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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Soap Give Away

Heirloom Soap Works and The Soap Bar. We are having a give away. Three Heirloom Soapworks soaps and only one winner. If you want to participate, please leave a comment about why you love handmade soap,. On November 1st, I will choose the winner randomly.

This random "out of the hat" give away game is open to everyone. Young, old, national, international... just leave a way for me to get in touch with you in your comment. :) The only requirement, I suppose is that you have an email address so I can get in touch with you.

Good Luck!

50 comments:

Larissa said...

I love handmade soap because I know the care that went into making it, because I know someone was paying attention to what they put in it, and because it's usually just so PRETTY!

Meghan said...

I love handmade soap because there is something inherently magical about the process, because someone puts a little bit of themselves in each batch, and how wonderful it is to your skin and senses!

Robin said...

I love a lot of things about handmade soap but the main thing that really stands out for me is I NEVER need lotion on my skin when I am using handmade soap. If I run out and have to use commercial body washes and such I start having dry skin. Just goes to show you the awesome goodness about handmade soap.
I can be contacted at info@lavenderdelight.com if I am lucky enough to win .
Thanks for the chance.

Mary M. said...

I love handmade soap because my skin is super sensitive and the pure ingredients that go into handmade soap don't make me break out or dry out. The fact that there are a million custom scents is a bonus! ;-)

FuturePrimitive said...

I love handmade soap because it's a delight to use and smell and I like it most because it's made by somebody's hands..not from noodles made in a big dish!
x
so nice to see you x

Anonymous said...

Handmade soap is just fabulous! It's fun to make, sell, use, experiment with, gift to friends...you name it!

~Robin at Kinky Witch Soap

Rachel said...

I love handmade soap because its missing all the nasty chemicals, and because of how much better it is for my son's skin (he has really bad eczema)

Stickenundmehr said...

handmade soaps look so beautiful and I love its smell. They are also great bathroom decoration that is admired by my friends.
Greetings Bianca

Cocobong Soaps said...

and I love handmade soaps because they give me something to blog about!

Tammy said...

I love handmade soaps beacause they are like art, wonderful skin loving art. I also love how my skin loves them. Since I started using handmade soap 2 years ago my skin has changed for the better. I just love it, and I freak out when i run low :)
tammyb@milkandcookeez.com

cw said...

I took homemade soap for granted...until I got so busy this summer I didn't make any and I actually ran out. I grabbed a bar of store-brand soap and couldn't believe how awful it felt on my skin. Needless to say, I went on a soap-making binge shortly after.

dalenerowley@gmail.com

TheSoapSister said...

Good Luck soap fans! A few details about the three soaps up for grabs:

"The Sweet Orange-Ylang Ylang" soap is made with buttermilk & yellow dock powder. They've sold out online and in my shops.

Eucalyptus-Mint is really "ugly as homemade soap", but it contains bentonite clay and customers with oily skin are lovin' it despite it's rather ghastly appearance.

"Lava Lamp" is also sold out now. The purple area is Ginger Lily colored with alkanet powder, topped with a layer of Litsea colored w/carrot tissue oil, and finally a layer of White Grapefruit.

Best of luck everyone,
Becky @ Heirloom Soapworks

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Handmade soap is functional art, richly lathering, earthly scented,nurturing art...

Shonnabella said...

I love homemade soap! It's soft and luxuriantly full of natural glycerin. You know where it came from and it supports someone and their family when you buy it directly from the source.

Plus it's super fun to give as gifts and makes me smile everytime I use it!

Shonnabella at gmail dot com!

dewfallen said...

handmade soap is wonderful, because it is often more personal and "special" than store-bought ones.

dewfallen at gmail dot com

B said...

AAaaaaaaaaaaaah! Awesome soaps! Sweet giveaway!

I <3 handmade soap because it doesn't kill my skin the way mass-manufactured soaps do- instead, it leaves it feeling soft and smooth. I'm a convert and am never going back. NEVER.

Jadelyn said...

I love handmade soaps because I'm a huge believer in supporting *people*, not *corporations*. I like my money to go to people doing what they love instead of giant faceless entities.

Also, natural materials > chemicals. And the scent blends are DIVINE. 10000x better than anything you'll find in a store.

Excuse me, I'm going to go write an ode to indie soapmakers now. <3

(Oh, and I can be reached at Nikaia dot Jadelyn at gmail.com)

Melanie said...

