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The Bath, Beauty and Home Fragrance Giveaway

September 7, 2012
Some of my favorite handmade products are those geared toward bath, beauty and home. Therefore I thought it’d be fun to offer a giveaway to my readers for a chance to win a selection of handmade products within those categories! To put this contest together, I joined up with three other great artisans – Blackberry Thyme, Still Water Candles, and Face. Body. Feet. One lucky winner will receive handmade products from all three of these shops along with a selection of handmade soaps from my own shop, Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.
Handmade White Tea and Ginger Goat Milk Soap from Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen

Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen was founded in 2001 after my handmade soap addiction got the best of me. I specialize in creating handmade shea butter soaps and lotions. When I’m not whipping up soaps, I love to listen to local live music, visit my city’s farmer’s market, read when time allows, and come up with fun and crafty new DIY projects for my blog, Soap Deli News. I am a proud single mother of a teenage son who is both a talented soccer player and a new driver in training. (He got his learner’s permit this summer!)

For this contest, I’ll be giving away three of my newest handmade soap bars – Handmade Lemon and Basil Shea Butter Soap, Handmade White Tea and Ginger Goat Milk Soap, and Handmade Coconut and Lime Goat Milk Soap. ($18 value.) In addition, you can also save an extra 25% off all sale products from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen when you use coupon code: BACKTOSCHOOL through September 30th, 2012. Buy as much as you want and never pay more than $6 in shipping!

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle from Blackberry Thyme

Teresa, of Blackberry Thyme, is offering one of her luscious, Handmade Pumpkin Spice Soy Candles as a prize! ($8 value.) Heavily scented and dye free, this hand poured clean burning candle is a rich fragrance blend of cinnamon and clove with vanilla and coconut. (Be sure to read my review of Teresa’s candles that I posted a while back after making a purchase from her!)

Teresa opened her shop, Blackberry Thyme, in November 2007 as a way to create extra income for her family. She has always loved sewing and crafting and Blackberry Thyme allowed her the chance to be creative and remain a single, stay at home mom to her two children. Teresa specializes in hand crafting eco-friendly 100% soy wax candles, wax melts and handmade soaps. You can find her products both on Artfire and Bonanza.

Handmade Pamper Herbal Facial Steam from Face. Body. Feet.

Jacqueline, of Face. Body. Feet., is giving away one of her natural, herbal facial steams! The Pamper Herbal Steam consists of natural botanicals including chamomile, rose buds, lemongrass, passionflower, orange peel, and jasmine flowers blended together for a deep aromatic facial cleanse when added to boiling water. ($8 value.)

Jacqueline got her start into natural beauty after discovering Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Craftsin the library one summer.  Within it’s pages was a simple, natural bath tea recipe that Jacqueline thought would be fun to make. She purchased the herbal ingredients she needed for the recipe, and then made several lavender bath tea bags for her and her husband to try. All she remembers about that night was that she slept like a baby.

During Jacqueline’s research for natural ingredients and recipes, she discovered Etsy, an entire online marketplace for handcrafted items. After visiting Etsy’s bath and body section and seeing all of the great products people were offering, the seed was planted and Jacqueline started her own natural bath and body business, Face. Body. Feet.

Handmade Lilac Air Freshener in Jelly Jar from Still Water Candles

Janelle, of Still Water Candles, is sponsoring two of her delightfully scented Jelly Jar Air Fresheners for this giveaway – one in Lilac and one in Vanilla Sugar. These 4oz. air fresheners come in a cute jelly jar with a daisy cut lid to let the fragrance out. These air fresheners make the perfect substitute for areas where you can’t burn candles such as the dormitories, cars, or the office. They last much longer than candles and make adorable gifts. ($16 value.) Make any purchase from Still Water Candles through October 31, 2012 and use coupon code: 20FallSale to receive 20% off your purchase.

Janelle is 22 years old and recently graduated with a math degree. When she’s not making candles she enjoys reading, cooking, and walking her dog. Her shop, Still Water Candles, started out solely as a candle shop. However, since it’s conception, it has slowly evolved to also include sachets, air fresheners, and reed diffusers. She named her shop after one of her favorite verses, Psalm 23:2-3: “He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul.”

