Monday, August 16, 2010

Fit For Fall: Gyspy Jens Relaxing Handmade Calming Soap Review and Giveaway

gypsyjens-logoIn the past, purchasing something handmade would have never crossed my mind. I  recently discovered Etsy and the wonderful shop owners who take pride in sharing their hand-made products with the world. One of my newly discovered shops is Gypsy Jens. Gypsy Jens sells beautiful handmade jewelry, such as chokers and glass bead bracelets, as well as skincare products, including “Hippie Stixx” (lip balms) and handcrafted soaps.  

At the end of a long and stressful day, I can’t think of a better way to melt away the stress than to take a long hot bath along with a few mini spa soaps. GypsyJens handmade mini spa soaps are made of natural ingredients. Many of these soaps are naturally scented while others are scented with essential oils.

I had the pleasure of reviewing a Relax De-stress Be Calm - Honey and Shea Butter mini  bar soap. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful golden amber color. It looks like a bar of delicious hardened honey and it smells even better.The color is all-natural, as no color is added. I literally could not stop sniffing my soap. There is a refreshing clean scent with the perfect combination of peppermint, lavender and rosewood. Combined, these delightful scents will help you to relax, soothe and calm down.

handmade-soapThe honey found in this soap is a natural anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory. Honey is high in vitamin C and helps promotes collagen formation in the skin. The Shea butter used to make these handmade soaps act as a skin protectant against the sun, weather and aging.

The Relax De-stress Be Calm soap left my skin feeling incredibly smooth and soft. It’s made with several natural ingredients including a combination of oils such as coconut oil, palm oil, nutmeg oil, vegetable oil. There is no oily residue as one might imagine. The oils are absorbed by the skin for a healthy glow. The calming fragrance is relaxing and soothing. I absolutely love this soap – I just wish I had the same fragrance in a candle!

Since using my Gypsy Jen’s soap, my dry skin has really improved. My skin looks refreshed and hydrated rather than ashy or scaly. Because these soaps are so small ( only 2" x 2" x .5"), they are perfect for home and travel. The beautiful color would make these great for decorative use as well.

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Buy It:

The Relax, De-Stress and Be Calm soaps are on sale for just $10.00 for 10 bars of soap. Shop Gypsy Jens online. 

Win It:

One winner will receive 1 gift bag with the following items: 1 mini bar Goji Cocoa Mint, 1 mini bar Coffee Cinnamon, and 1 mini bar Cocoa Butter Oatmeal.

How To Enter (required):

Visit Gypsy Jens and let me know something else you would like to try.  (This must be done before any other extra entries will count)

Extra Entries (optional):

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  3. Add the Fit For Fall button (located on the right sidebar) to your sidebar and tell me where to find it.
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Details:

Giveaway begins on August 17, 2010 and ends on August 30, 2010 at 11:59 cst. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Giveaway open to US only .

Email must be included in comment or easily available through your blogger profile. If I am unable to locate your email address, a new winner will be drawn. The winners will be selected out of all the entries from Simply Stacie, Review Retreat and Little Yayas.Good luck! Good luck!

*Disclaimer: A sample product was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review or host a giveaway.

Jennifer Marek 
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99 comments:

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  8. I would also love to try the Relax Destress Be Calm - Honey and Shea Butter

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  9. I would like the rosemary mint soap.
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  12. http://www.etsy.com/listing/54043681/relax-destress-be-calm-honey-shea-butter Gypsyjens has made single bars available for your readers convenience! $2.00 + s/h ... Thanks for stopping by. Love to all :)

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  13. i like the Relax Destress Be Calm Honey Shea Butter

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