Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wink Soap Review



I love homemade items dearly. I love supporting moms and other people who work from home. It's more profitable and less stressful than any other job. Yes it can be busy especially if doing it yourself, but there's no commute which is Better for the environment and cheaper!
That being said I especially LOVE homemade soap like that at Wink Soap. 

Wink Soap was kind enough to send me 2 bars of soap for review. Spellbound and Vanilla Hazelnut. Spellbound is made to mimic Victoria's Secret's Love Spell, and BOY oh BOY did she NAIL it!! It smells so yummy!
They are so creamy and smell so good. I love these soaps. The poppy seeds on top of the Spellbound are a great addition. And the Hazelnuts on top the Vanilla Hazelnut are a great exfoliator. 
"Why should I buy handmade soap when I can get more soap for less money at a discount superstore?"
Because the soap you buy from a mass merchandiser is not actually soap at all, but a harsh detergent filled with chemicals and synthetics. Let me explain.
Handmade soap is created by mixing sodium hydroxide with oils and butters warmed to a certain temperature. When these two substances mix together a process called saponification takes place, this is the sodium hydroxide turning the oils and butters into soap. During this process a substance called glycerin is created. Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts water to your skin and keeps it moisturized and supple.
Handmade soap retains all this natural glycerin and deposits it on your skin as you use the soap, along with scrubbing away the dirt and germs, of course. This leaves your skin moisturized afterwards, and moisturized skin looks and feels younger, retards fine line and wrinkles, and is less irritable.
Commerical soap starts out the same way. But instead of using vegetable oils, manufacturers use animal tallow and lard. This is the waxy, white substance you see in blocks at the grocery store. It comes from the fatty areas of butchered livestock. After the sodium hydroxide is mixed with the tallow or lard, all the natural glycerin is removed and sold for use in other high-end products. Then the soap goes through a milling process, where it is first shredded and then chemicals and preservatives are added to make it smell good and to retard mold growth. Then it is re-melted down into the typical bar shape you find in the stores.
This leaves you with not real soap, but a harsh detergent that strips the natural oils from your skin. Ever wonder why you are always reaching for the lotion after washing your hands? Because the “soap” has removed all the natural oils that keep your skin moisturized. Detergents are great for washing dishes or clothes, but not for skin!

I may use coupons and try and save money everywhere I go and on everything I possibly can, but I will never compromise my body again. I will ALWAYS for as long as I live buy homemade soap as opposed to store bought. 

I've actually starting making my own soap by going to Hobby Lobby and buying the kits. It's fun and great for children and it's a great learning tool!! 



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


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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com The Apricot Freesia and the Lavender + Lilac Soaps appeal to me. My mother and I absolutely LOVE handcrafted soaps. I would give one to her and one to me!


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I want to try the eastern amber and the elements of bamboo.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

strawberries and the lime and I would keep one and share the other


elaine said...

I would choose Spellbound Soap and Apricot Freesia Soap- I might decide to treat myself and keep these lovelies for me!

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Anonymous said...

I'd pick Eastern Amber for my hubby and the Spellbound soap for myself!writer61@yahoo.com


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I would choose the Eastern Amber and the Elements of Bamboo Soaps!

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mogrill said...

Eastern amber sounds nice. Thanks for the chance.
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Mamushi Love said...

I'd like the Vanilla Hazelnut soap for myself and the Lavender + Lilac soap for my sister.


Rebecca Graham said...

I would pick strawberry and Champagne and Lime Margarita. I would keep them for myself. I love homemade soap!

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I would choose the Pink Angel Soap and the Coconut Soap and I would keep them all for myself.

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I would get the Mochaccino Coffee Soap and the Vanilla Hazelnut soap!
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I would pick the Mochaccino Coffee Soap
and the Lime Margarita Soap.
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I WOULD PICK PINK ANGEL AND COCONUT SOAP AND I THINK I WOULD KEEP THEM FOR MYSELF


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Spellbound and eastern amber and I would keep one and give one to my good friend - luxury to share :)
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I like the Vanilla Hazelnut and the Spellbound soaps the most and I would have to keep them for myself. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com


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Sharon Harmon said...