I love handmade soaps because I am deadly allergic to everything you can buy in the stores because I have Lupus. Once I tried them I was hooked. My skin has never been better!! The feel so wonderful!!

kypageant(at)msn(dot)com

Thanks!!! Great giveaway!!

Alishia said...

Why I love handmade soap huh? Well, there's a number of reasons but I suppose the reason why the love started in the first place was because of my skin. It's very sensitive, and when I say sensitive, I mean I'd wash my skin and I'd be red for hours on end. A friend of mine who is studying to be a dermatologist first recommended me to non-fragranced soaps and i hated them, so then she introduced me to the world of etsy. I bought one soap, smelt delicious, and i've been in love every since! I also appreciate the hard work that it takes to make a good batch of soap.

contact email: showinghypocrisy@gmail.com

Courtney R Beard said...

I love homemade soaps for many reasons. I love it so much I even make it! :) To me it is a way of making a connection to other people - you're using something that was made with love and passion rather than by a disgruntled employee or machine in a factory. Not to mention the vast amount of skin benefits!!!

crnest.blogspot.com

Carmen said...

I love handmade soaps because:
-I know what I'm putting on my skin.
-My skin feels wonderful after using handmade soap.
-I love the unique blends used.
-It supports small business (who care more than big business-I don't care what they say!
-Did I mention it makes my skin feel good?
=D
Thanks for a chance to win!
carmensplace@gmail.com

alyssa said...

I have just begun my love affair with handmade soap! I'm a new addict! I love handmade soap mainly because it makes me feel happy! My skin feels better now that I'm not using all those chemicals in commercial products. It makes my LIFE smell good. And, the art of making soap has inspired me on many different levels. I love handmade soap!

Thank you for this opportunity!
alyr3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Esther said...

I love handmade soap because I know all the care that went into it. Also because it's just lovely on my skin!

Ida said...

I love handmade soaps because they are gentle and nourishing to my sensitive, always dry skin. Ever since I tried it, I've never again used a single bar of anything commercial. Plus they look pretty (like the Lava Lamp soap!), and indie stores put a lot of creativity and thought into making them. Using each bar is a real treat. :)

contact email- idalorena@gmail.com

Neon said...

I love handmade soap because I am sensitive to a lot of "filler" products -- SLS, Petroleum, Mineral Oil, etc. Handmade soaps are not only good for my skin, they are beautiful and feel more personalized than something in a box from Walmart.

blackbird_06@hotmail.com

sssoap said...

I love Handmade soap because after your bath you skin smells delicious~ I always have a lovely bath before bedtime. It relaxes me and my hubby LOVES the way my skin smells and feels~ makes for a wonderful evening~! Oh, and I love this blog ALMOST as much as I love hand made soaps~ Great job~!
Thanks for all you do~!

SoothingSuds said...

i love handmade soap because it is beautiful and indulgent;D it turns my boring shower into an oasis of relaxation & indulgence. the luscious, creamy lather washes my cares away....
elaine@soothingsuds.com

El Sapone said...

I love hanmade soaps because I like the clean smooth feeling after washing with a good piece of soap.

primrulle said...

I love handmade soaps as it leaves you feeling clean, it is pure, and you know the person who made it has a love for life and the arts. I know what it takes to make something, so i have a deep appreciation for the person who takes the time out and produces a wonderful product. Thank you for letting me enter this contest.

Dennise said...

Handmade soap makes me feel happy in the shower. True story.

Boho Candle & Soap Studio said...

I love handmade soap because it's made with care and passion and not corporate greed. The designs are always amazing. Handmade soap always has extra goodness and the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little "extra".

bohocandleandsoapstudio.com

primrulle said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail

primrulle at gmail dot com

primrulle

Adrienne Walsh said...

I love handmade soap....I originally started making my own to save money and be more environmentally friendly but once I started I realized the potential of the different kinds of soap to be made. I love how it doesn't dry out my skin and I love that I control what goes into it.

adrienne_black@hotmail.com

karen lee said...

I love handmade soap - initially as I wanted to use a product that was all natural and didn't irritate my skin. Now I love it so much more as I've had a go at making it and now I see all the wonderful inventive and creative soaps that others are busy making - there's no limit!

Sarah said...

I love handmade soap! There's just something magical about it because of all the love and care that was put into it. It smells great too and I adore the soft, silky lather <3

mer. said...

