This giveaway is now over. Please enjoy reading our reviews!
Honestly Simple Soaps is ready to shower you with gifts – more on that later.
Heather Albrecht, creator of Honestly Simple Soaps, is one of the nicest people I have ever worked with. I can tell how passionate she is about the products she makes, and she is clearly enthusiastic about YOU being able to try all of her products.
At first Heather started making soaps just for her family. She wanted to be able to control the ingredients that they used and avoid any harsh chemicals and toxins. From there she started to make lotions. Heather tells us, “After awhile a business just naturally became the next step, its been a very organic process and has just ‘felt right’ since the beginning.” Less than one year later Heather’s business continues to grow and she is cooking up new recipes all the time.
The Oatmeal, Milk & Honey bar soap that Heather sent to me is outstanding. Each soap is hand crafted from coconut, palm, olive, castor, and grapeseed oils, and cocoa butter. This bar includes oatmeal which exfoliates skin while nourishing it as well. The scent is sweet, but barely there.
I have used Heather’s Ylang Ylang Tangerine spray all over my home. It’s been used to mask the odors of dogs, kids, and compost. It freshens the air with a powerful orange scent. I keep this spray in the kitchen, but it’s gentle formula makes this a great body spray as well. Keep it in your car or at your office.
Honestly Simple Soaps offers custom scenting for individual orders or gift favors. What a unique concept! Heather tells us more, “I really love playing with scents and making the custom items for people. I understand that what I have in my regular scent line up may not be for everybody, so the custom scenting option is one that people love! My regular scent line up is all natural, only essential oils but my catalog is full of every scent you can think of, including fragrance oils. If I don’t have it right on hand, I can surely get it! This customizing option is definitely what sets me apart from other companies that make products like mine. Every product I make can be done customized. Most recently I did a great coconut scented lotion for a couple of my regular customers.”
Whether you are looking for a fruity scent, or a woods scent, or something with undertones of citrus, Heather can make it for you!
Pictured above is a Lemongrass Lotion Bar for Honestly Simple Soaps. I love the design of the lotion bar. Simple rub it between your hands. Easy! The lemongrass scent is really pretty. It reminds me of a summery cocktail. The lotion is nourishing and moisturizing.
The Peppermint Candy Cane Cream Lotion offers the perfect memory of the holidays. The scent is not overly sweet, and very mild. The lotion is light and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.
The Beeswax Lotion is more rich than the other lotions. Use it for very dry skin that needs a real boost of moisture. With a combination of olive, coconut, grapeseed, avocado, vitamin E oils and beeswax this lotion is for those in need of deep healing.
I can tell that Heather has a lot of fun with her business. She tell us, “My goal is to provide affordable, natural products that can create a relaxing spa experience in your own home. As a busy mother of two young children, I know how hard it is to find time for yourself and how you need to make the most of what time you do have! I find my bathroom is my refuge with my bath and body products! All of my products are made with essential and natural oils, with an unscented option for those who are sensitive to fragrances and I never use dyes. Our local customers can also host parties where we create a fun atmosphere where attendees can customize products on site. This is a unique and engaging party option, perfect for a bridal shower or special celebration.”
You can find Honestly Simple Soaps online or at The Lebanon Health Food Store in Lebanon, NH, the Consign and Design Ctr in West Lebanon, NH and the Quechee Country Store and at the Windsor Farmer’s Market (year round) in Windsor, VT. Where do you want to see Honestly Simple Soaps? “If readers have suggestions on stores they would like to see my products, please mention them on our Facebook page and please request them in those stores!”
Now it’s your chance to win a gift from Honestly Simple Soaps! Heather has generously offered to give away gifts to three Try Vermont First readers. ENTER HERE! Note that following Try Vermont First and Honestly Simple Soaps on Facebook will earn you EXTRA entries in this giveaway!