Don't settle for smelling lawful
We're Outlaw Soaps, a tiny little handmade sundries company in Gold Country, California. These are products made, packaged, and shipped by people who love their jobs and want you to have the best of everything in the world.
When you order from us, we guarantee that you'll love whatever you order, or your money back. We want you to be happy.
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"I love it. It is wild with adventure." – Henry Starr
inspired by nature
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” - John Muir
Find the wildness of the great outdoors wherever you are, with these wilderness-inspired products
handmade soap & other personal care
Outlaw Soaps are handmade in Colfax, California by Mr. Russell Vincent, our co-owner, co-founder, and all around badass.
We taught ourselves how to make soap, and since those early days (in 2013), we have developed many time-honed techniques that enable us to make larger batches of the finest handcrafted soaps around, in terms of composition, scent, and artistry.
All our soaps are made with a natural combination of oils (avocado, coconut, olive, and castor) and are free from chemical hardeners (so be sure to keep your handmade soaps out of standing water). We are 100% against animal testing (our dogs are woefully unbathed) and our soaps are vegan (our colognes and lip balms contain beeswax).
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Natural Deodorant: the rigorous testing of this high-stakes product
Posted on September 26 2017
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.
The Great Location Saga: The Outlaws officially land in our new location
Posted on September 08 2017
I'm very pleased to report that we signed the lease on our new production facility building!
It has been a real journey, and I know the journey isn't anywhere near over, but it feels like a big step and a lot of worry is beginning to clear like clouds over our heads.
Christmas is our biggest season, and unfortunately this drama started in the middle of us ramping up our production for Christmas.
Made in the USA, part 3
Posted on September 01 2017
- We are based in a very small town that was hit hard by The Recession (Colfax, California).
- The money from our business supports local economic recovery, since we are hiring local people and spending at local businesses.
- Because of some complications of "manufacturing" in the historic district, our future in Colfax has been uncertain.
- In the interest of letting you know your impact in the world, I figured you might be interested in the developments of our business in the rural city.
After a lot of deliberation, we have decided to try to keep our business in Colfax, while also moving our production to a more industrial area in a nearby town, Grass Valley, California.