Monday, October 24, 2011

Interview, Product Review & Giveaway :: Little Goat Natural Soaps

*NOTICE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED*
Greetings! I hope that today is full of many smiles for you as well as lots of fun in this lovely autumn weather! Today I've got and interview, product review and giveaway for you all from Little Goat Natural Soaps Etsy shop! For those of you who love natural things without all the harmful things added then this is the giveaway for you!

About The Shop ::
Little Goat Natural Soaps is a wonderful Etsy shop that specializes in natural goat milk soaps! The sweet owner is Mrs. Karly Casey and she has lots of neat soaps available! Currently she has some neat autumn flavors that I'm sure are wonderful! Here are a few of the soaps she sells!





The Interview ::
GB:: Hello! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your Etsy shop Little Goat Natural Soaps?
 
KARLY:: Hi! I'm Karly! I live in *very* rural NY state with my dear music professor husband and our darling 2 yr. old son. I am a stay-at-home-mom and make soap in my kitchen while the little guy is napping. ;-) This business began as an effort to make safe soap for my baby. His skin was reacting to name brand baby soaps & lotions and I wanted to know why... the answers were NOT pretty! The number of toxic ingredients in BABY products is absolutely shocking. (Not to mention the ingredients in products for adults!) Most of the ingredients that go into health & beauty products in the USA are unregulated by our FDA. Not good. That means things that cause cancer, disrupt hormones and harm unborn babies are going into most everything we smear onto our skin. It only takes 26 seconds for something toxic applied to the skin to be absorbed into the bloodstream and be detectable in internal organs...
 
GB:: When did you start your Etsy shop and why?
 
KARLY:: I started my Etsy shop last December after being encouraged by a lot of customers to start selling online!

GB:: Do you have a best-selling soap?
KARLY:: Well, my best selling soap has got to be the Perfect Pumpkin! Followed by anything citrus.

GB:: Which soap is your favorite among those that you sell?
KARLY:: Do I have to pick just one?? No... how about the top 3? Perfect Pumpkin, Guava & Fig and the Lemon Lavender Luffa bars!

GB:: Do you have any fond memories of your soap making experiences?
 
KARLY:: I just LOVE making my soap! I guess all of my memories of actually making my soap are fond ones. :) The most memorable moments are when people try my soap and then come back to me to tell me how much they love it! That's the best!

GB:: What is your favorite thing about making and selling natural soaps?
KARLY:: My favorite part of what I do? Sharing what I have learned with everyone else and making a product that is safe for people of all ages!

GB:: How long have you been making your own soap?
KARLY:: I dabbled in soap making about 10 years ago. The materials I used then were surely not safe! But I, like most people, didn't know any better. I stopped for a long while and picked it up again, with new-found knowledge, about a year and a half ago. This time it took off like a rocket!

GB:: Do you have anything you would like to say in closing?
KARLY:: Well, in closing... Thank you, Bethany, for inviting me! This has been fun! I hope the word gets out about how awful most of the ingredients are in products that we thought were safe! Especially products for children! (Please visit Healthy Child for more information.) Thank you all for supporting safe beauty products. :)

GB:: Thank you so much, Karly for allowing me to interview you and for sponsoring our giveaway as well as allowing me to review some of your soaps! God bless you and your lovely Etsy shop!

The Product Review ::
Karly was so sweet to let me review some of her soaps! She sent me a sample of the perfect pumpkin {One sniff and I knew why it was the best-seller!} the guava and fig, orange sunrise and the jack frost!



Clock-wise: perfect pumpkin, guava and fig, jack frost and orange sunrise


Perfect Pumpkin soap
My order of favorite to least favorite as far as the scents goes are: perfect pumpkin, orange sunrise, jack frost and guava and fig, although they were all great smelling! They did lather nicely being that they don't have any harmful things and they always left me refreshed and clean smelling. There is no doubt that the prefect pumpkin is my favorite! It didn't take long to determine it! The smell is a  wonderful mix of pumpkin pie, cream and spices. The winner of this giveaway is sure to enjoy this prize and even if you aren't a big soap person, you will be once you smell this soap! :D A special thanks to Karly for allowing me to review the soaps!

The Giveaway ::
Karly was so sweet to allow me to give away one bar/slice of her perfect pumpkin soap {Her best-seller! :D}! This is a natural bar of soap without all the harmful chemicals in it and I'm sure that the winner will be blessed by it and enjoy it!


Perfect Pumpkin Soap Slice
Perfect Pumpkin Soap

Perfect Pumpkin Soap Slice
How neat!
Soap listing information: Could there be anything more heavenly?? Fresh pumpkin, creamy vanilla and warm spices... Don't eat the soap! Pumpkin colored goat milk soap on top of a "crust" of brown mica sparkle, dusted with real organic cinnamon. The winner will receive one 5 oz. (Approximate) bar.

