Sunday, July 1, 2012

First ever give-away: Wash away the pain

Happy July 1st! Just 4 more days until summer officially starts in Seattle!

For some reason, I always thought I would never do a giveaway. I guess because I just wanted to focus on running (or lately, whining about how I can't run because I'm a ding-a-ling who likes to push too hard at times and end up getting hurt!). But recently my friend Ada, who is a WAHM, created something great that I wanted to share. So, I ordered several & am going to give away to you...

Goat milk sore muscle soap
This yummy, moisturizing soap to sooth your sore muscles. As the soap wears down around the adzuki beans, rub your muscles with the bar and the beans give your muscles a nice massage. Ada's website says this about the soap:

I scented this goat milk soap with Sore Muscle Synergistic Essential Oil. Arnica extract oil and organic Aduki beans were added. It is believed that Arnica is beneficial for muscle aches , bruises, swelling, and inflammation from insect bites. I have used it for many years, even in homeopathy sphere balls.

Ada is "Soap Much Love, LLC" and makes natural soaps, bath bombs, salt scrubs/bars, and sugar scrubs in her kitchen. Her philosophy is to only use ingredients that are safe for her kids to be around, which is a big plus to me too. Her soaps are based on glycerine or goat milk and are completely detergent and sulfate free. You can see many examples at her Etsy shop, Craft Cafe shop, and on Facebook or here...





I love these soaps because I love supporting my friend's business, I love that she's a WAHM, they are beautiful, smell delicious, and are non-drying, and I love that I can identify most all the ingredients. I've been keeping a stash around to use at home (my son is extra motivated to wash using her crayon and Lego shaped soaps!) and also as last-minute party or hostess gifts.

Two weeks from today (JULY 15), I will draw three names of people who leave a comment on this post. Let me know your favorite sore muscle remedy. If you want extra entries, you can announce this give-away in other ways (if you tweet, copy me: @almamcf and @SoapMuchLove). You can also check out Soap Much Love's Facebook site and say hello to Ada and tell her I sent you. Whatever you do, just leave me a comment & let me know.

Excuse me, I think I'm going to go take a soak...!


23 comments:

  1. I love arnica gel or creams for sore muscles. Also a heating pad for neck and back. For legs, recovery or compression socks are heavenly!

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  2. I posted a link to my blogs sidebar

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  3. I commented on the Facebook page :)

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  4. For me, i really like to use "elmore oil" for muscles pain to the neck and also to my back. Love the feelings when after i apply to the pain area, really good and fast pain recovery.

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  5. Those soaps are beautiful!!

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  6. I could not live without my foam roller for the sore muscles in my legs. My IT bands are a real problem and the roller is the only thing that gets to the root of my pain.

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  7. i love my compression, my foam roller, my stick and my ice packs. attempting all on my current calf/shin issue

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  8. for me, it's plain old heat rub but I like the new ones that roll on like deodorant. No more greasy hands.

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  9. I usually use biofreeze after the shower. LOVE this soap and would love to win!

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  10. Wow, those soaps look great, and I could do with one after a bike ride just now! I am smelly and achey! Hope your heel is ok - are you running a bit more yet?

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  11. These look way more tasty than they do clean. That's probably my super pregnant belly talking. Beautiful soaps!

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  12. I am lazy about pain relief, but when my ankle and Achilles are giving me too much grief, I like to rest them on an ice pack laying in bed, and simultaneously put a hot water bottle on my frequently tired quads. I'd love to try this soap. Also some of the ideas mentioned in the comments!

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  13. I take L-Glutamine after really hard races or runs, seems to help recover quicker. Other than that, I just take a nice long soaking bath and that helps!

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  14. I will link your giveaway on my blog :).

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  15. Epsom Salts bath (with Lavender). IF only my kids would let me take one for longer than 15 minutes!

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  16. Biofreeze and Epsom Salts. I also try to use recovery supplements on long runs (Endurox) or heavy weights days (BCAAs).

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  17. I want! The first bar reminds me of the Lush wiki bars which I love.

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  18. My favorite sore muscle remedy is two Tylenol & a massage from my hubby. :-) Works every time!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  19. I left a note on Ada's facebook page (I'm Sml Footprints):
    https://www.facebook.com/SoapMuchLove/posts/381469475241703
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  20. what a great idea for a sore muscle rub! checked out the fb page and the soaps are so pretty! love it.

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