Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Fragrant New Frontier

We’ve come a long way since Marco Polo. Today, with the same flourish that the proud Italian must surely have employed in showing off his “exotic” Eastern wares to an audience unaccustomed to cinnamon, cloves, fennel, and anise seed, not to mention noodles, our modern bath alchemists manipulate ever-bolder blends of flavors in their quest to create an original, irresistible body-pampering product. Some, such as uber-spice girl Dana Eskes of Moon Maiden Soap & Sundries, have plunged further along the bath merchant’s trade routes than others, as evidenced by her serendipitous discovery that goat’s milk soap works quite wonderfully in off-the-map flavors such as Turkish Mocha and Basmati Rice, lip butters with the essence of Gingersnap and Almond Biscotti, and body lotions in Kumquat and Coconut Lime Verbena varieties.

For all her adventurous offerings, however, it would be unfair to say she strays too far from the homegrown goodness of breadbasket America. Anyone who uses free-range goat’s milk fresh from her neighbor’s farm, and remembers to pay tribute to our collective Main Street memories with childhood flavors like Dreamsicle and Gooey Caramel, clearly hasn’t forgotten her roots. Shucks, there’s even a Candy Corn-scented candle in the mix. In summary, then, the Moon Maiden avatar is two parts aromatherapist, one part alchemist/adventurer, and 100% agreeable. And speaking of agreement, I’m certain we can all concur that those things which are free smell sweetest, which makes the following announcement all the more exciting: one lucky winner of today’s giveaway will be receiving a sample box of goodies which includes: one 4-ounce jar of the Vanilla Sugar Satin & Silk Body Cream (incidentally, one of the most luxurious substance we've come across) ; four 1-ounce bars of Goats Milk Soap in any scent; one 2-ounce bottle Shea Body Lotion in any scent; and one tube of Lip Butter in any flavor. To qualify, visit www.moonmaidensoap.etsy.com, then come back here to tell us about your favorite product. Tell us in a second post if you happen to subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 11/20/08.

**We have a winner! Starshine3 who said, "I would like to try the Dragonsblood Goats Milk Soap. Thanks for the great giveaway!"

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cdziuba said...

I like the Basmati Rice Shea Body Lotion with Hemp Seed Oil - 8 ounce. cdziuba@aol.com

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

She has such a cool shop!! I like the chai latte soy joy candle and the spa goddess goats milk soap.

Mindy
princessandthebeads@gmail.com

Maja said...

basmati rice shea body lotion with hemp seed oil

angelina115@hotmail.com

Maja said...

subscriber

angelina115@hotmail.com

SeptemberLovely said...

OMG! The Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap looks good enough to eat! I'm not sure I've even seen REAL food that looks that yummy!!

SeptemberLovely said...

<--Subscriber!

Anonymous said...

Turkish Mocha Goats Milk Soap is my favorite! I love the components of the soap!

H.S.
tan.huishan@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I've subscribed too!

H.S.
tan.huishan@gmail.com

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16192110

What a tasty sounding name! Almond Biscotti Goats Milk Soap sounds almost good to eat!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

Crystal said...

Lavender Goats Milk Soap is my favorite scent! I'll love to try this.

Crystal(manhattandolls@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Boxed Gift Set Containing Goats Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Balm looks like a great gift to give to someone close..
Lovely packaging!

Mel
dancerinthemaking@gmail.com

Dee said...

Oh I'd like to try the Vanilla Tropics Goats Milk Soap! Thanks for the chance!!!

Dee said...

I subscribe!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

chai latte is one of my favorite star bucks drinks so how could I pass up on that scent/flavor! yummo!


jennifer.llreas@gmail.com

Millie said...

I'd like to try the Vanilla Tropics Goats Milk Soap! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!!!

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

janetfaye said...

I like Satin and Silk Shea Body Cream - 4 ounce.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

mar said...

My favorite product would be the Chai Latte Goats Milk Soap!

