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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Soap Bar Give Away!

I've been wanting to have a give-away for a long time, but I have been so swamped I can't even believe it. I know, this is a luxury problem. Being busy is a GOOD thing and I have no right to complain, which I am actually not doing... I'm actually just giving a reason why I haven't run a give away in a while.

So, no more excuses!

I bought 2 great plastic soap molds to make life easier for me so I wouldn't have to line molds anymore. Brilliant! Well, these molds don't release very well with cold process soap. They really were meant for melt and pour, however, it isn't marketed that way, so perhaps I am doing something wrong. Really wrong. These molds are WAY durable, not flimsy like milky way molds. Oh no! Here is a picture, except these molds that I have are translucent, not clear as pictured.

This is what's up for grabs:

Two of them!

OK, so I used them once, but they have been clean and bleached, but if I didn't tell you, you wouldn't even know they weren't new.
But there is more!

I am also including: UPDATE!!!!!! ANNE-MARIE told me that these are one ounce bottles. I am so sorry. I eye-balled them. They look bigger than the one ouncers I have from other companies.

Forgive my mistake.

ONE OZ of Brambleberry's Raspberry Porter fragrance oil
ONE OZ of Brambleberry's Honey Ale fragrance oil
ONE OZ of Brambleberry's Pumpkin Lager fragrance oil



Also included in the prize is a perfume oil of your choice from my shop.


So here is what you have to do (yes, a little dancing for me). I'd like more soap makers to find out about this blog. Why? Because I think we benefit from each other. Not because I want to be popular. I keep learning from all of you. And I'll tell you, from the comments and emails I get, we are touching each other all around the world. Trust me.

So bring people here.

Leave a comment and if you bring someone new (by way of facebook or twitter or by telling your neighbor, I don't care how. No need to prove to me. Don't care...) Just tell them to comment and to mention that you sent them here. That will get you an additional entry. You can only get one entry by commenting, but you can get as many entries from comments of others that you send here who mention you.

Winner will be randomly selected on the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 24th.


Good luck!!
WILL SHIP ANYWHERE!

38 comments:

Carmen said...

Oh Wow!! I am so participating! Thanks for the opportunity!! Been stalking you for a while, guess I should follow! :)

Svetlana said...

I follow you in Reader. I'll spread the word.

Krysstyllanthrox said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. Mostly knitters on my feeds though.

TeresaR said...

Have I raved enough yet about your Ruby Rock Star Perfume Oil? =)

Alas, I think my soaping pals are already your soaping pals, but I'll Tweet this in hopes that some of my followers that I don't actually know might become new fans of yours!

Splurge Sisters said...

I have one of these clear molds and agree they are better suited for melt and pour. When I use them for CP I brush them with mineral oil to help release the log or I put it in the freezer for a short time like 10 5-10 minutes.

I'm interested in the give away as well.

Cocobong Soaps said...

this is just to comment on the molds: been there, done that! I wrote a post about these molds (http://tinyurl.com/3aktmj6) and just like you I bought them for cp soaping. It wasn't mentioned on the site, that they are for mp soap, or rather ..should NOT be used for cp soaps. What a pain in the butt to get that soap out! And then a question: Who does NOT know about your blog, Jo? Just about everybody's blog list I've ever scrawled through has your blog linked on it. You're even on blogs all the way from Russia,!Can't beat that, sweets :) But yes, you know I'm all for connecting and opening up closed soap communities to each other, so bravo for this giveaway and if there's still someone out there who hasn't heard about The Soap Bar, we'll make sure they do :)

Melanie said...

Wow! What a great giveaway!! I agree with you, we learn from each other and give support to each other. I love my soapy friends!! :) lol

Joanna said...

Hi all. Oh, how I love you!!

Just so you know, you don't need to officially "follow me" or have your friends follow me. I just would like introductions so they find out about the blog and we can communicate.

Jennifer Young said...

Just like some of the others... I had the same issue with that same mould!! xo Jen

Beach Babies said...

This is a great idea and I love the "prizes". I will let people know about you ASAP!

Bearwitme said...

Hmmmm...I'm confused...Thought is was free bars of soap..But looks like I have to make them..I have no idea how to do that...So I hope it goes to someone that can make the soap..Great idea though..

