Monday, August 1, 2011

English Apothecary™ giveaway

The English Apothecary™ line was conceived in January of 2010 during a rainy morning walk, where here in Southern California we are in the middle of rainy season and all of the flowers are in full bloom. I caught the scent of something sweet, floral and citrus and had to run home to try and recreate it. I wanted English Apothecary™ to be an all natural line but strayed on my initial products, which were very popular but did not adhere to the 100% natural criterion I had drawn for the brand so I wanted to start over. I got stuck, then I got busy, then I got married, and so the line has been dormant for over a whole year!

I really wanted to do English Apothecary™ right with the product line clear and packaging all in order. It has been slow going, as it sometimes is when you are the R&D, Production, and Packaging departments but I am finally ready to launch the first products!

I would love to hear what YOU think about the new scents! I am giving away sample packs of 1 oz. bar soaps, full 5.25 oz bar soaps, full 14 oz. jars of sugar scrub and full 8 oz. size liquid soaps! There will be 12 prizes in all with two lucky recipients getting bar soap, scrub and liquid soap!

There is a catch - I want your feedback! Let me know what you think about the products and be honest! I will try to post a survey once everyone gets their samples and has a chance to try them, but feel free to leave a comment in this post.
Note - some of the packaging is not finalized in case your label falls off (wink).

To enter just leave a comment below. I will announce the lucky 12 this Saturday August 6th at 5 pm PST. Shipping to the USA is free but if you are outside of the country I will ask that you cover 50% of the shipping so please note this when entering.

The bar soaps will be available in
Lavender Chamomile
Lemon Honey
Orange & Blossoms
Peppermint Tea Tree
Bergamot, Lime & Basil

Scrubs in:
Lavender Chamomile
Lemon Honey
Orange & Blossoms

Liquid Soap in:
Lemon Honey
Orange & Blossoms


68 comments:

  1. The lemon honey liquid soap sounds so cheerful!  Everything in the collection is calling my name!

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  2. Love the look of the new line! I can't wait to smell them!

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  3. Bergamot Lime and BAsil sound just yummy!

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  4. Love the concept of the packaging ,very polished.

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  5. Oooh!  I LOVE citrus scents!  Lemon Honey?  Orange Blossoms?  Lime & Basil?  LOVELY!  And new liquid hand soap?  Very fun - can't wait to put in another order very soon and try it out!  Thanks for all your work continuing to put out such amazing products!

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  6. I would love to try your products. They sound wonderful.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Love your products! I'm positive your EA line will be a huge success! I love the all natural medium. The scents sound heavenly!

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  8. Sounds great! I would love to try them all :)

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  9. Just Beautiful...Can't wait to try them all:)

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  10. info@tierraverdesoaps.com hippAugust 1, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Wow! What a great opportunity to try your soap and natural is my favorite genre of soap.

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  11. What a great idea!  The pictures and packaging are just lovely.  I would love to sample your made-with-love products and give you my feedback!  

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  12. Looking forward to trying these scents so excited u created more variety to this line Its my favorite of all ur creations! The pics are amazing too!!!:)

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  13. Wow... I would love to try your new line. They look so yummyyyy

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  14. I have been walging for English Apothrcary revamp for ages! I have been reading about The new fragrances, packaging and labels and it would be so great if I could have the opportunity to be on your testing panel no matter the shipping cost!

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  15. I'd love to be able to try out your new line, the scents sound amazing!!

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  16. Los jabones están preciosos, las etiquetas están espectaculares y los olores parecen ser deliciosos. Me encantaría probar tu línea English Apothecary.

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  17. I would be pleased and honored to try your new English Apothecary products.  The fragrances are simple, and the names lend themselves to the fragrance (so I know what to expect).  The all-natural line is always a crowd-pleaser.  I would like to see something in an all-natural facial soap.  I'm sure the soap designs are as exquisite as your other line.  You set the bar for the rest of us very high.  :>)

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  18. And - the old scents will be available in my Naiad Soap Arts Line - I
    was inlove with the lemon gardenia and have been getting requests for
    the others so I don't want to leave the fans of the old school hanging!

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  19. Thank you! The soaps are a bit more simple to look at but still pretty! The are made with organic ingredients too! Each blend is 4 or more essential oils and I distilled the names down to the prominent scents. Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks! Good luck in the drawing!

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  20. Glad you like the pics - i am having a lot of fun with it and dusting off the old graphic design skills!

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  21. Thanks Julie! It has been crazy - I am so indecisive sometimes! I am super happy to be offering the liquid soap too! Eventually the most popular scents from the naiad line will be available in liquid as well! I finally have a recipe that I like and have perfected my technique!

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  22. I LOVE lime! That was a hard scent to get and it may evolve - citrus doesn't always like soap - I may make an executive decision to make that into a scrub too since it is a great medium for the fragrance! It faded in the bar soap but it is still nice, even if it is subtle!

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  23. and the liquid soap has honey it in too! Gives it a nice feel!

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  24. Erin, I like everything about the presentation, the soap, everything is very beautiful and elegant as I would like to try these products. I have no problem if you touch me take care of half the expenses. Thank you. Ana.

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  25. soaps sound devine, i love the sound of lemon honey :)

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  26. The Lemon Honey sounds very yummy.  Lemon scents are my favorite! Can't wait to experience your new line. 

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  27. Hi Erin,  I would love to try your all natural line -(as you may know I'm a bit of a fanatic about keeping my Heirloom Soapworks line 100% natural) I have to say that your packaging is REALLY nice & conveys a lovely feeling of purity, nature & elegance. Good work! :)

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  28. I would love to try your new line.  Being pregnant & ready to deliver in just 2 short weeks, these items will be a great treat to look forward to!  I have made an effort to use products that are all natural, not just for me, but for my baby and the environment.  Your new scents all sound divine!