How To Enter ::
Here are the ways you can enter! I have found it necessary for everyone to leave their email address with me when entering a giveaway so that I can contact you if you win. If you'd rather not leave your email in a visible comment with the rest of your entries then leave it in a separate comment and specify that you don't want it published.  Once the giveaway ends I will delete that comment from my dashboard. And please leave separate comments for each entry or it won't count as separate entries! This giveaway is only open to the U.S. {Including Alaska & Hawaii} due to soaps weight and postage prices.

MANDATORY :: Follow Giveaways of Blessing and let me know OR for those without a Blogger account, follow by email {located on our sidebar}.

  • Put Giveaways of Blessings blog button {located on our sidebar} on your blog. Please leave a link in your comment.
  • Post about the giveaway on your blog. Please leave a link to the post in your comment.
  • Go to Little Goat Natural Soaps and let me know your favorite item/s.
  • Heart Little Goat Natural Soaps on Etsy {If you have an Etsy account}.
  • Add Little Goat Naural Soaps to your circle on Etsy {If you have an Etsy account}.

The giveaway will end at noon on the 2nd of November, 2011 and the winner will be posted that afternoon, Lord-willingly. You can start entering now! A special thanks to Karly for letting me interview her, review some of her soaps as well as give one bar away! Have a blessed day!
Note: I received these products for free and all thoughts are my own. I simply contacted this shop owner and asked if she would be interested in allowing me to giveaway one of her items and she offered to let me review some of her soap samples which she was very sweet to do. I was not paid to do this product review or to giveaway the bar of soap.

67 comments:

~Marcia said...

I follow you

~Marcia said...

I love her soap cupcake. :O

~Marcia said...

I added her to my circle

~Marcia said...

I hearted her on Esty

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Tirzah said...

I hearted Little Goats Natural Soap on Etsy! (oureagerhands)

Tirzah said...

I think my favorite item on Little Goat Natural Soap would be the lavender soap! http://www.etsy.com/listing/81174886/lavender-soap-slice

Tirzah said...

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Miss Grace said...

I visited her shop, and my favorite thing has to be the pumpkin cup cake soap! ;)

Samantha said...

I follow your sweet blog~

Samantha said...

The Hot Cocoa soap sounds wonderful!

Samantha said...

I added the shop to my favorites~

Samantha said...

I added the shop to my Etsy Circle

Julia M. said...

I follow Giveaways of Blessing!

Julia M. said...

My favorite item from Little Goat Natural Soaps is the Hot Cocoa Soap Slice.

Julia M. said...

I already heart Little Goat Natural Soaps on etsy!

Julia M. said...

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Alli said...

I think my favorite item from Little Goat Natural Soaps would be the... Pick Six! That way I don't have to pick just one ;)
Okay, okay. I think I would like the Sugar and Happiness Soap!

Alli said...

I added her shop to my favorites!

Emily Ruth said...

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Emily Ruth said...

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Emily Ruth said...

I love the Hot Cocoa Slice Soap. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/81503543/hot-cocoa-soap-slice). It must smell delicious!

Emily Ruth said...

Little Goat Natural Soaps was already in my Etsy favorites. :)

Emily Ruth said...

I added Little Goat Natural Soaps to my Etsy circle.

Emily Ruth said...

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Jessica said...

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AmyB said...

I follow you!

AmyB said...

I hearted Little Goat Natural Soaps!

AmyB said...

I added her to my circle!

AmyB said...

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Kels said...

I follow!

Kels said...

I heart her store!

Kels said...

I added her to my circle. :)

Kels said...

THe orange sunrise soap sounds divine!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/81471950/orange-sunrise-soap-slice

xxxx~Kelsey
http://theflipflopfarmgirl.blogspot.com/

Emma Margaret said...

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Emma Margaret said...

I like the Jack Frost Soap Slice.

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Jamie said...

I am following you!
~Jamie

Jamie said...

My favorite item from Little Goat Soaps is the Tea Tree Complexion bar!!
~Jamie

Jamie said...

I did a blog post about it here~

http://raisingseeds.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-at-giveaways-of-blessing.html
God bless~
Jamie
kjr@santel.net

Dodi said...

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Dodi said...

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Dodi said...

I think that the Hot Cocoa Soap sounds YUMMY!!!
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Lydia Grace said...

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Hannah said...

Hi Bethany!
I follow your blog. :)

Hannah said...

I hearted Little Goat Soaps on etsy.

Hannah said...

I added Little Goat Soaps to my etsy circle

miss valerie E. said...

I've visited the shop! my favored one is the perfect pumpkin luffa bar :D

miss valerie E. said...

I've visited the shop! my favorite one is the perfect pumpkin luffa bar:D

miss valerie E. said...

I follow you.

Kay said...

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Kay said...

I love the ''Hot cocoa soap bar!

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