Peanut Butter Hamster – Great Cakes Soapworks Review + GIVEAWAY!

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I’ve been bathing with the most awesome soap! We here in the Cinnamon Hollow household only use homemade soap. I do make my own as a hobby but absolutely LOVE it when I get to try out a fellow soapmakers creations. Especially ones that are creatively colored and scented and leave my skin with that feeling of Ooh la la! ! Amy Warden (soap maker extraordinaire) of Great Cakes Soapworks sent me, for review, one each in her brand new line of Peanut Butter Hamster soaps. What’s behind the catchy name? Peanut Butter Hamster is a childrens band in the Kansas City area who commissioned Miss Amy to create a soap for their song entitled “Good Clean Fun”, which they wanted to hand out at shows. She did not disappoint!

I followed Amy’s blog as she created the perfect purple for her Peanut Butter and Jelly soap, then announced the reason for all the purple :D and was so intrigued by the idea. So you can imagine my delight when she sent me not one but ALL THREE varieties to try!

Amy’s soaps are all made using the cold-process method and use only the finest ingredients like shea butter and olive oil. There are NO PEANUTS in the Peanut Butter soaps. They are only fragranced to be peanut-buttery. The Peanut Butter and Jelly is my most favorite. It has the most delightful grape jelly scent and just the right amount of peanut butter. The Peanut Butter with Chocolate Swirl has REAL cocoa in it YUM and the scent will carry you away to a chocolate fantasy island! Especially if you’re a chocolate fanatic like me! The chocolate scent is not overpowering at all in this soap. And of course the Peanut Butter scent is great! It has such a subtle peanut butter scent that lingers lightly on my skin. I love it! The lather is AWESOME! So creamy and bubbly all at the same time. These soaps cleanse wonderfully too! I put Miss Amy’s soaps to the mascara on a white wash cloth test! I wear black mascara and wash my face with a white wash cloth which of course stains like mad. Store bought…ahem… soap (detergent) will NOT remove the mascara from the rag and sometimes even bleaching won’t completely remove it. If you’re a mascara wearer, you know what I’m talking about. Well, I’ve discovered that only a really good homemade soap will wash it out WHILE I’m washing my face. YUP! Great Cakes Soapworks passed the test with flying colors! I scrubbed, rinsed and the wash cloth was as white as could be! WAY TO GO GCS! Seriously, this impressed me to no end. And the reason is that even though this soap has such a great cleansing power, it did NOT dry my skin out. My skin feels great! So the cleansing ability is not harsh, it’s just plain good, all around perfect soap! Creatively designed, delightfully cleansing and luxurious all at the same time. Plus, the 4 oz soap cakes are generously sized and they are good and hard and last and last. They don’t just melt away in the shower after one use.

And one lucky reader will get to see for themselves because Miss Amy is graciously giving away a set of her Peanut butter Hamster soaps to one of you!!!! The contest will run until December 15 and the winner will be chosen via and emailed Dec. 16. So be sure to leave a valid email so I can contact you. If the winner doesn’t reply within 48 hours, a second name will be drawn.

To enter: Visit Great Cakes Soapworks, then come back HERE and leave me a comment telling me which other product is your favorite. (This step is required for entry)

For additional entries, do any or all of the following and leave a SEPERATE comment for each to be counted.

1.Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect and/or Networked Blogs.

2. Follow Cinnamon Hollow on Twitter

3. Follow Great Cakes Soapworks on Twitter

4. Subscribe to Cinnamon Hollow WAHM Reviews by email

5. Subscribe to Great Cakes Soapworks Blog by email.

6. ReTweet this post and leave your tweet link in a new comment.

Each valid comment for the steps listed above will gain you an additional entry but you MUST leave a separate comment for each because if picked, say,  the number 5 and your comment was 5 then you’d win.

And now, I’m off to make a batch of Peanut butter fudge, because I’m craving it now, for some reason. :D

This is NOT a paid review. No money was received. Free product was received for review purposes only.

