Saturday, January 9, 2010
I love Virginia! I don't know if you guys have been there
or even live there but I am from a scenic state here in Michigan
and had the honor to travel through Pennsylvania into West Virginia
and Virginia and if you have never been through those three
states you have just to go. There is so much open wilderness
and Natural beauty there you would never think you are on
the East Coast or right by it and one of the most Developed
Coast lines on our Country. Every single part of it is Breathtaking
and it leaves you with a feeling of Purity and serenity. That must
have been where the creator of the my next review got her
inspiration for when you live in an area like that how can you
help but to soak up your atmosphere.
Virginia Soaps offers that purity and natural goodness
in products you can bring into your own home. I received a
Soap Sampler for review that contained a shampoo bar, Shampoo
Shower and Shave bar and two soaps. One in Baby Powder and
the other in Clothes line. All of them are handcrafted and hand
cut to offer that unique boutique feel. The Shampoo bar was
right up Johns alley since he is a mans man and does not use
any product on his hair and often just grabs the bar of soap. I
could never understand that and would be terrified for I have
dry hair to begin with and would fear soap would dry it out
even more but he swears by it. He loved the Shampoo Bar
and everything about it and I was surprised he didn't complain
about the scent for it was Ginger Lime but he said it was so
mild he couldn't even tell it was scented and loved it. He also
enjoyed the Shave Bar for he is too lazy to dig for shaving cream
and is also often out for I just don't think to shake a mans can
of shaving cream and he wouldn't remember to remind me if
it was a life saving device. The Shaving Bar on the other hand
is easy to notice if it is getting low and he liked the later vrs
foam on his face and said it was easier to see what he was
shaving when he didn't have a foam beard. The lather clung to
his face and he could see it's contours.
soaps and they are the perfect hand soap.
I loved the right amount of lather and gentle scent and they left
my hands soft and supple. I really liked the Baby Powder for it is
such a big smell at my house now a days and unlike the other
soaps I have that do not smell like that it didn't compete with
all the baby products I have my hands in all day. With the stuff
I have now I smell like Lavender, then I change Rowan and smell
like Baby Powder Lavender and then I do the Dishes and smell
like Orange Baby Powered Lavender and heaven to Betsy if
I wear perfume for I am starting to smell like a 2 dollar, well
you know, when I mingle all those smells. This keeps me more
on the same page. All their products are made with Palm,
Coconut, Soy and Castor Oils and are non drying and feel
good and moist as you use them. I really loved the fact they
were unique and stylish with out resorting to artificial colors
and dies. Everything here is all Natural.
Now the Laundry Detergent we really had a blast with
and Andrew and I felt like Mad Scientists doing the mixing.
It was such a little bag we were sent and I must say I was
totally shocked. I thought it was a sample bag for review but
this is the bag you would buy off the site. I pretty much rolled
my eyes and said this will last a load or two then I read the
directions and saw it was supposed to make much much more.
I still had half an eye roll here for I just couldn't see it and
then Andrew and I donned our cooking duds and got to work.
It was super easy to make, melt, mix and let sit and made 2 gallon
jugs or enough laundry soap for 64-72 loads. And this is the little
kit! The regular recipe makes a lot more. I could not tell
the difference from this detergent to what I normally use other
then the smell and if you were to use a different scent to start
with I wouldn't have been able to tell at all. What I can tell the
difference in is price. Even the Cheap Laundry soap at the store
is around 4 bucks for 28 loads. Theirs is five for almost 3 times
Virginia Soaps has every kind of soap you can think of
from Gourmet, Unscented, Laundry, Hand and their new
Honey Bee Lotion Bar and they even make Lip Balm
and Pet Shampoo and Linen Spray. All of their items are
made by hand and blended with Natural ingredients.
All that I tried reflected that one on one care and pride
and I loved the individuality. This is a family business
they love and it reflects in their work.You have to try it
to believe it and they sold me with the Laundry Soap
alone. AS much laundry as I do and with theirs I will only
pay seven cents a load. Sign me up!!
Virginia Soap is going to let one of you try what I
tried. You get the kit for Laundry soap and the soap sampler!
To enter just head over to the site and check it out and then
come back here and post what you have learned. The contest
starts tonight and will run to midnight on February 22nd!
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
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