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  1. #541
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    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!).


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    I'll be testing the sample jars later today!! Then to figure out cost, labeling, etc. This stuff is so much more complicated than I would have expected.

    Perhaps we can work a trade -- I think the Princess NEEDS one of your browbands!
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    There you go! Just pack the soap with some minions instead of mints. I'm sure this won't affect your margins at all!
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    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'm sure we can work something out, Libby! ;-)


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  5. #545
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    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!
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    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.

    Thoughts?
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    A different color jar would be fine too.

    I vote for a brown sugar/vanilla scent!

    I want to be a conditioner tester!!
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    Ordered my limited-edition "Confidence" late last week - holding out on cleaning my boots and half chaps until it arrives!

    Eagerly awaiting the launch of the conditioner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amastrike View Post

    I vote for a brown sugar/vanilla scent!

    I want to be a conditioner tester!!
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    Different color would be fine. Although to be honest...pretty easy to tell them appart when you open the jar.

    Still, either a different color jar or different color lable would work well. I would think square would be hard to get all of the conditioner out.
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    I'd do same jars, different label for the conditioner. Keep it as streamlined as possible :-D.
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    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.

    Thanks Bensmom!


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    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.



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    How do we get on the list to be trial testers of the conditioner?!?!?!


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    ditto Jo.



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    Ahhh -- you guys are making me feel guilty!

    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

    Will it help if it is available for sale soon?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JER View Post

    So, now that you've launched your soap and conditioner, do you think you could invent a Roomba-type thing that roams around the tack room at night and cleans tack?

    Thanks in advance.
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    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)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bensmom View Post
    Will it help if it is available for sale soon?!

    YES!!!
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    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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