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We make beautiful high-quality soaps that express our love of horror. We think they'd look awesome next to your sink.
We make beautiful high-quality soaps that express our love of horror. We think they'd look awesome next to your sink.
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Wednesday and Hollingsworth began Scared Soapless with a mission to design and make an array of body-loving soaps that also celebrate our love of horror. We create beautiful soaps with fun backstories—the kind that are suitable for gifting and display. We also make balms, body butters, and more in our BLAM! By Scared Soapless line. That's a non-scary array of natural, vegan moisturizing products. Ultimately, Scared Soapless products are made for using and enjoying! Within a few years, the creation and design of Health and Beauty products, stories, and packaging became more than a fun hobby for us—it was a labor of love.  

We gave our creations as gifts to family and friends, posted pics everywhere, and donated to people in need. It was all so amazing! When people responded positively to our products, we eventually decided we'd give it a go as a business. We'd already invested a lot of time and money, but there was a lot more to think about. Some of our new designs require the purchase of a good laser printer. We also need equipment for packaging and packing our soaps and other items to protect them during shipping. Along with our own investment and that of a brave seed investor, we're ready to build and maintain our own website—which will help us keep prices low by avoiding listing fees and all those pesky percentages lost. We also want to set up shop at some local craft fairs. 

Luckily, we live in an area where people strive to support small business. We hope we can build a local following and get a large online response. We're delighted to have the opportunity to combine a lifelong love of horror with the joy of creating items that nourish and moisturize beautifully. We believe in using only the best products on skin. After all, you only get one epidural layer, and we're not corpses yet…

In the end, we know our spooky soaps won't change the world.  But we hope they'll add some scary fun to the world, while helping us all enjoy softer skin.  

What do we offer?

BoneHead soaps are a goat's milk skull embedded in a luxurious honey soap--like John Hammond meets Edgar Allan Poe.  

Boneheads
Boneheads

Telltale Soaps are vegan aloe soaps that feature a human heart 'frozen' in a sparkly blue-tinted soapy 'ice cube.'

TellTale Soaps
TellTale Soaps

Brainy Kid soaps are colorful goat's milk soaps with awesome swirls and patterns.  Each one contains a toy--so you have to scrub to get to it!  

Brainy Kid soaps (with toys inside)
Brainy Kid soaps (with toys inside)

Brain Buzz is a caffeinated soap loaf designed to perk you up in the morning.  This soap not intended for use by children.

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Bellingham the Grotesque is a vegan aloe soap created in swirly, shimmery greyscale.  Protects your skin from dryness, and maybe your home from misfortune.  

Bellingham Grotesques
Bellingham Grotesques

WaneNite is a shea spa bar containing activated charcoal and a beautiful waning moon design in midnight blue.  Not affiliated with the actual Wayne Knight, but we do love him!  

WaneNite
WaneNite

Scene of the Grime is a bar we can't wait to make.  We use water-soluble paper to print a 'bloody' handprint on either side of the soap, fusing them together with a layer of red.  Can be made in luxury (contains animal products like honey or goat's milk) formulation or totally vegan.  

Lime in the Coconut lip balm is the debut product in our BLAM! By Scared Soapless HBA line.  This vegan lip balm is yummy, all-natural, and feels awesome on your lips.  We hope to introduce more flavors, tints, and glitter versions in the future.  

Skin Stuff body butter is a wonderful combination of natural butters and oils, whipped into a fluffy, skin-loving water-free moisturizer that your skin will love.  

We have ideas and are testing recipes for beard butter, moisturizing shaving soap, and soaps with ingredients believed to soothe eczema and clear oily skin.  Perhaps most importantly, they'll leave you Scared Soapless.

Risks and challenges

We can easily fulfill our Kickstarter rewards on the scheduled we've set. We hope to begin taking internet orders as of May 1st.
Scared Soapless, like the zombie apocalypse, is inevitable.

Where your money will go:

1. Research and Development. In addition to maintaining a full inventory, we need product we can use to test new ingredients, fragrances, additives, and techniques. Whether these products emerge as successes or become valuable learning tools (that's how we refer to fails here), experimentation takes time and costs materials that can't always be resold. But we think it's the best way to develop a line of exceptional products!

