Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Fever Sponsor Spotlight #3 - (Self Sponsor) Natural Garden Soaps

 I am self sponsoring the soap giveaway, but I'd still like to give credit to the maker. Paula Parrish has an amazing blog where she posts fun giveaways, awesome recipes, and great info! I'm sure you would all love her! So please, visit her blog here...

I have a bar of the Mucky Seaweed Soap that I've been using for a few weeks now, and I also have a bar I'm going to be giving away to the winner of my Spring Fever prize package. Do you want to know what I think the coolest thing about this soap is? I LOVE that Paula is a fellow Florida girl, and she actually collected the seaweed used in this soap from our beautiful beaches! How awesome is that?!?

 Here's some info from Paula's site on her awesome Mucky Seaweed Soap.

Close your eyes and recall the smell of seaweed drying on a salt water beach with fresh ocean breeze.

This Mucky Seaweed Soap Bar has the amazing natural properties of the minerals of earth and sea, so good for the skin. I wanted to create a soap rich in sea kelp and seaweed so this is the final product. Seaweed is packed with vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids that are essential in maintaining healthy and youthful skin. Sea kelp has more than 21 amino acids and 60 minerals and elements, including calcium, iron, iodine, and zinc. Sea kelp is also rich in Vitamins B12, C, E and K. In addition, sea kelp contains alkali, which helps to balance the body's ph.

The natural aroma of this soap comes from a unique essential oil blend to create a wonderfully fresh clean ocean breeze scent.

Rich in seaweed, this natural soap is packed-full of essential vitamins and anti-oxidants for your skin, plus an exfoliating seaweed scrub. Mucky Seaweed Soap softens the skin as you lather.

Skin Benefits of Seaweed:

restores moisture levels
revitalizes and firms the skin
oxygenate and detoxifies the skin
reduces appearance of cellulite
is cell generating
absorbs easily
improves skin texture and tone
slows skin aging
protects from environmental elements
contains antioxidants and beta-carotene

I added french green clay to this soap bar. French green clay acts like a sponge, removing impurities, dust, oil and dead skin. Pulling toxic substances from skin invigorates the complexion and tightens pores. It is naturally absorbent, it cleans, tightens, and renews skin cells.

Olive Oil ~ One of the best natural treatments that you can use for dry skin. It's light plus mild and has antibacterial properties.

Coconut Oil ~ The small molecular structure of coconut oil allows for easy absorption through the skin, giving it a soft, smooth texture. It makes an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin. Eczema suffers often see great improvements with coconut oil based soaps. Coconut oil has antifungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It has wonderful antioxidant proerties that protect the skin from free radical damage. It is the ability to nourish and heal the skin.

Palm Oil ~ Protection against UV-induced skin damage and skin aging. Palm oil is very high in Vitamin E. Tocotrienols found in palm oil are useful as a sunscreen, containing compounds that reduce penetration of, or absorb of ultraviolet radiation. Tocotrienols in palm oil applied onto the skin are found to penetrate rapidly through the skin and in the highest concentrations.

Ingredients: Oil of olive, coconut oil, palm oil, pure distilled water, crushed seaweed, french green clay, sea kelp, black oxide and lots of love.

Soap Bar Size: 3 3/8 Long x 2 1/2 Wide x 1 1/8 Thick 
Approximately 5 oz. 

I've been really pleased with her soap. I've been using it as a hand soap in my master bath, so I use it multiple times a day to wash my hands. They are soft and smooth, and I like the natural smell of the bar too. 

 Be sure to enter to win a bar of this luxurious in the Spring Fever Giveaway here...


  1. I love the natural/homemade soaps, and you've helped me find my favorites! ;)

  2. I need to try some of these soaps you recommend!

  3. I yet to try any natural homemade soaps but i would love to. We are slowing trying to make green choices throughout our house and the bathroom is one of the places we are working on. Get rid of all those soaps and replace them with natural healthier soaps/shampoos!

  4. looks amazing, I would love to try this!

  5. This was a very nice and informative review. I also have to wash my hands several times a day. With the wrong soap, it can really dry your hands!

  6. All benefits I could use, and I love the smell of the sea. How cool tha she collects her own seaweed!

  7. I would love to try this, i love the beach and what an affordable way to smell it everyday!

  8. I never knew seaweed had so many benefits!

  9. Wow didn't know seaweed had that many benefits! I've never heard of it being used in soaps either! Would love to try this!

  10. Hand Picked seaweed?? There must be lots of love in it!! It looks so luxurious!

  11. I think this soap would remind me of beach days and I love the fact that it doesn't contain harmful chemicals. I am breastfeeding and I refuse to use any nasty chemicals that my child might get close to

  12. I like trying handmade soaps, but it is often find a a good one that I like. This one sounds great.

  13. I love that she gets the Seaweed herself from Florida. These sound great. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love the idea of having seaweed in a soap! I think I might have to buy some of this soap if I don't win it!