WINNER CHOSEN! GIVEAWAY CLOSED! CONGRATS Olga! It's not often that I will do a review or giveaway of something that isn't food or food related in some way. Every now and then something pops up on my radar that MUST be shared with my readers. These AMAZING soap and body products are exactly that. I fell in love with them and I simply had to share them here.
I've known Michele, the owner of Funky Chunks, since either just before or right after she started her company. We met through our shared love of food and cooking! Once upon a time she was a food blogger too :) On top of being a talented cook and all around sweetheart, she truly has a gift for soap making and coming up with some of the most delicious scents. On Facebook recently, I saw a post that mentioned working with fans on a giveaway and I jumped on it. And I am SO glad I did. I'd never used Funky Chunks before this past weekend... I wanted to work on a giveaway with the company simply because of my connection with Michele and knowing what a lovely lady she is. But oh my gosh! These soaps have changed the way I think of bath time. Seriously.
This was the beautiful basket Funky Chunks sent me to test out. 3 gorgeous soaps, Sea Salt and Aloe Vera spray, Shea Butter and Aloe Body Lotion, Cane Sugar and Shea Butter Scrub, a bath poof, and finally the most adorable princess rubber ducky ever. Michele had asked me ahead of time what kinds of scents I like and she tailored the "flavors" to my likes. She did an incredible job too. I LOVED all 3 scents she sent. I like more masculine, dark and musky scents. I am a huge fan of patchouli and the "Yin Yang" was absolutely perfect for me. The spray, lotion and sugar scrub was scented in "Yin Yang" too which made layering the scent so simple! Nothing clashed. I love that so much. If you're the winner of this lovely basket of goodies, you'll get to tell Funky Chunks what kinds of smells you adore and they will pick the scents you will love.
Bombay: The fragrance of juniper, rosemary,
tonic water and crisp lime slices blend together beautifully in this
soothing soap creation. It's our Funky version of the classic gin and
Asbury Park: This Chunk combines sandalwood and
cedarwood with crisp black peppercorns. Then we round it out with subtle
notes of jasmine and sweet violets. Try it and see for yourself why
it's our "Almost Famous" soap Chunk
Yin Yang: Yin Yang is an beautiful combination
of earthy and sweet. We blend the timeless herbal fragrance of patchouli
with bright, tart lemons and fresh sweet pears. This soap is definitely
the best of both worlds. Classically clean and deeply fragrant.
Knowing what a product is made of, is important to me and I know it probably is to you too. I love that Funky Chunks soaps are 100% Vegan friendly and made with simple ingredients. I love a product I can feel good about using.
From the website:
"All of our soaps are 100% Vegan friendly. We never use any animal ingredients and our supplies are never animal tested. We use natural ingredients for our soaps and our ingredient list is very simple. We use only high quality food grade vegetable oils in our soap production.
Our Soap Ingredients:
100% Natural Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Water, Organic Sustainable Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Essential Oils and Mineral Pigments.
All of our soap packaging and displays are recycled, degradable and environmentally sustainable."
I'm a Funky Chunks user for life. I enjoyed all the products I was given to try so much and when my samples are gone I will definitely be purchasing more. I was never big into using any particular soap, until now. Just give me whatever bar of soap might have been on hand and I was good. I tried to use a soap that didn't dry my skin out... but beyond that, I didn't really didn't fuss or bother. Using this soap was honestly such a pleasant experience that I can't quite get over it. LOVED it!
I loved the sugar scrub and body lotion too! The sugar did a wonderful job on the roughness on my heels and elbows and rinsed cleanly. The body lotion was scented so nicely and left me feeling soft without being greasy like some lotions. I used the beach hair and body spray like you would a perfume, it was light and made my bath scent last all day. My daughter did try it in her hair and she loved the look it gave her long locks... that neat, sort of just out of the ocean look you get after a day at the beach.
I know YOU want the chance to try "The Happiest Soap on the Planet" and all you have to do to enter the giveaway is go to http://www.funkychunks.net/ take a look around at all of the lovely scents they have and then come back here and leave a comment with the one that you think you'd like to try first! Make sure you leave some way for me to contact you, in case you're the lucky winner! I will randomly select a winner on Monday, March 4th 2013 at 12 Noon EST and announce it here shortly afterwards!
While you're at it... You can follow Funky Chunks @ Facebook, @Twitter, and @Pinterest!
**DISCLAIMER** The Funky Chunks Soap Company provided
me with the products described above, both for me to try and to give
away to one reader. As always, any thoughts and opinions given on "The
Adventures of Kitchen Girl" are my own.