Pandora’s Deals’ 5K Earth Day Giveaway: Wildwood Soapworks Velvet Hammer Organic Handmade Soap – 4 winners (4/29/12)

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Pandora's Deals' 5K Earth Day Giveaway

April 22 was Earth Day!  Did you do anything to celebrate or think of any ways you can go a little greener this year?  I’ve got some great, practical ideas to share this week and have lots of awesome reviews and giveaways for eco-friendly products.  Let’s celebrate reaching 5,000 fans on Facebook and celebrate Earth Day together.  This review and giveaway is part of Pandora’s Deals 5K Earth Day Giveaway!


This week’s Wildwood Soapworks giveaway is part of my Earth Day celebration,which is perfect because these products are my favorite eco-friendly personal care products.  Without bogging you down with too much soap talk, here’s what you need to know: Wildwood Soapworks uses only all-natural, organic ingredients in their products.  You won’t find any man-made fragrance oils that contain nasty chemical that are not only bad for us and our skin , but are really bad for the water supply that we wash them down into. This stuff is good for you, good for your skin, and it’s really just a special treat to use it.

velvet hammer soap

I had the opportunity to review Velvet Hammer soap this week.  I requested this one as my next review because it just looked so cool and I’ve never tried a black soap before!  Isn’t it the most unique soap you’ve ever seen?  I used it just once and it was my new favorite.  My husband loves this one, too.  Sometimes men are a little funny about using smell-good soaps, but this one isn’t florally or sweet smelling so it’s perfect for both women and men.  It does smell amazing, though.  I had to fight this one out of my 3yo. son’s hands when the box arrived.  He went on a sniffing frenzy!

Velvet Hammer includes Bulgarian lavender, black pepper essential oils, activated bamboo charcoal – a skin detoxifyer, and SEVEN different certified organic oils.  Wow.  No wonder this stuff is so delicious to use.  It smells amazing, lathers great, and truly nourishes your skin.  It really moisturizes so well.One thing that surprised me about this soap was that my hands actually had streaks of black on them when I started washing them with the soap.  I’m not sure why this surprised me – parts of the soap *are* black, after all!  Just as soon as I lathered it up I was left with white suds, no more black.  Just don’t be alarmed when you notice this too!

This is definitely a new favorite for us.  If you’re looking for a truly unique, very moisturizing, and just plain special soap, this one is your guy.  I love it so much it actually helps me drag myself out of bed at 6am to shower before I get the kids up for school.  That’s saying something, people.  I don’t care for mornings. At all. ;)

Wildwood Soapworks is generously offering four of my readers a bar of their own Velvet Hammer soap! There’s only one mandatory entry: Visit the Wildwood Soapworks website and tell me what’d you like to see me feature on a future review and giveaway!  There are lots of ways to earn additional optional entries, too.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on Sunday April 29 at midnight EST.  Be sure to follow Wildwood Soapworks on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and alerts to current promotions!


I was provided with samples of Wildwood Soapworks’ products to facilitate this review.  The opinions in this post are 100% mine.  You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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  1. Amy Orvin says:

    Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm

  2. Maria Kiguthi

    Healing Balm

  3. The Lime in the Coconut bar

  4. Thanks so much!! Looking forward to trying’s beautiful!!

  5. the calendula baby bar!

  6. bell martin says:

    I’d love a review of any of the lotion bars, especially the honey almond scent.

  7. Marti Parks says:

    My suggestion would be a selection of the bath tea jars.

  8. barb chambers says:

    beautiful soap!

  9. Lip balms and lotion bars!

  10. Michelle Spayde says:

    I’d like to see a review of the Certified Organic Virgin Argan Oil!

  11. The baby kjell soap bar is something I would like you to review!:)

  12. Lotion bars!

  13. The natural bug and tick spray.  With summer coming it would be interesting to hear a review.

  14. How about that guy on the front page?? :-) JUST KIDDING!

    Healing balm

  15. recipes

  16. Baby Kjell Calendula Bar

  17. caitlin chapman says:

    Baby Kjell’s Baby Balm

  18. Tabatha C says:

    “Buzzed” Natural Bug and Tick Spray

  19. Lauren B says:

    I’d like to see a review of one of the Bath teas

  20. Julie Ghrist says:

    I would like to see Healing Balm

  21. emily mohry says:

    Mr Silky pet shampoo bar

  22. I would like you to review the Full Moon Bath Tea, as my husband takes lots of baths and loves to soak after a hard days work

  23. Sherry T. says:

    I would like to see the Natural Fiber Sisel Soap Pouch in an upcoming giveaway!

