Ok, I am down on my knees BEGGING for the buttercream frosting/vanilla-scented conditioner! *sob* Ppplllleeeeeeeaaaase?!
;-) All drama aside, I am a vanilla lush and I actually love buttercream frosting-scented stuff even more than I love All Things Vanilla (if that's possible), so I would be a huge fan of the conditioner. I'm sure I'll be a fan regardless, but that would definitely push things over the edge.
Let me know when the samples are ready! If I can swing the cost, I definitely want to buy a whole bunch so I can include one w/every sale (and get even more people in the Higher Standards fan club!).
I know, right?! This whole business thing is uber complicated and stuff. I thought I would be up and running MONTHS ago--but figuring out all the right tools/techniques, packaging, business cards, logo, pricing, shipping, marketing, etc. is like climbing Mt. Everest!
I would like to further report that I used the soap to clean my wearing-out Mountain Horse tall boots today. I am very fond of these boots as they are one of the few that fit me off the rack; they're not sleek and beautiful but they are the real deal!
Anyway, took the soap to them today and they look better than they have in ages!
I LOVE my Mountain Horse boots! Mine were lucky last night after my ride in the rain -- I came inside and finished up the last batch of conditioner I was working on and scraped the bowl clean, rubbing all the last bits into my boots They clean up pretty well!
Ok, not so thrilled with the square jars -- several reasons, but my consultants seem to be voting them down. Would a different colored jar be enough to distinguish between soap and conditioner? Perhaps a white jar, rather than the blue? I wish the company made the right size lids in blue -- then I would do a white jar/blue lid, but that isn't available.
Got mine a week or two back (citrus ginger) and like everyone has said, it is great! Simple to use, gets the gunk off much easier than all the products I have tried, softens the leather and I swear it seems to help deter more build-up too (has anyone else noticed this?). I have let others at my barn try it b/c I like it so much.
I finally got around to using mine (I'm on a break from riding so no dirty tack) and I was very impressed. It did a great job (although the Butet saddle I was cleaning has been well maintained), left a beautiful sheen to the leather and left it nice and supple feeling. Its definitely one of my favorite products.
I vote for the blue jar with a different label, I love that cobalt blue and its very distinctive. I'm sorry the square one did not work out.
I have my sponsored riders testing the conditioner, as well as a person or two that participated in the FB contest. I am too swamped at this point to be able to do like I did with the soap in the beginning and send out testers to everyone. I'm so sorry
So are you leaving the conditioner natural (cocoa butter scented)?
Because if you're not, and you're offering it in Vanilla (which I don't care for - too sweet) then you HAVE to offer it in, say, citrus/ginger, or grapefruit, or some other citrus-y scent (or rosemary / mint, that would be acceptable as well)
I'd make you a free horse hair bracelet if I can have my way
You know, I think a pair of cobalt blue round jars is very visually appealing. Different label, CONDITIONER written on the label, I don't care. Belvoir and (I believe) Devoucoux package their cleaner and conditioner in bottles that look very similar to each other but are differentiated by the words on the label. I think that is just fine and it has never presented a problem for me.
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