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Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 2011 - A Giveaway!

I've been doing a lot of soaping (mostly in my mind) and planning....trying to decide which homemade  soap varieties to offer in 2011.   Wondering, as always, what would most delight my customers.   That's the $64,000.00 question......hmmmmm...."Hey, Becky (I said to myself) why not ask them??"  "Brilliant!" (I answered)  

So.....I'm going to do a poll/giveaway!  YAY!  Don't you just love a chance to win FREE SOAP???

Here's what's to be won by three winners: Your choice of  1 bar of the following natural handmade soaps:  Lemonhead, Autumn Love, Tea Tree-Eucalyptus-Poppy Seed.   

These are end cuts (not the prettiest bars, but full size and weigh a whopping 130g-172g each!)

Lemonhead  is a bright, vibrantly lemon natural soap, homemade using the hot process, with Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) essential oil, shea butter and mango butter. 172g

Autumn Love is a sensual, woodsy blend of sandalwood and vanilla fragrance oils, amyris essential oil, shea butter and mango butter in a 98% natural HP soap. 169g

Tea Tree-Eucalyptus-Poppyseed is fresh and bright, full of tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils with poppy seeds and oatmeal for gentle exfoliation.  This CP all natural soap is enriched with shea, mango and cocoa butters.  Only 1 bar of this variety is cured and ready to go -first winner who choses it get's it!  130g

Here's how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here (my blog) that includes your favorite natural soap fragrance (not necessarily one of mine!)  or fragrance idea.            

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 2. Leave a comment & link on your facebook page about this giveaway.

 and/or

  3. Leave a comment & link on your twitter page about this giveaway.

That's up to 3 entries per person....plus three drawings.....I stink at math, but it sounds pretty good, doesn't it? LOL!

I'll do the drawing with one of those automated-random-number-drawing- things this Friday Jan 7th.

Good Luck everyone!

25 comments:

Marilyn said...

Your soaps are great!
Really, I would have a very hard time choosing :)

Robin said...

It's really hard to pick just one scent or one scent combo as my favorite, but one that I find absolutely refreshing and delicious is a blend of lemongrass and eucalyptus. It's a "wake me up, want to take a bite" kind of scent. Yum!

Suzanne said...

I agree with Robin's comment that it is hard to pick just one....but for now, I'll say that two of my favorites are the Lava Lamp soap you did and Lavendar Mist.

Michele said...

Well count me in. Hmmm, favorite summer fragrance - probably anything in the citrus family. I am especially fond or orange.

elizabeth said...

I love any soap that has mint fragrance in it. I had a bar I really liked that was lemon and mint together. Fresh and full of Energy!

Sabine Haller said...

I love Lemon Verbena and Lavender&Patchouli (2p Lav - 1p Patch)

michaelsuds8 said...

Hi Becky,

I vote for the Autumn Love with its woodsy blend of sandalwood and vanilla fragrance oils. I also like the fact that is contains both shea butter and mango butter. Autumn is my favorite time of year, after Christmas.

Also my favorite soap fragrance so far is Almond Biscotti.

Thanks for doing this. Great idea!

Elaine R said...

I love the scent of lemongrass in homemade soaps.

Brenda said...

I've become a huge fan of ylang ylang, clary sage and palmarosa EOs. I also love neroli. I'm trying to ween myself off of lavender but it's tough. :)

thesoapsister said...

Hi Suzanne, Yes I will be re-creating Lava Lamp....hopefully in Jan or Feb. Have to order some necessary eo's which have gotten desperately low through the last few months. :) That was a tricky one, and I hope fickle Alkanet gives me a similar result in the color!

thesoapsister said...

I have never done just a Lemongrass-Eucalyptus soap....hmmmm....that really does sound good. Thanks so much for your input! :)

thesoapsister said...

I, too, LOVE orange. I've only been able to make it stick in my old Orange-Rosemary Soap that I did back in '08. I've tried the "cornstarch-thang" but I didn't care for the residue. I've also tried May Chang, but it seems to overpower the orange. I've heard a bit about 10 fold orange....does that "hold" any better?

thesoapsister said...

See? Now that sounds good, too! I wonder if May Chang would hold up well with the mint.....it's just so very L-E-M-O-N-E-Y. Seems to hold in CP soap so much better than lemon e.o. Thanks for the comment, and good luck in the drawing!

thesoapsister said...

Autumn Love is a "reminiscing fragrance" for me. It takes me back every time I smell it. Scent is funny that way, isn't it? I have never done an Almond Biscotti soap, but my "Almond-Oatmeal-Honey" is one of my most popular bars....yummmm. :)

Maggie said...

My favorite scent is rose geranium hands down!
And guess what? Even my hubby loves that scent, who would've known?

thesoapsister said...

You're in the majority, Elaine! Lemongrass has always been one of my best-selling varieties. The lemon-ey fragrance is such a great pick-me-up. Good luck in the drawing! :)

thesoapsister said...

Oh I love a good ylang ylang, too! Palmarosa is one I use, too -so fresh and outdoorsy. Have never used clary sage in my soap.....at least not yet. :) I know what you mean about lavender, it's almost addictive... Thanks for the comment, and good luck Brenda!

thesoapsister said...

Hi Maggie, I have used geranium in soap....it's very well-received, especially by customers who have eczema, but I don't think I have ever used rose geranium. Does it smell a lot like rose? Geranium has gotten so wildly expensive in the last year or so that I haven't made a geranium batch in a LONG time.

Wehaf said...

I love rose scents, especially slightly citrusy ones!

m said...

I love rose scents

Amy Warden said...

I'd have to pick something citrus-y for my favorite natural scent. Equal parts 5-fold orange and litsea cubeba smells rather nice. In fact, I may need to make that one again! :)

Anne-Marie Faiola said...

My favorite EO changes all the time, today I'm loving bergamot blends!

And your Tea Tree Eucalyptus Poppyseed bar looks to die for!

thesoapsister said...

Thanks Anne-Marie, the Tea Tree-Eucalyptus-Poppyseed went over very well, so I'll be making more very soon!

Maggie said...

Hi Becky,

Yes, Rose Geranium has that wonderful rosy scent! Since both rose and geranium are relatively pricey, I've stopped putting it in my soaps too..

Robin said...

I've used both 10-fold and 5-fold orange with wonderful results. The 10-fold I use is clear in color and the 5-fold is orange. My orange spice soap is a combo of orange 5-fold, patchouli and clove and I love the warm, light orange color of the bars. Achieving the beautiful orange color without an added colorant makes my day!