12-05-2016, 07:05 PM
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*Vitamin E Update* -  I see a couple of soaps are close to arriving. I wanted to mention in case anyone is concerned, that I'm using a fair bit of Vitamin E in the latest formulation because it's good for your skin in addition to increasing shelf life, but it does have the effect of darkening the portion of the soap that is exposed to air and light. So the top maybe be rosy or tan and blotchy. The essential oils used in a particular soap may increase this effect as well. This is normal. 


The store will open as scheduled this evening (Friday Dec 9th) at 7pm. Just an FYI that given the time of year, I've put in place some shipping discounts for upgraded service both within Canada and to the U.S., which will hopefully help get any purchases delivered safely before the holidays if you order soon.

You can purchase the soap here:

https://www.desmondsbarrow.com

Peter

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 12-05-2016, 07:10 PM
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Quote:Good quality vegan shaving soaps require a higher tropical oil content to replace tallow; and since Desmond's Barrow is based in North America where tallow is widely available as a byproduct of our food industry, using it helps reduce our carbon footprint by in turn reducing the amount of ingredients imported from more distant tropical countries. 


Didn't know this-makes me feel less guilty about loving tallow-based soaps!

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 12-06-2016, 12:25 PM
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Excellent site Peter, good luck with the inaugural sale!

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 12-07-2016, 04:25 AM
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(12-06-2016, 12:25 PM)blzrfn Wrote: Excellent site Peter, good luck with the inaugural sale!

Thanks Dave.

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 12-08-2016, 08:09 PM
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Congrats, Peter!

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 12-09-2016, 03:47 AM
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(12-08-2016, 08:09 PM)GloryUprising Wrote: Congrats, Peter!

Thanks Spencer!

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 12-09-2016, 04:26 PM
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Woohoo! First order placed! =D

Get 'em while they're hot!

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 12-09-2016, 04:48 PM
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Peter, best wishes for a successful inaugural sale.

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 12-10-2016, 08:44 AM
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Wow! Got a shipping notice! Thanks, Peter.

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 12-10-2016, 09:10 AM
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(12-09-2016, 04:48 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Peter, best wishes for a successful inaugural sale.

Thank you Ricardo!

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 12-10-2016, 09:12 AM
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(12-10-2016, 08:44 AM)GloryUprising Wrote: Wow! Got a shipping notice! Thanks, Peter.


Thumbup

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 12-10-2016, 10:29 AM
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I'm in with an order as well!  Good luck with your new venture.

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 12-10-2016, 12:25 PM
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Thanks all - really appreciate your support!

Another FYI - I discovered that my shipping program wasn't calculating the shipping charges accurately for those of you from the U.S. who purchased one tin. The good news is that the error was in your favour - you were being charged $8.39 CAD instead of $11.07 CAD if you purchased Small Packet service. I will of course honour that price to those who have already purchased but wanted to give a heads up to those who might notice the increase from this point forward. 

Thanks again,
Peter

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 12-10-2016, 05:20 PM
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I got home late last night after date night with my wife and I was surprised to see that there was still soap in stock.  I ordered a puck and I already have shipping notification.  Thanks Peter!

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 12-10-2016, 07:02 PM
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(12-10-2016, 05:20 PM)Sully Wrote: I got home late last night after date night with my wife and I was surprised to see that there was still soap in stock.  I ordered a puck and I already have shipping notification.  Thanks Peter!

My pleasure Shawn - thanks for supporting the sale! Doing my best to get it out quickly.

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 12-10-2016, 09:41 PM
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I love the labels! You did a great job getting this set up. I had always heard mention of your soap, and I'm glad you've officially taken it to market.


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 12-10-2016, 10:19 PM
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I've ordered a tin. It's a pleasure to support artisans, and especially since you're a fellow forum member here, I'm really glad to be able to give your soap a try.

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 12-11-2016, 08:39 AM
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(12-10-2016, 10:19 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote: I've ordered a tin. It's a pleasure to support artisans, and especially since you're a fellow forum member here, I'm really glad to be able to give your soap a try.

Thank you very much. I haven't really promoted the sale other than through this forum so it's nice to read your comment.

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 12-11-2016, 09:25 AM
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(12-10-2016, 12:25 PM)scritchnscrub Wrote: Thanks all - really appreciate your support!

Another FYI - I discovered that my shipping program wasn't calculating the shipping charges accurately for those of you from the U.S. who purchased one tin. The good news is that the error was in your favour - you were being charged $8.39 CAD instead of $11.07 CAD if you purchased Small Packet service. I will of course honour that price to those who have already purchased but wanted to give a heads up to those who might notice the increase from this point forward. 

Thanks again,
Peter

Got a refund on shipping! Thanks, Peter. 

There's customer service for you fine gents!

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 12-11-2016, 10:58 AM
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Order placed. Looking forward to trying your soap! Best of luck with it!

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