Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Virginia Soaps and Scents *Review and Giveaway*

Tuesday, December 1, 2009







I love yummy smelling soaps! I especially love all natural bar soaps.  I was very excited when I received the opportunity to review a selection of products from Virginia Soaps and Scents.

About the Company: Virginia Soaps and Scents is a family run business ran Roy & Richelle Spargur.
"We are a homeschooling family with nine children living in rural Virginia. Our interest in soap making began with a history lesson and developed into an artistic passion.

Our soaps are made with all natural oils – no added chemicals. Each bar is hand cut, so no two are exactly the same. "


Their soaps come in 4.5 oz bars and also smaller hospitality sized .

A few of their many Signature Scents
Lavender - Soothing, healing...
Fresh Orange - Smells fresh squeezed!
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey - A warm scent with real oatmeal.
Coconut Lemongrass - Light and tropical.
Sandalwood - Woodsy, sensuous & exotic.

Bay Rum - A timeless men's fragrance.
Violets & Lace- Turn of the century elegance.           
Baby Powder Smells just like the famous baby powder scent we all know and love        
Victorian Rose -scent of fresh cut roses infused with real rose petals.

Made with oils of palm, Castor, coconut and soy.

Review

I tried Oatmeal Milk &honey(my favorite), Country Clothsline (husband and the kids favorite), Fresh Orange, and the All -In-One-Soap in Waltzing Matilda.

Oatmeal Milk & Honey- What I really loved about this soap is that it was mild enough to use on my face, it has real little pieces of oatmeal,which slightly exfoliates the skin while cleansing. I was a little bit worried when using the soap on my face, as I said before I have very sensitive skin but I did not receive any breakouts from using this soap nor any of the others.

Country Clothesline- I was a little bit put off by the smell originally, it had a slight hospital sterile smell to it, when I first opened the package. Thankfully it does not smell like that on your skin, it has a light fresh scent instead, that the entire family loved.

Fresh Orange- You know those mornings that you crawl out of bed and immediately want to climb right back in? The Fresh Orange soap is the go to soap to wake your butt up and get you moving. The scent of oranges while not overpowering enlightened my senses, and refreshed my mind and body, getting me ready to face my day.

All in one soap in Waltzing Matilda-

"All-In-One Bars for shampoo, shower and shave, are great for travel, camping, are airline friendly and cut down on shower clutter."
"Waltzing Matilda* comes in our Victoria's Secret Lovespell scent."

I used it first as a shampoo, I did not initially like it, to tell you the truth but found I was simply applying it wrong. I was lathering it in my hands using my hands to wash my hair, while you are suppose to apply by rubbing it through your hair. My hair did not dry out using it as a shampoo and smelled clean but in all honesty; I prefer liquid shampoo instead.

I did love using it to shave though, my razor glided smoothly over my skin, providing a close shave that left my legs silky soft.







I was also able to review their Laundry Soap Kit-  It contains a grated bar of  unscented lard cleaning soap and a pre-measured amount of borax and washing soda.You should get 64-72 loads for less than seven cents per load.

I had always wanted to attempt to make my own laundry soap but feared it would be to hard. It was actually pretty simple to do, by following the included directions.

This kit makes a low sudsing soap, so it works great in front loaders as well as top loading washing machines.The laundry soap is a gel, that smells fresh without a heavy scent, and cleaned our clothes as well as other products we have used.




 Giveaway

The fine folks from Virginia Soaps and scents didn't just send me one package to review, they also sent me one to giveaway to one of you as well!

To Enter: Leave a comment here with which scent you would most like to try from Virginia  Soaps & Scents.

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4.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
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6. leave a comment on any non-giveaway review post. +1

Giveaway Starts 12/01/09 and ends 12/08/09 at 11:59 pm est.


Disclosure: Virginia Soaps and Scents provided me with samples to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.


 








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Ashley said...

I would like to try the Fresh Orange & Waltzing Matilda(just because I like that name!)

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Donna said...

I would love to try the Fresh Orange.

Hope said...

I'd love to try their peppermint scent soap!
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Stephanie said...

I would love to try the Wild Bayberry.

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Terri L said...

Fresh orange sounds refreshing

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Anonymous said...