Handmade soap is one of my passions. I'm always on the lookout for new soaps. x3 The obsession started because I'm allergic to many components found in the soaps and shower gels that are sold in stores. And now it's more about supporting the indie community and steering away from harmful ingredients in cosmetics. Plus, handmade soaps tend to smell better XD As there are tons of scents to choose from.

impendingfate at hotmail dot com

Ester M said...

I love handmade soap because is beautiful, smells beautiful, it's fun to make and makes me and my family feel soooo good after a shower.
memunoz (at) gmail.com

Peacecat said...

I love handmade soap on many levels. Obviously the beauty of it is right up there near the top. Soapmakers have become so creative with the appearance of their soaps, it makes me happy just seeing a bar in my soap dish. But more so I love handmade soap for it's performance. Most are incredibly mild, leave my skin soft and not dry or tight like commercial soap. They tend to be long lasting and beautifully scented. Lisa (peacecat30(at)yahoo.com)

Lisa said...

I love handmade soap because it's like aroma therapy in the shower. In addition, I enjoy reading the "about" stories of the soap makers. All that I have read so far are sincere explanations of why they make soap.

chia said...

Why I love handmade soap" The effort and care that goes into them, plus the good ingredients that are used. It's that touch of every-day luxury I can afford!

J. Cooper said...

I love homemade soap because I love BIG bubbles, and sometimes creamy lather. And I can ALWAYS ALWAYS make it smell exactly what I want!

jacquelinemcooper@msn.com

serabear said...

I love handmade soap because each bar is loaded with goodies for the skin; each bar cleans, soothes, and comforts the body; while luscious fragrances capture the mind. Plus it rinses clean, so I don't feel like I'm coated in chemical residue when I get out of the shower.
serabear@live.com

coldcrucifix said...

Here's the truth, plain and personal:

I have nothing against scented soap, handmade or otherwise, but soap that has nothing added beyond the lye and liquid and lipids... it DOES have a smell. And this smell is why I love handmade soap.

coldcrucifix@gmail.com

Gabbriella Conte said...

I loved your video! I also love handmade soap because several years ago I began making my own & selling it online. I just love all natural and orgainc materials. I also grew my own herbs to use for scents. Last October I had hand surgery on my right hand to remove a bone which controls movement of my thumb, they also did tendon surgery & a bonus of carpal tunnel surgery. 3 weeks ago today I had the same surgeries done on my left hand. It is a slow, painful recovery and real long story short, I do not have the control of my hands like I did when making soaps...so I do not make them anymore. I admire anyone who accomplishes this feat as I know all involved. Keep using all natural, handmade items!!! Have a wonderful Friday!

J. Winters said...

I love handmade soap because there is such a greater variety, the scents are fantastic, and it is better for my skin. I didn't try it until a few months ago, but I'm definitely going to keep using it!


winters.jane@gmail.com

golobosmike@msn.com said...

I love how moisturizing Handmade soaps are. I began making goat milk soaps about 6 mo. ago and I know I wont ever go back to store bought soap again. This is from a recovering Bath & Body Works junky! Someday I'll get up the nerve to send you some of my soaps for a review! Thanks,
Sylvia Nagy

Joanna said...

I love all these comments!!!!!!!

I see a recurring theme.. Yes?

glolobosmike: Sylvia, Oh, get your nerve. I won't bite, but I'll be honest with you....

:)

Daphnea said...

My first comment on your nice and so helpful blog. Is it love? Is it passion? Is it both? I am just crazy about soapmaking. Making it, looking at other people doing it too, sharing tricks and ideas. The fact that it brings people together all over the world. Soapmaking is such a positive thing! I am sure that buddhist monks are making soaps too! ;-)

hpouliot@gmail.com

LongLeafSoaps said...

I love real handmade soap because it makes my skin feel so soft & elastic. Natural handmade soap also contains ingredient's that I don't need google to figure out what they are =0D
I love sampling other work.... (finger's X'd)

naesatt@netscape.net

Celine Blacow said...

I love handmade soaps because I know the level of thought and care put into them, from the time spent worrying about the numbers on SoapCalc to make sure it's the best damn bar ever to the attention to colour and fragrance, additives, ingredients - each one is a product of the person making it, of their thought and care and love - there is a passion behind handmade soaps that entices me to buy. I adore that my skin loves them, that it never feels dry or type, that I want to have 10 showers a day and spend an hour each time in it! I love that I feel clean and smell great and I totally adore when my husband comments on how good I smell (love the kisses too!). Handmade is the best! I would not, could not, be without now!