Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gypsy Wind Soapworks Giveaway

So, maybe a month or so ago, some guy emailed me asking if I would review and/or do a giveaway about his wife's soap-making business, Gypsy Wind Soapworks.

My first reaction was, "We just did soap! How different can this soap be? How much soap does anybody need? How many words can I write about soap?" but I was bored and not busy, so I clicked through the link and found the most lovely soap I've ever seen; soap so unique and pretty that it was easy to find more words about soap.

Fresh Sugared Lemon Handmade Soap - Skin Softening, Moisturizing Shea, Cocoa and Mango Butters - Detergent, SLS and Sulfate Free

Photo of Fresh Sugared Lemon soap by


Once the soap arrived, little kid thought it was candy and asked if he could eat it anyway after I told him it was not. Big Kid declared it the most beautiful soap he had ever seen. Mr. Ashley asked how much the fancy soap cost with a worried look. It took me a week to even unwrap it from its cellophane because it felt so wrong to desecrate such beauty.

Then I realized I was in danger of becoming one of those weird old ladies who puts out special holiday hand towels and yells at people for using them, so I went ahead and used the soap.

As someone who lives simply (also known as "broke" in less linguistically creative circles), I love small purchases that make me feel pretty, special or pampered. Most of these purchases revolve around sleeping and showering because you are supposed to do both daily, and this allows me to write these expenses off as practical. Crisp sheets, a plush mattress topper, fluffy towels, and soap fit for a Disney princess; all little things that bring me luxury.

Also, it turns out that heart-shaped soap is very practical in that it is easy to hold. Not that holding soap has been a big issue for me in the past, but I was having a moment of thinking that this beautiful soap was not going to be very practical until I realized it fits more nicely in my hand than regular soap so now regular soap can really go suck it. Also, it smells as pretty as it looks!

These soaps would make great little gifts or amazing bridal/baby/princess party favors, and one of you is going to receive a two pack! There are three ways to enter and the contest ends Monday, so get to it!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And a big thank you to the soapmaker's husband for bringing this little bit of niceness into my daily existence! I'm looking forward to sharing it with one of you!

18 comments:

Melaka said...

Lovely! I too have a problem holding onto big soap. It always seems to be in the way. Thanks for the giveaway.

Alisha said...

I love pretty soaps! Especially lavender scented!

Jamie McGinnis said...

What a nice perk of having a website people love - you get to test some of these fancy things!

I one hundred percent agree that living simple *ahem* it's nice to enjoy practical things that make you feel pretty.

Trilby C. said...

I'm totally going to tell everyone we're "living simple" from now on. And I hope that our fancy new soaps (I'm totally winning this giveaway) belie the fact that we are indeed just broke.

Jill said...

I love lemon scented soaps!

Bev said...

I've ordered these and the men's soaps are as nice as the ladies. Last a good long time too

Christina said...

I haven't used a real bar of soap in forever, but I'd love to try these.

Sukhmeet Singh said...

Living simple is living from heart. Never try to do what other's do, just listen to your inner core and you will get the path.

I listen to my heart and I wrote some lines here => happytomeet.blogspot.com

where I wrote about new persons we meet and their influence in our life. I just started writing this blog. Hope everyone likes it

Melissa said...

I love any soap that smells lemon-y or citrus-y!

big mamabird said...

Like you, I am quite pleased with the little treasures in life! I can practically smell that soap!

clare Gosling said...

I love your blog, it is very entertaining, yet touched on hard issues too. I can't wait to see how your boys grow....

Tammy C said...

Love, love lavender!

Jessica Eapen said...

love florals like rose!

Judy Soltis said...

Ashley, these are really pretty and I'd want to just look at them too. Alas, I'm in danger of being one of those little old ladies. If I win, I promise I'll use them! Thanks for the giveaway. Judy Soltis

Brittany Koelmel said...

I love lavender or pine scents!

Michelle pena said...

I dont know what my favorite scent is... I usually just buy Irish Spring or Dove. Maybe like cucumber or lemon..?

rachel said...

Rose or lavender!

Susan Smith said...

Ashley, thank you so much for the incredible review of my soap!

Your readers not only read the review, but they visited my Etsy shop and ordered both the women's and the men's scented soaps. A huge, heartfelt thank you to you and your readers.

My husband is so excited about how the house smells now as I am doing so much soaping!

Hugs to all!!!

Best wishes,
Susan
Gypsy Wind Soapworks