Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Soap from Kalamazoo

...Kalamazoo Soap Factory, that is. (go here and see for yourselves. ) I stumbled upon their Etsy shop through another blogger's review... I think it was Kas of Pretty Addictions, but I'm not 100% sure on that. ( Even if I'm wrong, her blog is WELL worth the read. I'm borderline addicted to it. )
Anyways, I emailed Tracy from The Kalamazoo Soap Co ( KSC) and asked if she was in need of any reviews written. Tracy responded a couple days after I sent it, and ended up sending me sample of two soaps and a lip balm.
You can see from their Etsy, these are some good-sized soaps. Imagine my surprise when I opened my mailbox and found a manilla envelope stuffed inside it. The soaps she sent were full-sized, which I was not expecting.
Check them out:
Yup. On top of two huge bars of soap, she sent a lip balm, along with a brochure that tells about the company and their different soaps and lip balms. She even sent the nicest thank you card, complete with the company's name engraved/gilded in the front, and a beautiful handwritten note inside. It really is the little extras sometimes, amIright?

The bars were individually bubble wrapped. Under the bubble wrap, they had two pieces of cardstock (with the soap name) over the soap and a raffia bow wrapped around the whole thing to hold it in place.
Maraschino Cherry. Scent description is from their site: This soap is so delicious smelling I wish I could put a scratch and sniff right on this page. If you can imagine opening a jar of big, plump, juicy maraschino cherries, then you can imagine what this soap smells like. A sweet and tart combination that is absolutely fabulous to the senses!

If any of you out there read my 13Gypsie review, you know that I love cherry scented/ flavored anything. So the idea of smelling like a jar of the radioactive-red beauties was appealing, not appalling.
It smells awesome. Plain and simple. It's not overly sweet, but more than once I would swear I had a handful of cherries in the shower.  (I'm weird, I know.) I love it.

The Badass soap isn't quite as strong smelling as the cherry one, but I still love it. I feel like it really lathers well, and left my skin feeling really smooth.

Ingredients on back of Badass Soap: Beer, distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, sodium hydroxide, castor oil, shea butter.

The blue raspberry lipbalm I could not get a clear shot of to save my life. It's an awesome little thing though. Tracy formulates them with scent only, no flavor, to avoid licking your lips and drying them out. It smells just like a blue rasperry slushie/ snowcone, I love it. It's also available in strawberry, macintosh apple, and vanilla shake.

I'd like to thank Tracy for giving me the opportunity to try out her wonderful products. I strongly suggest each of you head over to her Etsy and check out what items she has to offer. I'm definitely interested in trying other soaps, like  Dreamsicle, Hazlenut Cappuccino, Fruit Loop, and Raspberry Lemonade. The soaps are $6 a bar, with $3 shipping for the first bar and $1.50 shipping each additional bar. Lip balms are $3 each, $2 shipping and .50 with another item (US prices only. KSC offers Canadian and International shipping, but the shipping prices are higher.)
Have you tried Kalamazoo Soap Co? check them out now!

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