SoothingSuds said...

ooooh what a great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity Jo! i too have tried the cp in the same mold, lol. and yes, i do still do it--if i'm feeling really lazy about lining the wooden molds, hee hee. i freeze the heck outta the loaf, eventually comes out;D but, definitely not always worth the hassle. now, i shall tweet about your blog! cheers-

Under the Willow said...

Great give-away Joanne! Love to enter.

margaret'shr said...

ohh so definately participation in this one. Twitter here I come...

Anonymous said...

margaret sent me to send you proof... and I like your blog, it's purdy

Alice said...

I've been meaning to come look at your blog on ny own (because every once in a while Margaret will shareyour soap porn) and now she says I have no excuse. So here is the proof that Margaret has expanded your readers. and I have to say that afre looking at a few of your posts, I'll probablybe coming back.

Kate B. said...

Very inspiring site for a novice soapmaker!! I just found you today :)

Denice Laws said...

My friend, Kate Boisoneau,loves your site and making soap. She sent me here so she can win your contest!

(BTW - cool soap!)

roxta said...

hi there. i've linked you on my blog :D
http://handmadesoapblog.blogspot.com/

BrittaandGeorge said...

Well, I just happened on your blog from a web search. So if it counts to add myself.. I am all in. Thanks for the great blog site.

Jennifer said...

I'm not a soap maker but I enjoy using handmade soaps! My sister in law, Kate Boisoneau, makes some pretty yummy soaps. Kate sent me your way, great blog!!

Faith F. said...

I really like your blog, very informative and has just the right amount of pretty pictures to keep my add at bay. I'm here so Margaret can win some stuff so she can give me some stuff.

Alison said...

Great looking molds, I visit your blog most days here in Australia, the soaps look divine.

Loyce said...

My husband makes my 30 bar wooden molds and I use wax paper to line them with. Recently I ordered some liquid rubber latex and will experiment with making liners for my molds. I am so tired of cutting wax paper and taping to fit the molds. Also sometimes the wax paper sticks to the soap, which is a hassle.
Handmade Soap

Tammy said...

Wow, what a great giveaway, thank you. I would love these molds for M&P-I've been wanting to try a layered loaf soap.
Sorry it didnt work for you, but thanks for thinking of us M&Pers :)
I'll post on my Fb Page and Twitter. I hope you get some new followers! Milk and Cookeez

Nikki G said...

I love this blog!! Useful and fun! I would love to win and shared you on FB!
Nikki G!

Noёlle Smith said...

I do both M&P and CP! I Came here b/c of Tammy Wall Broadbeck on Facebook. I'd love to win these moulds if you would send them to Canada ... If not, I'll follow you anyway ! ;)

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Love your blog, Jo, and have followed in GFC and on Twitter for a while now. Great giveaway, though my bars are CP also :) I'll post for your on FB and twitter to try to help with traffic.

AKA: ElliaCNaturals

Joanna said...

Noelle: I just updated my post... I will ship anywhere. That may bite me in the tush if I have to ship to some teeny tiny country where 1 oz can cost me $20 but this give away is open to everyone in the world.

:)

Sonya said...

I'd love to win something! I just am starting to get into soap and stumbled on your blog for ideas. sonyamounts at gmail dot com.

legothique.com said...

I tagged a link on the bottom of my review! Hope it helps!

greenafrodiva said...

This sounds great. The pumpkin scent seems really nice to win!

Cwm Goch Chronicles said...

HI there - you're right about the aims of a blog to help people learn. I made my very first batch of soap 48hours ago and found myself here....looking for people's ideas and advice.

Won't be in a position to teach you anything for a long while, but LOVE your blog and look forward to returning for more inspiration!
Thanks!
Nat :)

Joanna said...

we all learn from each other. even if we are beginners. That is the beauty of art. :)

Green Afro Diva: guess what? I haven't tried your soaps yet. I am sorry!! :(

Heather M. said...

I'm gonna add this to my facebook.

msglitz said...

Great info on your site. I am making soap for christmas presents this year and ran across your site. Thanks for the great info (and the chance to win soap!)

Heather said...

Just found your site! Would love to win your contest!

Soap Making Kits said...

I like your blog! I check it once in a while and always find interesting reading.