This time of year we always sit down and take stock on the year ahead. We figure out our production schedule, what products we want to work on developing, and what products we want to discontinue. It’s always hard to make the decision to stop making a product, but sometimes it just has to be done. This year we decided that it was time to stop making our Lavender Goat Milk Soap topped with lavender buds and our Oatmeal Honey Goat Milk Soap that is adorned with oats. Don’t worry! We are not getting rid of these bars entirely. We will maintain the plain (untopped) Lavender Goat Milk Soap and the plain (untopped) Oatmeal Honey Goat Milk Soap.
In our farmers market days the topped soaps were incredibly popular and when they were just being added to a shopping bag it was easy enough to keep everything neat. Now that our business has shifted to online sales these soaps have become a mess! A few days in the mail the buds and oats are everywhere in the box. They also created a mess everywhere else… including the workspace and cure room. And to be perfectly honest, without them sitting in front of customers, standing out with their beautiful adornments, they haven’t been selling as fast. At the same time their untopped counterparts have greatly increased in sales. We have to work hard to keep both of these varieties in stock. So, while they are pretty and make a lovely decoration next to your sink we decided it was best to discontinue making them.
We have a pretty good supply left and they will be around until they sell out. If these are some of your favorite soaps make sure you click over to the soap product page and stock up.