Archive | February, 2013

Woo Hoo! It’s Friday..Time for an update and lessons learned!

22 Feb

Woo Hoo! It’s Friday..Time for an update and lessons learned!.

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Woo Hoo! It’s Friday..Time for an update and lessons learned!

22 Feb

First, I want to say Hello!

It’s been a very long few weeks.

I’ve learned a lot about who I am and what my product represents. I have also learned (and if you make a product and sell it please read this) that when you make and package a product the way you  want  (your vision)  don’t let anyone change your vision.

The past few weeks have been a huge learning lesson that I will never forget.

Here’s the story…..(names have been changed for privacy)

A shop owner named Lucy wanted “my soap” in her store for a year or so.  Let me back up a minute. Approximately, one year ago I heard of a charity run event that Lucy does to raise money for  the Leukemia Foundation. At the same time I read somewhere that she also raises money from products she sells. I had a light-bulb moment! to give her soap to raise money for her charity. So, I called her and made arrangements to drop off some soap. She couldn’t believe there was a soap-maker in town. She kept saying how she loved the way the soap looks ….BlaBlaBla.

Then when I started selling at the Farmers market she would come by and say she needs to get my soap in her store. I had always been against it because she doesn’t like the plastic sleeve that I put around the soap. She would rather have it wrapped in paper (which is fine it’s just not my vision.) I like my soaps wrapped the way I wrap them. She also wanted ALL – NATURAL meaning colorant, essential oils not fragrance oils. I can deal with that, it’s no big deal. I do carry ALL – NATURAL SOAPS…..

I did go against my own thoughts, ideas and way I want  to represent P.S. I Love Soap Co. AND wrapped the soaps the way she wanted them wrapped.

(JUST so I could have my soaps in her store for one month)

Stupid mistake! BIG MISTAKE! Will NEVER Happen Again!! EVER!!!

It took me much longer to package. It killed me that I was covering up my beautiful soaps ~ my feel good feeling was gone by wrapping them the way she wanted..

It took me much longer to do inventory because I had to pick every single bar up to see the label to know what kind of soap.

Here’s the BEST part

……when I dropped off the soap, after ALL of the time I spent on it packaging it. I could tell she wasn’t thrilled and she was saying that I could have left the sides open. Yes, I could have done a lot of things…….(like wrapped them the way I always do)

I told her my customers don’t have a problem with my packaging and I’ve sold thousands of bars w/ no complaints!

The BOTTOM LINE is:

Lucy wanted “my customers” to go into her store. She thought by having my soap in her store she could gain clients. Unfortunately, I’m not proud of the way she wanted the bars wrapped. When I’m not proud of something it’s hard for me to try and sell something to someone if it’s (pardon my french) crap.

The real bottom line is:…..Lucy wanted her own soap.

I should have sold her the soap and then “she” could have packaged it any way she felt it should be packaged.

It was like she kept saying she likes McDonald’s Hamburgers

and

then described a square  hamburger which we all know is Wendy’s

….

  This is the way she likes the soap wrapped…

Soap1

AND

this is the way I like to Represent P.S. I Love Soap Co.

Soap 2

There is a HUGE difference!

I like to have people see what they are buying and to have a FEEL GOOD Feeling!  However, I’m am a bit of a germaphobe so I have to wrap the soap. Because I don’t want everyone’s fingers ALL over it! the plastic sleeve works…

Sorry, for the long post I have been extremely frustrated as I’ve gone against everything

P.S. I Love Soap Co. stands for….:)

One month until St. Patty’s Day!

17 Feb

Woohoo!

One month to the holiday where everyone becomes Irish for the day (St. Patty’s Day.)

Well, for the occasion I’ve made a batch of

Guinness Stout and Hops soap

which is made of Genuine Guinness Stout brewed in Dublin, Ireland~

(and yes it ALL goes into the soap not my mouth, LoL)

Plus,I add Hops to the top of the soap for a little bit of character. I leave this soap unscented so everyone can be Blessed!

and of coarse packaged with a SHAMROCK!

These are perfect for a St. Patty’s Day party!

Guinness stout packaged

Happy Valentine’s DAY!!!

14 Feb

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentines DayThank you! for following this Blog. I really appreciate it:)

 Today Until 5 pm EST

We have a Giveaway on our Facebook Page.

it’s for a

*CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE*

soap!

*CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE*Soap

*CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE*
Soap

Don’t forget to Enter & Share the Love with everyone you know so they get a chance to Win too!

 

I’m getting ready for the Spring dash Summer!

12 Feb

Before I know it Spring will be here along with Summer coming up shortly after.

So, I’ve been trying my hardest to get my creative juices flowing. Here are some pics of my newest soaps they’ll be ready in 4 to 6 weeks.(because when you make Cold Processed Soap it needs to cure)

Here’s one for the spring!

Lilac

Spring Lilac!

Spring Lilac!

 

And one for the Summer (or at least it makes me think of Summer) Tranquil tropics!

Tranquil Tropics

Tranquil Tropics

Doesn’t that soap remind you of Summer?

It looks so much better in person but I think the picture captures it somewhat.

What do you think?????

 

It’s the start of a new WEEK!

11 Feb

I have a packed day ahead.

Lots of *Gonzo Pimple* soap  to be made along with my ever popular *CALLUS Remover* Soap. Plus, my creative juices started to flow again. I have a lot of new ideas that I hope will translate into some awesome looking soap. My fingers are crossed. As every Soap maker knows sometimes things just don’t happen the way you’d like them too……But I’ll keep my faith.

I’m hoping to post a New Recipe for ALL of my followers that love my recipes. Be on the look out. So with all that I said here are some new soap pics.

This soap I call the UPSIDE DOWN SOAP being that there are designs on both the up & down sides….

Upside down soap....This is Upside.

Upside down soap….This is Upside.

and This is the down Side but it still has a design on it!

and This is the down Side but it still has a design on it!

 

Ginger Lime

Ginger Lime

Sunny Side...

Sunny Side…

 

One more Day to GROUND HOG Day….

1 Feb

Can you believe it’s here already?

That little groundhog will be telling us if we have 6 more weeks of Winter or not. O’ the anticipation kills me every year. (not that I really go by the Groundhog but it’s nice to know his opinion)

**TODAY ONLY***

Enter

yesnowinter

20% off your order of $10 or more at

psilovesoapco.com

Here are some new soaps they”ll be ready in 6 to 8 weeks.

COTTON CANDY

Cotton Candy 1

Dead Sea Salt Rose ~ LOOFAH

Dead Sea Salt Rose

FRESH

Fresh

FUN TIME

Fun time!