Apr 19, 2015

Welsh Week: We Love Penlanlas Cymru Soaps! & Giveaway


Tanya has tried the wonderful Penlanlas Cymru soaps and she's interviewed the owner of the shop.


Review

Suzanne asked me to try these soaps for her and I was so pleased to help. I spoke to Kate, the owner, on the phone.  She is lovely to chat to and you can hear in her voice her passion for her products and belief in them. She very kindly sent me quite a few samples and I'm going to give some of them away to a reader of this blog.
My oldest daughter decided we should use the Strawberry one first and WOW it is lovely. You get a lot of lather from a little bit and the smell is divine. My skin felt so soft after using it and the scent of the strawberries lasted for ages.  When you walk into the bathroom it reminds me of a lovely bowl of strawberries although I don’t recommend you actually eat the soap!
The oat and honey is also gorgeous and has a much more masculine smell and my husband likes this one the best. I have to say that I like both equally. I am looking forward to trying the seaweed and sea salt one knowing it is all locally sourced and will be very good for my skin. I think this would be the one I put in my caravan as it will be such a great smell in there. 
Kate also sent me a beautiful rose scented bath creamer and my youngest, Ffion, used this as I can’t get in the bath easily with me disability. As you unwrap it from its beautiful packaging you are immediately hit by the gentle smell and an attractive glittery item with a dried miniature rose on the top.  We enjoyed feeling it fizz in the water and watching the water turn all sparkly. Ffion’s skin after the bath felt smooth and soft but not greasy like some bath products can leave it. We loved how her skin and mine, when I dipped my hand in, glittered.  She has already told me that she is putting this on her Christmas list as she wants the party skin again.  I really want to try this for myself and think it would be worth the pain of getting in and out of the bath. 
I am certainly going to buy these items for myself and as gifts for my family. In fact I would love to arrange to go to Aberystwyth and see the farm and buy some from Kate direct. Her postal service is quick and the items were packaged really well.

About Penlanlas farm

by Kate

I was brought up on Penlanlas farm and spent an idyllic childhood roaming the fields and exploring hedgerows. I am married with two children and now divide my time between London and Wales. However my ties to Wales remain as strong as ever.

Penlanlas farm which is farmed by my brother is managed using environmentally responsible methods and aims to provide a more natural and unspoilt habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. We decided to produce artisanal soap as a way to diversify the farm and make the most of the fantastic natural ingredients growing around us.  


The pure local ingredients that go into Penlanlas Cymru soaps include: spring water from our own bore hole, home grown strawberries, lavender, calendula, chamomile, honey from beehives on the farm and seaweed gathered by hand from nearby beaches. The natural botanical oils used in the soaps are infused with dried flower petals and fragranced with pure essential oils. All the soaps are 100% natural and not tested on animals.

All our packaging is as environmentally clean as the soap it wraps - made from recycled and recyclable materials.

Our mission statement is: Home grown, handmade … and 100% naturally gorgeous

I am working on expanding the range of soaps, for instance - a new Goats Milk Soap with lavender and chamomile will be available shortly - however the soap is handmade in small batches to maintain the highest quality.  I also make 100% natural bath creamers - rose and lavender which are embellished with dried pressed flowers.

I would not consider moving anywhere else - I have a strong heritage from this part of Wales and the ethos of Penlanlas Cymru Soaps is based around the farm itself and its abundant natural resources.


 Giveaway

One very lucky reader will receive two delicious Penlanlas Cymru soaps

 I will contact the winner via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.  

49 comments:

  1. I like that it is natural soap, because I am trying to use all natural and green products to make my skin healthier.

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  2. I have a very sensitive skin so I love the idea of that these are natural soaps. Also the review of Tanya made me more enthusiastic! I can almost smell them too! Nova Snowroses

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  3. The fact that it is all natural, love to try !

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  4. they are completely natural so less potential for allergy!

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  6. I like the idea of a natural soap and they have a strawberry scent!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Alexia Harvours (on Rafflecopter)

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  7. I love that it's made from natural ingredients, and I bet they smell amazing :)

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  8. I love that its natural and wont dry out my skin.

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  9. I like the fact that it's cheap, naturally organic, and have basically nice scent.

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  10. I love it! I want to try the Seaweed and sea salt soap

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  11. I like that this soap is all natural, and that it's made locally with local ingredients.

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  12. This soap contains natural ingredients and tempts me a lot to try it out. That is what I love about this soap.

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  13. i like that it's natural with the ingredients and is good for the skin and health .

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  14. What do you like about this soap? ....... it's da iawn cariad diolch yn fawr

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  15. The natural ingredients which means everything is good for the skin.

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  16. I love that it's all natural.

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  17. The fragrances sound yummy.

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  18. The Natural ingredients.

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  19. The natural ingredients and the fragrances

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  20. The natural ingredients and the combination of them.

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  21. I love natural soap because it is perfect for sensitive skin.

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  22. OMG, luv the divine smell. Wow, prize soap is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me!

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  23. I love products that are all natural. I have a number of conditions and find the more I use natural comments the better I can help them.

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  24. i love natural product, good for the body ^^

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  25. Love that it is natural - shaunie

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  26. I'm in need of as much lavender aromatherapy in my life as I can get!

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  27. All natural ingredients and I LOVE hand made soap. The way it lathers is divine!

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  28. Their scents sound absolutely heavenly! I really like handmade soaps because they're not machine made and contain no chemicals. :)

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  29. I love the fact that this soap is handmade from natural ingredients. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  30. I like the fact that it's handmade and natural. I suffer with very dry hands and am always on the lookout for new products to try.

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  31. I love that this soap is natural!

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  32. Love that they are natural, no hidden nasties and great to support a small business

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  33. The fact that they are and made and natural

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  34. All the natural scents and fragrances sound just so wonderful - my bathroom would smell like a summer garden!

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  35. I love to try natural products made in small batches made in peoples homes instead of full of chemicals in a factory.

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