Saturday, August 21, 2010

Time to do the giveaway dance! Springvale Soap for you. CLOSED





GIVEAWAY CLOSED
I am super excited to bring you my first review and giveaway. :) Yay! This is a big thank you to those of you who helped me get started and to those of you who actually think the words I put down onto your screen make sense. Here's to you! Are you doing the giveaway dance? C'mon. Some twirly whirlies. And finish with a dip, bow or curtsy.

I heart hand made things. I love the key chains my little Potata makes me out of her beads. My fridge is loaded with artwork. Knit scarf from Grams...You bet I'm wearin' it this winter, but let's not talk about winter. Let's talk Springvale Soap.

I stumbled upon Springvale Soap one day while browsing Etsy. Springvale Soap is a Wisconsin based Etsy shop run by a gracious lady named Deb. Etsy is this wonderful place to shop online. It's all handmade things. I mean c'mon what's not to love?! And the best part is that I can support my neighbors and communtities by shopping Etsy. That's what I liked about Springvale Soap. It's local to me and their soap products are all handmade. Deb seems to have a knack for knowing just what we need to get clean. You heard it here first....There are more exciting things going on over at Springvale Soap too. There are some mighty fun bath products in the works.
I will admit that I am a newbie when it comes to soap made from goat milk. Springvale Soap is my first encounter. I can 100% say that I am hooked. I think you will be too. Seriously, my precious little bar of soap has made a home next to my kitchen sink and I wouldn't have it any other way. When it runs out I will definitely get more. I have some other scents on my mind that I can't wait to try.  


Each bar is handmade by Deb using the cold process method. I really appreciate that the bars contain simple ingredients like coconut, soybean, olive, castor and cottonseed oils. They also may contain ingredients like oatmeal, honey, almonds and others specific to the bar. Oh, and don't forget the goat milk. The bars of soap are a decent size averaging around 3.5 oz. and are very pretty and natural looking.

I was lucky enough to be able to try out the Lemon Poppy Seed, but the bars come in all sorts of lovely scents if Lemon Poppy Seed isn't what you have in mind. My favorite part about using this bar of soap is it contains Poppy Seeds. They are the perfect touch of scrubbiness for me. The bar also lathers up very well.  It leaves your hands moisturized, but not in a greasy can't rinse it off kind of way. The soap cleans very well. No harsh chemicals and I am squeaky clean. I have been using this soap for a month now and the bar is in tact and not cracking one bit. Nothing, but goodness here folks.

Seriously, the only semi-bad thing I can think of to say about the Lemon Poppy Seed is that I had a preconceived notion that it would smell similar to Lemon Poppy Seed cake or muffins. I kind of appreciated that the fragrance didn't overwhelm me. Even now, it still has a nice light lemon scent.

I am really excited for the new line ups. I love fall colors and scents. Can you say Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread?! Oh my oh my. Those are two scents you can look forward to real soon. She is taking seasonal suggestions/requests on her Facebook page too. Who here is a Twilight fan? Team Jacob? Team Edward? Oh you will be some happy hand washers! These would make great Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers. If you look around her shop and aren't seeing what you want, have no fear. She has lots of bars curing and ready to be purchased real soon. So check back often.

Buy it:
You can purchase any of the fine soaps from Springvale Soap from Deb's Etsy shop here or off of her website here. They are reasonably priced at $3.00.

Win it:
Deb generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a bar of their very own soap! Winner's choice.

To enter: 
Mandatory-You must be a follower of this blog. Leave one comment below letting me know that you follow. Want to be a follower? Click on the Google Friend Connect button toward the right side of my blog.

If you do not do the mandatory entry all further entries will be deleted. You must leave your email address in each comment. I need an email address to contact you if you win big. I recommend leaving it in this format: iwannawin at  hotmail dot com so you do not receive spam. Leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If all of your entries are put into one comment you will only have one entry in the giveaway. More entries equals more chances for you.

Extra Entries:
You may do any or all of the following after the mandatory entry is completed.
1. For one extra entry please visit Deb's Springvale Soap Etsy shop or website and have a look around. Leave one comment below telling me which bar(s) of soap you would like to try. Please mention a different one other than the one I reviewed.
2. For one extra entry like Springvale Soap on Facebook. Please leave your Facebook name so I can take a peek. It would be extra nice if you left a nice old comment too.
3. For one extra entry blog about this giveaway. Please leave a link so I can have a look.  

Giveaway open to the US and Canada. Giveaway ends September 18 at 10:00 pm CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked. I want to thank Deb at Springvale Soap for making this review possible. I received one complimentary bar of soap and was not paid to give any opinions. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. Good luck!

17 comments:

meeyeehere said...

Hello!!! I wanna win some yummy soap!!! I am a new follower.Follower number 24!!!!YAY!!!!
Please count me in
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meeyeehere said...

I would love to try the strawberry or the mint coffee!!!!
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Maria said...

Good morning, we would love to try a bar of chestnut soap if we are the lucky winners! wquade@centurytel.net

Beth said...

oh, i really dont need any reason for more soap, but all her new scents sound so yummy! I cant wait for gingerbread too!
i havent tried the chocolate, but I am eager to try it!

Anonymous said...

Love love love the soap. Love the scents, especially the Peony. Also love the way it leaves your skin so soft. Keep up the good work Deb.

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Following via google friend connect!

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Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

I would love to try the lavender oatmeal soap!! sounds amazing. :)

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Susie Miller said...

I love these soaps I am currently using the Lavender Oatmeal,it is Awesome!!! It smells Wonderful and feels Silky and Sudsy on my skin and leaves my skin feeling smooth and silky!!!I love them and want to try them all. :)

lotus82 said...

I'm a new follower via GFC!!! It's the greatest thing...my computer has been doing it's own thing all day long, and right in the middle of posting my own blog...it brought me to yours?!?!?

~Steph
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lotus82 said...

I would love to try the "Strawberry Goat Milk" soap. Yummy....and at around $3..I'll be trying some soon, even if I don't win it here...lol.

~Steph
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lotus82 said...

I "like" Springvale on fb. (Stephanie Christmann)

~Steph
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thatlittlehouse said...

I follow you publicly on gfc

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thatlittlehouse said...

I like the Unscented goat milk soap

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Karla said...

I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
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Karla said...

Twilight Woods sounds good as does Coconut Lime.

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corinne said...

I am a follower of yours via GFC..
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corinne said...

I love the idea of "warm Vanilla" soap!!
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