2. Packaging. Good packaging isn't just about looking cool—though that is part of it. Many of our soaps are made with glycerin. While it's a good ingredient for skin, it can pull moisture from the air—especially during shipping where our soaps experience sharp changes in temperature and humidity. Shrink wrapping is very important to ensure that your soaps are as beautiful when you get them as they were when they left. For this, we need equipment for shrink wrapping, plus plenty of bubble wrap and top-notch packing materials for shipping.

3. Equipment. Our expansion means we need larger (and some duplicate) equipment for melting, mixing, molding, and beautifying our soaps. We invest in quality equipment so we can bring you the very best results. We think it's important to have separate utensils and molds for vegan and unscented items. We bet vegans and those with fragrance sensitivities agree.

4. Expansion. We want to grow our product line quickly. We're developing a line of spooky and/or sparkly lip balms (BLAM! by Scared Soapless) we can't wait to share with you. We also want to make vast quantities of our whipped body butters because people love them so much. But getting set up for mass production of a new product requires the acquisition of—you guessed it—equipment and supplies. Related: Anybody out there like BLACK GLITTER?

5. Technology. We are dying to introduce a line of soaps featuring cool graphic elements. Our Scene of the Grime design features "bloody" fingerprints on both sides of the soap, plus a splash of red to finish the look. For that we need water soluble paper, a printer and toners/inks that will bring glorious color to each and every bar.
We also need portable tech that will allow us to take credit card payments and handle sales remotely. Oh, and we gotta pay the guy who's building our website and sales portal. He's a genius.

6. Staff. We're a tiny operation just now. In fact, we're a single household. But with your help, we can afford to bring in a part-time staffer or two--and pay them a proper wage. We believe in paying fair and reasonable wages as part of a healthy and productive work environment. As we grow, we hope to bring in more staff to help with packaging, shipping, craft fairs, and eventually—helping to create all the products you love. We would love to bring a few good jobs that don't require a college degree to our community.

7. Marketing. We do have a teeny tiny marketing budget in hand. But you know what's more effective than a small marketing budget? Great word-of-mouth, virality, and a larger marketing budget. You can help with all of that just by donating or sharing!

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    Balmy Buddy

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    Plus we'll send you one Lime in the Coconut lip balm—the debut product in our lip line: BLAM! By Scared Soapless. This is an all-natural, vegan balm with awesome moisturizing power. Also, it's totally delicious.

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    Suds Advocate

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    We'll also send a grab bag of three Scared Soapless scarifying guest soaps in spooky shapes with a yummy fragrance. Vegan and unscented options available if that's your jam.

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    Suds Enthusiast

    Everything included at Suds Advocate level.
    Plus, we'll send you one Lime in the Coconut lip balm—the debut product in our lip line: BLAM! By Scared Soapless. This is an all-natural, vegan balm with awesome moisturizing power. Also, it's totally delicious.

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    Grotesquerie

    Everything included in the Suds Enthusiast level, plus one Bellingham Grotesque vegan soap. This shiny, sparkly swirly greyscale soap will enhance the look of any castle.

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    The Master

    Everything included in the Suds Enthusiast level, plus one amazing Master soap, featuring the hideously awesome visage of a certain vampire from a certain Jerusalem's Lot. Or maybe it's a certain Nosferatu...you just never know. This spooky, 4oz soap comes via an exclusive, one-of-a-kind mold created by artist Brian McGuire.

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    The Ratman's Reward

    This special reward level is all about devious rats. These goat's milk rat soaps start out in a lovely cream-color with ground cocoa beans to gently exfoliate. Due to their lovely vanilla fragrance, they'll slowly turn a deep brown over time. That's right, these soaps begin as a helpful Socrates and transform into a hellish Ben. You'll get two large Ratman's Soaps and three guest-sized rats. They may look terrifying, but the scent will make you wish you could take a nibble.

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    Brainy Kids

    Everything included in the Suds Enthusiast level.
    We'll also send you two of our luxury Brainy Kid soaps in cool fun colors with an awesome scent and a cool, tiny toy inside! Vegan and unscented options available if that's your jam.

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    Catacombs

    Everything included in the Suds Enthusiast level.
    Plus, two of our exquisite luxury BoneHead soaps shipped to you. These hand-painted luxury soaps offer exceptional detail and a fun, fruity scent—and look like a human skull frozen in amber. Unscented options available if that's your jam.

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    Floorboards

    Everything included in the Suds Enthusiast level.
    Plus, two of our vegan Telltale Soap soaps shipped to you. These hand painted soaps feature a soapy human heart in frozen in glittery, lathering goodness and an awesome fun fragrance. Unscented options available if that's your jam.

