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Friday, July 3, 2009

Supplies and Loofah Soaps



Loofah soaps are one of my best selling soaps over all. It's a fun soap with a slice of loofah drenched in glycerin soap, scented, sometimes adding an herb or two on top (like you see in the picture).

Brings me to the point of where I get my loofah sponges to begin with. Typically, I order them online. Occasionally, I find a special on them in a local store. But it is usually ordering them from the same supplier because I want continuity in my product.

Last time I ordered though, the loofah had changed significantly! It was shipped flat, which is fine with me, all I have to do is soak it to plump it back to its original form. What was different was that when the loofah plumped up, it was MUCH larger than they were before. So large that it could not be held comfortably in your hand in the shower. This is extremely important! You don't want to be fumbling around with a larger than life soap in the shower! I pondered this for awhile, trying to figure out the best way to make these monstrosities work for my needs. I ended up cutting these things in half! It is much easier to handle now, but they just don't look quite as nice as the completely round ones, in my opinion. Who knows? Maybe you folks out there might like them even better! See the picture below...



So for now, the loofahs will be in half. Still a great item, just looks different. In the meantime, I will be hunting down some loofahs that better fit my needs!

The loofah soaps are not listed yet on any of my sites, but if you mention that you noticed this blog entry and purchase one of my half loofahs, I'll give you 50% off (yes, half off) the original purchase price through September 30th, 2009.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

katw0man said...

Trish,
Just wanted to stop by and say Hi. I am a regular on SoapQueen Blog and it has been a real encouragement to me.

I saw your comment today and decided to look up what your name meant!

I want to thank you for sharing your story! And I know God will bless your business!

(actually i thought about embedding blessings and prayers in my soaps....have you thought about that?)

anyways, stop by my blog and say Hi as well!

I love to hear the stories of fellow travelers down this adverture we call soaping!

Blessings to you and your household!
Kelly Taylor

katw0man said...

how did you get that lovely music on your Etsy store?

it is really inspiring!

Anne-Marie said...

Funny - I totally know what you mean about the loofah expanding to gargantuan proportions. I hope you have good luck sourcing new loofahs to get back to your loofah symmetrical perfection.

Anne-Marie said...

Oh boy! I love loofah soaps! Yours are adorable. I think people will love the new and improved soaps =)

Trish's Soapy Blessings said...

The halved loofah concept doesn't seem to have bothered anyone. They are selling well! I have had one comment about them looking different than my other ones. I still have some round ones sitting at my booth alongside the halved ones. Mostly, people are excited about the fragrance combos.
Must be me. I STILL like the looks of the full round loofah better.(sigh)