Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Soap Samples

Hi. My name is Audrey and I'm a Soapaholic! Yes - I'm addicted to handmade soap. Just before Christmas I did a trade with Bovine Bubbles & Hog Wash and that's what got me started. Over the last many years I've tried all the different types of soaps that you can buy at the store. (Hubby thinks Zest is the best.) But after trying Cara's soap I realized that my skin doesn't have to feel so dry (like it's going to crack) after a shower!! So since then I've tried quite a few different soap shops on Etsy.


One day while blogging I came across Dragon's Den a wonderful blog that belongs to Amanda. She was offering soap samples on her blog!! Well you know I had to try them. These are the three samples I received: Rose Ribbon, Oatmeal Honey, and Honey Almond. I've used the Honey Almond one - it's wonderful!!



Amanda still has the link up on her blog to get samples. She has some others that you can try. It only costs $1/sample!! One sample last for a couple of washings, and it's worth trying!! Amanda also has a wonderful shop on Etsy - Dragon's Den. Please check out her shop and blog!
Another shop I've purchased samples from is Burnt Mill. Misty has the coolest looking soap and when I saw I could get 10 - 1 oz. samples for only $6.50 (plus shipping) , I had to try them!! These are 8 of the ones I got. I've already used two of them: Strawberry Cheesecake and Summer Medley. These soaps are also really great!! Please check out her shop too.






So I started thinking - what other shops would have soap samples? You would not believe how many there are!!! Craziness. There is no way I can try them all in what's left of my life time! I'm beginning to think doing a post on soap samples might not have been such a good idea. I want to try them all!!! LOL


The samples seem to come in all shapes, sizes, weights and prices. I went through a lot of the shops, and these are some of the ones that I found that have the most for your money. I'm sure I missed some and I appologize for that. Please check them out - the pictures link to the shop!


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1) Adelaides 2) Ak Photo N Crafts
3) Bellissima Minerals 4) Carvel Country Soaps
5) Country Heart Gifts 6) Lippincott Soap Co.
7) Lost River Rags 8) Magic Hands
9) Motherhues 10) Simple Soaps and Basic Bags

18 comments:

  1. Well if you are going to be addicted to something at least it is not fattening...:) I love the handmade soaps I hide them from Husband of Wonder..he can keep using his Coast Soap...Great post as always Audrey..

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  2. Oh man, I love handmade soaps. They must make me so happy.

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  3. Oh my goodness, girlfriend. I cannot even tell you how addicted I am to handmade soap. I won't use anything else! I went from using it at my sinks, because I wanted something a little more gentle for my hands. They made my hands so soft, I decided to start using them on my whole body! Some of my favorite etsy soap sellers are:

    Rose of Sharon Acres for her fantastic goats milk soaps.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5014813

    Cottage Garden Therapies for lotion and mineral bath soaks.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=111518

    I've ordered a BUNCH of different things from Spa Therapy, and loved every one of them.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5153886

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  4. MMM....soaps...just one more of my addictions. You can add in "smelly lotions" too. I actually had to put myself in "bath product time out" for a while because I just could not keep up with all the stuff I had...which is a good thing because I'm sure my hubby would have killed me if I kept buying!

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  5. Soap samples are a great way to check out a shops fragrances and quality of soaps.

    Thanks so much for mentioning our shop in your post.

    Great write up!
    :D

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  6. Hi Audrey! Love this post...the soaps are beautiful! I posted your button on my blog:)
    Blessings,
    Kim

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  7. Wow I love all those soaps!! Makes me want to go buy them all, lol. Thanks for the reviews!

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  8. you will have so much fun trying all of these, great collection, how will you decide what to use first???

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  9. I'm so glad you like the soap samples! Enjoy your new addiction!! ;)

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  10. Wow! Isn't handmade soap the best? Once you try it you can nver go back to commercial detergent bars - thanks so much for 'spreading the news' - and for mentioning my shop in your excellent post, Audrey!
    Judy

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  11. Oooh, I'm going to have to check some of these out, I'm all out of handmade soap and have come to be very fond of it! Thanks for putting together such a great list!

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  12. I am also a handmade soapaholic - Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. I think I am beginning to be a handmade soapaholic. So gentle on the skin, Love em!

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  14. wow i had no idea!! i have yet to really dive into the handmade soap world, but maybe a sample is a way to test the waters! awesome post!

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  15. thanks for posting my soap sampler pack. I am glad you are enjoying all the soaps :)

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  16. Hi Audrey - My name is Brenda and I'm a Soap-aholic! Stop on by my blog to pick up an award!

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  17. These soaps look divine! I am on the hunt for a good soap too. off top check these out.

    Jacqui in Japan

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