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Crystal Martin
Crystal Martin is a stay at home mom of 4, married to Clay who she's loved for over 20 years, living in Kentucky but loves traveling to the Smoky Mountains. She is the co-owner/admin of Cinnamon Hollow and offers her services as an online blog assistant with skills ranging from Wordpress installation, customization and maintenance to html editing and administrative tasks. Contact Crystal for a quote!
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  1. I like #S-165. Citrus Sunrise Handmade Natural Soap because it is very refreshing and makes you fresh.

    Good info and review here…

  2. The peanut butter chococlate swirl would be one I would like to try.I love peanut butter and chocolate!
    I am also a follower of yours!
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  3. I am following your blog.
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  4. I’m lucky enough to have tried several of Amy’s products and I have a hard time picking a fav. Right now I’m using the peppermint soap and it is soooo creamy feeling on the skin. I love it!
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  5. I was the lucky winner of the peanut butter soap on Amy’s Blogs. I thought my girls would really love it. I love it more! For some reason I can’t see what I’m typing so I hope this is all spelled right!

  6. I loved the sandalwood soap! I have tried several of Amy’s soaps, and they are all awesome! Love the scents, they are heavenly. :-)

  7. i have tried a few of amy’s products, and they are wonderful:) right now i’m hooked on the Peppermint soap!!! nice minty tingle.

  8. I like the cherries and chestnuts sugar scrub!!!
    BTW, I found your blog through global influence, come check mine out sometime if you’d like!

  9. I am following your blog through google friend connect!
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  10. I would love to try the Moroccan Spice Coffee Soap. Sounds yummy. I like handmade soaps, especially for washing my face.

  11. The Creamy Castile Goat Milk Soap sounds like it would be great.

  12. Peppermint Handmade Natural Soap and Cherries & Chestnuts Handmade Natural Soap looks yummy.

  13. I am following your blog through my twitter sign on monkeytoediapers

  14. I like the apple and spice handmade natural soap

  15. I follow your blog through Google Friends as jelaws5

  16. I am a email subscriber

  17. Great Cakes Soapworks Stress Relief Homemade Natural soap appeals to me.
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  18. I am now following your blog via google

    I too discovered your blog thru Global Influence
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  19. I am now following Cinnamon Hollow on twitter
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  20. I am now an email subscriber
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  21. I am now following Great Cakes Soapworks on Twitter
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  22. I am now an email subscriber for Great Cakes Soapworks blog
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  23. The apple and spice soaps sound terrific! :)

  24. I’m a blog follower.

  25. I’m following Cinnamon Hollow on Twitter.

  26. I’m following Great Cakes Soapworks on Twitter.

  27. Aimee Price says:

    Amy’s exfoliating sugar scrubs are my favorite, in particular the new cherrys and chestnuts!

  28. My all-time favorite product is Vanilla Latte Lip Butter, I won’t go anywhere without it :)

    I love her soaps, too, though, and I’m currently using Green Apple and Cherries & Chestnuts. I wish I had a perfumed spray of Cherries & Chestnuts – it smells soooo good!

  29. I am following Cinnamon Hollow on Twitter

  30. I am following Great Cakes Soapworks on Twitter

  31. I am now a subscriber to Great Cakes Soapworks blog by email :)

  32. I love the Cinnamon Bun Coffee soap. The scent is wonderful & it doesn’t dry out my hands.

  33. I like #S-161. Jasmine Rose Handmade Natural Soap.

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  34. I follow with Networked Blogs – Janet Fri

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  35. I follow you on Twitter – Janetfaye

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  36. I have tried cinnamon bun and pumpkin and love them, so they are my favorites for now, but I would like to try Moroccan Spice Coffee next and my kids would love the peanut butter set!

  37. I am already an email subscriber to Great Cakes Soapworks. Does this count?

  38. Am I too late to enter? Add me if I’m not, please?


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