Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Organic Soap from Oceanside Boutique

Disclaimer:  I received one or more free products to review.  I was not compensated in any other way for this post.  I was not required to post a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Do you like organic things?  Do you like to be clean?  If so, you might want to try using soap made from organic ingredients. (Sounds like a no-brainer, right?) Oceanside Boutique carries a small variety of bar soaps made from all certified organic ingredients.  They carry 8 different soaps, each of which has a different combination of additives and a unique scent.  Different soaps will work for different people, so to assist you in your decision, a short description and list of ingredients is written in the listing of each soap.

I received a full-size, 4 oz. bar of 'Fresh' for review.

"The exotic blend of sweet floral and mint in this bar can only be described as “fresh”. The essential oils of sage and lemongrass will help you relax, and the calendula petals add a touch of beauty to this soap.
USDA certified organic
Ingredients: Saponified oils of safflower* and/or sunflower*, palm*, and coconut* (with retained glycerin); essential oils of sage, lavandin, lemongrass, spearmint; calendula petals; rosemary extract" - Oceanside Boutique

 'Fresh' does have a slight minty clean scent.  It certainly smells like soap, but  it isn't overpowering.  I also receive a small, quarter-sized sample of each other blend of soap.  Each of them had their own unique color and scent, excluding Honey Butter, which is scentless.  I think the Breakfast Bar is my favorite.  It smells a little like cinnamon and leaves my skin feeling great.

A cute washcloth bag I crocheted to put my soap in

I've been using the full-sized bar of 'Fresh' in the shower, inside a little washcloth bag I crocheted.  Bar soap is slippery and the bag helped me keep a grip on it, and kept it from sticking to the soap dish.  So far, I don't have any complaints about this soap.  It leaves me squeaky clean, lathers nicely, and has a light scent.  Because of the natural glycerin retained in the soap, it didn't leave my skin feeling dry or 'tight' like some soaps.

My bar is of average size, being about 3 1/2 inches long, 2 inches wide and 1 inch high.  It's pretty hard, and I expect it to last me quite a while.  Each bar costs 5$, which isn't unheard of for bar soap, and is reasonable for one that is certified organic.  You can visit Oceanside Boutique's hyena cart store HERE if you are interested in buying your own.  You will also find that they carry stay-dry pockets, for you cloth diapering mamas.  You can click HERE for my review and giveaway for Oceanside Boutique's stay-dry pockets.

Oceanside Boutique has very kindly offered to giveaway one bar of soap (winner's choice of scent), free of charge!

Enter here, in the Rafflecopter.  The giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada, 18 years +.  Good luck!

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Blogs from a Single Mom is not responsible for the fulfillment of prizes.  Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be drawn.  Giveaway sponsored by Oceanside Boutique.  I received a free product for review and was not compensated for this post in any other way.   I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own honest opinions.  Facebook, Twitter, Picket Fence and Rafflecopter are in no way affiliated with or responsible for this giveaway.


  1. I love natural soaps! The breakfast bar sounds fantastic.

  2. Sounds yummy. I have been trying to use more natural products including soaps.