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Marissa commented on Bar None.

Hi Jess, I love this idea!

I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but Lush is a very popular brand in North America that takes pride in hand made and natural products. It reminds me a lot of your idea, so looking at their business model could be helpful to see if you might have a gap in any areas since I imagine your business models would be very similar! (Or, see what gaps Lush has in their business model and see if you could innovate it to create a better model!)

Best of luck,

Hi Kate,

I definitely will move some insights I've gained to the main body of my idea, thanks for reminding me!

Hi Jess, your insight form working in hospitals is really interesting.!

The soap isn't designed to work while dry, only be distributed and sold as a dry product. To activate the soap water is added when washing your hands/body/hair until it turns back into liquid soap and then water is used as normal to wash and rinse the soap away. Besides the actual product having less water in it, I don't see any less water being used when actually washing.

As for harshness, I've used it and don't think it is any harsher on the skin. In fact, one of my coworkers used my prototype of the hand soap and found it actually left her hands softer than normal soap.

I think other household products is an amazing area to expand into! I've also had suggestions from my prototype testers to develop toothpaste, mouthwash, and shaving cream.

I'd love to hear if you think there would be any other issues from a use standpoint. Thanks so much for your comment!