Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review/Giveaway: My Urban Garden



I’m a wellness nut and do my research before something comes into our home and bodies. I battled acne for 14 years. After trying product after product, I decided to eliminate rather than add one more. I have not worn make up in 6 years, went a year without any product in my hair, and switched to all natural products.

In a short time, my skin cleared up and I no longer battle acne. After years of struggle with it, I don’t want anything to send me back there. I knew our skin is our largest organ. Think about how much your skin is exposed to and everything it absorbs - when you consider how many times a day you use soap, it adds up quickly!

Pre-baby, my husband and I dabbled in soap making. My husbands had a dream of living in Hawaii and making soap as a profession. Post-baby, we’ve passed the soap making supplies on and have a higher appreciation for all those homemade bars.



My Urban Garden has been making soap since 2012, their experience shines through strongly in the detail, color and beauty of each bar.

As soon as I opened the box, it was an oasis of beautiful aroma. I received 4 bars - Cranberry Pomegranate, Green Sea Clay, Blackberry Sage, and Avocado Mint. They all were great combinations filled with high quality ingredients.



My Urban Garden crafts each product in small batches to ensure the freshness and quality. Their recipes include simple ingredients and are focused on sourcing the finest ingredients for products that are as naturally chemical free as possible.

You have the option between vegan moisturizing soap and goat milk soap, and each of these types come in many wonderful blends.



One bar of soap lasted us over two weeks for a family of 3. No one had any negative reactions to the soap, including our 2 year old son. I loved starting my day with a hot shower filled with the amazing aroma. The bar did not crumble apart like some homemade soaps I’ve experienced.



Not only are My Urban Garden’s soaps beautiful, effective, and high quality. They also focus on helping others and supporting local.  For every bar of soap that is purchased, they donate a bar of soap to a local homeless shelter near Alexandria, VA.


They love to use local ingredients from Virginia in their products.
“We use fresh and dried herbs grown in our urban garden in Old Town, Alexandria. We use fresh, locally sourced goat's milk in our speciality soap for sufferers of eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. We use Virginia honey; a wonderful natural addition to our moisturizing Oat & Honey soap and Lemon & Honey Sugar Scrub.”
In addition to buying My Urban Garden soaps by the bar for $4.99 - $6.99, you can order a gift basket of 4 soaps through their Etsy shop for $19.99.  They also carry a range of sugar scrubs and bath bombs - if you're looking for a few good Valentine's Day gift ideas, this may be just what you're looking for.

My Urban Garden has a few deals for you!  Head over to their Facebook Page and "Like" them, and you can get a 10% off discount.  Just contact her in Etsy, and she'll give you  that code.



And for our readers, you can have a 20% discount!  
Enter THANKYOU20 when you check out - happy shopping!

Finally - one of our US readers will be winning a Four Bar Soap Gift Basket of their own!  Keep reading to see how to enter to win.


https://www.etsy.com/shop/myurbangardensoap
https://www.facebook.com/myurbangardensoap








To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter below, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!) This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and will end just before midnight ET on 2-17. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Once the winner has responded and confirmed, their first name will be posted on our Giveaways  page.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



55 comments:

  1. Grapefruit Bellini sounds amazing! I'd also try the blueberries and cream, ginger and lime coconut, and blackberry sage.

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  2. I love the vegan soaps! The Cranberry Pomegranate sounds intriguing!

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  3. The idea of an avocado mint soap is really intriguing!

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  4. I'd like to try Grapefruit Bellini, Ginger and Lime Coconut, Island Escape, and Lemon Poppyseed!

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  5. I also like the Citrus Berry Delight Vegan Soap

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  6. The lemon soap would be refreshing.

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  7. I would love the Ginger and Lime Coconut Milk Soap. Thanks!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I'd love to get Grapefruit Bellini Vegan Soap,thanks

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  9. My mother in law makes soaps and taught me how one day. Holy moly! I had no idea it could be so intense. More power to the soap makers!! Oh, and the like coconut sounds divine

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  10. I'd love to try the Gardenia Pink Salt soap. Gardenia is such a gorgeous floral scent!

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  11. Grapefruit Bellini Vegan Soap would be amazing to try!!!

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  12. I would love to try the Gardenia Pink Salt soap and the Lemongrass Lime, sound amazing!

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  13. Ahhh. I love these types of soaps. There's a bunch to choose from, too.

    I think I'd really like the: Cranberry Pomegranate, Citrus Berry, Green Sea Clay, and Oats and Honey soap.

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  14. I would like to try the Gardenia Pink Salt Soap!

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  15. I would like to see the Grapefruit Bellini in my gift basket.