Oatmeal and honey...sounds wonderful

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Darlene said...

Fresh Orange Sounds good
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Leslie said...

I'd most like to try the lavender scent. I love to use lavender soap just before bed, to relax.

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I would like to try the Fresh Orange

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ferriz said...

i would love to try sandalwood. one of my fave scents!

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Darlene said...

peppermint

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I like the Fresh Orange.

Nicole said...

I would love to try the Coconut Lemongrass soap!!


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katzkids said...

I would love to try the Fresh Orange.
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Missybeez said...

I would try the Peppemint Scent Soap!


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Laura said...

Oatmeal and honey!

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Marianna said...

Fresh orange - yum!

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Heather M said...

Chocolate and Bayberry!!

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Mamushi Love said...

Cookies & Cream would be a nice one to try.

mogrill said...

Fresh Orange sounds nice. Thanks for the chance.
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ezmerelda said...

As a soap junkie, I would love to try them all, especially the fresh orange.

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Darcie said...

I would like to try the Tropical Paradise soap.
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llinda29 said...

I like Waltzing Matilda

Anonymous said...

I'm crazy for Sandalwood-its exotic and makes my toes quiver when I wear it,writer61@yahoo.com

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Madam Pince said...

I want to try the fresh orange. I also like the fact that this family lives in rural Virginia -- I do too!

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Mmm...Fresh orange sounds lovely.

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Sarah said...

Violets and lace.

Jennifer T. said...

I'd like to try Coconut Lemongrass, Fresh Orange, Oatmeal, Milk & Honey, and the Peppermint scents.

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Lissa said...

Definitely Waltzing Matilda:)

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Cherry Almond for sure! Thanks!

LV said...

I think I would like to try the Violets and Lace.

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i would love to try the lavender.

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I love Coconut Lemongrass soaps and would love to try these!

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I would like the Lavendar, love the smell of it. ruthing73 at hotmail dot com

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I'd like to try violets & lace

Erika*Coffee said...

oooh I'd like to experience the Loofah Orange Slices

Andrea said...

I think I would like the Country Clothesline scent the best. Thanks!

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terri142 said...

I would love to try the Tropical Paradise gourmet soap.

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dor said...

This Canadian girl loves Lavender.

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gsm57 said...

Tropical Paradise

Benita said...

I'd like to try the Lavender.

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Britt said...

I love Lavender! Definitely would love to try it out.

heaventrees said...

I'd like the lavender scent, I think, but all the scents are enticing.

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Kym said...

I like the sound of Coconut Lemongrass - Light and tropical, I'd try that!

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Candice said...

I would like to try the Baby Powder scent. I love the smell of baby powder.

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Stephanie said...

MMM the Cookies and Cream or the Pumpkin Spice sound delicious!!

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Tricia316 said...

I would love to try the Coconut Lemongrass!I am a big fan of coconut anything!

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jennem said...

I'd like to try Coconut Lemongrass.
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LV said...

I would like to try the Sandalwood scent.

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cstironkat said...

I would like the Fresh Orange scent.

Lisa said...

Country Clothesline sounds nice.

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denyse said...

Lavender or Baby Poweder are always nice relaxing, clean secnts. I'd like them.

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Lavender~
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Coconut and lemongrass sounds nice.
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mim said...

i would love to try the Oatmeal, Milk & Honey bar!

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Anonymous said...

The Fresh Orange and the Coconut Lemongrass sound wonderful! I really only use handmade soaps now, due to skin sensitivities. I love trying all the great scents as well.

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I'd love to try the Wild Bayberry scent, thanks!

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I want to try the Full Moon Soap and the Tropical Paradise.
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Rae said...

I love Sandalwood

Sahm Lee said...

Really want to try the cookies and cream one. Thanks for the contest!
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Smooshy said...

i'd like to try tropical paradise!

ky2here said...

Coconut Lemongrass for me.

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Miranda said...

fresh orange

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I would love to try the Fresh Orange.
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I would like to try their peppermint scent soap.

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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...As multi-taskers we would like to try the All -In-One-Soap in Waltzing Matilda.

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Anonymous said...

sandelwood.
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Gianna said...

Baby Powder :)

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