Behind the Scenes: Russ Vincent, COO

I talk a big game over here in the blog, but you know who makes this whole machine go? It's my husband and business partner (and best friend), Russell Vincent. In 2018, we sold 11,600ish bars of handmade soap. In 2019, we sold more than 43,000 bars, most of which...

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Where there's a mill, there's a way

Recently, we asked our customers (likely even you!) if we should offer a less expensive, not-handmade soap at a lower price. Most people said they'd buy it (or they'd buy it if it was a good quality soap, which we expected and would offer nothing less!). The question came up...

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I'm sorry: The shaving soap will not be available after all

We had such high hopes. After all, a couple years ago, we had shaving soap and not only did it sell out in just a few days, it got rave reviews: "I started wet shaving about a year ago and I'll never go back. It helped turn a boring, dreaded...

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Bar Soap vs. Body Wash

The other day on Facebook, I asked our Facebook gang if they preferred bar soap or body wash. I was surprised to find that most people were fans of bar soap, and that there were nearly as many reasons that people preferred bar soap (overall) over body wash. We're impartial...

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Not everyone likes Outlaw Soaps

... and that's just fine with us! We know that scent is an incredibly personal thing. Not only do preferences differ, senses of smell differ, and even the chemistry of a cologne on different kinds of skin differs. So when we hear someone doesn't like our products, we're totally ok...

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Lust in the Dust: the soap we loved so much we refused to let it die

Being in Joshua Tree makes me feel most alive. The Outlaw Soaps logo (you know, with the joshua tree, the girl, and the dog) is actually just a slightly edited picture of a tattoo I have on my right arm. I got the tattoo over a couple years as I realized that Joshua Tree is where my heart lives, no matter where I physically am. When I was working in Los Angeles, I'd often drive out to the high desert to hang out with friends, camp, and enjoy the particular open feeling of the sun rising.

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Fire in the Hole explosively awesome campfire soap: Inspired by friends, whiskey, explosions, and good times

The first attempt at making Fire in the Hole soap came on a weekend in May. I know this very specifically, because I wasn't camping that weekend, and it was our annual May Trip. We had planned on going camping with friends -- one of those crazy weekends of drinking and shooting and lighting things on fire -- but it was our first year of Outlaw Soaps, and small business ownership being what it is, we couldn't see to drag ourselves away for the day-long drive to meet our friends in an obscure corner of the Mojave.

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Blazing Saddles: The sexiest (and most popular) soap we make

Blazing Saddles Soap is a handmade soap unlike any other. It smells like the essence of the Wild West, at its core. The people who like it are adventurous, excited about life, and real participants. It smells like leather, gunpowder, sandalwood, and sagebrush, which is pretty much what we imagine any great Western movie smells like.

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Blazing Saddles: The Sexiest Soap (and also our most popular)

BECAUSE OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUTLAWS, THAT'S WHY. BY FAR our most popular soap, Blazing Saddles is a rustic and adventurous combination of leather, gunpowder, sandalwood, and a little sage. It smells like if you got in a gunfight in a saddle shop in small desert town... or basically how everything in the Wild West smelled, right?

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"When are you having a sale?" The answer's pretty simple

We probably will never have a sale on the above products. Here's why: we have to stay in business. It comes down to pricing. Side note: I wrote an article about product pricing for Pyragraph and you might be interested in it if you're interested in our business. Our production is 100% handmade...

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Renegade Craft Fair SF Wrap-Up

For the third day in 35 days, I missed a blog entry Sunday, Monday, and yesterday. It’s ok. I earned it. Friday morning, we showed up at the Fort Mason Center and did a whirlwind bang-up job of getting our booth together. We arrived at 9 and Russ had to leave for a handyman gig at 10:30, so we had to HUSTLE.

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