| by Danielle Vincent

The story of the Clean Getaway Club Soap Subscription Box

With the introduction of our monthly badass body wash subscription service, we figured it might be a good opportunity look back at our many subscription box options.

subscription box soaps

This bi-monthly box (that's every other month, not twice per month) costs $25 each, billed automatically, and ships 'roundabout the 1st of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Formed in 2014, The Clean Getaway is by far our longest-running subscription box. Its contents have changed many times over the years as we have come to understand more about business.

In the beginning, it was just a bunch of whatever we found interesting. We included a lot of custom-made products from other makers, which made the profit margins troublingly variable, and it was difficult to predict (and therefore profitably plan) the shipping costs of the boxes.

After that, we made them themed for a year of famous Outlaws. This is where we made custom soaps for folks like Jesse James and Doc Holliday. However, it was time consuming to do the research and make the little informative packets.

And after that, we changed to an Outlaw Scouts (or Scoutlaws, as we liked to call 'em) box, which included a special instructional booklet and an embroidered "skills" badge just like the scouts. As you can imagine, this also came with a pile of variable profit margins and difficulty predicting shipping.

Now, the Clean Getaway Subscription Box is a test platform for new soaps and products we're trying out. We include two special soap scents that you can't get anywhere else, and a new product we're trying out (like a cologne, a t-shirt, a mug, etc). The weight and quality does vary from month to month, so if you get one month and you're disappointed, you might want to stick with us and see if the next box is better aligned with your expectations.

It's not a "value" box - you're not really getting a huge cost savings over our regular bar soaps by buying the Clean Getaway Subscription box. It doesn't come with free shipping or anything like that. We're a tiny company and margins are always tight around here, and free shipping or deep discounts are difficult to swing.

What you do get is new and interesting stuff in a scent profile you enjoy (that's the Outlaw Soaps scent profile, we hope!), plus some other interesting and unpredictable stuff.

Want to give it a try? It's satisfaction guaranteed:

Subscribe today

Related Posts

| Danielle Vincent

The Mills Have Lyes

Is that too obscure of a reference? Today, I shrieked with joy when I got back from Outlaw HQ (YES on a Saturday... you think we take weekends around here?), because in our entryway sat a big ol' box with a familiar scent around it. It's our MILLED SOAP. In...

Read More

| Danielle Vincent

Improving our ship-shape shipping: Let us know what you think!

Part 1: Wrap Stars Since the beginning of our business, folks have written us with notes about our packaging. Some people loved the burlap bags, and some felt they left lint everywhere and were a big ol' waste (which is why you haven't received one in the past 3 or...

Read More

| Danielle Vincent

What are you living for?

One of our employees* was working across from the Twin Towers when the airplanes hit. Every year, she takes this day as a day of reflection on her life. What does she really want? What is she living for? What does it mean? Because it can all be gone in...

Read More


Leave a comment