Why am I giving away soap? Because finding safe, affordable body care products is no easy feat! Ironically enough, in today's wonky marketing world you often have to pay more to get less. Someone's trying to stick it to the minimalists, I swear! When it comes to food, for instance, getting no-nonsense peanut butter that has one ingredient (peanuts!) is more expensive than the mad-scientist major brands with a litany of mystery ingredients on the label. Why am I paying $5 for just peanuts and $2.99 for something designed in a lab that includes more add-ins? I'll never get past the irony.
Well this marketing absurdity has spread to the beauty care world, as well. To get a brand that you can feel confident won't result in the growth of a third eye, you end up spending a lot more than shampoo or soap should cost. So I'm giving away this soap because it is the PERFECT FIND! It's a rare example of less ingredients-less money!
In the midst of my efforts to boot the parabens out of my bathroom cabinets and replace old products with safe, affordable alternatives, I was elated when I stumbled across Sappo Hill Soap at Wegmans. This brand is ludicrously inexpensive (about $1.79 per bar), it's chemical/paraben-free, it touts an average of 3-4 ingredients, and it smells divine!
With all that said, I also think that doing a small giveaway is a great opportunity to bless someone, so I hope you will take me up on it and enter this first of (hopefully multiple) giveaways!
What you'll get if you win: 3 bars of Sappo Hill Soap (2 almond bars, 1 oatmeal bar).
How do you enter? Don't worry. I won't make you do anything outrageous like create a delicious vegan meal out of nothing but oat grouts and kale stems or do a supermarket scavenger hunt for the elusive organic corn tortilla. It's going to be really simple and anyone can enter (you don't need a blogger account).
Step 1. Comment below with your name and one of two responses:
- A link to your favorite plant-based recipe (or one you found on the internet that you'd like to try)
- An omnivorous meal you enjoy that you would like to see veganized
Step 2. Join the Made for More facebook page if you haven't already so you can stay abreast of giveaway announcements (and so that you can join in on all the other fun that goes on there, too!)
Step 3. Await the winner announcement on Sunday, February 10th!
See? That wasn't too painful. :)
So please do enter! I'd be really interested to see what you come up with! The "bidding" will be open until Sunday, when the winner will be announced! Have fun and spread the word!