Spring News

Lots going on with WSP; aftershave beta testing, new sample soap labels, new11150570_761855910595513_6716628477918477665_n scent for summer: Summer Breeze (Cool Water Type), AS and Cologne coming soon!  Keep up-to-date on our Social Media pages (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).11102698_761789440602160_8432697561591707640_n11159979_761856457262125_8918075714492217133_n

WSP Adds a Team Member

FR0029Everyone, meet Desiree. Desiree is in charge of soap-making, packaging, & will soon start making aftershaves & colognes. Desiree joined the WSP team in January. I needed someone to take over soap production & packaging to free me up to actually run the business and focus on new product development. Prior to joining the team, she ran Wee Irish Soaps, and still does so in her spare time. She picked up the soap-making process quickly and she’s been with WSP ever since. She enjoys connecting with fans on our social media platforms, and I’m ecstatic to have her as part of the team!

New Scents Have Arrived at Amazon!

The first shipments have arrived at Amazon. Spring Rain, Gaelic Tweed, Blackbeard, and SandalRose are now available for purchase at the links below!

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Au Naturel & Lavenderwood coming soon.

Blackbeard

Gaelic Tweed

SandalRose

Spring Rain

New Scent Profiles

IMG_2514Some of you have been asking about the new scent profiles. Here they are!

They’re being rolled out slowly and will become available to purchase through Amazon as they receive them.

Blackbeard – We started with tobacco, then added some cherry, vanilla, patchouli, cloves, and other spices.
Spring Rain – Spring Rain is meant to capture the essence of spring. Basil, green leaf and ozone are combined with violet, sandalwood & tonka bean.
Gaelic Tweed – Based on the iconic Green Irish Tweed by Creed. Just without any of the top notes. Middle notes of iris & violet leaf; bottom notes of Mysore sandalwood & Ambergris. A very expensive blend to create, but well worth the extra cost.
Lavenderwood - A blend of lavender cedar wood.
SandalRose – Sandalwood with a hint of rose.

LUXURY BARBER NAMES WET SHAVING PRODUCTS BRAND OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

A blurb of the article:  “A man named Lee is the mastermind behind Wet Shaving Products, Who founded the company on the notion that shaving should be an experience, not an annoyance. The self-proclaimed “shaveaholic” carefully researches the needs that his customers have and works diligently to satisfy them in any way he can. Lee works directly with badger hair suppliers, allowing him to give you products that are effective and affordable. All Wet Shaving Products are made in Phoenix, Arizona by Lee’s hand selected team. Together, the team works diligently to perfect the products before shipping them out. From choosing the handles to selecting the badger hair, it is all done right here in the USA.”

October 3rd Updates 2014

So what’s new at WSP? Mostly soap news again. In today’s update: packaging & labelling, Pumpkin Spice soap, amazon update, the end to the introductory pricing.

Packaging & Labelling

I am still working on locating the rust proof tins. I’m even thinking about switching to plastic jars. But, some of you have told me you’d like waterproof labels. I can now tell you that they are in the pipeline.

In addition, I’ll be updating the labels to add some color. For example, lavender will be lavender and so forth. What I can’t figure out is: fougere noir, black amber & vanille, sandalwood & tobacco (what shade of brown (if any)). So, if anyone has any input, do let me know. Otherwise, they may stay black & white.

Pumpkin Spice

Ah, pumpkin spice. Smells like pumpkin pie. Perfect fall scent and it will be available just in time for Halloween.

Unfortunately, it contains cinnamon. And some people are allergic to it. Therefore, I only made a very small run of 50 pucks. Available early next week.

Now Available at Amazon & the webstore

Most of the best sellers are now available at amazon! Use the discount code: JRDFER3I for 40% off! Mahogany & Marrakesh are on their way.

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Finally, the bad news. The era of $6 soap will come to an end this month. Originally I was planning for the 15th, but it’s looking like it will happen closer to the 31st. So, sometime between those dates the price will go up. Get your orders in before then!

And sticking with the theme of things coming to a close, I will probably be ending the rose scent and replacing it with rose & sandalwood. Haven’t made any final decisions yet, but that’s where I’m leaning.

September 19th Updates

Back by popular demand, Black Amber Vanille & Tobacco have made a return. A limited run of 54 pucks may turn into a full-time spot on the team. They can be purchased here.

The rest of the news is likewise soap related. Not really much going on with anything else. But I did add facebook comment functionality to the website. New posts will have facebook comments enabled. You’ll have to click the title to bring it up.

Scent Strength Boost

Some of you have commented that some of the scents are weak. I am working on this. I’ve calculated that I can safely boost all scents by 10%. I have implemented this in all new batches.

As for particularly weak scents such as lavender & a few experimental ones, I am reviewing IFRA guidelines and seeing about lowering the mixing temperature to capture more scent in the soap itself. Future batches of lavender can be boosted 20%, so expect a stronger lavender in a month or two.

New Scents in the Works

Coffee – Enough people have expressed an interest in this scent that I’ve moved forward with trying to make it happen. Right now, I’m told the current formulation smells more like a “latte” or “Kahlua candy”. I guess that’s pretty good considering that the black coffee scent in soap is as elusive as a unicorn. I’ll have to think on this some more.

Let me know in the comments below, post on the facebook page, or via a message if you have any thoughts on the matter.

Lavender & Cedar – I’m not too sure about this one. While it smells great, it’s extremely faint. I’ll have to figure out how to keep more of the scent in the soap before I release it, if I release it. I’d like to hear more positive interest in the scent before I make a batch.

Bay Rum – Alright, I’m giving up on this scent for the time being. I can’t get it to smell right and I have other things that are demanding my attention. The latest formulations smell more like licorice. I might come out with a licorice scent, but not bay rum in the near future.

Gaelic (Green Irish) Tweed – Love this scent. Unfortunately it costs 50% more than any other scent, requires 50% more fragrance, and would likewise boost the price accordingly. So this one’s on hold for now.

Cool Water – Firstly, I can’t think of a good name for it. A puck for anyone who comes up with the final name. Secondly, just like GIT, it’s 50% more expensive & 50% more is required. Also on hold.

Lavender – Lavender has been reformulated. It now smells more like a pure lavender with a camphor scent.

Pumpkin Spice – This fragrance contains cinnamon. So, if you are allergic, do not rejoice. Sadly I found out that my face does react to cinnamon, but a couple of people have contacted me about this fragrance and assured me that they don’t react to cinnamon, so… I’ve decided to make a batch. It does smell great. Slight pumpkin in the background with a good cinnamon scent. Accented by pumpkin pie fragrances.

Rose & Sandalwood – Something I’ve been toying with on and off. I’ve got the mixture down and I think it smells great. Unfortunately, I don’t quite have the time to do anything more than that right now.

Colognes & Aftershaves

They are in the development. While I can mix colognes right now, I’m not too sure about how to ship it, or whether there’s enough interest. But the formula is pretty easy and I’ve been making some for local friends. Aftershave is still in the early stages of development.

Do let me know if you’d like to see any current scents as an aftershave.

Tins

I’m working on finding a rust-resistant version. No plans on using a different size.