As a brand new subscription box review blog, Boxy Ladies is only beginning to put together a press kit in order to receive boxes to review. But that hasn’t stopped us from asking. I recently reached out to ThinkSoap.com to see if they would send us a box to review… and THEY DID! We are living the dream, y’all.
The concept of ThinkSoap is pretty simple. We all need soap. Even dirty hippies would be on board with handmade artisan soap. ThinkSoap delivers handmade soaps to your door every month. Easy. They find soap artisans from all over the country to find the perfect soaps to deliver to you! Included in each box is a note that describes the artisan and the soap you received. Since I had been corresponding with the founder, Jacob, he included a sweet personal note.
Jacob from ThinkSoap sent me 3 regular size bars, a smaller test size, and he clearly read our blog so he included a few bookmarks for me (and a friend!) so as to combat my TV habit. I am trying to finish This is Where I Leave You so then I can start The Maze Runner. So thank you for giving me that inspiration!
I decided to take the weekend and do some bathing. FOR SCIENCE. It’s what I do. I also enlisted Matt to help bathe for Science. I gave him the Oatmeal Spice bar because it smelled kind of Cinnamon-y and I thought that would smell good on him. I was excited to try the Citrus Lavender and the Peppermint Leaf.
I looked at all of the boxes for ingredients, and most of them look natural to me (though this is not my forte) but the boxes also state that they are Certified Organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture. So if that kind of thing matters to you, that’s neat. Also the boxes were printed on 100% recycled paperboard.
The Citrus Lavender River Valley Soap did not disappoint! It smelled GREAT… like the name states, it was a subtle citrus and lavender scent. It lathered really well and it didn’t leave any sort of residue/film. I do not like when soaps do that. Since I tend to like all-in-one products, I decided to try it out as a shave cream as well and I actually preferred the results to my regular shave cream. I also liked that I didn’t need two products.
Matt tried the Oatmeal Spice River Valley Soap and his first thoughts were that the scent was a bit overpowering while in the shower but the scent it left was really good. He couldn’t place the stronger of the scents right away but after looking at the ingredients and seeing “essential oils of clove bud and cassia; cloves” he was like, “Yes. Clove cigarettes. That’s what this smelled like.” And that’s not a bad thing. I’ve always liked the sweet, distinctive smell of clove cigarettes. It also smells like cinnamon to me but I didn’t see that in the ingredients anywhere. I feel like this is almost like an Old Spice kind of scent. It smells warm and manly and I enjoy it.
My 3rd soap experiment was on the Peppermint Leaf River Valley Soap. I really liked this one! As the name implies, it was very minty. It was incredibly refreshing and actually a bit exfoliating. Unlike the Citrus Lavender soap, this one seemed to have some… rosemary or something like that floating around? Once you use the soap a bit, these bits will poke out and I think it feels nice but others may find this to be kind of prickly. I don’t have sensitive skin so this didn’t bother me and I thought it felt pretty good.
Now, this is the exciting part. Jake let me know about a contest they are having right now. ThinkSoap is giving away a box of soap, similar to the one I got. How cool is that?
ThinkSoap Box Giveaway
You basically have 9 opportunities to enter by doing different things like following them on social media and you can do some of the things every day so you have even more chances to win. The contest ends on October 12th so get to entering now! It’s soap. You need it. Do it.
As for their subscription service, they have a few options, depending on how dirty you get/how many people you buy soap for. They will send you 1 bar of soap for $8.99/mo, 2 bars for $14.99/mo and 3 bars for $19.99/mo. They also offer to include a surprise in each one. That’s fun.
I’m going to rate this box an A. The soaps were made from high quality ingredients and worked as good as they looked and smelled. And as I was in the shower using the Peppermint Leaf soap, it occurred to me what great Christmas gifts these soaps would be. Obviously not the ones I used (ha!) but, I think I am going to subscribe to get some soap not only for myself but for my friends and family for the holidays. Are you going to subscribe to ThinkSoap?