10-09-2016, 07:55 PM
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  • Viking
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  • Ames, Iowa
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Greetings again TSN friends! I really appreciate all of the support and feedback so far - it's very valuable for me and I look forward to continued interactions.

It's been a busy fall for me on the "real world" front and I haven't been able to dedicate as much time to Viking as I hoped, but in the last few months, I have made up some new bath soaps and dialed in a few new scents for shaving soap that will be forthcoming. I have also done a bit of redesign work to the soap labels (I know, people probably just throw them away, but I like it to look nice) with a nicer quality label and some different font work.

The bath soaps are now available are the new bath soaps, 3 in the vegan format (Såpe, Rense, Rosemary/Mint/Orange) and 1 in the tallow (Lavender/Grapefruit).

I think you'll find our bath soaps a very generous size for the price (which was just lowered, BTW) and chock-full of great skin-loving oils! See the website for a full description of each scent and the ingredients contained therein. My soaps may have a rustic appearance, but rest assured they will treat you well!

Viking Body Soaps 

[Image: rense_thumb.jpg?resize=300%2C202]  [Image: sape_thumb.jpg?resize=300%2C202]

[Image: RMO_thumb.jpg?resize=300%2C202]  [Image: lav-grape_thumb.jpg?resize=300%2C202]

Also - RAGNAR (vegan formula, Aventus-type scent) shaving soap is back in stock.

[Image: FroThumb.jpg?w=300]

I'll be sure to update the thread when the new scents are available!

As always - thanks for looking!

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 10-10-2016, 06:22 AM
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Great news! Hope to get an order in soon!  Thumbsup

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 10-10-2016, 09:35 AM
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Order placed for the line of bath soaps.

I look forward to giving them a go!

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 11-03-2016, 08:43 PM
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  • Viking
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Update 11/3/16:

Added two new scents to the lineup that I've been looking forward to for a long time. 

First, a tallow soap, Valhalla (Drakkar type scent, see website for full details):

[Image: ValhallaThumb.jpg?w=300]


Second, a vegan soap, Fjord (Acqua Di Gio type scent, see website for full details):

[Image: FroFjordThumb.jpg?w=300]

Also, we have "Tree of Life" back in stock, and more "Old Norse" on the way (there are still a few in stock).

Will be working to get a few balms back in stock and I've had a few questions regarding the splash stock, and frankly, the splash has been somewhat experimental for me, and the future of the splashes is not set in stone at this time, but thanks for the inquiries. 

Thanks!

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 11-12-2016, 06:37 PM
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  • Viking
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Old Norse is back in stock, the "Fjord" sold out quickly, but I've already made a new batch and will be available shortly, as will our Tom Ford Grey Vetiver inspired 'Longship'!

Thanks as always!

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 11-12-2016, 07:01 PM
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Interesting. TF Grey Vetiver is one of my favorite scents. Is that going to be a tallow soap?

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 11-12-2016, 07:16 PM
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  • evnpar
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I thought I'd finally try your soaps. I couldn't resist ordering Valhalla, as Drakkar and tallow are hard to beat.

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 11-13-2016, 07:25 AM
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  • Viking
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Mike, currently in our vegan formulation. I'm working to get more tallow in my inventory, but do plan to make a tallow version when I'm stocked back up.

evnpar, agreed! It turned out nice!

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 11-20-2016, 07:12 PM
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(11-13-2016, 07:25 AM)Viking Wrote: Mike, currently in our vegan formulation. I'm working to get more tallow in my inventory, but do plan to make a tallow version when I'm stocked back up.

evnpar, agreed! It turned out nice!


Which is your most potent scent ? I am looking for strong scent !!

Thanks

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 11-20-2016, 07:14 PM
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  • Viking
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I'd say probably the Old Norse. Barbershop style scent.

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 11-25-2016, 05:06 AM
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Just put my order in to try a few of the vegan soaps, an aftershave balm, and splash. Can't wait to try them out.

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 11-27-2016, 09:04 PM
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Been working a bit over the Thankgiving holiday to get some things back in stock and with a few new creations.

Fjord (vegan) back in stock - Acqua di Gio inspired scent, Longship (vegan) now in stock - Tom Ford Vetiver inspired scent, Old Norse (Tallow) is stocked back up, and Ironside (Tallow) has been made to back up current stock.

[Image: FroLongship-Thumb.jpg?resize=300%2C300]

I have been busily working on my aftershave balm - which was a touch thick - to incorporate a few new ingredients (and subtracting a few) - overall, I've simplified the balm and to me, it's exactly now as it should be. Thinner, clean spreading, and quick to absorb into the skin. The same skin beneficial ingredients are still there, but the emulsifier and thickener composition has changed for the better. Not to say anything is wrong with the older formula, this one just fits the bill better IMHO, I hope you will agree. There is still some of the older formula of Old Norse, Citron, and Bay Rum, but as those are sold/phased out, the new formula stock will replace it. The new offerings, Fjord and Valhalla are the new formula as will Ragnar when I make it up in the next few days.

[Image: Balm-Fjord-Thumb.jpg?w=150]

[Image: Balm-Valhalla-Thumb.jpg?w=150]

Thanks for looking and please contact me with any questions!

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 11-28-2016, 04:15 AM
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Looking good!

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