The total prize value of this contest is $50. If you’d like a chance to win, simply enter via Rafflecopter below through September 28, 2012. This contest is open to USA residents only, ages 18 and up.

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  • eclairre

    September 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I always find handmade items are way better quality than mass-produced items 🙂

  • Katy~The Country Blossom

    September 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    They are important to me because they are free from all the scary chemicals that are in factory made products and I also love to support handmade artisans!


    September 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Love Love Love handmade soap and lotions, please pick me to win.
    Thank you,

  • Az Life and Style

    September 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Great Giveaway!!! I am a follower from Etsy.

    Please visit my blog and enter the Giveaway
    we have for a chic bag:

    Thank you,


  • danw78704

    September 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    twitted this today, 08/9

  • Ignuf

    September 9, 2012 at 12:33 am

    It’s important to support indie crafters

  • Mamma Cass

    September 9, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Supporting people who are worthy of having business because they truly care about great ingredients and high quality. I love home made stuff and I am proud of it! Thank you, Cassie Ragsdale [email protected]

  • Krysia Mariel

    September 9, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I LIKE products that are natural and made without the chemicals you’d find in products off the shelf. I also like to support those who make these great products!

  • Courtney Tucker

    September 9, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Well, I usually like buying handmade products because they have less chemicals and preservatives in them or none at all, and I like natural!

  • SecDoOver

    September 9, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Homemade products are usually better made, better for the environment, and I can find out exactly what it’s made out of.

  • Audra Weathers

    September 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I like buying homemade because the quality is almost always better than mass produced products. Also, it’s easier to know the ingredients used and since I own a home-based business I like supporting other small business owners.

  • 2justByou

    September 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I love buying handmade anything, and handmade bath & body are some of the best purchases I’ve made.

  • Jean

    September 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Handmade is the best – all natural

  • Liz Pillow

    September 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I like to support small businesses by being more selective about where I get my bath products and candles from.

  • Danielle S.

    September 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Buying homemade bath, beauty, and home items is important to me because I’ve found that they are so much higher quality, and often made from much more natural ingredients than mass-market products. I also like to support small businesses.


  • Seth

    September 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Buying handmade products directly supports the artists.

  • Lo

    September 11, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I like knowing what is in my products, and I like knowing I am supporting individuals.

  • Polkaostrich

    September 11, 2012 at 4:56 am

    I like buying handmade soaps and stuff because I like that my money goes to a real person and not a huge company and I know the stuff is made with love.

  • danw78704

    September 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    twitted this today, 11/9

  • Anonymous

    September 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Buy homemade reminds me of what life truly is about. Good things, doing good & be good.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

  • lori

    September 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Entered as much as I could.

    [email protected]

  • PR4GatheringRoses

    September 12, 2012 at 5:29 am

    As a person who crochets and cross stitches, I appreciate home-made items. When the item is for personal use, such as soaps, balms, scrubs, candles, etc. I appreciate the time, energy, and effort put forth to bring the item to the world.

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  • danw78704

    September 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    twitted this today, 12/9

  • trishden

    September 13, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Buying handmade bath beauty and home products is important to me because all of the toxic ingredience are left out of them. Thanks!


  • danw78704

    September 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    twitted this today, 13/9

  • Pixie Bone Jewelry

    September 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Handmade items are just amazing, so much better than store bought!

  • Small Footprints

    September 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Buying handmade is important to me because handmade products tend to be more natural and Eco-friendly. Also, I really supporting small business owners. Thanks!
    Sml Footprints

  • kluckingbear

    September 14, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I feel cleaner when using natural products because there’s less build up. I like knowing that the residue and wash-off aren’t harmful to my water supply too.

  • Purl Buttons

    September 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Aside from the quality of product,I like to support artistry any way I can.

  • danw78704

    September 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    twitted this today, 14/9

  • danw78704

    September 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    twitted this today, 15.9

  • Samantha Oh

    September 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I love buying home made and knowing what ingredients(including love) goes into the product!

  • susanesque

    September 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I love the unique qualities of handmade items. I love trying new things and that can be difficult with mass production.

