Right? I can't explain how I believed it other than the fact that I didnt think too much about it. It wasn't important enough to me at the time to investigate. I assumed that the store employees were whipping it up I the mornings like at the bakery or the donut shop. Ha! Having no clue about the actual soap making process or what soap even is, makes people susceptible to the marketing. Well this is the excuse that I am giving myself for being so gullible. Later on I learned about their manufacturing in small batches I their factory and I still felt like that was more hand made than what I imagine the Dial plant to look like. I really think marketing of all sorts works best on people who don't think things through for whatever reason.OliveOil2;537771[B said:]I am always surprised that the general public buys into the homemade image[/B], how many stores in how many countries? They have brilliant marketing, and have targeted their market very well. I cringe when I look at their ingredients list, but I am sure that people that don't make soap or B&B products don't see anything but the essential oils listed.
The only store I have been in was smaller than my closet, I was surprised because I don't think they could have more than 7 or 8 people fit at one time including the sales staff. I expected something totally different, and if was really interesting to me just from a marketing point, once was more than enough though.
LOL I totally understand. I would probably do the same thing if I sold my soap. :smile:JayJay, I think you have a point about LU$H helping Handmade soap seem cool. I've had many, many people get so excited that they can buy "handmade soaps like the ones at LUSH from me for so much less!" I cringe.. I want to school them all about detergents, sulfates, hidden preservatives M&P vs CP .. But I don't. I just take the money.
Well sometimes I school people. Sometimes.
Not yet, but they're on my to-try list! I'm having a hard time finding any with reasonable shipping costs to NZ. There's a place in Australia that has them, but the shipping is a little out of budget at the moment. However, it's my birthday tomorrow so I might just treat myself! I'll be sure to post some updates if/when I use them.Spenny, have you tried any of the Lush FO dupes in your soap/body products, and if so, what do you think w/r/t matching and sticking? You are a pretty good tester in that respect