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#1
Does anyone know why the Latha line is so much less expensive than B&M's regular line of soaps?

Could the lack of lanolin and, perhaps less tallow, be enough to knock down the price so much?
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Ted

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#2

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Houston, TX
Possibly that and also could be that the essential oils used in the scents is probably more costly in the regular line.


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#3
(10-30-2015, 02:21 AM)Lestorfreemon Wrote: Possibly that and also could be that the essential oils used in the scents is probably more costly in the regular line.


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That's more likely. The scents are very simplified compared to the standard B&M line. He puts a lot into the creation of the scents and the essential/fragrance oils are much more expensive.
#4
The scent profiles do look simpler. That would account for a bit of the difference.

The latha line a much simpler formula. This reduction of ingredients will account for a large chunk of the difference.

These two should account for most of it.
#5

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
I'd say streamlined scents as well. that said, the latha oceana and sandalwood smell great!

Barrister_N_Mann, care to chime in?
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#6
Also, it's only 4 ozs. I like the Latha line, slick, easy to lather and I have the Limon right now and it's nice.

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#7

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(This post was last modified: 10-30-2015, 03:16 PM by Barrister_N_Mann.)
Everyone pretty much got it right. The simpler scents allow us to cut down the production cost (the rule is no more than 3 ingredients per fragrance). Additionally, the lack of kokum butter, lanolin, and castor oil decreases the cost of production dramatically. The jars are also not as thick as those used for our White Label line and are smaller as well, making them less expensive per unit. The labels are smaller to match the jars and the lesser material makes them less expensive than our White Label labels. Hope that clears it up a bit. Smile

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#8
Thank you for the information barrister-n-mann. Always good to learn more from the source.
#9

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Philadelphia, PA
(10-30-2015, 03:16 PM)Barrister_N_Mann Wrote: Everyone pretty much got it right. The simpler scents allow us to cut down the production cost (the rule is no more than 3 ingredients per fragrance). Additionally, the lack of kokum butter, lanolin, and castor oil decreases the cost of production dramatically. The jars are also not as thick as those used for our White Label line and are smaller as well, making them less expensive per unit. The labels are smaller to match the jars and the lesser material makes them less expensive than our White Label labels. Hope that clears it up a bit. Smile

thanks. I kind of figured that the smaller containers + smaller labels + less ink for said labels helped to keep the costs down.

I actually zoomed in on your DFS Movember donation photo I took the other night to see if all of the soaps were the 4oz. once I saw that they were, I figured the smaller jar size helped.
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#10
Thanks to all, and BM [Will]. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
Cheers,
Ted

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