Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Review of Great Cakes Soapworks and a Giveaway!!


I was recently sent a package of products from Great Cakes Soapworks. This company is,

"Dedicated to creating beautiful cakes of handmade natural soap that are
gentle and moisturizing, richly scented and luxurious.

Discover the difference of a soap that is truly handmade from scratch
in the cold process tradition, ju
st waiting to pamper your skin"

I have always wanted to try my hand at making soap and just never got to it. Well, I don't need to anymore. This is a home based business that makes soaps, lotions, lip butters, etc. And Amy is the lady behind it all:)

"I
got started making hand
made soap as a Christmas gift in 2002. Everything I read about the process from other soapmakers said that it was addicting, and so it was. I began selling my soaps at the local farmer's market the summer of 2004. In 2005, Great Cakes Soapworks was born out of the combination of my passion for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and my passion to make great soap! It gives me great joy to create such unique and beneficial products. I have to thank my friends and family for being my most loyal customers, and for their rave reviews of my products."

I really enjoyed just searching through Amy's store. There are soo many scents and different types of bar soap I could spend a couple hours on there:) Anyways, I was very happy when she told me she would love to send me a couple products to review. Now pay close attention because you have the chance at winning something too!!

The first item I pulled out of my package was the bar of Cherries and Chestnuts soap. The color was so pretty! Not many bars of soap look this great:) I wasn't sure what to expect as I am not much of a person for bar soap. I have to tell you, I had no problems using this! It had a good lather which is my main problem using bar soap. The other difficulty I normally have is that it leaves my arms and hands feeling dry. Not this one! And my mother loved the smell:)

The second product was a tube of Vanilla Latte Lip Butter. Oh my word! I put some on and I am not kidding!! Every time I talked I had this delicious vanilla coffee smell going past my nose!! Made me thirsty for Starbucks:) I noticed a little bit of difference in the softness of my lips but I have only used it a couple times so I will probably notice more. I put it on every morning and then before bed.

Now I saved the best for last:) My favorite out of the whole package was the Lotion. It is a Jojoba-Shea Lotion and I go it in the Black Raspberry Creme scent. I love it!! This stuff is great:) I will be going back to buy more for sure. The lotion goes on and doesn't leave your hands feeling like grease. And the scent is the greatest. The only problem I had was after using it, my Mother started sneezing. The scent must bother her. So I put it on away from her and then wear it throughout the day. And I mean, throughout the day! The smell stays quite strong for a while.

You will have to try this to see what I mean. You will love it!
Now one of you will get to try it without buying anything:) Because Amy has graciously offered to hold a giveaway and one of my blog readers gets to win the same 3 products I received but in the scent you would like from her site.

MANDATORY ENTRY-Go to Amy's website. Look around at the many products she sells and then come back and tell me what scent you would get your lotion in if you were the winner. This is the mandatory entry. You MUST do this or the extra entries do not count.

EXTRA ENTRIES-
1.Become a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect.
2.Become a subscriber through my RSS Feed.
3.Become a follower on Twitter.
4.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done twice a day!
5.Blog about this giveaway or post about it on Facebook.
6.Sign up for Amy's preferred customer email. Basically a newsletter and you get a coupon:)
7.Become an email subscriber to Amy's blog.
8.Follow Great Cakes Soapworks on Twitter.
9.Buy something from Amy's store. You get 5 entries on this but I will email her and make sure this was done.

You must post a different time for each entry. That way you get all your entries:) Thanks everybody!

This giveaway will end 6/18. Winner will be chosen through Random.org.

I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive product in exchange for my review. All thoughts are 100% mine.

47 comments:

MomLovesDeals said...

I would get the pink grapefruit and sugar cane lotion.

MomLovesDeals said...

I am a follower.

Mystica said...

I would love it in the same scents that you got it. It sounds fabulous. thanks for hosting this.

Mystica said...

I follow you on GFC

apple blossom said...

