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Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Giveaway and Feature: Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen {CLOSED}

Congratulations to Wehaf for winning this giveaway!


This week's giveaway is from Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen

Back in October I did a feature on Rebecca where we learned a lot about her, her soaps and how she became so successful on Etsy and Artfire. (Read the interview here.) In the interview, Rebecca mentioned her health was down so when she contacted me about doing a giveaway, I decided this would be a great opportunity to follow up with her.

Rebecca has had a rough few months. While she was able to fill orders as they came in, she has been mostly non-functioning. After a long struggle with finding the right medications to treat her bipolar disorder, she is starting to feel she can do things again, and has made her first batch of soap in several months. The soap will be part of her spring line and smells like Rice Flower and Vanilla.

Rebecca's goal for 2010 is really simple - get back into the swing of things; make soap and promote her shops again. Rebecca already has purchased lots of new scents and is ready to go. Now, she's taking baby steps back into marketing her shops. In 2010, Rebecca also hopes to stay on top of her bookkeeping - every year she ends up slacking until sales tax is due.

This week, win a set of 3 bestselling soaps: Lavender Mint Soap, Falling for You Soap, and Raspberry and Vanilla Soap.



These handmade, cold process soaps are perfect for dry or troubled skin. Great as facial bars or all over. Bars contain both shea and cocoa butters, as well as an abundance of skin loving oils such as Olive and Rice Bran, both known for their moisturizing properties. These soaps are cleansing, but also leave behind a bit of your body's natural oils to help smooth and rehydrate your skin. They will leave you feeling moisturized and not oily. They also make great shampoo bars.



For a chance to win this week's giveaway:

Mandatory: Visit Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen on Etsy or Artfire, come back here and post your favorite item and email address in the comments section of this post.

Additional chances to win (leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry):

1) Tweet the giveaway and post a link to your tweet in the comments below - 1 extra entry

2) Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below - 1 extra entry

3) Add one of my ad buttons (left hand sidebar) to your blog or website and post a link to your site in the comments - 1 extra entry

4) Join Nature Manipulated's mailing list (by doing this you agree to receive a monthly newsletter from NM)- 1 extra entry

5) Purchase an item from the featured shop and post a link to the item you purchased (transaction link) - 5 extra entries

ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY. (Email address, Etsy username and Artfire username accepted. If your Blogger profile links to your email or shop, that is acceptable too. Leave contact info for each entry. Tip: When leaving your email do not use the @ and . symbols, instead spell out AT and DOT.)

Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Sunday, February 7, 2010, 11:59pm Eastern Time. I will notify the winner via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.

International entries are welcome!

While you are looking around Rebecca's Artfire shop, take advantage of Rebecca's special offer for Nature Manipulated readers: FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more with coupon code "naturemanipulated". This special offer is valid from February 1 - March 31, 2010.

Thanks for participating in this week's giveaway. Be sure to stop by next week for another great giveaway.

Read Nature Manipulated's giveaway disclaimer.

147 comments:

Kristin said...

My favorite would have to be the Mango and Papaya Lotion, since it seems to be one of the few products without coconut oil in it.
My boyfriend is allergic to coconut oils, so I tend to avoid products with them for fear of giving him the touch of death. =P

CarzooCritters said...

My favorite has to be the Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Soap, pomegranate is my FAVORITE so I am sure that is a really really nice bar of soap. I had to favorite her shop as well =)

CarzooCritters at gmail dot com

Countrywindows said...

I have purchased several bars of soaps from shops on etsy, always looking for a soap for men, so I would say I like this soap
www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35218888

Countrywindows said...

guess the link didnt paste, its the gentlemans bay rum soap

Anitra Cameron said...

What a lovely thing for you to do! I'm glad Rebecca's feeling better.

Lavender Mint would have to be my favorite!

anitra.cameron@gmail.com

Allison said...

I would choose the coconut cream pie shea butter soap!
ahartup at yahoo dot com

Leslietime said...

