Monday, July 28, 2008

Handmade Soap Giveaway!

I'm in love with my most recent soap and I wanted show it off. And I also wanted to do a soap giveaway in honor of this newest soap.

First ... I'm proud to introduce my new Dragonsblood Shampoo/Soap. This vegan soap has a gorgeous earthy sweet scent that my husband says smells like walking into an incense shop.

This soap/shampoo is made from scratch by me using the hot process method. It’s made from olive oil, palm kernel oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, water, lye, hemp oil, grapefruit seed extract, Dragonsblood fragrance oil and color.


Dragonsblood Shampoo/Soap

How can a bar of soap be a shampoo?

Haven't used a bar shampoo before? They work great! Just wet your hair and then build up a good lather on top of your head and work it into the rest of your hair. Many people even find they don't need to use conditioner when using handmade shampoos.

Technically you can use any handmade cold processed or hot processed soap as a shampoo. What makes this one so great as a shampoo is the castor oil and hemp oil. Both are highly recommended ingredients for hair products.

Sometimes, with all types of handmade shampoos, you'll get a build up of soap residue. My family hasn't experienced this with my soaps but your mileage may vary. If you're interested in trying a handmade shampoo you can get special rinses to remove any buildup. I highly recommend you try out Tamara's Herbes for great natural hair rinses!

Soap Giveaway!

And now for the free stuff ... this giveaway is easy! Here's how to win a full-sized bar of soap:
  1. Just check out the soap section in my shop.
  2. Between now and Friday Aug. 1st leave a comment here saying which soap you like the best.
  3. Remember to include an email address or your Etsy name so I can reach you.
  4. Then on Saturday, Aug. 2nd I'll randomly pick a winner. That person will win their choice of any full-sized bar of soap or shampoo bar from my shop! This will be completely free - I even cover shipping.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response I've decided to do an extra drawing! There will now be TWO winners instead of one!

43 comments:

kim* said...

eeps blood?

marin said...

the dragonsblood sounds divine as does the oatmeal honey vanilla :)

CraftyDragon said...

lol kim - no blood. :)

alexlady said...

mmm, that cinammon mocha soap sounds delish!!!

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Amanda said...

I think I'd like the mint soap the most.. it must smell divine!

sphinx63 said...

I think Lavender Lift sounds great! So does Cinnamon Mocha. Thanks!

tattytiara said...

I'm in, and your wonderful description of it here has made the dragonsblood my fave!

Blue & White Wear said...

OH cinnamon-mocha ---bet it smells devine! Shampoo soap - how clever!
bluewhitewear@yahoo.com

Sandra Williams said...

OMG..the marzipan soap completely caught my immediately!! Sounds wonderful.

Sandy
The Eclectic Studio

Vanessa said...

My fave...lavender lift! Great shop!

Here is my email: vanessamcoppola (at)gmail(dot)com

Christine said...

I love the Turtle Soaps, they're so cute!

htgorgeous [AT] gmail [DOT] com

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Morgen said...

Your marzipan soap sounds delectable enough to eat - I love the idea of almond and orange together..........yum!
Morgen from www.inkyspider.etsy.com

rachel said...

I like the large layered mint soap. I want to eat your soap,it's yummy! Hope to win a bar so I can have a fun smelly goodness bath!

quitecontrary1977 said...

marzipan celtic soap! these would be such great stocking stuffers!

snazz said...

Green tea with lemon sounds divine.

lovemaryxoxo said...

I've blogged about you! Now I'm going to go and check out your shop!

lovemaryxoxo said...

I'd love to try Lavender Lift soap shampoo
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10259226

Jaime said...

Marzipan soap looks like my fave! I love those combinations of scents!

Jaime
Aronsen40@aol.com

Zo-Be Designs said...

Oooh, the oatmeal honey vanilla sounds yummy!

Thanks!

caelum.etsy.com

MillieDog Designs said...

my goodness, so many sound delish! I love that you produce vegan products!
This sounds so lush!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13552218

pixelsandstitches said...

I wish I could smell your new soap! I love the lavender one in your shop.. mmmm, lavender...

Taleri said...

My favorite would be the unscented Honey soap. I like it for a few reasons. 1) I really like honey soaps 2) There isn't any hemp oil in it - hemp oil makes me itch.
3) It looks to be a good basic skin softening soap

Taleri @etsy

Katie Lyons said...

It's all about Lavender for me! Though the Warm Sands soap also caught my eye :) Thanks for the giveaway!
-Katie
babylyons [at] live.com

Theresa N. said...

I like the Marzipan Celtic Soap, but it's so pretty I think I'd just save it to show off for a while. :)
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

The Cinnamon Mocha Soap sounds devine! Love the way your soap look! www.craftzany.etsy.com

burrito said...

Oatmeal Honey and Vanilla .... sounds like it smells AMAZING! Your soaps all sound delicious!

http://www.maked.etsy.com

Vanessa said...

I just blogged about this contest on my blog... http://designsbyvanessa.blogspot.com/2008/07/contest-yummy-soapshampoo.html

CraftyDragon said...

Thank you Vanessa!

missknits said...

wow great soaps! i love this one! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10885085 bet it smells divine! great contest :)
oh and you can find me as missknits on etsy too :)

Made by Melissa said...

Amanda, all your soaps sound delicious! I can't choose just one! I think my favorite would be the Oatmeal Honey and Vanilla (or the warm sand or the green tea and lemon - see I told you I can't choose.) :-D

Vanessa said...

The dragonsblood intrigues me the most! I also think you cant go wrong with green tea and lemon;)

bookworm said...

The oatmeal honey vanilla soap looks like it would be divine, I'd like to win it!

Thanks for offering this!

gracedlace said...

Well I love all handmade soaps, thus far, but in your beautiful shop, the Oatmeal Honey Vanilla catches my eye

I love earthy colors, and all three key ingredients are some favorites of mine!

My Etsy addy? It's: http://www.gracedlace.etsy.com

Great giveaway!

LaMia Designs said...

I love all your soaps....it is wonderful- I am really into handmade soaps....
best wishes!
Stephanie

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter? I'm intrigued by the Unscented Honey Soap/Shampoo.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

CraftyDragon said...

Yes of course Canadians can enter! I should have said that this is open to international entrants.

Tracyw. said...

What a great contest! I think the Green tea & Lemon sounds wonderful!

DeAnne DeSigns said...

Wow! The green tea and lemon looks and sounds wonderful! Nice shop!

www.deannedesigns.etsy.com

Bethany said...

The green tea with lemon soap sounds amazing! I have never tried homemade soap before.

(this is Choconaut from Etsy btw)

JT said...

Oatmeal Honey and Vanilla sounds wonderful!

www.madebyjo.etsy.com

east4thstreet said...

the green tea with lemon sounds lovely

east4thstreet@mac.com
east4thstreet.etsy.com

yanji said...

I love the feeling of green tea and lemon..it's so hot here, sounds refreshing!

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