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Lane

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I carry two lines right now, one aimed towards all essential oils & dye free, and another aimed towards color and fun fragrances. I was going to split them up and have two shops, but my customers LIKE having a place to buy different items and types in one place...

Anywaaaay... I was thinking about making Lotion and soap "sets". I have inventory to clear out before I move and I was thinking about having a special (free bar of soap with a lotion purchase) I was going to make fun scented sets and color the lotions to match the soaps.

But then I got to thinking, would slightly dyed lotion be a turn off? I made a pastel red/orange Mango Papaya lotion and clear MP soap in the same color, Looks adorable, my lotion is in big 8 ounce clear bottles, so it looks really pretty. BUT I loose the label appeal of Dye free...

Anyway, any thoughts?
Edit to add: It is literally half a drop of dye per eight ounces of lotion...that's a verrrrry tiny bit of dye....doesn't stain or show on skin or anything like that.
 

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I like colored lotions. I have always colored mine.
 

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Tabitha said:
I like colored lotions. I have always colored mine.
Me, too. Color to "match" the scent. Offer both, and add dye as ordered.

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I never thought that coloring lotions would be appealing to some people. Me for example I like it but never colored my lotions before? I guess you could say that your lotions are colored but if you prefer to not have color than write a note in the comments section.
 

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We colored our lotions once with a comment card for customer to fill out if they liked colored or not --and the' not ' won out 2 to 1. Most stated comment was it made the product look cheap. Go figure~!![/b]
 

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I started researching "top brands" and it seems like everyone colors their lotions! wonder why I never have. :lol:
 

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lollil said:
Most stated comment was it made the product look cheap. Go figure~!![/b]
How odd to me. I am thinking pastel or very light. Maybe neon colors would only appeal to younger folk. I never would have thought it made lotion cheap.

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How odd to me. I am thinking pastel or very light. Maybe neon colors would only appeal to younger folk. I never would have thought it made lotion cheap.
You should see neon orange in a lotion-WOW! It pops & probably does look cheap, cheap but fun! I think it depends on the exact shade or color you are using. Sometimes in the spring/summer I use neons in lotion just for that extra POP. Pastels can have a more sophisticated or high end look, IMHO.
 

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Thats what I was thinking pastel shades look more appealing and I've only seen neon type colored scrubs. Everything is 50/50 because one thing will appeal to one and not the other.
 
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