Midweek Minute – The Brave New World


In spite of the present economy, I am considering re-opening KARE Soap, initially on a small scale, so that I can offer a natural, high quality soap at an affordable price.  I have some survey questions below to help me determine if this is a good move and what changes I should make.  I will also have hand-dipped tapers, votives and tea-lights made with local beeswax available.  These will be a natural gold color and scented the same as the soap.

I would so greatly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to answer these survey questions. (answer by commenting please)


1. Would you be interested in purchasing homemade soap that is made with coconut and/or olive oil? (There will be no soy products in this soap.)

a. Sounds wonderful!
b. I prefer to purchase less expensive detergent soap at the store
c. I do not use coconut oil products
d. I do not use olive oil products

2. Would it make a difference to you if we did not use color or botanicals such as oatmeal or calendula? __Yes __No

3. If there was only one fragrance choice, would you prefer a natural Pearberry type, an essential oil Minty type, an essential oil Woodsy type or an essential oil fresh Citrus type? (we will also offer unscented)

Choice One________________________________________
Choice Two________________________________________
Choice Three_______________________________________
Other____________________________________________

4. Would you be willing to pay more for organic ingredients in the soap?   Or would natural be acceptable? ____________________________________________________

5. What do you feel is a fair price for a single 4-oz bar of homemade soap?__________

a. $3.50
b. $4.50
c. ____ other

6. Are you willing to pay the price you chose from above?_______Yes ________No

7. If you could get a discount for buying multiple bars, would that change your answer to number 6?

_____ Yes _____ No

8. If you could have discount privileges for being a regular customer, would you be willing to commit to ordering a certain amount for a predetermined period of time? _______

Why, or why not___________________________________________________________

9. What is most important to you in your soap? (in order of importance) __________________

a. the price
b. makes my skin feel good
c. smells good
d. healthy ingredients

10. Where and how would you be most likely to purchase a soap that fit all your needs? ______

a. the farmers market
b. website
c. grocery store
d. over the phone and then delivered by mail or in person
e. _______ other

11. Would you be open to bartering? If so, what would you have to barter? ____________

12. Are you interested in pre-ordering soap between May 5th & May 15th for a special ONE TIME price?

____Yes ____No

**If you have any questions or suggestions, please put them here: _______________________

______________________________________________________________________

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3 thoughts on “Midweek Minute – The Brave New World

  1. Emily says:

    1. Would you be interested in purchasing homemade soap that is made with coconut and/or olive oil? (There will be no soy products in this soap.)
    a. Sounds wonderful!

    2. Would it make a difference to you if we did not use color or botanicals such as oatmeal or calendula?
    No

    3. If there was only one fragrance choice, would you prefer a natural Pearberry type, an essential oil Minty type, an essential oil Woodsy type or an essential oil fresh Citrus type? (we will also offer unscented)

    Choice One_fresh citrus
    Choice Two: woodsy type
    Choice Three:minty type
    Other:tea tree oil

    4. Would you be willing to pay more for organic ingredients in the soap? Or would natural be acceptable?
    Natural acceptable but will also pay more for organic 🙂

    5. What do you feel is a fair price for a single 4-oz bar of homemade soap?
    other: $4

    6. Are you willing to pay the price you chose from above?
    Not sure

    7. If you could get a discount for buying multiple bars, would that change your answer to number 6?
    Probably

    8. If you could have discount privileges for being a regular customer, would you be willing to commit to ordering a certain amount for a predetermined period of time?
    This is one thing I dislike about MLM, so I would have to say most likely not
    Why?
    We take one day at a time.

    9. What is most important to you in your soap? (in order of importance)
    I changed the order, top most important, last least
    b. makes my skin feel good
    d. healthy ingredients
    a. the price
    c. smells good

    10. Where and how would you be most likely to purchase a soap that fit all your needs?
    b. website

    11. Would you be open to bartering?
    Sure!
    If so, what would you have to barter?
    food, herbs, reishi mushrooms, kombucha scooby/mushrooms

    12. Are you interested in pre-ordering soap between May 5th & May 15th for a special ONE TIME price?
    Yes Yes Yes!

    I am beginning to make soap but we are currently running out of our Dr. Bronners and we don’t much care for the soap nut liquid as bathing soap. So I have yet to place my order for the ingredients to make the soap and then as you know it needs to cure…so we will be needing soap soon. Perfect timing! 🙂

    • kare says:

      Thank you for your response, Emily. I have not made the soap yet… but I am ordering the supplies and should be able to make it next week. If you need it before then, I have a few bars left from when I made soap before…they have synthetic fragrance, but if you are interested, let me know and I’ll give you a fair price.

      I was going to have only one fragrance, but the responses so far indicate half the people want a citrus fragrance and half want pearberry. If I do pearberry, it will be organic…which I am very excited about, but I have never used an organic “Flavor-scent” so I’m skeptical…

  2. Emily says:

    I am interested. We are going to spend money for soap so we would rather it be going towards “the little guy” and in this case a fellow believer. 🙂
    But I hope you don’t feel obligated. What ever you are willing to let go of we will take, just let me know a price.
    THANKS!

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