Friday, February 5, 2010

The Joy of Soap Review and Giveaway!

Peppermint Passion

I feel extremely lucky to get to work with phenomenal companies like The Joy of Soap. I really get my eyes opened up! Take soap for example. I am usually NOT a bar soap kind of gal. I always found it dried my skin out and I hated that! I stayed away from it at all costs. When I started my blog, I wanted to keep an open mind and when I came across The Joy of Soap, I was curious. When they agreed to do a giveaway with me I was excited, but also a little nervous. Would this soap dry me out too? Nope! This soap is sensational! I didn't get dried up at all! My husband is a bar soap guy and after the first time he used the Feeling Frisky bar soap, he asked me where I got it, how much it was and if we could get some more! He likes bar soap, but had resigned himself to having dry skin. He couldn't stop talking about how nice his skin felt and how it didn't feel tight. This is from the man who says conditioner is for girls!

Let me give you a brief history about The Joy of Soap and then I will get on with my review. The company was started as a result of years of traveling for work by the owner, Melissa. This was very hard on her skin, and like me, had a hard time finding non-drying soaps. She decided the only way to get the finest ingredients was to make it herself! My skin sure thanks her! All of their soap is hand-crafted, hand-cut and hand-packaged in small batches using certified organic oils, therapeutic grade essential oils and ingredients that are gentle on your skin!

Green Practices!!! - My Favorite!!

- They use the finest all natural and organic ingredients!

- All of their shipping materials are made from recycled and recyclable materials. They reuse boxes for future shipments and recycle!

- All soaps are packaged in 100% Muslin bags!

- Their printer and label provider is a certified green company in California

- The majority of their shipping is through USPS, which has the largest alternate fuel vehicle fleet in the country!

- The Joy of Soap recycles all paper, uses CFL bulbs and uses as little water as possible when cleaning their soap making area!


The Joy of Soap graciously sent me 5 bars of soap. The big 5 ounce bar we got was Two in the Shower Tea Tree, we also received 2 ounce bars of Feeling Frisky, Peppermint Passion(photo is at the top of this post), Lay Me Down Lavender and Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap. Aren't the names just adorable! I was really amused by it when I looked at them. I really wish there was a way for me to send smells through the computer because these soaps smell amazing! My favorite is the Peppermint Passion. It really invigorates me in the morning. My husband really liked Feeling Frisky, which contains tangerine, grapefruit and lime essential oils, as well as calendula flower petals! That soap looked so pretty. The Peppermint Passion contains spearmint leaves! They look gorgeous! If you are a lavender lover like me then look no further. Lay Me Down Lavender smells heavenly and has lavender flower powder and lavender essential oils in it! Now lets talk about Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap. I had never seen anything like this or ever used anything like this, but I am so glad I did! It contains peppermint essential oil, kaolin pumice and ground white willow bark and it is amazing to shave with! All of the soaps I received contain water, organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic palm oil, sodium hydroxide and Castor oil. I swear up and down that organic things are so much more luxurious than non organic things. Every single item I have used that is organic is so much more heavenly than regular items!

Two in the Shower Tea Tree
Two in the Shower Tea Tree

Lay Me Down Lavender
Lay Me Down Lavender

Feeling Frisky
Feeling Frisky

Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap
Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap

The Joy of Soap packages it's bars of soap in muslin bags tied with strings - no plastic! I love that these are super friendly for traveling too - no need to throw away hotel soaps and tons of packaging! They are also cruelty free and vegan. This is a company that has stolen my heart! Their motto is Pamper your skin, Indulge your senses, and it is so true! I love every minute of my shower with these soaps! No dry skin and a nice, steamy, aromatic shower to energize me!

Keep your soap lasting longer by keeping it in a dry place between uses! Trust me, you will want it to last as long as it can!

So, to answer my husband's questions:

Where did I get it? www.thejoyofsoap.com

How much is it? The 5 ounce bars are $7.50 and the 2 ounce bars are $3.50.

Can we get some more? Absolutely!!

The Joy of Soap has 3 other scents of bar soap, including the Manly Man Soap that I want to get for my husband, as well as Ginger Snap! and Rosy Cheeks Rosemary!

Manly Man Soap
Manly Man

Ginger Snap!
Ginger Snap!

Rosy Cheeks Rosemary
Rosy Cheeks Rosemary

Coming Spring 2010 - Scrubs, Cleansers and Creams! I cannot wait to see what other luxurious products they come out with!!

You can purchase any of the bars of soap here.



WIN IT!!!

One super lucky Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win a $40.00 gift certificate to The Joy of Soap! Head to the website, then come back here and tell me your favorite scent! Make sure to leave an email address when you comment in case you win! This entry is mandatory!

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This giveaway end on March 8th at midnight. I will choose the winner via random.org and they will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, the winner has 48 hours to respond to my email before I pick a new winner!