Ooh, the coconut and lime soap sounds fantastic!

supersuperfun[at]yahoo.com

Marci said...

The Garden Mint Gardener's Shea Butter Cold Process Soap is one of my favorites, but there are so many nice scents! I do like how this soap is super exfoliating, and I'd love to try the rain fragrance.

june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

CinnamonAndSass said...

I want to get the sea salt bar! Looks awesome!


katiecitrowske at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

I'd love the Unscented Shea and Cocoa Butter and Goat Milk Cold Process Soap with colloidal oatmeal.
e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

Heather R said...

I like the Virginia Honeysuckle soap.

hrracer at verizon dot net

Kristine said...

The pomegranate cream soap sounds good enough to eat! skystine at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the fragrance oil soap "coconut cream pie"--whoo I want to try some!

Beth
bethnaf at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

The Red Velvet Cake bar sounds amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway!
ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

lo said...

I think my favorite might be the Coconut and Lime! It will remind me of summer during this cold cold winter :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

lauren

Candie L said...

I like the Lavender Mint Shea and Cocoa Butter Cold Process Soap. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Wehaf said...

I would love to try the Big Lick salt bar!

Good luck to Rebecca!

urchiken at gmail dot com

helen said...

great giveaway I love the garden mint gardners soap.Thanks Helen

malfie@care2.com

JenniferB said...

I like the mill mountain shea butter soap
ejxd95@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

joined your mailing list
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Anonymous said...

I like the Red Velvet Cake Shea Butter and Goat Milk Soap

SamneneD@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribed to Nature Manipulated's mailing list

SamneneD@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Pomegranate Shea Butter Soap. I bought this soap just after Christmas and LOVE it! It smells wonderful and makes my skin feel so soft. Thanks to Rebecca for creating some wonderful soaps!

Leighann
mayflower092797@yahoo.com

Dilem*mama said...

coconut creme - it looks good enough to eat - g s w p r c h i c k @aol.com

Dilem*mama said...

i also joined their mailing list

Melissa said...

The Garden Mint Gardeners Shea Butter Super Exfoliating Soap sounds perfect for me.

emcSquared said...

The Star City Seduction Shea Butter Cold Process Soap sounds deliscious!!

em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

emcSquared said...

I am on your mailing list!

em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

Talia's travel blog said...

I love the idea of orange and ginger soap - would love to try it.

taliastravelblog (at) gmail

Erica said...

Pear and berries sounds awesome! thanks for the great giveaway.

Jennifer L. said...

I love the Lemon Eucalyptus Shea Butter Soap - Scented with Essential Oils.
jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer L. said...

I subscribe to the newsletter.
jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

Angie said...

The Coconut and Lime Shea and Cocoa butter soap sounds wonderful!

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie at gmail dot com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

The Vanilla Spice Shea Butter Cold Process Soap looks and sounds delicious!

debyeo@hotmail.com

Alisha L. said...

My fave would be the Nanny's Pumpkin Pie! I love Pumpkin scents!

bakergurl02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Amber Young said...

My favourite thing is the Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Cold Process Soap. I actually think my boyfriend would love this soap too :)

ayoung3360@hotmail.com

409cope said...

My favorite item from Rebecca's Soap is Coconut Cream Pie Soap.Love the smell of coconuts! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I am a newsletter subscriber. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

lanky said...

Would love to try the lemon eucalyptus shea butter soap!

lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ang said...

The Coconut Cream Pie soap sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Isabel Z said...

This soap, Coconut and Lime Shea and Cocoa Butter Soap, sound heavenly. Thank you:-)

isabelzito at verizon dot net

Daph said...

I would love to try the big lick salt soap.
earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

Katjamaria said...

I think Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Soap sounds so good I could eat it ;D

haltiapolku(at)gmail(dot)com

Katjamaria said...

