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Contest/Giveaway: Gardener’s Soap

by Amy

Please read this post in it’s entirety.

This is a fairly simple contest, just email me a picture of your, or a family member’s, hands during/after you’ve been gardening. The top 4 dirtiest hands will receive a bar of my handmade gardener’s soap! Any kind of gardening counts – planting seedlings, preparing your garden space, etc. NO CHEATING. Please be mature and honest – don’t just run outside and slop around in the mud.

Last day to enter: April 12, 2011 at 5pm Pacific

This soap is mostly natural – all natural ingredients with the exception of the very small amount of fragrance oil used. I have been using a bar from the batch at my kitchen sink for a couple weeks and love it. I think you will too, it really gets the gunk off my hands and leaves them nice and soft. It’s got great lather and bubbles. This soap has a high amount of “scrubbiness” and is not recommended for highly sensitive skin or children.

I will send the winners an email after a couple of weeks asking for feedback on the soap, so please expect this and respond, even if you end up hating the soap!

Value: Approximately $10 USD | Open to residents of the US and Canada

Ingredients: Local Tallow, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Distilled Water, Gardener’s Scrubby Mix (Whole Ground Oats, Cornmeal, Coffee Grounds, Lemon & Orange Zest, Dill Weed), Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance.

Boring legalities: This is a contest/giveaway held by me, Amy Williams of garden-of-eatin.com. Entrants and winners are under no obligation to buy anything, ever. Your email address and other information collected will only be used for the purposes of this giveaway and then deleted. The soap you receive is a gift from me to the winners and the winners agree, upon receiving your gift, not to hold me responsible for any injuries or other issues that may occur during use of the soap. As with any bath/body product, I recommend the winners test their soap on a small area of skin before full use. Do not get soap into eyes.

How to enter:

Email me at amy_e_williams@hotmail.com and include a picture as described above. The winners will be chosen on April 12, 2011 after 5pm Pacific and notified by email, as well as on the blog and facebook. The winners will have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address. If I don’t get a response, someone else will take that person’s place.

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Jerome June 11, 2011 - 10:48 am

Are the home made soap safe to use on kids?

Amy June 29, 2011 - 5:43 pm

Yes, homemade soaps are safe for kids, often safer than store bought. If a child has sensitivities to colorants and scents however, it would be best to buy unscented and colored homemade soaps for them (which are available in abundance).

Super Soap Making May 23, 2011 - 3:35 am

This really looks like a very nice soap. I’m looking forward to making this soap one of these days. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe! :)

Amy June 29, 2011 - 5:48 pm

You’re welcome. It’s a pretty basic recipe, most gardener soaps use similar.

jeffbl5 April 5, 2011 - 7:08 pm

I sure would like to learn how to make the soap.

Amy April 6, 2011 - 10:18 am

If you are truly interested, here are some links to get your started. Be forewarned that it might seem really complicated and intimidating, but once you get the basics down and make your first batch, it goes from a little scary to fun =)



(there are a lot more links for both, but those are the best for a beginner)

Lye calculator (so you can make your own recipes – takes some time to learn but it’s a must to know because each oil takes different amounts of lye):