A HUGE thank you to The Joy of Soap for this amazing review opportunity and for offering my readers one heck of a giveaway!

190 comments :

  1. My favorite scent would be Peppermint Passion.

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  2. its a toss up between ginger snap or peppermint passion. I am the kind of person that it depends on my mood for what I want to smell.

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  3. I am following blog #1
    I wish you had an email option.

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  4. My favorite is the Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap

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  5. I would pick the Rose Cheeks Rosemary.

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  6. I would like the Feeling Frisky

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  7. cdziuba@aol.com I like the sound and look of Ginger Snap!

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  12. Just a note: We LOVE Tuscon! We went there on a vacation a few years ago, stayed in the Ventana Canyon area, and can't wait to go back.

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  13. I want to try the Ginger Snap!

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  14. I like the Peppermint Passion.

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  15. Feeling Frisky sounds great, but so do some of the scents in their SALE area!!

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  16. I would love to try Peppermint Passion! Thank you!

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  17. i like the Lay Me Down Lavender
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  18. The Perky Peaches sounds nice. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

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  19. Ginger Snap sounds great. Thanks for the chance.
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  20. the peppermint passion thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  21. I think ginger snap sounds great. ananemone@gmail.com

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  22. I follow you #1 ananemone@gmail.com

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  25. I think I would like the Jump Me Jasmine the most.

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  26. I would like the Rosy Cheeks Rosemary
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  27. I would choose Lay Me Down Lavender! Lavender is so dreamy!
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  28. I would probably like lavender or peppermint best.

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  29. My favorite would probably be lay me down lavender!

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  30. I think it would be Two in the Shower Tea Tree

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  31. My favorite would be the Lay Down Lavender.


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  32. Google friend follower #1


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  33. My favorite is the Ginger Snap. I can't wait to see some of their 'coming 2010' products!

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  34. I like the feeling frisky scent.

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  35. My favorite scent is Ginger Snap.

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  36. I'd love to try the Ginger Snap, my favorite scent.

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  37. I follow via Google Friend Connect. #1

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  38. I follow via Google Friend Connect. #2

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  39. i would like the Jump Me Jasmine

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  40. I would like the Kiss Me Kiwi

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  41. I follow #1
    The ginger scented soap sounds amazing!
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  42. I follow #2
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  43. I follow your blog! #3
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  51. My choice would be the Feelin' Frisky soap!

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  52. I follow #1

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  58. I voted 1

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  59. I voted #2

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  60. voted #3

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  63. voted #6

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  64. I would like to try the Feeling Frisky scent!

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  65. I would like to try Ginger Snap

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  66. Ginger Snap, I have poor circulation and ginger really does help it. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  67. I like the Lay Me Down Lavender. jenette[at]yahoo{dot}com

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  68. I like the laymedown lavender.

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  70. I LOVE lavender so I would try that first. I'd also be interested in the shaving soap.
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  71. I follow on google (kayte71)
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  72. I follow #2
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  73. I would love to try Feeling Frisky!

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  74. I think my favorite would be the Rosy Cheeks Rosemary!

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  75. Let's start with ginger snap.

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  76. Google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

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  77. Google friend connect follower kycouple2000

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  78. My favorite would have to be Ginger Snap! I love everything ginger!
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  79. I follow via GFC #1.
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  80. I follow via GFC #2.
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  81. Ginger Snap

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  82. I would like Peppermint Passion.
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  83. Lay Me Down Lavender

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  84. I follow #1.

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  90. The ginger snap intrigues me.

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  91. Follower via GFC. #1

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  93. Oohh..I'd love to try the Feeling Frisky scent!

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  94. the feeling frisky scent sounds perfect!

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  95. I'd love to try "Feeling Frisky". Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  104. I would love to get the Manly Man for my husband, thanks!

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  105. I would love to try Ginger Snap which sounds so yummy! Peppermint would be great, too!



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  108. I blogged #3:I blogged here #1:http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com/blog.php?b=2087

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  109. I hope I did this right?
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  115. I'd like to try the GingerSnap.

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  116. Follow via Google Friend Connect - Entry #1

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  118. I like the Lay Me Down Lavender

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  119. Thanks for the giveaway...I'd go with Joy Of Soap's "Two in the Shower Tea Tree" soap; if it has Tea Tree Oil in it I'll use it !!!

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  120. Lay Me Down Lavender is my favorite scent.
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  121. Lay me down Lavender would be my pick!

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  122. I follow you on GFC - Tricia31

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  123. My favorite scent is Ginger Snap!

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  124. I follow you on GFC - Tricia31

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  125. I follow #1
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  127. I voted #1
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  128. I voted #2
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  131. I voted #5
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  133. My favorite scent is lay me down lavender
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  134. Feeling Frisky sounds like a good scent

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  135. ginger snap ty
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  136. Sweet Morning Cuddles Mango!

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