I must tweet about this, it is so great to have *an international* handmade soap giveaway! Really, there are basically none :) http://twitter.com/Katjamarian/statuses/8530204265

haltiapolku(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

Oooh, I'm really intrigued by the Raspberry and Vanilla Shea and Cold Process soap. The scent sounds appealing, and my skin needs all the moisture it can get during the winter!

thelulubee at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

You can't go wrong with the Falling for You Honey, Goat Milk and Shea Butter Lotion.
the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

Sabine said...

Well, there are sooo many fantastic and yummy sopas, but I guess my fav is Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Cold Process Soap.
My e-mail addy is sunlady1963(at)yahoo(dot)de

I also posted at my blog and send to twitter as sunlady

Thank you very very much!

Sabine said...

oh and I added a button to my blog :)

Damla said...

I like the Garden Mint Gardener's Shea Butter Soap.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/8539896356

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/monday-giveaway-rebecca-s-soap-delicatessen/6925219

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla said...

Joined Nature Manipulated's mailing list.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I have a body spray in coconut and lime and I absolutely adore it, so I think that coconut and lime shea butter soap would be lovely. I have psoriasis which flares up when I'm stressed and in the heat (it's summer here in Australia!) so the soothing, moisturising shea butter would be sure to help with that.

Kate1485 AT hotmail DOT com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

The Lavender Mint shea and cocoa butter soap would have to be my favourite, two of the best herbs ever put into one soap!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!
http://twitter.com/perfectbluemoon

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i would love to try the coconut and lime soap

jbuccigross@gmail.com

Erica said...

The Lemon and Poppyseed Shea Butter Soap would definitely be a hit in our house! I love the smell of Lemon!

juxta.umino {at} gmail {dot} com

Erica said...

I'm on your mailing list!

juxta.umino {at} gmail {dot} com

dor said...

What an awesome giveaway. I now follow on google friend....dor
I love the Big Lick Salt Bar Soap with Shea and Cocoa Butters - Great Soap for Him - Blue Cold Process Soap.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

debsweeps4 said...

The Raspberry & Vanilla Shea and Cocoa Butter soap sounds nice. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

RR said...

The Lemon Eucalyptus Shea Butter Soap - Scented with Natural Essential Oils - Decorative Bright Yellow and Green Cold Process Soap sounds wonderful

Family for Him. said...

"Virginia Honeysuckle" sounds so lovely!!
Amanda
frm_chic@hotmail.com

khaski said...

I would love to try the 'Mill Mountain' soap- I love fruity fragrances. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

I want the Lemon Spice & Coffee Grounds soap.

aaschw (at) ufl (dot) edu

Rebecca said...

Must try the BIG LICK SALT BAR my toddler has a touch of eczema and I'm hoping this will help, and I just have extremely dry skin, can't wait to try this!!

rwestdesigns {at}hotmail{dot}com

Rebecca said...

blogged here about it

http://adoptionraisingsophie.blogspot.com/

rwestdesigns{at}hotmail{dot}com

RWestDesigns Jewelry said...

Blogged about it here also!!

www.rwestdesigns.blogspot.com

rwestdesigns{at}hotmail{dot}com

RWestDesigns Jewelry said...

tweeted it !

http://www.twitter.com/rwestdesigns

rwestdesigns{at}hotmail{dot}com

RWestDesigns Jewelry said...

Bought me, my daughter, and my mom some soap!!!

https://www.etsy.com/cartpayments.php?order_id=15284368&from_reg=0&paid=all


rwestdesigns{at}hotmail{dot}com

RWestDesigns Jewelry said...

Don't know if this counts or not, but I signed up for your newsletter just about a week ago!!

rwestdesigns{at}hotmail{dot}com

thaeter7 said...

I would love to try the "Virginia honeysuckle!,I havent smelt that in years.
rally_thade17@hotmail.com

RWestDesigns Jewelry said...

I just wanted you to know I also put it on my facebook fan page

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/RWestDesigns-Jewelry/147405112995?ref=nf

rwestdesigns{at}hotmail{dot}com

Jennifer said...

