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#1
Since I've been exploring forigien soaps, I'm noticing quite a lot of soap pucks/sticks are 50/60/75 gram size.
It does seem more reasonable then the 4.4, 6,8 oz we do here.

Only real downside I see is the puck sizes are small, except dvh.
Then again that comparing hard soaps over seas to soft artisan soaps here. Maybe the soap contains is the same?
#2
I think there is a couple of reasons for this but the biggest one is culture. The US is renowned for doing everything bigger. When artisans came along originally to stand out they had to offer a good product, at a good price but lots of it to make it appealing to buyers. As always us Brits have followed suit and most of our artisans offer massive amounts of soap. The Europeans on the other hand as usual have said no we will do it out way.

My personal opinion is that we don't need 4-6oz of soap and I have been very happy recently with the 2oz and 3oz offerings from Dr Jons and Soap Commander - the likelyhood of me finishing those is slim!

However does it stop me buying soap at 4-6oz?....most certainly not!

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Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
#3

Member
Austin, TX
(03-15-2016, 12:27 PM)WindsorCitrus Wrote: My personal opinion is that we don't need 4-6oz of soap and I have been very happy recently with the 2oz and 3oz offerings from Dr Jons and Soap Commander - the likelyhood of me finishing those is slim!

However does it stop me buying soap at 4-6oz?....most certainly not!
Fully agree with this too Oli.
Kevin
#4
It's not so much that the US artisans offer the big sized soaps, because US just does like it bigger - cars, burgers, etc. - it's that some of them offer their soaps in the wide pots, that makes loading the brush so much easier.

Us European guys could learn from that IMHO.

But with that said, you still see Le Përe Lucien and Martin de Candre offered in the big 200 gram (7 ounces) pots, and Saponificio Varesino is offered in 150 grams pucks and Meißner Tremonia paste is offered in 200 ml pots (the hard soap only is 95 gram though)

I believe most of the really hard soaps are rarely offered in anything larger than 125 gram, because they will last for very long, even if used daily.
You have very few hard soap makes in the US, AOS makes a hard soap, then I can't remember any other manufacturer from the US that makes a really hard soap ?
So I think this fact, that you almost can't find a brand that makes a hard soap from the US, also could be the reason why so many soap makers offer their soaps in larger sizes.

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San Diego, Cal., USA
(03-15-2016, 02:08 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: It's not so much that the US artisans offer the big sized soaps, because US just does like it bigger - cars, burgers, etc. - it's that some of them offer their soaps in the wide pots, that makes loading the brush so much easier.

Us European guys could learn from that IMHO.

But with that said, you still see Le Përe Lucien and Martin de Candre offered in the big 200 gram (7 ounces) pots, and Saponificio Varesino is offered in 150 grams pucks and Meißner Tremonia paste is offered in 200 ml pots (the hard soap only is 95 gram though)

I believe most of the really hard soaps are rarely offered in anything larger than 125 gram, because they will last for very long, even if used daily.
You have very few hard soap makes in the US, AOS makes a hard soap, then I can't remember any other manufacturer from the US that makes a really hard soap ?
So I think this fact, that you almost can't find a brand that makes a hard soap from the US, also could be the reason why so many soap makers offer their soaps in larger sizes.

THIS! Big Grin

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