Jenn S. said...

The Gingersnap Goats Milk Soap sounds wonderful.

Sandy said...

the chocolate decadence soap- well lets just say hope if I had it- noone would eat...

you folks remember when parents washed mouths out with soap long ago- this might be good enough to get the punishment! mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Sandy said...

subscriber mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

allie said...

My favorite is the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Gift Set - Goats Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Butter! It sounds delicious.... :) Thanks for the giveaway! :)

alliebeans19 (at) gmail (dot) com

allie said...

I'm a subscriber!

alliebeans19 (at) gmail (dot) com

Minxy Mimi said...

I would like to try the Ginger Lime Goatsmilk soap!

mimibunny31@gmail.com

Minxy Mimi said...

I am a subscriber!
mimibunny31@gmail.com

Dani' said...

I would like to try the Chai Latte Goats Milk Soap!
solta(at)hotmaildotcom

Dani' said...

I am a subscriber
solta(at)hotmaildotcom

Kristin said...

I like the gingersnap shea body lotion. Nothing says indulgence like silky smooth skin that smells like freshly baked cookies.

legenderry[at]cox[dot]net

Audrey said...

Almond Biscotti Goats Milk Soap sounds almost good enough to eat!

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

The Coconut Lime Verbena soap sounds heavenly. All the products look delectable.

kellyache[at] hotmail.cm said...

Also, I subscribe. Thanks!

thinkingbrain135 said...

I love her Honey & Shea Goatsmilk soap, the Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey soap, Body Butter, Pumpkin Cheesecake Lip Butter, and the Carribean Coconut and Pumpkin Pickin' soy candles. I could go broke in that shop!

thinkingbrain135 at gmail dot com

5webs said...

Well, everything looks downright edible, but the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Shea Body Lotion with Hemp Seed Oil would probably end up being my favorite.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Kerrie said...

The Frosted Snowdrops Goats Milk Soap - Limited Edition sounds awesome! I would love to see what it actually smells like in person.

Kerrie said...

I'm a subscriber! =)

Linda White said...

the chocolate decandence goat milk soap looks yummy!

frogz60@hotmail.com

TXsunlover said...

I like the Sandalwood Vanilla Goats Milk Soap and the Fresh Ginger Lime Soy Jar Candle.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

TXsunlover said...

I'm a subscriber!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Jenifer M. said...

The Chai Latte Goat's Milk soap sounds the best out of the bunch (so many good choices here!). I love that sweet and spicy smell, and I've been dying to try a goat's milk soap bar.

Hope I win!

sundayminimalist@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

I LOVE the Gift Set with the 2 Bars Goats Milk Soap, Shea Body Lotion, Soy Jar Candle, and Lip Butter. That would make an AWESOME gift plus it would be great to have out in a guest room for overnight guests.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kimberly said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

cltgrace said...

Pumpkin cheezecake lip butter. Sounds decadent!

cltgrace said...

I'm a subscriber!

Carolyn said...

I would love to try the Chai Latte soy candle and the Basmati Rice Soap.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn said...

I am a subscriber.

thanks

carolyn s.

ceashark at aol dot com

scgoddess said...

I love the Satin & Silk Body Cream - Citrus Splash. It is truly wonderful.

Pam
kissafrog67@hotmail.com

scgoddess said...

I'm a subscriber too!!
Pam

Just Another Hofeling said...

I like the ginger lime lip butter.

Just Another Hofeling said...

I'm a subscriber!

Chelle said...

I would love the chai latte goats milk soap..yum! These would be great Christmas gifts!

Thank you for the giveaway :)

Chelle said...

I'm a subscriber :)

Cynthia said...

Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Gift Set - Goats Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Butter

That sounds yum-o-licous.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE her packaging! My favorite item in her shop are the boxed gift sets! But all of the scents sound so good, I don't know which to pick!

Shelly
Madambeadjunkie@comcast.net

Moody Girl said...

