Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Virginia Soaps and Scents Review



Virgina Soaps and Scents makes their own soap by hand. They use their own soap recipes and pour it into a mold!

About their soaps-from the website
About our soap…

Most of us have grown up calling the rectangular thing in the shower stall soap, when most likely it's not - it's probably detergent. You see, during World War II the glycerin in fats was needed to make armaments. Women turned in their scrap cooking fats to support the war effort and they learned to use oleo margarine and detergent instead of butter and soap. Their patriotism was truly remarkable and inspiring, but after the war, butter and soap had to contend with those new, yet firmly entrenched products developed during wartime. Many of these products could be mass produced for much lower prices. But sometimes we do get what we pay for - like acne, dry stripped hair, suds that won't rinse out of clothes, and phosphates polluting the water - and oh, yeah - TRANS FATS!!

So what's in real soap? Oil and water bound together with sodium hydroxide. That's it. Basically, a fatty acid (the oil) combined with an alkali (the sodium hydroxide) creates a salt (the soap.) The alkali is neutralized in the reaction, leaving a cleansing, moisturizing compound we call "soap."

We've experienced unbelievable results since we began using our own soaps, which, by the way, we wouldn't ask you to pay money for if we weren't willing to use it ourselves. Two of our teenagers are off oral medications for acne. We've heard several similar testimonials from others, too. One customer canceled a dermatology appointment for acne after just three days of using our soap. The more "senior" members of the family have experienced a decrease of lines and dryness. Plus - we try to make it look and smell good.

We won't claim it's a cure-all for everything that ails you, but it's a great shower companion.

Pretty awesome right?
Well they were kind enough to send us one of their samplers which has 3 soaps, a shampoo bar, and a laundry detergent making kit! 

Then I made up the Laundry detergent! It's super easy to make and I will be making my own from now on! I will be buying the products from the store and making it myself. 
This is right after I mixed it
 

 and this is right after it gelled up a bit
 


Shampoo Bar- Is a nice smell of Ginger and Lime. But we don't like it. It gets your Hair clean, no doubt about that. But it gets your hair too clean. It's ok for men, but for me I couldn't get my hands through my hair therefore couldn't rinse it out well enough. On both Jon and myself it left a residue and we both had dandruff. We have since thrown away what's left of the shampoo bar. 

Soap- the 3 scents are Bay Rum (yummy), Lavender and fresh orange. Currently we're using the fresh orange one, and we Both LOVE it! It's amazing. It really gets you clean. I have eczema and haven't had a breakout since starting to use this soap. 
Detergent- Is great. It really cleans your clothes. The only thing missing from the package should be a couple drops of Essential oil, because the detergent doesn't smell very good and I like my clothes to smell like something. I took them out of the dryer and they're just blah! But it does clean very well!

Price- a 4.5 oz bar of soap is just $4.50. They sent me1.75 oz bars and they're lasting a long time. We've both been using our 1 bar for almost 2 weeks now and it's not even half gone yet!

Overall- I give a *** 1/2. If you're just buying soap I would say a 5. But the shampoo bar really didn't do good for us!


*Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products!* 




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Chrissy said...

Vanilla soap is great!


h. said...

The lavender soap sounds exciting.


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mindy said...

i love the smell of lavender so the lavender soap thanks minsthins at optonline dot net


Roblyn and Alan said...

I'd like to try their lip balms, especially the strawberry flavored one. Yummy!

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April S. said...

mmm the vanilla soap sounds so yummy i could eat it... mmmm that would leave me fresh i am sure!!!
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Snowflake07 said...

I would love to try their Pumpkin Spice soap or body butter. I love anything in that scent!
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llinda29 said...

I would like to try Shampoo Bar Option1: Cherry Almond


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Nanette said...

I would like to try the Pumpkin Spice soap.
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I'd like the Lavender Linen Spray.
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I'd like to try the Kiddiwink Bar soap!
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I'd like to try the unscented shampoo bar. asthenight at gmail dot com


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I'd like to try the Pumpkin Spice soap

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I want to try the vanilla soap!
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mogrill said...

Id like strawberry flavored Lip Balm. Thanks for the chance.
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I would LOVE to try the Fresh Orange soap! Nothing awakes and energizes me like citrus!!

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I would love to try the Body Butter in Cherry Almond! MMMMMMM!

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I always go for the lavender scent, so would like that soap. Must admit that several of the others sound good too.

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I would like to try the Pumpkin Soap-I love the smell of pumpkin!
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I'd like to try Waltzing Matilda all-in-one bar

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Smooshy said...

i want to try the vanilla soap!


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I would love to try the Honey Bee lotion bar; I have never used a lotion bar before!

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Erika*Coffee said...

I'd like to try the all-in-one kiddiwink bar


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The pumpkin spice soap is one that I would like to try. I want to hold on to the holidays a little bit longer. :)


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Erica said...

I would like to try their Pet Poo pet shampoo on my dog. Thanks!

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Brenda said...

I'd love to have the soap trio in signature scents 1.


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I'd like to try the Shaving Soap Cubes.
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I would like to try the Kiddiwink Bar, thanks!

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I'm interested in trying the laudry soap kit


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This is the second time i have read about Virginia Soaps and i am very interested..sounds great!!
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laundry soap kit.thanks
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I'd try the bed and breakfast sampler!

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I would like the Lemon Verbena soap.


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I would like to try the loofah orange slices. Thanks, email-Maddoxtiffani@yahoo.com


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I'd like to try the Oatmeal, Milk & Honey soap.
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The Virginia Sampler so I could try everything.


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I would like to try the Pumpkin Spice soap


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I would like to try the pumpkin spice body butter.
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I would like to try cherry almond


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I would like to try the Lemon Verbena and the Tropical Paradise soaps.

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I would LOVE the cookies and cream!


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Id like to try the pumpkin and spice soap - Thanks


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Lavender has a soothing effect, that would be my favorite.


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I love Cherry Almond!!!


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The lavender soap!


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I would love the lemon verbena soap. That is one of my favorite scents.


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The lavender soap


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The Lavender soap sounds nice.


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I'd like to try Tropical Paradise from their Goumet selection.


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I know you didn't care for it but I'd like to try one of their shampoo bars..I just never even heard of anything like that.
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