I like the Nannys Pumpkin Pie Goat Milk and Shea Butter Soap

Jennifer said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8576821276

Jennifer said...

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Jennifer said...

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Cynthia said...

My favorite is the Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Soap

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37273840

cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/THEotherCYNtwit/status/8578170748

cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

I joined Nature Manipulated's mailing list

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travels said...

Coconut Cream Pie Shea Butter Soap - Deliciously Scented Decorative Brown and Cream Cold Process Soap -yummy!! one of my faves:)

travels said...

Joined your mailing list:)

Lu said...

Hi!
I like the pomegranate cream goat milk and shea butter soap!

lucianita[@]sapo[.]pt

jupi said...

favourite item is Big Lick Salt Bar Soap with Shea and Cocoa Butter

The Lingo Family said...

My favorite would be the Lemon Eucalyptus Shea Butter Soap. I love anything Lemon!

atrain365@hotmail.com

Lilly said...

My favorite is the Lemon and Poppyseed Shea Butter Cold Process Soap - All Natural Scented with Lemongrass Essential Oil - Fresh Summer Lemon Scent - Lovely Yellow Bar. It looks great!
Thanks for the chance.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

avalonne83 said...

I like the Garden Mint Gardner soap.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

TinaBobeena said...

Oooo...exciting!!! I would pick the coconut cream pie shea butter soap!

tinahang84@yahoo.com

Snowflake07 said...

My favorite is the Coconut and Lime Shea and Cocoa Butter Soap.
(hotpepper71 at bellsouth dot net)

Snowflake07 said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/8599782393

Snowflake07 said...

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Kowanda said...

I would like to try the Coconut and Lime Shea and Cocoa Butter Soap.

kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Post Grad said...

Would love to try the pomegranate Cream Goat Milk & Shea Butter one. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37273840
Thanks for doing the giveaway!
-Leslie
carykhepburn@yahoo.com

windycindy said...

Rebecca makes fabulous handmade
soaps! The three for your giveaway
are delightful. I also like her
Handmade Cold Process Vanilla Spice Shea Butter Cold Process Soap - Warm Delicious Fragrance - Deep Brown Colored Bar! Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot[com

windycindy said...

"Tweet"~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/8605455811.
Again, many thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am an email subscriber to The Newsletter of Nature Manipulated!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Carrie said...

I'd love to try the Coconut Cream Pie Shea Butter Soap. How heavenly is that?! (ilovetea(at)hellokitty.com)

Carrie said...

I joined your mailing list! (ilovetea(at)hellokitty.com)

Carrie said...

I tweeted this giveaway (@supasecretsista) - https://twitter.com/supasecretsista/status/8605917396 - ilovetea(at)hellokitty.com

Steff Metal said...

My favorite is Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Soap. I've just got back from the middle east and I am ADDICTED to everything with pomegranate in it.

steff AT steffmetal DOT com

Sherry said...

my favourite Big Lick Salt Cold Process Bar Soap with Shea and Cocoa Butters - Great Man Scent - Masculine Colored Blue

this is new I never see this before love to try

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

blogged http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-best-selling-soaps.html

sherrygo at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

I would love to try the Lemon Spice Chef and Kitchen Shea Butter Soap with Coffee Grounds - All Natural Cold Process Soap.

arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

Ashley said...

I love the lemon and poppyseed soap. These are my favorite kind of muffins, so I imagine that the soap is quite divine!

demureprincess7@gmail.com

Designs By Sari Lynne said...

This looks absolutely yummy and great for my dry skin:

Raspberry and Vanilla Shea and Cocoa Butter Cold Process Soap - Great for Eczema and Dry Skin - Delicious Scented Fragrance - Decorative Pink Purple and White Bar
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39232903

sarilynne[DOT]etsy[DOT]com

Designs By Sari Lynne said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/SariLynneK

Tammy said...

Wow, your products look beautiful! My favorite might be the unscented shea & cocoa butter soap, just because it's different from the others :)

I also think your Raspberry and Vanilla sounds fabulous (and looks awesome to boot!)

brinnet )at( gmail }dot( com

Linda Kish said...