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  16. So many I would love to try but the Blueberries and cream is for sure one i would like to see in the gift basket!!

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  17. I love that they donate a bar of soap as well - what a great idea!

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  18. lemon poppyseed, blueberries cream, island escape

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  19. I would like to try the green sea clay soap. I would like to have these soaps in my basket.

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  20. I would love to try the Avocado Mint Goat Milk Soap
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  21. I would love to try the Island Escape Vegan Soap and the Gardenia Pink Salt Soap. I would also like to try the bath bombs.

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  22. The cranberry and avocado seem heavenly!

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  23. So many different yummy soaps! I love them all! Goat's milk soaps have always been exceptionally kind to my skin, and I'd love to try these out!

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  24. I'd love to try the Key Lime Bath Bomb! Sounds great after a long day.

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  25. I would love to try the coconut mango bath bombs. As for the soap I would like the Blackberry Sage.

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  26. I would love to try the lemon and honey sugar scrub. I would choose the Avocado Mint, Oats and Honey, Once in a Blue Moon and Green Sea Clay soaps.

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  28. I would love to try the Gardenia Pink Salt Soap. I love anything Gardenia scented.

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  29. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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  30. Isn't it funny how life goals change when a baby comes along? Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity & hope to see you again this week!

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  31. Such beautiful soaps. I would love to try the Lemon Soap. I bet my kids would like the Snowmageddon too.

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  32. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway! If I won, I would love the Oats & Honey Soap, Raspberry Goat Milk Soap, Blackberry Sage, and Gardenia Pink Salt Soap. I love them all, but those would be my favorites to try! :) God bless you for your generosity!!

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  33. I love natural soap!! Going to make some, near future! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!!!!!!

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  34. I want to try some of their bath bombs!

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  35. I would also love to try the Lemon and Honey Sugar Scrub- Organic Lemon and Honey Body Scrub -Sugar Scrub Body Scrub -Honey Sugar Scrub! The soaps I would love in my gift box are the Blackberry Sage Goat Soap, Oats & Honey Soap, Lavender Lime Goat Soap, & Lavendar & Orange Soat Soap!

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  36. I like their goat milk soap. Their Lavender & Ylang Ylang and Avocado Mint Goat Milk Soap.

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  37. I would like to try the lavender lime sugar scrub. The 4 soaps I would like if I won: Lavender (goat), oats and honey (goat), ginger and lime (vegan), lemongrass & lime (vegan). Thanks for the great giveaway! (Lauren Rochon in giveaway widget)

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  38. oh my god.. Coffee Soap! My dreams came true. I need to try this Kitchen Coffee Soap.

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  39. Wow - the citrus berry soap is absolutely beautiful!

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  40. Cranberry Pomegranate would be yummy

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  41. I'd like to try Grapefruit Bellini, Ginger and Lime Coconut, Island Escape, and blackberry sage

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  42. I would love to try the bath bombs! The soaps that really intrigue me are the Grapefruit Bellini, the Citrus Berry, the Once in a Blue Moon and the Raspberry

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  43. i would really like to try the Lavender Lime Sugar Scrub!! SOunds heavenly and would be great in the shower! i would love to have the following soaps= Citrus Berry ...
    Lemongrass Lime...Gardenia Pinl... ginger and lime coconut!

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  44. The Citrus Berry Vegan sound great, we would love to try that one!

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  45. Oh I like the Oats and Honey soap! And the Cofffee soap, blackberry sage and green sea clay!
    I love it all!
    Ashley C
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  46. The lemon soap would be refreshing.

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  47. I would like to try the raspberry goats milk soap.

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  48. I would like these:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/235264061/blackberry-sage-goat-milk-soap?ref=shop_home_active_9

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/237519212/lavender-soap-ylang-ylang-soap-lavender?ref=shop_home_active_17

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/235261069/soap-avocado-mint-goat-milk-soap-avocado?ref=shop_home_active_9

    and
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/235598960/soap-orange-spearmint-soap-goat-milk?ref=shop_home_active_2

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  49. I use a homemade oatmeal soap daily - my niece has a natural products company - Windecker Farms. And, the difference between the homemade products and factory made soap is amazing.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  50. Entry name: Marnie Guffey. These are awesome! I would love to try the Oats and Honey, Lavender, Once in a Blue Moon and Citrus Berry soaps.

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  51. The Gardenia Pink Salt Soap sounds good:)

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  52. I'd love to have the: -Vegan Chunky Aloe Soap, -Lavender-Ylang-Ylang soap, -Raspberry goat, and -Green sea clay. Would love to try any of these and the orange spearmint. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

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