Everyone should have received their body wash samples by this point. Please feel free to use them in any order you wish. We recommend using each sample at least three times to get a feel for the product, before heading over to the Questionnaires to provide your feedback.
As a reminder your body wash feedback questionnaires are due 6/22/2018.
You may have noticed each of the samples are different from each other in terms of type of scent, strength of scent, lather, and moisturization. We encourage you to head on over to the forum to discuss your thoughts on the samples with other Co-Creators! Please don’t be afraid to discuss the bad along with the good. We don’t expect every sample to be a hit, and in these early releases we need to try and figure out what peoples tolerances are for certain things. All we ask is for you to be constructive: the more descriptive feedback you can provide, the better for us to tweak our formulations into something you will love. As I told another Co-Creator, we wouldn’t be on this journey to create something together if we thought we had it all figured out - we’d simply send you finished products for your instagram feed.
If you’re curious about what some examples of great feedback looks like, here’s an early insightful comment from @alpacas :
There was obvious care and thought in the packaging design, very soft and natural colors. The raffia ribbon emphasized a natural, plant based feel to the products. The one drawback was the powerful odor from the tissue paper/paper smelled like money. Not sure if it was just my box or if anyone else noticed it? The samples were a good size. Body Wash 01b is reminiscent of a Shaklee shampoo, it smells like an orange dreamsicle. I wish it were stronger, I had a few people smell and feel my arm and they could barely smell it although it made my skin feel like a baby’s. Decent lather. Body Wash 01c was very cooling. A fun sensory body wash- at first it was so cooling I thought there might be mint in it but it was probably the lavender, then it turned into a warm full-body flush. The scent was strong, it lasted several hours on me (others found it more appealing than 01b). It didn’t really lather but I am going to try it again using a body sponge instead of a wash cloth. Both 01b and 01c left me feeling ultra cleansed, 01a is next to try. Thank you for the opportunity to sample and provide feedback on these developing products! Really an enjoyable experience.
And another one from @ambermc101c
took a lot of to lather up the way i like it. the scent of pine was very strong, i guess it is the aloe barbadensis leaf juice i am smelling. i didn’t smell any hints of lavendar or honey suckle. i can still smell the pine tree scent on me which is good it is long lasting, but it should have a scent to balance out the strong smell of the aloe barbadensis leaf juice, if you are going for earthy an after the rain scent would make this smell like a rainforest, you could try adding petrichor , or you could go for a more sensual fragrance with lotus petal or even jasmine. but it could just need a little more of the lavendar and honey suckle mixed in with it. it worked really good at moisturizing my skin, and making my skin feel really clean. the scent is just to strong. i still need to try the other 2 samples. i hope my opinion doesn’t offend i am just trying to help. some people like stronger fragrances in their body wash so i am not at all saying anything bad about it.
Some conversational forum ideas might include: Which scent did you find most and least appealing?
Were any of them over-powering? Did you feel cleaner with one wash vs another? What did you think of the unboxing experience? Did you have any feedback on the packaging?
After everyone has had an opportunity to try all the samples we’ll reveal a bit more about what was going on with the bottles you got to try.
The polls are in, and the results on how you voted for the Moisturizer Ingredients are below. For your convenience, here are the winners of each category:
Lavender & Rose
We’ve got some lab folks out for summer vacation, so bear with us for a couple of weeks while we work to get moisturizer samples out to you.
I continue to be impressed and educated by the forum posts so many of you are participating in. With nearly 80 topics and over 2200 posts, there’s a lot of interesting content to browse. If you are a subject matter expert in an area of natural beauty or wellness/lifestyle, and feel like you have something to offer the community, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can speak with you about your idea, article, video, etc. and how we might feature your work, we’d love to get more of you involved.
Sending out samples inspires me to challenge each of you to push yourselves outside of your comfort zone this week. You’ve gotta put yourself out there and take some risks in life every now and then
to make things interesting.
Maybe you’ve got something you’ve been thinking about doing, but were afraid to try… a class, that new dating app everyone is talking about, looking for a new job, opening that Etsy store. Regardless of the outcome, you’ll learn something. Failure isn’t trying something and having it not work out the way you hoped it would - that’s a learning opportunity (we call them “going to a seminar” in my family. Some “seminars” are more expensive than others Failure is choosing to give up when you didn’t get it right the first time. What are you going to try this week?
In the meantime, please enjoy the samples, and as always I’m here if you want to hit me up with any comments or questions.