I like the handmade Appalachian Trail shea butter soap.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Montagyoo said...

my favorite is the red velvet cake! unusual and yummy!

my email: saraamesmontague@gmail.com

Cabootique said...

Raspberry and Vanilla Shea and Cocoa Butter Cold Process Soap sounds awesome.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

biyagko_barbaru said...

I like the Lemon Eucalyptus Shea Butter Soap - Scented with Natural Essential Oils - Freshly Scented Bright Decorative Yellow and Green Cold Process Soap

rem_bai@live.com

International Giveaways said...

The raspberry and Vanilla Shea and Cocoa Butter soap sounds soooo yummy! I would love to try it. It also looks really pretty, the colors are great!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39233236

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

Here's the link to the blog post:

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/soap-from-rebeccas-soap-delicatessen.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

tina kelly said...

I love the southern sweet tea soap. sounds yummy! . thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

Andrea said...

The Red Velvet Cake soap sounds fantastic.

daer0n said...

I would like to try the Lemon Spice Chef and Kitchen Shea Butter Soap with Coffee Grounds :)

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/8701219621

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/02/rebeccas-soap-delicatessen-giveaway.html

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I added your button to my blog.

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I joined your mailing list.

Nury77 at live dot ca

rose said...

The Lemon Spice Chef and Kitchen Shea Butter Soap with Coffee Grounds sounds so yummy! I think I really need to wash with this :) ambrerose(at)aol.com

Lyudmila said...

I pick the Pomegranate Shea Butter Soap

Salad For Breakfast said...

i love her Red Velvet Cake soap!

Wanda said...

My favourite item would be the coconut Cream Pie Shea Butter Soap!!

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

nonus said...

My faourite is the Vanilla Bean and Clove Shea Butter Soap, but the other scents sound very good too

nonus@oleco.net

little bird said...

i'd like to try the Star City Seduction Shea Butter Soap

little bird said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/deefna/status/8749078588

little bird said...

subscribed to your newsletter

ladyt64 said...

Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Soap looks really great and would be a favorite.

ladyt64 said...

I have your button. http://adayinthelifeofatypoqueen.blogspot.com/

ladyt64 said...

I am a subscriber.

Julie said...

The Handmade Cold Process Vanilla Spice Shea Butter Cold Process Soap looks good enough to eat!

Kym said...

I love the Falling for You Shea and Cocoa Butter Cold Process Soap - Great for Eczema and Dry Skin - Soft Beautiful Fragrance - Natural Cream Colored Bar, perfect for valentines day!
busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

Kym said...

Joined MN mailing list
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Kym said...

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nocciolina italiana said...

I think I'd love the Coconut and Lime Shea and Cocoa Butter Soap!

nocciolinaitaliana at gmail dot com

Ginny said...

I've got some of her soap, great quality! I'd love to get the Pomegranate Cream Goat Milk and Shea Butter Cold Process Soap - Lovely Red and White Colored Decorative Soap Bar - Deliciously Scented Fragrance next!

Candy said...

I'd like to try the red velvet cake shea butter and goat milk soap!
malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

Candy said...

i signed up for nature manipulated's newsletter
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Ginny said...

Retweeted ~ momof2dancers

miss ibiscus said...

My favorite is the Pomegranate Shea Butter Soap!

missibiscus at gmail dot com

StrangeDaze said...

I'm such a homemade soap fan. They all look incredible! I would love to try the coconut cream pie!

Tylerpants said...

The Big Lick Salt Cold Process Bar Soap with Shea and Cocoa Butters looks amazing! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

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trixx said...

The Coconut and Lime Shea and Cocoa Butter soaps sounds refreshing!

trixx said...

Also joined Nature Manipulated's mailing list!

mylist said...

vanilla spice shea butter! yum

Karen A said...

The Pomegranite Cream sounds just wonderful!
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