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The Octaloofah: The most fun you've EVER had in the shower.

Exfoliate and massage your back hands-free while listening to your favorite jams! Yes, that's what I said...

The Octaloofah: The most fun you've EVER had in the shower.

Exfoliate and massage your back hands-free while listening to your favorite jams! Yes, that's what I said...

$3,790
pledged of $65,000pledged of $65,000 goal
70
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 14 2015 3:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 14, 2015

About

The Octaloofah is the worlds first hands-free back scrubbing device, with a twist of fun, excitement, pleasure, jubilation and exfoliation all wrapped into one!

A nice hot shower will fix just about anything...

We believe that the shower process has grown stale. It's all about getting in and out, and not enjoying what a nice hot shower is all about....RELAXATION. We want to de-stress this world, and that's why we created the Octaloofah. 

HOW TO SUCTION PRODUCT ON/OFF SHOWER WALL! (VIDEO)

 LOOFAHS AND MASSAGER IN ACTION! (VIDEO)

SHOWER SOUND! (VIDEO)

 My Story

Long story short, it was an interesting day when I told my mom I wanted to get into the "loofah" industry. I had worked really hard at a career in recruiting and staffing, and the day after Christmas in 2013 I told my parents my big idea...

As you can see my mom isn't thrilled with the idea, and I can't tell if my dad is taking me seriously or not. 

This project was conceived in intervals;

Interval 1- I have shoulder issues, and always had a hard time scrubbing certain spots on my back. 

Interval 2- I used to work out and get terrible back acne.

Interval 3- My girlfriend always ask for back massages :)

Interval 4- I love music in the shower

I kept adding more and more to it until I had the final product. The massaging aspect earned me brownie points with my girlfriend!

So I went to work and initially hired a Mechanical Engineering grad from MIT to built the proof of concept prototype. It wasn't aesthetically pleasing, however I wanted to work out functionality. 

Proof of Concept Prototype
Proof of Concept Prototype

 I sent this video to my mom:

Pure excitement 

My engineer left for Europe indefinitely and there was a short period I struggled to find the right fit for my first Prototype. 

 Then fate hit and I met an extremely bright designer who created the first prototype. 

First Prototype
First Prototype

As you can see there was no knot buster massager. Each loofah had an electric massager behind it, but that drove the cost up too much. 

After a few more months of designing and building, we finally came up with a product that excites us!

True Benefits of the Product!!!

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE

After building out 3 different prototypes, we have proven design and functionality. Once Kickstarter funds are received, we will immediately be teaming up with a local design firm to build the final product which is essentially what we already have (but streamlined for manufacturing). Once they complete that process, we already have several possible factories lined up for quick tooling and manufacturing.

 All that is left is the final design, tool/build, pilot, production. 

People are talking!!!
People are talking!!!

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

I've never been more passionate about anything in my life. I always see things through, and I have zero doubt that i'll see this through to fruition.

I've spent considerable time, money and resources seeking advice from product and engineering leaders across the country. I've had design organizations breakdown my product, piece by piece. I've had manufacturers submit me quotes and minimums.

As with any manufacturing process, there are potential pitfalls. Even though I have dived into best practices for products like these, delays in tooling, obtaining materials, packaging, and shipping may occur. While I am doing everything in my power on the front end to avoid this, they can never be completely eliminated.

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    Two Octaloofahs! Do you have two bathrooms? Want one for yourself, and one as a gift? Reduced rate for two. No domestic shipping cost.

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    Three Octaloofahs! Three Octaloofahs for every bathroom in your house! Get it before the holiday rush. No domestic shipping cost.

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    Grand Daddy Special!
    - Two Octaloofahs
    - Two Octaloofah T-shirts
    - Personal Shout Out on our Facebook Page
    - A personal phone call thanking you for your contribution (please leave number)
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