We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — product development

| Danielle Vincent

Help us decide what to make this year: Live Facebook product session this Friday at noon!

We consider ourselves a very democratic company... you tell us what you want, and we do what we can to make it. It started with our scents, of course. We just watched the sales in the early days and cut products that weren't popular. This is what any sane company...

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| Danielle Vincent

Can can, can we do the candles?

This year, we have received 20 requests for candles. We know that because we keep outstanding records of what our customers request (so if you want something, go ahead and hit that little help button in the lower right corner and drop us a line). It's a process that has...

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| Danielle Vincent

Air Fresheners / Outlaw Scents on the road!

Our friend Jason Lawson submitted this post idea through our friendly form. If you've been using Outlaw Soaps products for any time, you know that we're peddling some highly addictive sundries with some darn distinctive scents. Whether you're a rough and wild Blazing Saddles person or a smooth Gambler (or...

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| Danielle Vincent

The Lotion Adventure: A product 5 years in the making

The story of how our small company came up with what we feel is the best lotion in the West, from five years ago to today.

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| Danielle Vincent

Natural Deodorant: the rigorous testing of this high-stakes product

People often ask us to make various products, and we are a highly democratic company, so we often entertain these requests. One such oft-requested products is deodorant. If you remember from my previous post on How to make body wash in one million easy steps, the first step is researching market viability. In the case of both body was and deodorant, the volume of requests is enough to establish market viability. The second step is where we always get stuck with deodorant: the ingredients and process to create handmade deodorant (natural or not) is complicated. The packaging and ingredients are expensive. When we do the cost evaluation, we end up with a product that would cost about $25 for one stick of deodorant. At that point, the market viability drops off. Not many people would like to buy deodorant at $25/item, even if it is amazing stuff.

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| Danielle Vincent

The Clean Getaway Club Soap Subscription Box and How it Evolved Over Time

I wanted to give presents. The whole idea behind the Clean Getaway Club soap subscription box was that I wanted to send care packages to strangers with the hopes that their day would somehow be made more joyful or exciting. I didn't want it to be fancy, just some stuff I put together as a little "thinking of you." I mean, yeah, I didn't necessarily specifically know each subscriber, so I wasn't technically thinking of them specifically, but I feel like in general, days kind of blend together and so receiving something special might put a kick in people's step. And sending someone a care package out of the blue, at least to me, is like saying "Hey, I want you to have a cool day." But it's expensive to send presents to a hundred people out of the blue, so I knew we'd have to charge something for 'em. But...

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