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?
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.
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...
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...