Monday, November 26, 2012

Lovely Handmade Soap Giveaway

*Giveaway is closed.

I love giving homemade gifts for Christmas....and I LOVE receiving them, too.
The thought and love that pour into something handmade are just so special.
If I don't have the time to make a gift, many times I will find a way to support Moms who are running a business at home.
Meet my friend Amanda.
She is an amazing Mother and has been such an encouragement to me.
She also makes the loveliest handmade soap.
Sadie's Lavender
It is 100% natural, with no artificial colors or scents, and preservative and chemical free.
Just what I love in my home!
I love her soap and with scents like Rosemary Mint, Sadie's Lavender, and Ava's Almond ...who can resist? 
Amanda was kind enough to offer Blissfully Content readers 10% off of their order from her shop: Levi's Lye Soap.
Just use the coupon code: blissfullycontent10 during checkout.
They truly make GREAT stocking stuffers!


Amanda is also offering 2 fresh new bars to one lucky ducky reader!
They are PERFECT for Christmas!

Peppermint Scrub 
"This scent is cooling, refreshing and very fragrant. It brings the smell of summertime peppermint to wintertime in the form of a nourishing bar of soap that will exfoliate your winter skin so well."

 and Virginia Cedarwood.
"Handmade especially for Matthew, this scent is sweet and woody. Gentle enough to calm nerves after a long day for the working man, while abrasive enough to scrub away dirt with added grits. It will deter insects during a day in the woods. It is perfect to store in his closet and drawers to repel moths while not in use."


With nourishing ingredients like coconut, olive and vegetable oils, local spring water, and grits the soap is cleansing and nourishing!
We have been using both bars and they are so wonderful....refreshing, they have a great lather, and exfoliating. My skin feels hydrated and clean.

To enter, just leave a comment!
For a second chance to enter, visit Amanda's shop and tell me which handmade soap is your favorite in a separate comment.
Be sure and leave a way for me to contact you!

Winner will be drawn on Monday, December 3rd and will receive 1 Peppermint Scrub and 1 Virginia Cedarwood handmade soap....just in time for the holidays!

Good luck!

~Julia


96 comments:

Tara said...

OH,I can already smell the gorgeousness from here.Thanks for the chance..xx

Sally said...

How I love Amanda! Since the baby came, we lost touch (how do you do that when you live 15 miles from one another??) I am sure that these two soaps are amazing -- I love her oatmeal soap for our baby, and the lavender....
Best luck to all the entrants!

Jacqueline said...

I agree Julia, homemade gifts are the best!

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely giveaway...I would probably love the almond or the peppermint soap!

Joe and Heather said...

I love homemade soaps! Those two scents sound wonderful--thanks for the giveaway!

Heather
schwenneker 6 at yahoo dot com

Joe and Heather said...

Just visited her shop--I would like to try the Ava's Almond soap.

Heather
schwenneker 6 at yahoo dot com

Bevy said...

Me too! I love Amanda. In fact we just "talked" via email the other day.

I've been thinking about her soaps... needing to restock. May I have a chance to win her two newest scents?

(thanks)

Cederwood and Almond. Although I cannot speak high enough of the Honey Oatmeal or the Lavender. That stuff is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karissa said...

Would love to try this homemade soap for the first time!

Karissa said...

I think my fav to try would be Sadie's Lavender. Lavender is so calming.

Carissa said...

Oh love Amanda, I can truly say that, somehow people come into your life, and you are just a beter person for it.

Having had a sample of her soap, and loving it, i can say first hand how wonderful it is.

Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a gift!!!!

Carissa said...

I would try the peppermint, how wonderful for the holidays!!!

Bob and Deb said...

How wonderful! I love homemade all natural products. Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie@ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

Bob and Deb said...

I would love either to try the peppermint or Sadie's Lavender...although all the soaps sound fantastic!

Debbie@ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

Debby said...

I'd love to try the honey oatmeal.

Debby said...

I love homemade gifts. I wish my family members did, that would make gift giving so much easier and nicer.

CW said...

I would like to try the Virginia Cedarwood ... I really appriecate when there are products for men ... seems like so many things are for women and men get left out. Thanks, Julie and Amanda!

Laura Jeanne said...

I hope this contest is open to Canadians...the soap looks beautiful.

Laura Jeanne said...

I took a look at the shop and I would like to try the lavender soap - nice and relaxing!

