Life in the Soap Lane — cold process soap

| Danielle Vincent

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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| Danielle Vincent

How handmade soap is made

f you're curious about our ingredients and process, please see our page about that very topic. Back when we were just starting out, I filmed this video of how I make Fire in the Hole Campfire Soap:  It's kind of funny to watch that video now, because I'm making only one batch at a time (that's 35 bars), where as now we routinely make five batches at a time. This efficiency

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| Danielle Vincent

Russell Vincent's Wild Ride: Hair of the Dog, the buckin' bronco of soap

Yesterday was one hell of a buckin' bronc of a soap making ride! Thank heavens the CEO/Wife works within screaming distance of the COO/Husband in the soap shop. I was in the process of making five batches (190 bars) of everyone's all time favorite, Hair of the Dog Whiskey Soap, when things started getting nasty...

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| Danielle Vincent

In Celebration of Russell

Production and temperance isn't the kind of thing people run advertising campaigns about, but without it, this business would be a smoldering rubble. Here's to Russell Vincent, my husband, my outlaw, and my business partner!

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| Danielle Vincent

Why we became "Outlaw Trading Co" instead of "Outlaw Soaps," and other fun stories

Over here in the badlands (um, in Oakland), big changes are afoot for Russ and me (Danielle). Outlaw Trading Co. As many of you know (based on our customer satisfaction survey), we don't just sell soaps anymore, we sell lotions and lip balms, too. Soon, we'll be selling shower gels (by...

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| Danielle Vincent

Backorders Forever

Ah, backorders... we usually hate them and try to make enough stock so that they're never a problem, but this season kind of sprung up on us and shook us down, and now everything (nearly everything) is backordered. How does this happen? Because soap needs to cure for at least...

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