I love her shop, I've seen her before many times. Goatsmilk soap is simply the best. I'd love to try her Chai Latte soap.

Reeva said...

i'm a subscriber

Reeva said...

i'd love to try that sheabody lotion with hempseed oils

great giveaway! i hope i'm chosen as the lucky winner!

Just Like Mom's said...

My favorite is the Turkish Mocha Goats Milk Soap it sounds wonderful!!

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

Apple Blossom Designs said...

Everything looks good enough to eat! I have to say that the Gingersnap soap sounds wonderful! I LOVE gingersnaps! What a teriffic giveaway!

Apple Blossom Designs said...

I am also a subscriber!

Peggy said...

I would love to try the awesome Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap . It looks so good,never mind eat chocolate let me bathe in it. Count me into this fabulous contest
matternu@aol.com

Wendy said...

Vanilla sugar satin & silk body cream, sounds delicious!

Mia J. said...

I like the Frosted Snowdrops Gift Set - Goats Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Butter.

sito50 said...

The Sandalwood Vanilla Goats Milk Soap sounds yummy

sito50 said...

I'm a subscriber!

Andreah said...

I would like to try the Sweet Orange lip butter. I would also like to get my hubby some of the shaving soap. Thanks for the great giveaway =)

Andreah said...

I subscribe!
andreastamps@roadrunner.com

Jamie said...

The almond biscotti goats milk sound great!

JGold@ramapo.edu

matty55 said...

Vanilla Tropics Goats Milk Soap sounds really yummy

peg42 said...

The Vanilla Tropics Goats Milk Soap sounds wonderful. Thanks for this giveaway.

Sunnyvale said...

The Turkish mocha shea butter lotion sounds nice

Melissa B. said...

My favorite would be the Turkish Mocha Shea Body Lotion

Vicky H. said...

The Turkish Mocha body lotion sounds wonderful~

lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

Roseann K. said...

The Almond Biscotti Goats Milk Soap sounds wonderful! Thanks!

mverno said...

the Chai Latte Goats Milk Soap

MaggieM said...

I would love to try the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Goats Milk Soap. I have combination normal/oily skin and break out with blemishes, so the Oatmeal would be ideal for me. Most of her products look good enough to eat!

maggie@mannwieler.com

MaggieM said...

I am a very happy subscriber!

The Jackson Family said...

I like the Turkish Mocha Goats Milk Soap!

The Jackson Family said...

I'm also a subscriber!

Becky said...

The Coconut Lime Verbena Shea Body Lotion sounds heavenly!

Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I am a subscriber!

agordon10 said...

The Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap is cool

Sanna said...

I love all the Soy jar candles!

Stephanie said...

Satin and Silk Shea Body Cream - 4 ounce
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Croasla0 said...

would love to try the chi latte soap!

lauren
croasla0 at sewanee. edu

Cherie J said...

The Almond Biscotti Shea Body Lotion with Hemp Seed Oil - 4 ounce sounds great! Thanks for the contest!

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Annie said...

The Basmati Rice Goats Milk Soap sounds wonderful!

as does the lip butter!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thankyou!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

lunadelmar said...

oh wow everything looks wonderful. I would love to try Fall Harvest Goats Milk Soap . here in Florida we dont get much of a fall. I do miss that smell I would love to try this soap. thank you for a great contest
lunadelmar_99@yahoo.com

Mar said...

the almond biscotti shea body lotion sounds great.

Deanna said...

My favorite is the Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap, it looks wonderful!

Ann said...

I would love to try the Turkish Mocha Goats Milk Soap, sounds delicious!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

ann dot guns at mac dot com

Ann said...

I'm a subscriber.

ann dot guns at mac dot com

chromiumman said...

love the Turkish Mocha Goats Milk Soap

grandmap said...

Almond Biscotti Goats Milk Soap

kerri said...

The boxed gift sets look awesome!

Thanks.

kerriwolfe@hotmail.com

Naomi said...

