Life in the Soap Lane — Outlaw Culture

| Danielle Vincent

Join us for Casual Fridays on Facebook for an in-depth look at the Outlaws

For the past several weeks, we've been going live on Facebook and sharing some aspect of our business. You can see previous episodes here (scroll down). This week, because we're stripped of all our power, we're going to be dialing in from parts unknown to share our experience of the...

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| Danielle Vincent

Joshua Tree Photoshoot: Success!

Last week and weekend, Russ and I (along with our photographer Arlette Thibodeau and stylist Belinda Hellyea) trekked down to Joshua Tree to go to the last Cracker Campout at Pappy & Harriet's (it's a long story... google it) and get our pictures taken. It had been a few years...

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| Danielle Vincent

Measuring What Matters

This week, I've been thinking a lot about measuring what matters. I read lots of business books, and this week's hit parade is Measure What Matters by John Doerr, so it'd be only natural for me to ponder how to measure the things that matter in our business. I also...

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I get by with a little help from my gang

This week, I have been hella sick... and not just for a day or two, for a whole week! 7 days of feeling lethargic, cruddy, cranky, and blerghy. (so blerghy, in fact, that you may have noticed we didn't even send a newsletter last week) We've had many phases of...

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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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Warning: potentially controversial post -- Non-gendered products: Lessons from Target

A few months ago, we proposed the idea of making a women’s line of Outlaw Soaps -- an idea that I will admit was totally stupid. It was met with appropriate vitriol (we changed comment systems, so you can’t see the comments on the original post, but trust me, there was a backlash) because, as one commenter pointed out, we are one of the few companies who doesn’t subscribe to the idea that certain scents are for men and certain scents are for women. Creating those distinctions would make us just like all the other gendered products out there.

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| Danielle Vincent

Sneak Preview: The Six Shooter Gift Set

TADA! Here's a sneak peek at our new gift set that we'll be launching next month for Father's Day in very limited quantities.

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The Discipline To Rest

I hated running. Ten years ago, I trained for and ran the San Francisco half-marathon. I was 30 and realized I had never really dedicated myself to something I hated, but resolved to do despite my hatred of it. It seems like most people accept that they have to do things they hate as a part of life, but I never accepted it. I didn’t do math homework in school unless I liked the teacher, I didn’t file taxes, and I didn’t stay in jobs I didn’t like. From the time I was an infant, if I didn’t want to do something, I’d absolutely refuse to do it. This is not a very productive or healthy trait in adults, so...

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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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Featured Outlaw Customer #6: Mr. Bong

How did you hear about Outlaw Soaps? I heard about Outlaw Soaps when I saw their bacon soap in ThinkGeek. I didn't want bacon scented soap, but I thought I should search for the company that made it to see what else they had to offer...

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Featured Outlaw Customer #5: Suzie Stitches

How did you hear about Outlaw Soaps?  A friend posted a link on facebook Which of our products is your favorite? Hair of the dog (so far, looking forward to trying more!) Where were you born and what was your favorite thing about that place? I was born and raised...

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Featured Outlaw Customer #4: Rick

How did you hear about Outlaw Soaps? I found the site by accident and thought I would give it a whirl. I was intrigued by the soap and ordered some for my son's fiance. Which of our products is your favorite? Hair of the Dog soap by a long shot. Where...

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