Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tropical Traditions Natural Soap - Review and Giveaway!

***This giveaway is closed.***
Winner: Diane!

I've had the pleasure of reviewing several products from Tropical Traditions already (some of my favourites: the laundry detergent - great for cloth diapers! -, flaked coconut, and organic honey!). Each time I've been happy with the quality of the products and the lack of chemicals or additives. This company does wonders with natural ingredients.

I had the opportunity to try out some of their organic natural soaps recently. We were sent the unscented, lavender, and tea tree oil varieties. Here they are before use:
The unscented soap has just one ingredient: saponified organic virgin coconut oil. Who knew that coconut oil could be soap?! It is truly scentless and like all coconut oil skin products is wonderfully moisturizing.

The lavender soap smelled lovely and has only the addition of organic essential oil of lavender.

The tea tree soap (the unwrapped one in my photo) again only has added organic essential oils of tea tree and lemon to give it scent. I like the herbal/medicinal scent of tea tree oil (and the antibacterial properties); my husband said it "smelled like car cleaner", so I guess to each their own.

I loved how the bars lathered up well and I really felt after using them that I wasn't left with residue on my skin - just soft skin from the coconut oil, but no oily feeling. I could use these on the sensitive skin on my face without drying out my skin or having a bad reaction. I also like that they are so simple in their ingredients.

My one complaint was that the bars didn't last super long. However, if I had left them to cure, unwrapped in a dry location for a week or longer, I probably could have gotten more use from them. As it was, we busted these open right away and used them up.

The soap bars are now on special so it's a good time to pick some up!

Tropical Traditions has generously offered one of my readers the chance to try the organic natural soaps for free!

The giveaway:
A set of three Tropical Traditions soaps like the ones I tried!


How to enter: Head over to Tropical Traditions and let me know one other thing you'd like to try, OR one thing that you learned there. Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Extra entries (please leave an extra comment for each. If you already do any of these things, leave the comment - you do get the entry for it!):
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  • Tweet about this giveaway for ONE entry, this is not a daily! You can use this if you like:
    #Win organic, all natural soap bars from @TropTraditions at Emily's Latest @emilyisland http://bit.ly/kOi4R2 US/CAN 6/27
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I will be verifying comments so please actually do the things you say you do ☺ If you already do any of these things, it still counts for entries!

Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends June 27th at 11:59 MST. A winner will be drawn within a few days, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!

Prize will be shipped by sponsor. Note for Canadian entrants: Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge if you decide to participate in this Tropical Traditions sponsored blog giveaway. (FYI - it's unlikely to have a charge, being well under the $60 that incurs duty charges. There was no extra charge on my soaps, which came to Canada quickly and packaged well)

85 comments:

  1. I would like to try their extra virgin olive oil

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  8. I would really like to try their Mint Massage Oil
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  15. I would choose the bug arrest. we really need it at our home.
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  18. i'd love to try their coconut oil
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  24. I would like to try the coconut flakes.
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  25. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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  26. I've always wanted to try the Rapunzel organic chocolate!

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  27. I follow you on GFC as @mommykatandkids

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  31. I'd like to try their dish soap. Thanks!
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  34. The Virgin Coconut Oil Hair Treatment sounds fantastic :)

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  37. I would like to try their organic snack foods.
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  44. I'd like to try the Cinnamon/Peppermint Lip Moisturizer

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  47. I would love to try Bug Arrest!
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  48. I love the organic hair oils. They work great! :O)

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  53. I would love to try the laundry detergent!

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  54. the laundry detergent is what I would like to try next. I just ordered the gold label virgin coconut oil and the omega 3 greens on the 13th. And it's in my house already. The shipping was super fast. And I love the health impact news on the site. I am headed back over there now to read the coke article and to figure out what I want to do with my oil first.

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  57. I would love to try out the soaps, I recently have learned about the coconut flour and am anxious to try that as well!

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  60. I'd like to try the grass fed beef!
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  64. I like to try the organic hair oils.




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  66. I would like to try their brown rice syrup.
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  68. I'd love to try Lavender Moisturizing Cream
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  75. I would like to try the Lavender Massage Oil

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