  24. Danielle T says:

    the lime in the coconut bar! interesting combo!

  25. Yolanda Brown says:

    Goat’s Milk Lavender Lemon sounds very interesting!

  26. Patricia Williams says:

    the wild rose in the exotic section 

  27. I would like to see the bath teas and scrubs. as a giveaway.

  28. Patti Salinger says:


  29. Any of the lotion bars. I’d like to try them.

  30. Bare Naked Lip Balm (unscented)

  31. Savannah Miller says:

    Lavender & Eucalyptus

  32. Farrah Morelli says:

    “Buzz” Insect Deterrent

  33. I think the Full Moon – Bath Tea Jar would be a good choice

  34. Sue Hull

    I’d love to try the Blood Orange Organic Soap. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  35. Tender Spirits and Orange Clove look interesting–I’m a fan of the scent of cloves.

  36. Stephanie Huff says:

    Lime in the Coconut

  37. Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm

  38. spring thaw bath tea jar!

  39. Teresa Thompson says:

    I would like Wanderlust – Lotion Twist Up

  40. Honey almond scent lotion bar would be for ME :)

  41. Lori Williams

    I would love the lavendar lime lotion twist up! It sounds incrediable!!

  42. I would like to see the
    Mr. Silky Pet Shampoo Bar featured on a giveaway!

  43. I would like to see the Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm!

  44. lynn shires says:

    Full Moon Bath Tea Jar is a great giveaway.

  45. Spring Thaw bath tea! I’m always looking for new bath teas/salts/soaks/etc to try. 

  46. Jennifer Hiles says:

    I worry about spraying bug spray chemicals on me and the kids so I’d love to see you feature the Buzzed Natural Bug and Tick Spray

  47. Brittany Burmester says:

    Full Moon – Bath Tea Jar

  48. NeKisha Rowe says:

    I would like to see you feature the blood orange soap.

  49. stephanie says:

    Golden slumber’s sleep balm i really need ssleep

  50. Mary Lea Wolf says:

    I think tangerine and sage soap would smell wonderful!  Review it!

  51. Peggy Hart says:

    The Mystic Traveler Bath Tea Jar sounds great for aches and pains!!:-) 

  52. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’d like to hear about the insect deterrents–it’s that time of year.

  53. I’d like a giveaway for their lotion twist ups!

  54. I would like to know more about Full Moon – Bath Tea Jar

  55. Amanda Lyn says:

    Mr. Silky Pet Shampoo Bar

  56. I’d like to see the Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm or the lip balms.

  57. Julie B. says:

    Would love to see a review of the Sleep Balm.

  58. The Ice Storm lotion would be great for in the morning and then end the day with Lavendar lotion bar to unwind and a natural way to relieve some of that pain that comes after a hard day of house and yard work. I am glad I looked at this site it will be one that I revisit I’m sure.

  59. I’d like to see a review of the 
    Mr. Silky Pet Shampoo Bar

  60. Christal says:

    I’d like to see a review of Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm

  61. Sarah Moore says:

    I’d like to agree with Camille and say the guy on the main page! But ok, the Saving Grace” – Lotion Twist Up is something I’d like to see reviewed.

  62. Bath Tea Jars

  63. Baby Kjell’s Calendula Baby bar !

  64. I would love to see you review one of their sea sponges….I’d like to know how it compares to using a mesh poof kind of scrubber.

  65. the pet shampoo bar – my dog would smell soooo good!

  66. Sunshine Garth Yoders says:

    Any bath tea..

  67. I would like to see a review & giveaway of the Hide & Seek bug spray. I am looking for something that works, since bugs love my blood!

  68. Jennifer Metz says:

    I’d love to see the lotion bars!

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