Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Soap = Hope

I love the idea of buying one item and giving another to a person in need. You may be familiar with TOMS, the popular shoe company that gives a pair of shoes for every pair you buy, but you might not yet know SoapBox.

I recently found out about SoapBox via a giveaway on I was lucky enough to win a box of the company's soap, which included a body wash, liquid hand soap and bar soap. I got to pick which ones I wanted.

First up, I selected the Black Soap Body Wash, as that was the one Kylie, the founder of Everblossom, highlighted on her site. I thought it might be good for my preteen son, who's the age when breakouts start, but I also was drawn to its detoxing properties (it contains activated charcoal and sea salt). To my surprise, this body wash is not drying at all and has a delightful scent (I'm not sure what it smells like, but I imagine it to have a hint of black licorice).

With each purchase of SoapBox Body Wash, SoapBox donates a year's supply of vitamins through its partner, Vitamin Angels.

For the Liquid Hand Soap, I had to go with the Tea and Ginger. I love ginger, but what really sold me was this review of the Tea & Ginger Body Wash on the SoapBox site. It's too funny:

Verified buyer Scott, who gave it 5 stars, said: When I get out of the shower, I take a deep breath and say to myself, "Gee, Scott. You smell lovely. Is that the fragrance of tea or ginger?" To which I reply to myself, "Oh, it's both and its spectacular."

The Tea and Ginger Hand Soap does smell amazing and is quite moisturizing, as far as soap goes. With each hand soap purchase, SoapBox donates a month's supply of clean water through its partner, RainCatcher.

Lastly, I just had to try the Cinnamon All-Natural Bar Soap. My hubby loves a good cinnamon bar soap, and I love it when he smells like cinnamon. This soap actually reminds me of red hots. It's so good.

This bar soap contains oats and cinnamon, which provide a gentle exfoliation, similar to Lush's Buffy the Backside Slayer. It lathers well, and leaves my hubby's and my skin soft and residue-free.

With each All-Natural Bar Soap purchase, SoapBox donates a bar to a person in need.

Just so you know, SoapBox soaps are cruelty-free, vegan-certified, gluten-free, palm oil-free, paraben-free, petrochemical-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, made in America, in 100% recyclable packaging with 100% pure hope. SoapBox didn't ask me to post this, but I wanted to spread the word. I actually saw their shampoo and conditioners at Target the other day. I'll have to try their haircare next.