If you want someone to thank for inspiring me to do this week of giveaways you would have to go here and meet Amy, the woman behind The Foil Hat, Inc., home of some of the yummiest ever soaps, scrubs and lotions. Not only will you fall in love with her soaps but you will likely become addicted to her blog. Amy is nothing short of hilarious. I love the descriptions of her soaps even. I love it that her personality shines through every aspect of her website. And goodness but I love the little paranoid guy in the foil hat. Is he not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? And look, he likes me. He’s winking at me. ;^x (Back at ya —>
I will tell you the truth, out of all of the soaps that I am going to tell you about this week, Amy’s are the only ones that I have actually experienced. I am currently culturing an obsession for homemade soaps which I feel will likely soon remedy that situation. I hope to try them all! But in Amy’s case, I can tell you from personal experience that this soap is not only divine… it’s made by a truly sweet individual with a heart of gold.
I know Amy from a homeschooling message board that we both frequent. Last year in December and January I was plagued with about 6 weeks of severe headaches and other stress related symptoms. At the time I wasn’t sure what the cause was so I naturally assumed that I had a brain tumor and was likely going to die an untimely and unfortunate death. (Please tell me I’m not the only woman to think like this?!)
I shared with my friends on the message board some of the symptoms I was having and how horrible I felt. Amy e-mailed me and insisted on getting my address so she could send me a little pick me up. That just made my day. One of my “imaginary friends” was going to send me mail. When she told me what she was planning I figured she’d send me a bar of soap or two. I was so excited. How blown away do you think I was when I received a large box with a basket FULL of soaps, lotions, and sugar scrubs?
Not only did she send me a bunch of goodies. But she included stuff for my husband and for the kids! I cried with joy at her kindness.
And I loved ALL of it! My absolute most favorite was the CHOCOLATE bar of soap. ***heaven*** ***bliss*** It smelled wonderful! My second favorite was the peppermint scented whipped shea butter lotion. It turned my feet which I’m normally quite ashamed of into wonderfully supple things that could be once again brought out in public! My husband loved the more masculine smelling soaps that she included for him. And the children are still enjoying the fun “soap rocks” that she sent them. She sent this in January and I still have some of the soap rocks left, so you can see that they last a long time.
What didn’t I love that I received in that basket? I’ll tell you…. it was the…
NOTHING. There was nothing that I did not absolutely love. As for the scientific details about why the soap is so good, well I’ll leave that up to the professionals but I’ll tell you from personal experience that it’s all true! Here’s what Amy says about her soap ingredients:
“Foil Hat soaps have no detergents to dry and irritate your skin. Our ingredients are wholesome and natural. We use things like olive oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, soy and other oils that will not clog your pores. But, what about your nose? your spirit? your eyes? We offer colors, fragrances and patterns that rejuvenate, energize, soothe or just make you smile. Some of our soaps are made with no artificial coloring and pure essential oil blends. Others use skin safe oxides and FD&C colorings and fragrance oils. All soaps are a generous 4.5-6.5 ounces. “
To enter this contest you really must go and visit Amy at The Foil Hat then come back here and post which soap(s) you most want to try. This contest is open until Friday, August 31st at 11:59 p.m. A winner will be chosen by way of random selection using a random number generator and will be announced early next week! Also, though I do not require you to post anything on your own blog about my contest in order to win, I do these contests in order to draw attention to small business owners on the web so I would love it if you would spread the word so that these hard working women can get as much advertising as possible. Big name companies have t.v. and magazines and billboards. Small businesses have the blogosphere. Let’s make it work for them! Feel free to nab a button here to put in a post or in your sidebar this week!
You may only enter once. Multiple entries will be discarded as will anonymous entries.