~ko said...

What a wonderful gift to give or to receive! Lovely and I love the heart behind it all :)

KayJackson said...

We only use homemade/handmade soap! We're always looking for new places to get some! Thanks for the chance!

KayJackson said...

I would love to try the honey oatmeal soap! Sounds like it would smell good and be a good exfoliant!

Hopeful said...

Oh, it must be for me:) It's Virginia Cedarwood- right where I live. A lovely give away indeed.

Darla P. said...

Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win! dorene(at)pine(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great give away. I love peppermint soap!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Julia for the lovely, wholesome giveaway...a blessed and healthy Christmas to you and your dear family!Becky J abcjones@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I went to Amanda's shop and yum, I could imagine the rosemary mint soap at my kitchen sink...what good combos!! Thanks! becky j abcjones@comcast.net

Kim said...

There is nothing better in the world, than homemade soap :)

Kim said...

I just scooted over to her shop and I think the almond would be wonderful !

Anonymous said...

Love homemade soap! Thanks for the givaway !
Kathy @ fullerton1224@gmail.com

Gillian said...

I love pretty homemade soap and would give one to my Mom for Christmas! She LOVES peppermint!

Anonymous said...

Would LOVE the Almond cold process soap, or peppermint scrub! Who am I kidding- they all sound great!
Kathy @ fullerton1224@gmail.com

Gillian said...

I think the lavender is my favorite...although they all look nice! Maybe the Honey Oatmeal? townsleyfamily@hotmail.com

2busy said...

I love handmade soaps. That's something I'd like to learn to do.

2busy said...

Since I am in a festive mood, I think I would love to try the peppermint scrub. You can contact me through my blogger profile. My e-mail is linked up there.

Maria said...

would love to try her soaps

Erin said...

Hear, hear to handmade gifts! Thank you, Julia and Amanda, for the opportunity to win these lovely soaps.

Erin
Carolina Country Living

Jessica said...

Wow! These look great and a good price too! I will be getting a few for friends!

jessicawdavenport at yahoo dot com

Erin said...

Just visited Amanda's shop and the Lavender soap sounds divine--though I'd be delighted to win the Peppermint and Virginia Cedarwood. :)

Erin
Carolina Country Living

Jessica said...

I would love to try her lavender soap, especially for our baby!

jessicawdavenport at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Handmade soaps are the best--so delicious! I used to use liquid scary body wash, and I just feel better about life since I've made the switch to not-scary homemade bars:)! Thanks for giveaway, ladies!

Mary said...

I think the cedarwood would be my favorite scent from her shop. Or the oatmeal, but I love the smell of cedar!

Connie said...

Julia, First I would like to say I have been a reader of your blog for a while, my name is Connie...I am a reader of Stella's apron strings as well as Sweet Country life and sweet country companion... just love those girls.. I was a reader of Homegrown and Beeyoutiful and have thought about Amanda often.. I dont have a blog just a reader and I am so thankful that you posted about the SOAP that Amanda makes and sells.. I placed my first order today, and I am so excited to see how it is... Thanks again and God BLess you...

Connie said...

Julia, I went to Amanda's shop and placed my first order, I chose unscented, Almond and Peppermint Scrub.. Oh how excited I am.. Thanks again for a wonderful post..and let Amanda know she is missed... God Bless you and Amanda, our world needs more women like you...

Corinne said...

Hi Julia, I have been reading your blog for sometime now, but never comment. I have dermatitis so this soap looks real good to me. Thank you for introducing Amanda and her soaps. It may be just what I'm looking for. I sure would like to win! God bless you! Corinne
crossnote@verizon.net

Corinne said...

I think I would love to try the Almond. They all sound good though!
Thanks again, Corinne
crossnote@verizon.net

Patty said...

I love homemade soaps! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patty said...

I visited Amanda's store. I'd like the Peppermint Scrub!

Connie said...

Julia, I forgot to leave a way to contact me... csteel001@yahoo.com
Thanks again...

Holly said...

Oh how I miss Amanda's sweet blog. I would love the chance to win her wonderful soap! Thanks Julia and Amanda for this chance to win!

Holly said...

Would love the cedar soap for my hubs and can't wait to try the rosemary mint as a kitchen soap :)

Deni said...

Oh, what a lovely giveaway! I adore homemade soap ;)
denikw90@yahoo.com

Deni said...

