Colette in Customer Service found a soap site a few months ago. She immediately came to my desk, eyes all big, practically begging for me to buy some of their goodies so she could see them in person. I’m a sucker for simple, elegant packaging and handcrafted products so I wasn’t too hard for Colette to sell. Boh Bon Soap Company has an adorable web site, beautifully crafted products and inspiring design. I love the story about how they got their name. It’s always good to pay homage to those that have influenced and encouraged you.
I purchased lots of goodies from Boh Bon Soap – their “Fresh Squeezed Citrus” pack (which had a bar of Citrus Soap, one bottle of bath salts, and one soy candle in a tin). I also purchased the “In Bloom” gift box with 4 bath tea bags. And, since soap is my passion, I couldn’t resist just one more bar – their Pink Grapefruit Ylang Ylang Shave Soap.
The packaging of these products is simple but clever. They use standard white take out containers for gift boxes and corrugated cardboard to wrap their soap in. It all looks fabulous because of the well thought-out, colorful matching labels.
In the photo above, the basic white takeout box was dressed up with a plain kraft round label, ta cool printed grosgrain ribbon and finally the professionally printed label. You can’t really tell but the “Fresh Squeezed Citrus Relax Pack” part of the label was actually printed on a clear label and stuck on top of the Orange label. This is a really smart thing to do. This way they can have thousands of orange labels printed to save money and they can use them to label any of their products. Being a small business means thinking about the cost of everything, even something as “small” as your labels. The overall look and feel of the entire brand is a well organized and strategically bright which dovetails nicely with the superior products inside of the clever packaging.
Thus far, my favorite part of the entire box of goodies I purchased is the candle that came in the “Fresh Squeezed Citrus” pack. It is a tiny little travel candle but it really packs a serious smell punch. And, of course, it’s packaged well which only adds to the delight. I wouldn’t hestitate to buy more goodies from Boh Bon Soap Company.