February 25, 2013

Funky Chunks Soap Company ~Giveaway~

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.

Let me tell you a bit about the soaps, first. I was sent the 3 soaps pictured above. They are large and did not dissolve quickly. I took 3 LONG and super hot baths and didn't even use half the bar! I loved the way the soap left my skin so soft and the scent lingered for a long time after my bath. I tend to have dry skin, especially in the winter, and I was left feeling like I'd slathered myself in some really nice body lotion after my bath. Not oily, but supple. And none of that dry, tightness that some soaps leave you with. On the other side, my youngest son has VERY sensitive skin and many soaps leave him with irritated, itchy skin. This soap didn't do that to him. I was sent these 3 scents:

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 tonic!

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!


GOOD LUCK!!!

**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.

31 comments:

  1. You KNOW I want to try Jersey Girl!

    Jen

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  2. I'd love to try the Cane Sugar and Body Scrub!

    bh628@yahoo.com, Judy

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  3. It's hard to decide! I'd have to either go with toasted marshmallow, snowball fight or sea glass! They all sound so good.

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  4. I would love to try YING YANG! I love those earthy smells, her products look AMAZING!!

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  5. Love the name of these soaps! Ying Yang is very intriguing. But I also love lavendar lemonade and would love to try that, too.

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  6. Ooh, hard to pick -- maybe the Oatmeal Honey Almond or Masala Chai.

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  7. I'd love to try sea glass! I love Michele and I'm so happy her soap company is such a success!

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  8. The refreshing Mighty Mint sounds delightful to me.

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  9. I bet the Lavender and Tonic smells awesome

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  10. I want to try the sweet dreams
    Sexyrosemama917@gmail.com

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  11. I want to try the sweet dreams
    Sexyrosemama917@gmail.com

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  12. Such a cool idea. BeachCruiser is my favorite! (nichs377@yahoo.com)

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  13. Ohhh, would like to try the Flip Flop Weather.

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I think the Tequila Sunrise from the Summer Collection. donelyoung@gmail.com
    /Sharen Young

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  15. I think I'm crushing on the Oatmeal Honey Almond :) It must be sweet and delightful!- melimore@yahoo.com

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  16. Its been a crazy day! So SWEET DREAMS for sure!

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  17. Its been a crazy day! So SWEET DREAMS for sure!

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  18. I love Funky Chunks! I think my first choice would be Surf Wax because I love coconutty scents. But Snowball Fight would be a close second, for sure!

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  19. ooh, March is my birthday month...so I think I deserve to win ;)

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  20. I am dying to try the Poison Apple Soap... <3 Funky Chunks, all of the colors are so pretty!

    crystalhollow@gmail.com

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  21. I would love to try the Turkish Delight scent.

    mummytotwoboys at yahoo dot com

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  22. I would like to try Turkish Delight first.

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  23. Re: I would like to try Turkish Delight first. dorothytoto@rocketmail.com

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  24. Oatmeal Honey Almond because I have such dry skin in the winter months and Yin Yang because like you, I adore the muskier scents! I have also "liked" her page on mine @For Every Home by Kitty.

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  25. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE FUNKY CHUNKS SOAPS...MY FAVORITE SO FAR IS THE TOASTED MARSHMALLOW...KEEP UP THE GOOD WERK MICHELLE YOU ARE WONDERFUL! LIZ CERVONE

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  26. The Lavender tonic and Good Earth are two of my favorites! Just love this company!

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  27. I would love to try the Tequila Sunrise as my first time using Funky Chunks Soap.

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  28. I want to try the Beach Cruiser.

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  29. I like the bombay one. Great giveaway.

    shankyouverymuch11 (at) yahoo dot com

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