Master Post: Etsy Reviews

If you’re like me, and you want certain content but don’t want to sift through an entire blog to find it, this is for you.

Since I did a ton of collaborations with Etsy shops last year, I decided to make a master list for everyone so it’s easier to find the specific things your’e interested in. Below is a master list of all of the Etsy reviews I wrote in 2016 grouped by shop. I hope you guys find this useful!


Epic Soap Co.

Hunky Hazelatte Chapstick

Bacon Soap

Ginger Pear Soap

Pink Grapefruit Solid Lotion Bar

Orange Patchouli Clove Soap

Lemongrass Deodorant

Natural.Pure.Honest

Pink Himalayan Salt Soap

Headache Soother Bath Bomb

Lemonade Chapstick

Georgia Peach Soap

Shower Scrubbie

Simple Soap and Gifts

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Soap

Face Soap

Junebug Soap Co.

Activated Charcoal Body Wash


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Review: Simple Soap and Gifts Face Soap

Revamp from August 2016


Lately, I’ve been collaborating a lot with Etsy shops in the United States to try to further their businesses. I like knowing that I can take part in helping someone grow their small business, so the owner of Simple Soap and Gifts on Etsy was kind enough to send me a lovely PR package to help give her shop a little more exposure. As always, I hope you love reading these reviews as much as I love writing them. Let’s get to it!

So, a funny thing happened… I wish I could tell you the ingredients in Simple Soap and Gifts’ Face Soap, but I lost the wrapper and they aren’t listed on this seller’s Etsy  😦  If you’re curious as to what’s in this soap and whether or not it would work for you, I would totally give Simple Soap and Gifts a visit on Etsy and send a message to the seller. She’s been super accommodating with me and I’m sure she can answer any questions you may have.

Aside from that little oops, I can at least tell you how this product worked for me. This face soap smells super familiar, and I can’t put my finger on it. It doesn’t have a super strong scent, but it does smell like some other beauty products I’ve used in the past. However, once you’re using this soap, you can’t smell it at all and the scent that it does have certainly doesn’t linger on your skin at all. So even if you’re super sensitive to smells, I still think that this would be good for you.

This soap lathers really well and does make your face feel really clean. Within a few hours of using Simple Soap and Gifts’ Face Soap I did notice that my skin was a bit oily, but not to a bothersome extent. I also never had any sensitivity issues with this face soap (e.g. no new acne, no irritations, no redness).

Overall, I think it’s a good facial soap, and just like the last review for Simple Soap and Gifts that I did, even the sample size of this soap (1.35oz) that comes in this seller’s Custom Soap Favors lasts forever. I would definitely say that if this particular soap is something that you’re interested in, it’s a steal. You can buy this soap (or any other of this seller’s 14 scents) in a 2.75oz bar for $4.50 each here.

As always, please let me know your feedback, check out my latest review linked above, and drop me a line if you’ve decided to try Simple Soap and Gifts!

Always,

♥Char

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Disclaimer: Like I stated earlier, this is a sponsored post, but I was in no way paid for my opinions, or even to write this post. I received a PR Package in exchange for a blog post containing my 100% honest opinions of this particular seller’s product(s).

Review: Simple Soap and Gifts Peppermint Hot Chocolate Soap

Revamp from August 2016


Lately, I’ve been collaborating a lot with Etsy shops in the United States to try to further their businesses. I like knowing that I can take part in helping someone grow their small business, so the owner of Simple Soap and Gifts on Etsy was kind enough to send me a lovely PR package to help give her shop a little more exposure. By now, you know I love writing reviews, so I hope you enjoy them too! Let’s dig in..

This Peppermint Hot Chocolate Soap contains avocado oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, water, sodium hydroxide, cocoa powder, peppermint oil, and tea tree oil. I have zero complaints about the ingredients in this soap. To be honest, I’m pretty impressed with the amount of oils the seller used to make this. Plus, when you’re using something with so many oils in it, you can definitely feel it.

Speaking of feeling it, let’s get into how the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Soap from Simple Soap and Gifts actually performed. This soap lathers wonderfully, which I was really surprised to see. Some people don’t like their natural soaps to have a lather, but I prefer it. It gives me some peace of mind knowing that it’s “working.” On top of lathering really well, it lasts forever. I’ve been using nothing but this soap for over a week now and I still have about half of the bar left. This says a lot, because I only got sent a sample size, which is the same size as the seller’s Custom Soap Favors on Etsy (1.35oz).

This soap smells like traditional peppermint hot chocolate – quite a bit of mint and a strong hint of cocoa. I have zero complaints in the smell department. It smells wonderful while you’re washing with it, and a light scent of cocoa lingers on your skin for a few hours after you’ve finished showering. It’s nothing that would clash with any perfumes and I actually like it quite a bit. For someone who’s all about Christmas like I am, the smell is pretty comforting.

Now, there is a warning label on the back of this soap. Don’t freak out; I just wanted to point it out because I actually really appreciate it. The warning says,“Do not use during pregnancy.” Why is that, you may ask? Peppermint oil can cause menstruation, which you definitely wouldn’t want if you’re expecting. A lot of people, including myself, don’t (or didn’t, in my case) know that so I find that super thoughtful and it makes me appreciate this soap and this Etsy shop that much more.

