Monday, July 12, 2010

The Joy of Soap Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to The Joy of Soap, we were recently given the opportunity to treat ourselves to a variety of super awesome soaps. We tested the Feeling Frisky, Manly Man and Peppermint Passion bar soaps and what a treat they were!

What they say:
"Welcome to The Joy of Soap where we combine beauty practices and botanical ingredients from across the globe with the knowledge of modern science and natural ingredients to develop bath and body products that help you to develop your own daily cleansing and bathing rituals using gentle and nourishing oils and botanicals that leave your skin clean, refreshed and rejuvenated, and that provide you with a daily indulgence to restore and increase your well being.
About Our Natural Skin Care Products:

The Joy of Soap was created as a result of my many years spent traveling for work, which can be fun and exciting but hard on your skin. I always had trouble finding soaps that were not full of skin-drying chemicals and ultimately decided the way to get the finest possible soap was to start making my own using natural ingredients and old fashioned craftsmanship. From this The Joy of Soap was born. In addition to the dry atmosphere on airplanes, commercially made soaps placed in hotel bathrooms add to skin dehydration. All of our natural soap is hand crafted, hand cut and hand wrapped in small batches, using certified organic oils, therapeutic grade essential oils and ingredients that are gentle on your skin. Our smaller size soap is perfect for work or pleasure trips enabling you to nurture your skin while away from home and be conscious of the environment by eliminating the need to dispose of hotel soaps and packaging. Take my soaps with you in a handy container on every trip and always enjoy the nurturing results of The Joy of Soap natural, organic ingredients."
Doesn't The Joy of Soap sound like an excellent company?! I mean, what could be better than nourishing your skin while also nurturing the Earth? (if you check out this page on their website you can find more ways The Joy of Soap is making our world a cleaner place:)

What we say-

The first soap we tried was:
Feeling Frisky: The Joy of Soap's classic scent, this clever mixture of tangerine, grapefruit and lime with calendula flower petals evokes the sensation of an invigorating spa treatment. Perfect to be shared with someone you love. Grapefruit oil has a cleansing and toning effect, while tangerine oil helps to increase circulation to the skin. Calendula is long known to promote healthy, younger-looking skin. Grapefruit essential oil - anti-irritant & stimulating scent Lime essential oil - anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory Calendula flower petals - healing & soothing.

This soap smells great and really left our skin feeling squeaky clean!

Next up, Manly Man:
Finally - soap made for a man, yet gentle enough for a woman. Light scents of sweet orange bring cheer and happiness to the mind. It is then mixed with the astringent benefits of tea tree oil and a touch of pumice to smooth out those (manly) rough edges. Sweet orange essential oil - anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory Tea tree essential oil - healing, antibacterial Finely ground pumice - exfoliant.

Another great smelling soap, leaves you with a deep down clean feeling...B especially liked this one:)

And lastly, Peppermint Passion:
There's nothing like the "hot" pairing of peppermint and spearmint to really arouse your senses - watch out! Peppermint energizes, stimulates and restores the senses, while spearmint invigorates, exfoliates, and refreshes.

This was my personal favorite...I get a lot of headaches and peppermint is one of my go to scents to soothe the pain and release the stress. This soap was like heaven to my senses:) It smells divine and really is a great way to kick start your morning or re-energize after a long day!

Ready to find out how to get your hands on some of these luxurious soaps?
Buy It: Get your sensational soaps at The Joy of Soap, they start at just $3.50/bar!
Win It:The Joy of Soap has generously offered 2 ABCD Diaries readers a $20 gift certificate!! And for all ABCD Diaries readers who make a purchase at The Joy of Soap before July 31st, enter the code 1277398451 on the checkout screen for 15% off your order!!
To enter the giveaway, comment below with which soap you would like to try.
Extra Entries:
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4.Follow The Joy of Soap on Twitter +1 entry
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6.Tweet about this giveaway(leave link)+2 entries...comment twice please
7.Blog about this giveaway(leave link) +2 entries...comment twice please
8.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 for each entered
Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a variety of soaps for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

187 comments:

  1. I'd love to try Ginger Snap!

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  2. I'd like to try the Rosy Cheeks Rosemary soap!

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  27. feeling frisky and lay me down lavender both sound amazing!!!

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  28. I would like to try the Peppermint Passion soap.

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  30. I want to try the Ginger Snap soap.Thanks for the chance.
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  31. I would like to try Feeling Frisky. Thanks mrspoofa(at)aol.com

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  36. I'd love to try the Gardenia Goosebumps - one of my favorite, indulgent, fragrances!

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  45. I would love to try the Lay Me Down Lavender.
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  50. Lay Me Down Lavender is the main one I want to try.

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  54. I would love to try the lavendar scented soap. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I would try Feeling frisky

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  56. I would like to try the peppermint passion soap.
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  57. I would love to try Two in the Shower Tea Tree

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  61. I'd love to try the Lay Me Down Lavendar soap!
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  63. I would love to try the Peppermint Passion.
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  70. I entered the giveaway for Munchie Mug(7/14)

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  72. I entered 25 GC to Dali Decals-Awesome Wall Vinyl!!(7/22)

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  73. I would love to try the Feeling Frisky soap! Thanks!

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  74. Feeling Frisky sounds mighty tempting - but I can't resist Rosy Cheeks Rosemary.

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  75. crazyred61@yahoo.com
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  76. I'd love to try two in the shower tea tree. Thanks!

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  79. I entered the silver bobbin.

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  80. I'd love to try the Peppermint Passion. JD

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  81. I entered PretzelMania giveaway.
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  82. I would like to try the Lay me down Lavender and Two in the Shower Tea Tree

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  95. I like the Lay Me Down Lavender

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  108. I love lavender. So they lay be down lavender would be one of my choices

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  110. i would try Two in the Shower Tea

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  113. I'd love to try the ginger snap soap! Yum!

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  114. I really like the Lay Me Down Lavender soap

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  122. I would love to try the Rosy Cheeks Rosemary soap.

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  129. I think I would like the Gingersnap soap!
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  133. I follow Joy of Soap on Twitter @cezovski
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  134. I'd like to try the Ginger Snap! soap.

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  135. I'd like to try the two in the shower tea tree

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  136. I follow you with friend connect

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  138. Facebook “like” for JOS Jennifer G.

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  139. I entered the Flowerz giveaway

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  140. Perky Peaches sounds great!
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  141. I also am entering Enstrom's almond toffee giveaway. Yum!
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  142. I would like to try the ginger snap soap.
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  143. I entered the I hate to cook book giveaway.
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  145. Would love to try Two in the Shower Tea Tree. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  146. I want to try gardenia goosebumps.

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  147. I entered the Build-a-Bear contest.

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  148. I entered the pretzel contest.

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  149. I entered the Flowers in YOur Hair contest.

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  150. I entered the Dali Decals contest.

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  152. I wanna try the Rosy Cheeks Rosemary.



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  153. I'd like to try the Lay Me Down Lavender

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  154. I entered the Build-a-Bear contest

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  156. follow you via twitter susan1215

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  158. I'd love to try peppermint passion.

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  159. I'd like to try Rosy Cheeks Rosemary

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  163. Follow The Joy of Soap on Facebook

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  164. I tweeted about this giveaway today.

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  167. I would like to try Ginger Snap. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  168. Follower GFC Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  169. Thanks for the giveaway...we would like to try the "Two in the Shower Tea Tree" Soap !

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  171. Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

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  172. Subscribed via RSS.

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  173. #2 Subscribed via RSS.

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  174. I really want to try Ginger Snap!

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  175. palette passion ty
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