Lavender Meadows would be a nice scent. Thanks
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apple blossom said...

google friend follower
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apple blossom said...

email subscriber too
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A J Hawke said...

The Oatmeal, Milk & Honey with Almond soap sounds lovely.

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twinbuzzle said...

i would love to try the grapefruit & sugar cane lotion;D among many, many others items! Amy's products are top notch.

Carrie said...

I would get the Blackraspberry in my lotion!
carriesrambles at yahoo dot com

Carrie said...

I follow you on GFC
carriesrambles at yahoo dot com

Carrie said...

I follow your RSS in Google REader
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Carrie said...

I follow you on twitter
@yorkiemomma
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Carrie said...

I follow greatcakesoap on twitter @yorkiemomma
carriesrambles at yahoo.com

Angie in AZ said...

I love Amy's lotion too and my favorite scent is the Stress Relief!
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Angie in AZ said...

I just places an order with Amy! I ordered a bar of her new Dead Sea soap and a dead sea facial mask!
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Angie in AZ said...

I just subscribed to your blog through RSS on Google Reader.
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Angie in AZ said...

I am already a subscriber to Amy's preferred customer list!
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Angie in AZ said...

I am already a follower of Amy's blog through my Google reader.
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Angie in AZ said...

This doesn't count for this blog post but where the heck is your profile to get your e-mail address? I can't find it! I have a couple of books you may be interested in reviewing. One is called "Bo's Cafe" by John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNicol... they also wrote one called Truefaced. Another book is "The Misunderstood God". Just throwing them out there.

holdenj said...

I would try the Carribean Diva scent...sounds so tropical. Thanks for the info and chance to win!
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holdenj said...

I am a subscriber via google reader.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

JoyousTreasures said...

Ohhh, I'm stuck! I can't decide between the black raspberry cream and the pink grapefruit and sugar cane.
But I think I would have to go with the grapefruit because I actually have deodorant in that scent...hehe.

Awesome shop, I have used her products before, and love it! I'm with you on the lotion, it doesn't have the greasy feel that most lotions do.

wordofgodspeaks@gmail.com

JoyousTreasures said...

I'm following your blog now (I'm Johanna). Thank you!

wordofgodspeaks@gmail.com

JoyousTreasures said...

Following you on twitter now!

http://twitter.com/joyoustreasures

JoyousTreasures said...

I'm following Amy as well :)

wordofgodspeaks@gmail.com

JoyousTreasures said...

I tweeted the giveaway! http://twitter.com/joyoustreasures/statuses/16020122625

wordofgodspeaks@gmail.com

karen lee said...

Would love this lotion (and the soap!) in Stress Relief - mints and eucalyptus - very uplifting!

karen lee said...

Following your blog (201st!)through Google Friend Connect.

karen lee said...

Already subscribe to Amy's Blog - Great Cakes Soapworks.

karen lee said...

Following you on twitter (as kassalee).

karen lee said...

Also follow Amy on twitter (as kassalee).

karen lee said...

Signed up to Amy's preferred customer email.

lolamichele said...

The lavender meadows goat milk soap looks wonderful. :)

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JoyousTreasures said...

I tweeted the giveaway
http://bit.ly/cYszIc

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Linda Kish said...

I would choose Almond milk

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TheChattyMom said...

I used to love making soaps. My lotion fragrance choice would have to be the Pink Grapefruit & Sugar Cane.

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TheChattyMom said...

Following thru Twitter (@TheChattyMom)

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peafarm said...

I'd have to appease my practical side and lean towards the Bye Bye Bugs Natural Soap

Lori said...

I would like Cherries and Chestnuts.
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Lori said...

I am a follower.

Lori said...

I follow you on Twitter.

M and M said...

I would pick Cherries and Chestnuts.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

M and M said...

I am a follower.

M and M said...

I follow you on Twitter.

M and M said...

I tweeted.
https://twitter.com/PIofProducts

M and M said...

I signed up for her Preferred Customer.

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