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    Horror Haters?!?

    We've heard rumors that there are people who don’t like horror. I know, right? For them, we offer two Lime in the Coconut lip balms from BLAM! By Scared Soapless, and two Wane Nite vegan shea butter spa soaps in midnight blue. Scented with yummy cherry almond, or unscented if that's your jam.

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    Cursed Gems (curse not included)

    You get everything included in the Suds Enthusiast level, plus two spectacular Olav Gem soaps--named for the famous cursed black diamond. Olav Gem soaps are brightly colored, sparkly, rough-gem-shaped aloe soaps that come with a relaxing fragrance. What's that inside? Is it a tiny tortured soul or a harmless toy? You may not know until it's too late! Unscented options available if that's your jam.

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    Scene of the Grime

    Our Scene of the Grime soaps feature cool "bloody" handprints on either side. We do this through the magic of water-soluble paper and the sweet printer we'll buy with your support. You'll get two unscented Scene of the Grime bars, along with everything in our Suds Enthusiast level.

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    Horror Anthology

    Includes everything included at Suds Enthusiasts level, plus an EXTRA Lime in the Coconut lip balm.
    Plus, two luxury BoneHead soaps, and two vegan Telltale Soap soaps—hand painted and featuring an awesome fragrance—or unscented if you prefer.

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    Horror Haters: The Sequel

    Are there really people who hate horror? We're still not convinced. But we are offering TWO Lime in the Coconut Lip Balms. PLUS you get a 16oz (by volume) container of our all-natural Skin Stuff whipped body butter. A mix of rich butters and oils, whipped into a creamy fluff that melts at skin temperature. Delightful!

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    A Beast with Five Fingers

    Includes everything in the Suds Enthusiast level. (three scarifying guest soaps, and a Lime in the Coconut balm from BLAM! By Scared Soapless)
    PLUS a giant (more than a friggin' pound) human hand soap!! Vividly colored, and available in wild options like Golem (grey and textured), Witch's Hand (green and shimmery), Satan's Hand (red and sparkly), or Zombie hand (bluish and splotchy). Your pick!

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    Your Brain on Soap

    Everything included in our Brainy Kids level. PLUS a Brain Buzz CAFFEINATED soap loaf. This exceptional giant (it's over two pounds--for serious) brain shows evidence of zombie infection in the form of glittery embeds—but will still leave you feeling totally clean and perky. It will arrive pre-sliced into bars, and have a cool, uplifting fragrance—or unscented if you prefer. Caffeinated soaps are not intended for use by children.

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    Scariest, Soapiest Show on Earth

    Our eternal thanks forever and ever and ever…and a shout out on our website.
    Plus, a total of TEN remarkable soaps including 2 hand painted luxury BoneHeads, 2 vegan Telltale Soap, 2 multicolored Brainy Kid soaps, one Scene of the Grime soap, and three spectacular Olav Gems in three amazing colors. Olav Gem soaps are brightly colored, sparkly, rough-gem-shaped aloe soaps that come with a relaxing fragrance. What's that inside? Is it a tiny tortured soul or a harmless toy? You may not know until it's too late! Unscented options available if that's your jam. Plus, we'll send you TWO Lime in the Coconut lip balms—the debut product in our lip line: BLAM! By Scared Soapless.

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    Soaping School!!

    Oooh, this is a special one. You and up to three friends (or children over seven) get a 2-hour soaping class with Sacred Soapless Soapstress Wednesday Lee Friday. Our place or yours (within a reasonable driving distance of Ann Arbor, MI), we'll bring all the tools and supplies to make any one type of our standard line of soaps. Boneheads? Telltale Soaps? Bellingham Grotesques? WaneNites? We teach you how to make them, and leave you a batch to keep when we're done. We'll even include fun label designs! Cool, right?

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    Lady (or Lord) Sudsington

    Everything included in our $100 level, plus we'll create a custom Scared Soapless soap just for you. We'll work to develop a horrific soap based on your terrifying specifications--your favorite horror story, concept, or icon, (while upholding applicable copyright laws, of course) and your ideal fragrance—you can even name it! You'll get 8 bars (or one loaf) of your spooky, soapy opus. We'll offer your custom creation in our store after a big, flashy debut--giving you full credit of course.

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