- Jun 8, 2020
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I have done both - a plain white soap with no fragrance, and a single color soap with fragrance. I stopped offering the unscented soap a few years ago - the peeps who like my soap and can't do scents know that they can (and do) order a custom batch from me. I ran the single color scented soaps for a year and then cleared them out of my lineup - people didn't want them, they wanted the pretty soaps.
My two cents: the people who are using them for decoration are not your target market. Don't change what you're doing for them, go out and find the people who will use the pretty soap and come back for more. You're not everyone's cup of tea. This was a hard line for me to draw, but when I started doing it two years ago I saw my business actually increase - to the point that 3 months in 2020 I made more selling soap than I did at my FT job.
Ok, YES. I have a girl that bought a loaf of soaps, mostly for xmas gifts, but the "extra bar" that was included in her purchase is sitting in her bathroom. I recreated this soap, mainly because it was so pretty, and she bought the whole loaf so I had no more to offer to other customers.
When I found out that this bar was sitting in her bathroom, I told her that I made more, so "please use your soap". She won't use it!!
I did recently sell her a salt bar though. She promises to use it. I told her how special it is and how it took almost year to get into her hands. I particularly love this bar. It is what I use in the shower almost every day. I'm kinda using up my stock LOL.
The salt bars that are sitting in a shop that I sold to aren't selling (I check on them a lot lol). I think when I talk to ppl about them, that's when they sell better. The charcoal bars sell without my intervention though, I guess cause it's a "thing" with charcoal anything. But the pretty deco bars in the shops sell well.