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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Giveaway #9 ~ Virginia Soaps and Scents

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Virginia Soaps and Scents has donated a sampler kit for one  of my readers! Please read through this post for the complete details on this giveaway!


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Since this last summer I have been using products from Virginia Soaps and Scents daily as well as using their cleaning bars to make our own laundry detergent ~ and we’ve loved it!

About Virginia Soaps & Scents

Soapmaking for the Spargurs started out as a homeschool project while studying Colonial Williamsburg. What began as a one-time project turned into a fun family adventure with the entire family developing recipes and starting a business together. Everything that Virginia Soaps & Scents produces {from labels to making soaps} is done in their own home.
The bars are all hand cut, giving them each a unique look. As for what is in the soap? All of their soaps are made with natural oils ~ no chemicals.
We use many combinations of oils in our soaps, but almost all will contain olive oil and coconut oil - in combination with other oils such as lard, cocoa butter, safflower, sunflower, canola, peanut, palm or soybean oils.

My Favorite Products

I struggle with different scents and smells, often getting migraines because of something that others might not even notice. The bars that I purchased myself were very mild and don't overwhelm you with their scent {they also have a line of Fragrance Free products too!}. The scents that I have used are: Caribbean Breeze {shaving bar}, Coconut Lemongrass {Shampoo Bar}, along with some of their seasonal soap scents.
Laundry Soap ~ Making it was so incredibly simple ~ I just grated the cleaning bars, followed their recipe online, and had homemade laundry detergent in under 15 minutes.  The detergent is low-sudsing, so you can also use it with front loading washers!!
If you want to 'test the waters' to see if it would work for you, they offer a Laundry Soap Kit for $4.95 that includes everything you need to make a batch of detergent ~ all you need to do is add water! Cleaning bars are $3.95 for a 9 oz bar {128 loads} or laundry kits are available for $4.95 each {enough to make 2 gallons of detergent}.
Shampoo Bar ~ The shampoo has a GREAT lather and leaves your hair feeling very clean {I use the bar for oily hair}. Basically, it works just like the shampoo that I was using before. Shampoo bars are $5.50 for a 5.5 oz bar or 2/$10.
Soap Bars ~ We are generally a liquid soap using family. To the point that Zachary was in awe of a bar of soap while we were visiting friends. The soap has been hidden from little hands and stays with me ~ mainly because I don’t want to share! My two favorites are the  Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey bar as well as the Fresh Orange scents. Soap bars are $4.50 for a 4.5 oz bar, 3/$10 or 10/$35.

Ordering Information

Be sure to visit Virginia Soaps & Scents and see the wide variety of products and soap scents that they have available. If you haven't already figured it out, I highly recommend them for both their products and wonderful customer service ~ tell them I sent you over! :)


The Giveaway!!



Virginia Soaps and Scents is  giving one of my readers a sampler pack filled with a laundry kit, several of their soap samplers and a mini shampoo bar!  There are several ways for you to enter this giveaway, but there is one mandatory first entry: visit Virginia Soaps and Scents and leave a comment with which soap scent you think is the yummiest!

If you would like to earn extra entries {you can earn 3 extra entries}, leave a comment for each of the following:
  • If you are a subscriber to my blog, give yourself an extra entry! Thanks so much! If you don’t subscribe, hop on board and leave a comment.
  • Visit Virginia Soaps and Scents and leave a comment telling me the name of another product they offer.
  • Twitter about this contest and let me know your twitter name so I can follow you too.
This giveaway will be open until Tuesday, February 2nd at 8pm and I will announce the winner by Thursday, February 4th. Please be sure there is a way for me to contact you ~ otherwise I will draw another winner. Note: US Residents only, please!

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Disclaimer: Thank you to Virginia Soaps and Scents for providing the giveaway products. This review is based on my own experiences with the products and gives my honest opinion.

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