I would choose the Pink Angel Soap and the Eastern Amber Soap, keep one for myself and give the other one to my wonderful mom-in-law!
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Eastern Amber Soap

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I would keep them for myself because they sound way to yummy to be able to give up.


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sweepmom said...

I would get the Pink Angel and coconut soaps.


Jean said...

Elements of bamboo and lavendar & lilac


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I like the earth soap and I would keep it for myself. I would give my mom the elements of bamboo.


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I would love the Vanilla Hazelnut and Pink Angel soaps! I would probably keep them for myself!
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jerseygirl137 said...

Oh my these soaps look wonderful and so hard to choose. I think I would like to try Pink Angel Soap and Spellbound Soap.
Gee this sounds bad but I would keep them for myself.

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mindy said...

the lime margarita and the spellbound all for me thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net


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I would choose the coconut and black raspberry and vanilla.
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I would pick the Lavender + Lilac and the Spellbound soaps.

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Pink angel and mochaccino and I would def keep them.
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I'd choose the Lavender + Lilac Soap and the Coconut Soap. i would keep them because I love trying new soaps.


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Melody said...

Vanila Hazelnut and Coconut sound great.

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Lavender and Lilac for me and vanilla hazelnut to give to my mom. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com


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I would pick the Lavender + Lilac as well as the Elements of Bamboo soaps and I'd keep them both for myself!

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I would choose the Apricot Freesia & Lavendar & Lilac. I would keep them for myself!

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I would love to try the lavender and lilac soap and the lime margarita soap! And yes, I'm greedy and would keep them for myself!

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I'd get lavender & lilac, and elements of bamboo. I'd keep the first and give the second to my dad.


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I would choose Lime Margarita and Spellbound. They all look gorgeous- I make soap myself but I love trying others too!
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I'd love Elements of Bamboo Soap and/or Coconut soap

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Mochacchino coffee soap and vanilla hazelnut soap and I'm keepin' them both!


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I love the Coconut Soap and the Spellbound Soap & I would keep it for myself! I just LOVE handmade soaps!!!! I'm a soapaholic!


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Mochaccino Coffee Soap & Coconut soap, would keep these for myself


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I will choose the Black Raspberry + Vanilla Soap and the Lime Margarita Soap if I win!


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I like the Spellbound Soap and the Black Raspberry + Vanilla Soap and I'd keep them.
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I like the Pink Angel Soap and the Elements of Bamboo.
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Black Raspberry + Vanilla Soap and Spellbound soap : ) I love to keep one and give one to my sister!


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I would keep them for myself! I like the Coconut Soap and Pink Angel Soap!
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I would like the LIme Margarita & Mochachino scents.
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I would choose Vanilla Hazelnut AND Lime Margarita
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I would love to try Vanilla Hazelnut and Lavender + Lilac


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demmi said...

eastern amber soap and the spellbound soap I would keep them


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I would choose the Strawberry/Champagne and Coconut and keep them for myself. I say that now, but there's always the chance I would give them to my nieces.


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I'd like the strawberries and champagne soap and the pink angel soap. I would keep one and give one as a gift.. mattiecradduck@live.com


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I would love to try the Apricot Freesia Soap & the Spellbound Soap! I would keep them!

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I would choose "Spellbound" and "Eastern Amber" and would definitely keep them for myself. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com


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i'd choose lime margarita & eastern amber. I'd keep them as a treat for myself!


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i love the Strawberries + Champagne Soap and the Vanilla Hazelnut Soap geez they look good enough to eat :)

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I would choose Spellbound and Elements of Bamboo. My mom would LOVE the Spellbound so I would give that to her and keep the Bamboo for myself. Thanks!

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I'd pick the Lime Margarita and the Elements of Bamboo soaps. I'd keep one for myself and give the other to my sister. :) peanut[at]nyc.rr.com


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