Overall, I would definitely purchase from Simple Soap and Gifts in the future. As of right now, most of the listings on the Etsy shop are more geared towards bigger orders (like favors or bulk deals), but I think it’s well worth it. If you’re timid about placing a bigger order on Etsy to start, I’m sure you can work something out with the seller, as she’s been more than accommodating with me. There is also a listing for one bar of handmade, all natural soap, which you can find here, and there are plenty of scents to choose from.


At the time that I wrote the original review above, I hadn’t had a chance to finish all of the products I was given (as they do last a surprisingly long time). Now that I’ve had the chance to get the full effect of the product, I’d like to tell you about it full disclosure style.

So lets get to the questions: Would I purchase? No. Why? I don’t really have a need for soap favors/large orders, and I haven’t felt myself missing this soap. Absolutely nothing against this Etsy shop, but I’m not going to purchase something I can live without. However, I would still recommend this shop if you’re in the market for soap favors for a shower, etc. I think the prices are great and the products are above and beyond typical “hotel soap” type products.

If you liked this review, please give this post a like and check out one of my other reviews!

As always, please let me know if i’ve peaked your interest in Simple Soap and Gifts on Etsy, and also feel free to leave me any feedback you may have!

Always,

♥Char.

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Disclaimer: Like I stated earlier, this is a sponsored post, but I was in no way paid for my opinions, or even to write this post. I received a PR Package in exchange for a blog post containing my 100% honest opinions of this particular seller’s product(s).

Review: Epic Soap Co. Bacon Soap

Revamp from August 2016


Lately, I’ve been collaborating a lot with Etsy shops in the United States to try to further their businesses. I like knowing that I can take part in helping someone grow their small business, and the owners of the Epic Soap Co. on Etsy were kind enough to send me an awesome PR package to help give their shop a little more exposure. As usual, I hope you love reading these as much as I love writing them. Without further ado…

So, Epic Soap Co. made this easy on me, and I don’t have to type out the ingredient list because its clearly visible on the front of their packaging. I do think that the ingredient list is pretty good overall; I’m not a fan of Titanium Dioxide, but I understand why they used it (for coloring). I do have to say, though, that the use of coconut oil, avocado oil, and castor oil totally make up for it. Those particular oils are wonderful for your skin. Another little thing you may have noticed is that this soap is vegan friendly even though it’s bacon scented. I don’t necessarily think any vegans would use a bacon soap to begin with, but props for the effort.

On that same note, let me talk about the scent a little bit. This soap is supposed to be bacon scented, but I don’t really get that. It smells super smokey, but I wouldn’t say that this soap smells like meat at all. That being said, vegan or not, you should try this soap and smell it for yourself. I would recommend that you buy this as a gift for a special man in your life rather than yourself, though, unless you’re into really heavy masculine scents because the scent will linger on your skin. I do have to admit that I like using this soap underneath flower scented shower gel or body spray. I’ve found that using this soap that particular way makes me smell like a forest, and I really enjoy it.

This soap doesn’t really lather, but that’s to be expected for homemade soap bars. The soap itself feels really soft to the touch and that stays true through your whole experience using it; it feels good on the skin and it leaves your skin nice and soft after use. I really have nothing bad to say at all about this soap.

Overall, I think Epic Soap Co.’s Bacon Soap is absolutely wonderful, whether you’re looking into buying it for a man in your life or just using it for yourself. I particularly like the woodsy, smokey scent of this soap and would definitely consider purchasing it again, especially in the colder months. If you’re interested, you can find this particular soap on Epic Soap Co.’s Etsy for $6 per 4.5-5oz or $2 for a soap sampler! They also throw in a free gift with every shipment, and they ship internationally. Their shop and their products really are phenomenal, so give them a try!


At the time that I wrote the original review above, I hadn’t had a chance to finish all of the products I was given (as they do last a surprisingly long time). Now that I’ve had the chance to get the full effect of the product, I’d like to tell you about it full disclosure style.

Everything I said in the original review still stands, but I thought I would stick to the trend and add the following questions and answers: Would I purchase? No. Why? The scent just isn’t for me. This is a great soap, though. With that being said, would I recommend this product? Absolutely.. especially if you or someone you know/love is really into bacon scented products. One again, it doesn’t specifically smell like bacon, but the scent is very hearty and smokey, leading me to firmly believe that anyone who appreciates masculine scents will love this soap.

If you liked this review, please give this post a like and check out my previous review of Epic Soap Co.’s Hunky Hazelatte Chapstick !

As always, please let me know what you think of Epic Soap Co. and/or my reviews, and drop me a comment if I’ve convinced you to try out their shop!

Until next time,

♥Char.

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23f55257-25bd-4410-b5ee-dc459524ad52_zpsaeprxh1qDisclaimer: Like I stated earlier, this is a sponsored post, but I was in no way paid for my opinions, or even to write this post. I received a PR Package in exchange for a blog post containing my 100% honest opinions of this particular seller’s product(s).