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  29. Everything sounds to amazing. I would be an honor to try out some of your new products.

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  30. These look great and the scents seem divine. I would love to try these products and give you feedback.

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  31. What a lovely way to try the line. Great!

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  32. Hi Erin, I'd love to try this new range!  Gorgeous packaging and wonderful scent combinations.
    Many thanks =)
    Holly

    PS - am in Aust, happy to chip in with the postage!

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  33. Congrats on getting the new line launched! I have just the spot in my shower for your beautiful new soaps. :)

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  34. These scents sound wonderful! The only one that probably would not appeal to me is the tea tree as my skin doesn't like tea tree oil but otherwise, awesome!

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  35. The new line sounds amazing! Can't wait to try some!

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  36. Karen (Little Silverleaf)August 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    These sound amazing Erin! Citrus scents are my absolute favourite so I would love to try these out. I'm international but happy to cover postage as required - your products are totally worth it... and then some! :o)

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  37. All the scents sound fabulous and I'm happy to see the liquid option too--can't wait to try them!

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  38. i would love to try out your new line. congrats on doing another awesome product! yah for branching out:)

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  39. Congrats on the revamp. Willing to try and give feedback.

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  40. Lavender Chamomile sounds divine!! I'm sure, just like the all the soaps you make, ( the tea tree, french lavender soaps and lavender peppermint scrubs are my favorite) this is going to be a hit. I'm loving that it's organic too. I'm definitely purchasing this line anyway, but I'll really love to see how I can help! Yay to a healthier, natural line thanks to you, Erin!

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  41. I can't make up my mind between lemon honey or lavender chamomile. They  both sound great!

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  42. I would be thrilled to be chosen to sample your new line!  Your products are always out of this world - from beautiful packaging, to the natural ingredients you use, to the incredible fragrances, and the way they make my skin feel exquisite!  I am really excited for your new line, and would just love to try them out and let you know what I think!

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  43. Hi Erin!

    Just received your news letter and wow what a nice line up!

    Looks like plenty of testers lined up for this one!!  I would be happy to test a few this round or in the future.  My nose knose!

    Pam

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  44. From one soapmaker and graphic designer to another, beautiful job on the whole brand, concept, products and packaging! Getting a new line takes time to do right and that's what you've done. Great job!

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  45. Erin great job.  I think the new line sounds wonderful.  You have plenty of testers this time around!  I'd be happy to help this time or in the future as my nose knoose!

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  46. I'm pretty new to your company but have loved everything I've gotten and will definitely be ordering again! The English Apothecary line is calling my name! Thanks for creating such great products!

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  47. Sounds super Yummy, would Love to try. Congrats on the new Line and Happy Creating!

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  48. Your scent choices sound fresh yet therapeutic somehow not unlike a good cup of tea

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  49. Hooray!  I love the gardenia so much and these new scents sound wonderful.  Thanks a bunch!

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  50. How exciting to finally launch your new line!  The scents, especially Lavender Chamomile and Lemon Honey, are perfect for English Apothecary.  Your labels are beautiful, too.  I would love to try anything from this line that you would care to send, and I would give you honest feedback.  I'm a soapmaker, too, who is still learning the business side of things! :)

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  51. Been using your soaps for the last year since ordering on Etsy, and LOVE them.  I can't wait to try these...fingers crossed that I might be chosen to test them! Thanks for always being to creative and talented :)

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  52. Your new English Apothecary product line, with its wonderful country scents, sounds delightful.  Lemon Honey Soap, either liquid or bar, sounds perfect for keeping in the kitchen to help rid ones hands of cooking preparation odors (like that of fish).  The best of luck to you with your new line.

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  53. I would love to try some of your new products!   It all sounds amazing!

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  54. Love to be one of them.  Always have confidence in your product.  looking forward to trying.

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  55. Wow, this lines looks very tempting. I like how you did the line in pastel colors and the scent names are really nice, natural names and easy to remember. 
    Cheers! =) 

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  56.  I don't think I've tried the apothecary soaps before, but some of the scents are intriguing, like the lime/bergamot and lavender/chamomile. I like that some are available as liquid soap as well.

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  57. I would love to try your new line.  Is it ok if I am in Hawaii?

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  58. I think your products are beautiful. You have very elegant and tasteful packaging. The scents are classic.

    minuscule.dot@gmail.com

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  59. Your products look great and the scent choices sound so comforting. I would love to try out your line and provide honest feedback.

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  60. I would love to try out your new line of products and would gladly give honest feedback after trying them out :)

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  61. I love the soaps that I have recieved. My daughters love the lip Balm.. I would love to take part in your giveaway, & I will provide feedback. Congrats on this new line as well. It is awesome... Can't wait to try it!!! =)

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  62. HUGE fan of Naiad here... I'd love to be entered in the drawing to try your new soaps!

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  63. Sure - Hawaii if fine. The shipping on small stuff like this isn't too expensive. :)

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  64. I would love to try orange blossom liquid soap!!!

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  65. oh darn! i guess i missed this one..ugh! and drats! no chance to squeeze me in, huh?..

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  66. all comments will be counted!  it is taking longer to tally them up but I will post results shortly!

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  67. TwobloomsdesignstudioAugust 8, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    This looks gorgeous and I so wish I'd seen this post to enter the contest. I'm looking forward to hearing what people think about it. I love the packaging.

    Michelle

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  68. still haven't gotten everyone's address - if you still need to send it to me please do ASAP.
    Thanks!
    :)

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