Interesting? Not exactly. I find it very understandable. As far as why, because we are always challenging ourselves, pushing ourselves, trying new things and learning, and also, soap envy is very real. Just a glance through the "Browsing Soap Pics" thread could give anyone heartache/determination.So do you find it interesting that people who sell their soaps work so hard at making them beautiful? And why do you think that is?
I think partly it comes down to satisfying some inner urge within the creator to well be creative. I guess it holds interest in just accomplishing something other than saponified oil.So do you find it interesting that people who sell their soaps work so hard at making them beautiful? And why do you think that is?
I'm just thinking out loud, so what's your thoughts?
Might think of it as multipurpose use, not just for scents.This is true for MP as well. I sell MP soaps and was refilling an order in one of our local shops yesterday. The owner was talking up the soaps to customers and the customers said, "Oh, we already have this one in a drawer, this one under the pillow, this one in a closet..." (They bought more, which is the good news.) But honestly, in that case, all they were buying is the scent, and my MPs are fancy and time-consuming. :x
So setting yourself apart is a good thing, and sometimes it bites you in the butt.
I definitely gravitate toward uncolored soaps for my personal use, with just a hint of EOs like lavender, mint, etc. Simple but heavenly!
I am moving soon and went through all my soaps to figure out what should come with me, what I should give away, and what should just be thrown (gasp!). The "keep" pile were mostly the plain or single colored bars (selfish me). The throw-aways tended to be over fragranced or just plain stinky (couldn't do that to someone). Much to my surprise the give-aways included uglies, which I didn't think I'd do. Three boxes set out at work went lickity-split -- not a single bar left by the end of the day. Even the boxes went missing!
I also do a 100% CO at 20SF which a friend uses for eczema. I do a four color swirl with base color, charcoal, black walnut hull, and comfrey. He's been using it a few months. I saw him the other day and he no longer has eczema on his face.100/% coconut soap for eczema? Maybe you mean Olive oil.