Friday, February 19, 2010

The Joy of Soap Review & Giveaway






One of my favorite indulgences is handmade soap. There's something special about a fresh cut piece of handmade soap. They smell no nice, and leave your skin feeling so much cleaner than store bought soaps. There's a new company I discovered recently that sells handmade soaps in scents I love at a very reasonable price. That company is The Joy of Soap.

I received three different bars to sample for this review.  The first was their Two in The Shower Tea Tree.  Tea Tree is one of my favorite essential oils. It has amazing healing qualities, is very safe and gentle for the skin, and the fresh, clean scent really lifts your spirits. The Peppermint Passion soap I also received is a real eye opener in the morning. The Feeling Frisky made with tangerine, grapefruit and lime with calendula flower leaves you feeling like you just left the spa.  All of them come in generous portions that will last for at least a few weeks each. And all of them leave your skin feeling soft and deep down clean.




These are only a few of the great soaps available at The Joy of Soap. Check out all their scents here. And coming in the spring of 2010 they will be extending their line to include scrubs, cleansers and creams. I can't wait to give them a try. But the best thing of all about this company, is that they strive to be green. They recycle all the paper they use, they package their soaps in natural muslim bags, and they use only recycled and recyclable materials for packaging.



I'm sure everyone would love to try these great soaps. One lucky reader is going to win $40 e-gift certificate to use at The Joy of Soap.  To enter, please visit The Joy of Soap and tell me which soap you would like to try the most. For additional entries you can do any of the following, but you must complete this initial entry first. Please be sure to include your email address in EVERY entry if it is not visible in your profile.  Any entries that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.


 
1)Subscribe to my blog by email
2) Subscribe to my feed
3) Follow my blog on friend connect
4) Blog about this giveaway with a link to New Age Mama and The Joy of Soap (5 Entries)
5) Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway-Include @gabbylowe and leave the link in your commnet (Once a day)
6) Become my friend on face book
7) Become my friend of myspace
8) Comment on any non-giveaway post (1 entry per comment)
9) Enter one of my other giveaways (You can enter as many as you want, but only one bonus entry)
10) Grab my button and tell me where I can find it
11) Follow The Joy of Soap on twitter
12) Become a fan of The Joy of Soap of Face Book

This giveaway will end at midnight on 3/12/10 and is open to the US only. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Thanks again to The Joy of Soap for offering this great prize!




***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. ***

323 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Lay Me Down Lavendar soap.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Denisha said...

Lay Me Down Lavender...zzzz

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Darcie K. said...

I would love to try the Rosy Cheeks Rosemary and Peppermint Passion
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I am a facebook friend
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Anonymous said...

I"d like to try the Manly Man soap.

Cheryl B said...

I would like to try the Peppermint Passion Soap.
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Cheryl B said...

#2
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Cheryl B said...

#3
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Cheryl B said...

#4
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Cheryl B said...

#5
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Cheryl B said...

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mandala said...

I would like to first try the Feeling Frisky soap

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mandala said...

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Cheryl B said...

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mandala said...

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Entered the Community Coffee Valentine's Day Giveaway (ends 2/23)

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Wehaf said...

I want to try the Two in the Shower Tea Tree - I love tea tree oil because it keeps my acne under control.

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Wehaf said...

I entered your rattlecake giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I'd like the Feeling Frisky soap


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Hollowsins said...

Feeling Frisky sounds like me so I want to try that one first.Next maybe 2 in the shower(I think I detect a theme here)
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Hollowsins said...

I subscribe via email
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aledol said...

Manly Man-my 3 " guys" aka dh & sons, would really like that one-so do I lol!!!!;);):);)

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2/20 tweet:
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Aileen said...

I like to try the Wild Hair Shaving Soap. arobimom at gmail dot com

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ShellyH said...

I would love to try the Ginger Snap Soap or the Feeling Frisky :)

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Unknown said...

I would like to try the lay me down lavender the most.
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Aleksandra Nearing said...

I'd like to try the Manly Man soap!
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WendyOtt said...

I'd love to try the Feeling Frisky soap!
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I follow you on twitter @WendyLoreen and tweeted about this giveaway...
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WendyOtt said...

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WendyOtt said...

I entered the Misikko Hana Flat Iron Giveaway!
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jdeemarie said...

The "All Night Almond" soap sounds so good, it makes me think about my favorite cookies.

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aledol said...

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ShellyH said...

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Cheryl B said...

2/21 tweet:
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Jennifer T. said...

I'd like to try the Rosy Cheeks Rosemary soap.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

Jennifer T. said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm a facebook fan of The Joy of Soap under username Jennie Tilson.

Jennifer T. said...

I entered the Sophia's Gourmet Salad Dressing giveaway.

Aileen said...

Commented under A Few Small Wins
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ShellyH said...

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aledol said...

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Unknown said...

Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap or the Lay Me Down Lavender sound great!
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Unknown said...

I also entered your Ritter Chocolate giveaway.
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Cheryl B said...

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WendyOtt said...

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ShellyH said...

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Lay Me Down Lavender sounds heavenly

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Barbara said...

ROsy Cheek Rosemary!!!

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Cheryl B said...

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WendyOtt said...

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TT said...

Would love to try Peppermint Passion soap..

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Cheryl B said...

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WendyOtt said...

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I would love to try Lay Me Down Lavender :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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WendyOtt said...

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Cheryl B said...

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WendyOtt said...

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aledol said...

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TT said...

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WendyOtt said...

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Cheryl B said...

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aledol said...

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Unknown said...

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Cheryl B said...

3/1 tweet:
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Julie said...

I think I would most like to try Lay Me Down Lavender!

Unknown said...

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WendyOtt said...

Posted a tweet @WendyLoreen about this giveaway today (3/2) :)
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aledol said...

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Tamara B. said...

I would love to try the Gardenia Goosebumps soap.
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Tamara B. said...

I entered your Misikko giveaway.
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Tamara B. said...

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Unknown said...

i would like most to try the lavendar soap
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Cheryl B said...

3/2 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cln1812/status/9906418574
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aledol said...

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Unknown said...

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Cheryl B said...

3/3 tweet:
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WendyOtt said...

I follow you on Twitter @WendyLoreen and tweeted about this contest (3/3)...
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9961669053
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Unknown said...

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WendyOtt said...

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