Update! LuxuryLaneSoap.com is under LIVE CONSTRUCTION right now!! I will be releasing limited quantities of items and putting raw material stock on sale to raise money for The Lane Laboratory. The next few weeks are going to be extremely hectic and insane, if you have any product requests, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to let you know if I have the materials on hand!
Another Update! WE HAVE REACHED 25% OF OUR FUNDING GOAL!! I seriously can not even begin to express how amazed I am by all of you. Thank you!
Luxury Lane Soap has finally reached the point of limited growth. I simply can not grow past this point without something changing. The demand is there, you guys keep cheering me on and I’ve hit the point where I honestly can not do this by myself anymore.
For the last six months I have been considering A) Hiring remote online help to better meet customer inquiries and basic site editing. B) Hiring an amazing designer to finally take over the website so I can play in production, like I love. C) Build my studio.
After breaking so many hearts getting people excited about being able to hire I hit a huge wall and realized I can’t grow. I am already producing at an unsustainable rate. In 2010 I talked about loving what you do in abundance and reflecting back on that, I’m happy I still love what I do! I just didn’t expect you guys would love it so much, too!
In 2005 I started making soap. I’m not even really sure how it happened but my husband and I had just gotten married and later moved to Las Vegas. I was interviewed back in 2008 for the Las Vegas Review journal, which sparked a lot of interest and I just rolled with it. My son was born with this skin condition where his skin erupts and bleeds so it helped I was already researching ingredients and raw materials. My creativity just sparked and it never stopped. When you have so many things line up at the exact same time, you never really are sure WHY something happened. I just know it felt right and so I stuck with it.
In 2009 my Fight Club soap went viral and not even six months later I was hit with another viral product, Solo in Carbonite. A few cease and desist orders later and a couple of head butts with some corporations, I find that I’m still standing. I’ve sold at big conventions and I’ve done the famous people thing but right now, this very moment, giving Luxury Lane Soap her home is all that matters.
It’s time for this to come full circle, to go back to obsessively researching and creating. To having shelves and shelves of aging organic soap from scratch. To eventually having a color booth for mixing pigments. An area to blend and age my fragrance oils. Proper storage for my hundreds of molds!
I am currently at over 350 products with over 1 million color and fragrance options. Each and every last item is made one at a time. I don’t want space to store inventory. I want a space to make things…so many things. I am not looking for wholesale vendors or drop shipping, I am looking for customers I can write letters to and develop products for. Fun Fact, over half of my products are just things I make for my friends. And that is what I want.