Last month, the owner of Hope Soap contacted me about doing a review on my blog. The more I learned about his business and mission, the more excited I was to work with him. Here is a little run down:
1. Hoap Soap partners with Send Some Love, which is a non-profit organization providing gift baskets to shelters housing rescued victims of human trafficking. For every 4 bars of soap they sell, they will donate one bar to the Send Some Love Organization for their gift baskets. If the organization gets enough soap, then it will become a cash donation instead.
2. All soaps are natural and organic. If you’d like to learn more about that, you can see more info here about what exactly that means for Hope Soap.
Now, a little story about my soap. I received it last month at a very busy time. At our house, we have two mail spots. One is the official mail spot, where things actually get sorted, etc. The other is the “unofficial” mail spot (please tell me someone else has one!) where mail is more likely to be piled randomly for who-knows-how-long until we clean it up…
So, my soap was left there for about 2 weeks. Everytime I got in the shower, I’d think to myself I need to use my Hope Soap for that review…But alas I was in the shower, and when I wasn’t in the shower, I forgot.
Anyway, my in-laws came for a little visit this past weekend and my mother-in-law enjoys fun bar soaps. Since Courtney generously sent me a couple of extra bars, I shared one with her.
On Tuesday, I got a call from father-in-law, straight to the point: “Can you get some more of that soap you gave us??” I told him I could, and he proceeds to rave about it. He even said that he’s always had dry itchy skin. Doctors have suggested sensitive skin, exzcema, psoriasis, etc. He’s tried many different soaps and creams, but the Frank & Rose soap that I gave them from Hope Soap seemed to help!
So now I really need to try the soap to see what all the fuss was about. I, too was pleasantly surprised when I used the Spearmint Renew. I usually use Olay Ribbons body wash (from a coupon deal!), but it seems to leave a kind of oily film. I didn’t have that at all with this soap. My skin was very soft, and not too dry w/ no yucky residue :)
I have to admit that, at $7.99 per bar, this soap is a bit pricier than a lot of other handmade soaps that I’ve seen, even considering the donation aspect. The average price for a similar product on etsy is around $4.00-$6.00 per bar. And, with our budget, $7.99 + Shipping for a bar of soap is not really affordable. But, like I’ve said, this is a good product and you’ll be donating a bit to a great cause :)
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary soap to try it out and give my opinion. However, all opinions expressed are completely my own.