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Bar Soap vs. Body Wash

Bar Soap vs. Body Wash

The other day on Facebook, I asked our Facebook gang if they preferred bar soap or body wash. I was surprised to find that most people were fans of bar soap, and that there were nearly as many reasons that...

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Not everyone likes Outlaw Soaps

Not everyone likes Outlaw Soaps

... and that's just fine with us! We know that scent is an incredibly personal thing. Not only do preferences differ, senses of smell differ, and even the chemistry of a cologne on different kinds of skin differs. So when...

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Lust in the Dust: the soap we loved so much we refused to let it die

Lust in the Dust: the soap we loved so much we refused to let it die

Lust in the Dust sage soap inspired by Joshua TreeBeing in Joshua Tree makes me feel most alive.

The Outlaw Soaps logo (you know, with the joshua tree, the girl, and the dog) is actually just a slightly edited picture of a tattoo I have on my right arm. I got the tattoo over a couple years as I realized that Joshua Tree is where my heart lives, no matter where I physically am.

When I was working in Los Angeles, I'd often drive out to the high desert to hang out with friends, camp, and enjoy the particular open feeling of the sun rising.

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Fire in the Hole explosively awesome campfire soap: Inspired by friends, whiskey, explosions, and good times

campfire soapThe first attempt at making Fire in the Hole soap came on a weekend in May. I know this very specifically, because I wasn't camping that weekend, and it was our annual May Trip.

We had planned on going camping with friends -- one of those crazy weekends of drinking and shooting and lighting things on fire -- but it was our first year of Outlaw Soaps, and small business ownership being what it is, we couldn't see to drag ourselves away for the day-long drive to meet our friends in an obscure corner of the Mojave.

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Renegade Craft Fair SF Wrap-Up

handmade soap at renegadeFor the third day in 35 days, I missed a blog entry Sunday, Monday, and yesterday.

It’s ok. I earned it.

Friday morning, we showed up at the Fort Mason Center and did a whirlwind bang-up job of getting our booth together. We arrived at 9 and Russ had to leave for a handyman gig at 10:30, so we had to HUSTLE.

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Renegade: day 1

OMG I am SO tired. Today was awesome! One of the best things about these events is that I get to see all my friends, and meet many people who become customers. I LOVE our customers! Talk about fun people....

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Need answers: Why do you buy handmade soap?

Hey gang, I sometimes use this blog as a resource to hear what people think, and today I want to know:

Why do you buy handmade soap?

Whether or not you buy our handmade soap, I want to know what drives you to spend more money on something that you have to actively seek out (through web searches or in specialty stores).

Is it the people?

Is it the fact that you're supporting small business?

Is it the soap quality?

Is it allergies or skin conditions?

Is it the unique scents or styles?

Is it something else?

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