  • danw78704

    September 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    twitted this today, 17/9

  • Jennie

    September 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I like buying handmade bath products because the ingredients are so much more natural.

  • danw78704

    September 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    twitted this today, 18/9

  • Rebecca

    September 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I love that they’re made with natural ingredients.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

  • Rebecca

    September 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I love that they’re made with natural ingredients.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

  • Rebecca

    September 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I love that they’re made with natural ingredients.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

  • danw78704

    September 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    twitted this today, 19/9

  • rainnysunshine

    September 20, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I don’t have a Facebook nor do I have a Twitter. I’m not a shopkeeper nor do I have a blog. I am, however, a really happy and grateful human being who loooooves supporting the business of the indiepreneurs. I’ve got a buying account on Etsy but I don’t sell anything. I don’t know how to “Like” or Pin It or use an Instagram or Tweet but I definitely do know how to “check out” when shopping with indie niche businesses. I love the person to person service. I love the special feel that you get when opening the package, knowing that loving energies have guided this gift to my doorstep.

  • Lindsey

    September 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    love to have safer products around the kids.

  • danw78704

    September 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    twitted this tdoay, 20/9

  • Jennifer

    September 22, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I love these products! Hope I win!

  • danw78704

    September 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    twitted this today, 22/9

  • danw78704

    September 24, 2012 at 12:26 am

    tiwtted this today, 23/9

  • Emmy Coffee

    September 24, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Because it helps small companies instead of the mega-profiting uber corporations

  • danw78704

    September 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    twitted this today, 24/9

  • lcg842

    September 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Home made products are more personal and purchasing from these artisans help to support the local economy.

  • Chasity Boatman

    September 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I like buying homemade products because they’re made of natural products that are good for my eczema

  • danw78704

    September 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    twitted this today, 25/9

  • Melaine King

    September 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Buying handmade products is important to me because not only does it profit the person making the goods, but the products are free from harmful chemicals and are good for the skin and the earth. 🙂

  • danw78704

    September 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    twitted this today, 26/9

  • terri142

    September 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    It is important to me to buy handmade products, because I like to support small businesses.

    tderosa142 at gmail.com

  • Karen

    September 27, 2012 at 4:11 am

    from one soaper to another love the page

  • Karen

    September 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    It is important because the quality is almost always better and I love to support small business. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Bonnie Peeling

    September 27, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I like the lemon verbena body butter.

  • Kimberly Tanner, Kimicans Jewelry

    September 28, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I’m an Artisan Jeweler, I prefer handmade… For it’s quality, care, overall better products, minus chemical & gimmicks 😉
    As a single, newly separated mother of 2, guardian of 2 more, owner of my own business trying to be a success in an Artisan Jewelers life, let me say that I want the best for my family, Handmade is most always the BEST!

    Kimberly Tanner, Founder & Owner @ Kimicans Jewelry

    1. Kimberly Tanner

      September 28, 2012 at 5:56 am

      Click on my name to get to my etsy shop. I am a proud supporter of everything Etsy

      I love the Artisans work that this contest is pushing. I know I want some. Also want to try the sore muscle milk for fibromyalgia

  • Morgan

    September 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    It’s important to me because I need to know exact what I’m putting on my body, and it shouldn’t be a ton of chemicals!

  • danw78704

    September 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    twitted this today, 28/9

  • cassandra

    September 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I think handmade is better because the product is cared for more in most cases and of a finer quality!
    fb: rab pom

  • purango

    September 29, 2012 at 2:59 am

    My favorite product from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen is the Handmade Lemon Verbena Shea Body Butter, 4 oz. [email protected]

  • purango

    September 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

    My favorite product from Blueberry Thyme is the Handmade Soap-Apple Strudel Cocoa Butter Soap. [email protected]

  • purango

    September 29, 2012 at 3:02 am

    My favorite product from Face, Body, Feet is the Amberose Herbal Steam/Facial Steam. [email protected]

  • purango

    September 29, 2012 at 3:03 am

    My favorite product from Stillwater Candles is the Pink Sugar Scented Soy Candle in Jelly Jar, Small Candles. [email protected]

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