Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Van der Hagen Soap Giveaway

As anyone who regularly reads this blog knows, I'm not much of a giveaway person. The Playseum is one of my sponsors so I do giveaways for passes to the Playseum occasionally. I did a cookie giveaway once with a cool local cookie girl I met to promote her cookie business, and the other two giveaways have been for handmade soaps. One was a sponsor on here for awhile and the other was from a local woman I met whose farm I toured and who I watched make her goat milk soap.

Since I started this blog I've been assailed by all sorts of types of companies and agents wanting to do product reviews and giveaways and such. A long list of them every day. I have to admit that most of them I don't even skim over anymore, but some of them I do and most of the ones I skim over I'm not interested in. I did see a soap one awhile back and since that didn't appear to be as much of a form letter as most of them, I actually read it. Since I have a weakness for soap, I decided to go ahead and try their soaps and write about them and do a giveaway. I need to stick in here that I'm not being reimbursed by them in any way other than they sent me some soaps to try and some soap for a giveaway.

The company is called Van der Hagen and they've been in business for more than a century making men's shaving products. They also hand make natural glycerin bar soaps and that's what I've been trying for the past month or so. I've used them on the boys, who always say they smell beautiful, and lovely (they're so going to get beat up on the kindergarten playground for calling things beautiful and lovely) which is true, the scents are lovely. They also make an unscented bar. We've used the Fruity one at our kitchen sink and I've used the Floral on the boys and the Fresh in the shower. I've noticed I haven't had to use lotion as often-- they seem to have more moisture than my normal kitchen hand soap and shower soap. The soap is hypo-allergenic and mild for sensitive skin like mine. I have nothing but good to say about them and the company in general seems nothing but professional and has been great to deal with.

So, for the next week I'll run a little giveaway on here. Leave your name and comment below and I'll do a drawing next week to determine the lucky winner of three handmade bars of glycerin soap from Van der Hagen.

The three soaps Van der Hagen sent for the giveaway
Calvin for scale

8 comments:

  1. We do use an awful lot of soap. ;)

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    1. It's amazing, isn't it? So much soap and they are still always dirty...

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  2. Does the soap come with the Calvin?

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    1. Today? Yes. You may have him for the day.

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  3. That is such a cute and funny picture!

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  4. Van der Hagen has great quality products what a treat for the winner; new to your blog and I enjoy reading your post. Thank you for sharing.

    Deanne

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