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Follow Up on Spruce Soap Experiment

By , August 6, 2017

I told you a few weeks ago about our experiment with a new homemade soap fragrance (see Shades of Things to Come?). The batch has cured, and the verdict’s in: better luck next time!

We have a very pleasant batch of soap, but we’re not sure exactly how to market it. At first, we couldn’t discern any fragrance at all, so we decided it should be considered “unscented.” However, as we trimmed and wrapped it, we detected a slight spruce fragrance. Finally, we settled on “Hint of Spruce.” We packaged up a few cakes and took them to Alaska Rod’s, our local distributor. We have yet to hear if they’re selling or not.

The good news is, the color is nice! Although, it’s not enough to base any marketing on.

At worse, we’ll have some good, mildly fragrant soap for home use. We’ll try again at least once before next spring, when we’ll make more of an effort to strike while the spruce tips are fresh, as it were. Because we’re in the midst of the tourist season, the next experiment will have to wait till we get another batch of our popular soap varieties out in the store.

At this point, I have yet to decide whether or not to add this variety to our Store page. Use the comments section below if you’re anxious to try it, and we’ll put up the links. Otherwise, keep checking back to the store page to see if we get around to it.

Shades of Things to Come?

By , July 17, 2017

Aly and I experimented with a new soap “flavor” recently. Time will tell how successful we were, but at the moment, we see reasons to hope!

Hard to say if it will retain this color as it cures (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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