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Bensmom saddle soap - the review thread (if that's okay with Bensmom)

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  • #81
    And don't forget everyone, this would make a WONDERFUL gift!
    Some days the best thing about my job is that the chair spins.

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    • #82
      Okay, so...shipping is the same if you buy 2 right? I've never heard of flavoured saddle soap before, and love it! Especially if it doesn't leave icky residue like regular glycerine does, which is one of my biggest pet peeves. I'll happily pay extra for that!
      "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
      "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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      • #83
        Event4Life, it's scented, not "flavored"... Don't eat it!

        I'm anxiously waiting, and wearing cruddy boots until it comes...lol.

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        • #84
          Shipping *should* be the same if you buy two, but I haven't figured out how to make etsy do that yet. I think I need to change the setting on "shipping if bought with another item." I set that for the same charge, thinking it wouldn't charge people twice, but it did. So, what I am going to do as I ship this afternoon is to offer to refund the second shipping charge.

          I'm going to go and change it to zero now and see if that will fix it!

          Such a learning curve on all this stuff!

          Thanks for pointing out the things I need to check -- this really is the best market research anyone could hope for!

          I need to add to my label -- "COTH tested, COTH approved."

          Libby
          I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
          Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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          • #85
            If you start offering shipping to other countries do research the cost before doing it. Shipping over seas can be pricey.

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            • #86
              Originally posted by Bensmom View Post
              Shipping *should* be the same if you buy two, but I haven't figured out how to make etsy do that yet. I think I need to change the setting on "shipping if bought with another item." I set that for the same charge, thinking it wouldn't charge people twice, but it did. So, what I am going to do as I ship this afternoon is to offer to refund the second shipping charge.

              I'm going to go and change it to zero now and see if that will fix it!

              Such a learning curve on all this stuff!

              Thanks for pointing out the things I need to check -- this really is the best market research anyone could hope for!

              I need to add to my label -- "COTH tested, COTH approved."

              Libby
              Set the ships with another item to $0.00.
              Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
              you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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              • #87
                I just went in and did that! You can tell that this is definitely amateur hour!

                But, I guess you gotta learn somewhere and I can't say enough times how much I appreciate y'all helping me sort this out!

                Whew -- I made more soap last night than I've ever done in one day, and it is so exciting! Now, I have to send them all on their way and wait anxiously for more reviews!

                Those folks that have asked about samples -- I am still working on sending what I have left of those. The pile is pretty small, but I will send them out in the order that I received requests and let you know whether or not they are on the way!

                Wheeeeee!

                Libby
                I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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                  #88
                  Congratulations Bensmom, you really did it!

                  I had everyone at the barn using it yesterday. Even the pickiest of product users thought it was great. Two are ordering some right away.
                  Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                  The Grove at Five Points

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                  • #89
                    Originally posted by ACMEeventing View Post
                    Congratulations Bensmom, you really did it!

                    I had everyone at the barn using it yesterday. Even the pickiest of product users thought it was great. Two are ordering some right away.
                    I've already told most of the barn to feel free to try mine when it arrives!!
                    Custom Painted Brushes: spcustombrushes@gmail.com
                    http://www.facebook.com/pages/SP-Cus...75042339173555

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                    • #90
                      Originally posted by Bensmom View Post

                      I think the link in y'all's sig lines is so great! Even made my DH laugh out loud a few minutes ago!
                      You tell him he is *quite* welcome! I'm such a trend-setter!

                      I also want to thank everyone here, too. I forced myself upon Libby as her PR/Marketing .... staff?... and the reviews everyone posted are just amazing. I may not have much work to do for all your praises!
                      I have Higher Standards... do you?
                      Apalachicola Native (Alfie), '02 TB Gelding,
                      Wild Man of Borneo (Hank), '03 Redtick coonhound,
                      Augustus McRae (Gus), '01 Bluetick coonhound

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                      • #91
                        You guys are all awesome!

                        Here is a link to blame-the-champagne's tack that got cleaned with the soap:

                        Boots and Bridle Cleaned

                        Amazing, huh?! Thanks so much b-t-c for sending them to me!

                        I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                        Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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                        • #92
                          Originally posted by Bensmom View Post
                          "COTH tested, COTH approved."
                          Seriously, with as big a readership and name recognition, you SHOULD use that!!

                          PS I bet your house smells amazing!
                          COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                          "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl

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                          • #93
                            Bensmom, I'll be ordering tomorrow. In the meantime, do you have any experience with moldy tack and your soap? Based on what I've been reading I'm pretty sure it'll remove mold, but does it retard future blooms and do you have to use a different sponge on moldy tack?
                            They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                            Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                            • #94
                              Originally posted by frugalannie View Post
                              Bensmom, I'll be ordering tomorrow. In the meantime, do you have any experience with moldy tack and your soap? Based on what I've been reading I'm pretty sure it'll remove mold, but does it retard future blooms and do you have to use a different sponge on moldy tack?
                              Regardless of what she says, I would use a new sponge on moldy tack and break off a piece of the bar to use so that you don't spread spores around.
                              Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                              you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                              • #95
                                I have used my soap on moldy tack many, many times!

                                i usually use a fresh sponge and will sometimes (shhhhhh) put a little vinegar in one water bucket. I do mold with water and one sponge and then go back over with the conditioning soap.

                                i don't put anything into the soap to retard mold, because I haven't found anything that isn't too harsh and that I'd feel comfortable using. If I dry out my tack with vinegar, that is my choice, but I wouldn't do that to anyone else!

                                Does that help?
                                I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                                Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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                                • #96
                                  Just wanted to say that I was just in the tack room, and fondled my jump bridle (I only use it a couple of times a week). IT IS SO FREAKING SOFT. And not sticky. And shiny.

                                  I have good quality strap goods and take decent care of it. This is probably the nicest it has ever felt.
                                  Amanda

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                                  • #97
                                    PS- The above is my review of the leather a couple of days AFTER being cleaned with the soap
                                    Amanda

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                                    • #98
                                      I think I need to jump on this bandwagon. I've been fighting with my bridle for a couple of months now (it had a bad experience with something atmospheric last summer and hasn't been the same) and I haven't quite gotten it back up to par yet.

                                      Important question: This is scented. My horse loves things that are scented. Particularly he loves to put them in his mouth. (This has resulted in a change of shampoo on the part of yours truly because I quite literally could not get him out of my hair.) Which of these scents do people find the least appetizing? (This is a fully serious question. I don't need him eating his bridle.)
                                      "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

                                      Amy's Stuff - Rustic chic and country linens and decor
                                      Support my mom! She's gotta finance her retirement horse somehow.

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                                      • #99
                                        Thank you for additional info, Bensmom!
                                        They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                                        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                                        • Are there any samples left? I'd love to try this! (Sorry if this was already covered; I skipped from page 1 to page 5!)

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