I love everything in her shop but especially the Peppermint scrub!
denikw90@yahoo.com

Susanne said...

I use local homemade soap and I LOVE it. It is the only thing I use on my face.

Jenn said...

I love handmade soaps!!! Thanks for a chance!

Jenn said...

I like the scents honey oatmeal and almond, just wish you could eat them:)

Jamilyn said...

I too, am doing all homeade gifts and what lady doesn't love a sweet smelling soap? Thanks for the chance!
jamilynclausing@hotmail.com

Summer Killebrew said...

How delightful! Thank you for a chance to win!

Summer Killebrew said...

Oh I love her shop! I'm putting the Honey Oatmeal on my Christmas list.

annemarie562000 said...

I love handmade soap!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

annemarie562000 said...

The Rosemary Mint Soap would be my favorite!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ngo Family Farm said...

Handmade soap is my favorite luxury!
-Jaime

Beloved's Bride said...

She packages them with sweet little ribbon... I know I will like her soup just because of this little detail.

Jessica said...

I have always wanted to try my hand at making soap but have yet to actually do it.

Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I would love to try the peppermint scrub!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Patti said...

Love, love, love handmade soap! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Patti said...

How can you choose just one favorite when it comes to handmade soap?? Honey oatmeal or rosemary mint!

Michelle Nhi said...

there's nothing better than handmade soap! so pretty too.

Michelle Nhi said...
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Michelle Nhi said...

and the honey oatmeal scent in her shop sounds amazing too!

overpowerovercome@gmail.com

Amy said...

I'd love to sample the peppermint scrub! Thanks, Amy

coleyamy@hotmail.com

Small Footprints said...

Oh I just adore handmade soaps ... they are pure luxury! Thank you, so much, for giving us this opportunity!!
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Small Footprints said...

All of Amanda's soaps look wonderful but if I had to choose just one, I'd choose Sadie's Lavender. Mmm!
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm working on some homemade Christmas gifts too. These soaps look wonderful.

~Jody

Gumbo Lily said...

If I were to pick one soap from Amanda's site for myself, I'd choose the honey-oat bar. I like what oats and honey do for the skin.

~Jody

Sherry Lykins said...

Theses sounds wonderful!! Thanks for the giveaway! sharoo1975 at yahoo dot com

pippirose said...

I'd love to enter your lovely giveaway.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

My favourite from the Etsy site is
Ava's Almond Handmade soap.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try these soaps. The peppermint sounds wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win. Dawn
1994meadow.gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try these soaps. The peppermint sounds wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win. Dawn
1994meadow.gmail.com

Jenniffer said...

I'd love to try these soaps - they look fabulous. Thanks for opportunity!

jhb7287@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you both for this great giveaway! Have a blessed day :)

Love,
Janet

Anonymous said...

I think Sadie's Lavender is my favorite.

Love,
Janet

Hillcrest Acres said...

Great Giveaway!!! I would love to try the handmade soaps.

Melody said...

Thanks for the chance to win some lovely soap :)

fahnestock4 at comcast dot net

Andrea@ThatllDoFarm said...

I can hear reindeer bells when I look at the holiday soap. Please enter me in your generous giveaway!

Erin said...

Homemade gifts are the best! I think the peppermint sound wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Homemade soap~love it!

Jenniffer said...

I just visited the shop. I think that I'd prefer the peppermint scrub or the rosemary mint - both sound very refreshing!

jhb7287@aol.com

Mimi said...

This sounds heavenly! I love peppermint and the scent of cedar! And I am getting better at homemade gifts!

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Anonymous said...

I checked out the website and I would love to try the virginia cedarwood for my family!! Thanks for a chance to win. Dawn
meadow1994@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Homemade soap is wonderful - and that you have a friend who makes it must be a blessing indeed!

Heather said...

I'm a sucker for all things lavender so Sadie's Lavender sounds like heaven to me!

Anonymous said...

I too love homemade soaps. The store bought kind seems to smell stronger and stronger, and not in a good way :(. Thanks for a chance to win
Cassandra
Dschwab5@neo.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I think the peppermint would be great , and the oatmeal honey. I may have to slip some in my own stocking. Thanks again.
Cassandra (dschwab5@neo.rr.com)

Parfum pas cher said...

so beautiful , very lovely.

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