That Dreamsicle Candle looks good, and I bet it smells even better

bfgproject@hotmail.com

Gina said...

the sandalwood vanilla soap, i'd love to try that... yumm... ginabx[at]yahoo[dot]com

Angie said...

The oatmeal and honey soap and the chocolate decadence soap both sound divine! Thanks for the giveaway!

angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Angie said...

I am new subscriber.

angiedkelly at gmail dot com

One Night Off said...

I like the vanilla tropics soap.

Thank you!
onenightoff (at) gmail (dot) com

One Night Off said...

I'm a subscriber.

Thank you!
onenightoff (at) gmail (dot) com

Reiza said...

The Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap sounds lovely. Although, so too does the Gift Set with 2 Bars Goats Milk Soap, Shea Body Lotion, Soy Jar Candle, Lip Butter.

offthespaceship at myway dot com

AmandaSue said...

Wow I'm in dream land with all these wonderful products! Well I'm a lip balm addict and they all so sound good! I like Vanilla Banilla and Pumpkin Cheesecake yum! And the caribbean coconut soy jar candle sounds good too! Thanks for entering me.

Stacy said...

The shaving soap is something I have never heard of, but it looks great.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heidi said...

The caribbean coconut soy candle, though I imagine burning it would make me hungry all the time! Thanks for the chance to win... I'm hthaden at gmail dot com.

Heidi said...

Subscribed to RSS! Thanks again. I'm hthaden at gmail dot com.

Roxy said...

I love the Ginger Lime Goatsmilk soap!

hockiemack at hotmail.com

Kitty said...

Lavender Goats Milk Soap is my favorite!

EDRing said...

I would love to try the Almond Biscotti Shea Body Lotion.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

allancarol said...

Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap

jcaplus2 said...

Almond Biscotii Goats Milk Soap ssoooounds good to me--yum!

Fidget said...

wow there are a lot of utterly fabulous sounding things in that shop! If I could pick something up there tonight, it would be the shave soap for my darling hubs.

Shannon said...

The sweet orange lip butter.

Katie said...

That all sounds wonderful! I think my husband would really like the Bay Rum Shaving Soap.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Newfangled said...

Do I have to pick just one favorite?? Both the Pumpkin Cheesecake and the Gooey Caramel lip butters sound very appealing and I'd love to try the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Shea Body Lotion and Lavender Goats Milk Soap. Mmmmmmm

jenniferbrown04@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The Vanilla Tropics goats milk soap looks like something I would eat. Or at least want to. Yum!

scarey_karma@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Dreamsicle lip butter! Yummy!!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

manamoon said...

Gingersnap Goats Milk Soap sounds dreamy!

DieselMonkey said...

i would have to say i'm lovin' the almond biscotti lip butter!

MariaJoy said...

I like the Lavender Gift Set

mariajoy@hotmail.com

crystal said...

I like the Boxed Gift Set Containing Goats Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Balm. It looks like a great gift and nicely priced!!
The soap and lotion is Cranberry and Lip Balm in Gingersnaps:)

cyclona66@aol.com

crystal said...

I am a subscriber!!

cyclona66@aol.com

Tamara said...

The Spa Goddess Goats Milk Soap sounds like heaven.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara said...

I am a subscriber.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Hil'Lesha said...

I like the Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap.

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

Goats make good cheese too

bubbagee said...

Dreamsicle Soy Jar Candle would be great for a gift!

jenny said...

wow every thing looks grate i love to try and win this thanks

Lisa said...

The mint cocoa goats milk soap looks great.

Tracy said...

Satin & Silk Body Cream glides on smooth and absorbs quickly. Contains moisture-rich Shea Butter, skin-soothing Aloe and Sunflower Oil (rich in Vitamin E). It also contain silk amino acids which make the skin feel so smooth and soft! I can hear my dry skin swooning right now

patty said...

I like the bay rum scent shaving soap.

Becky Fitzpatrick said...

These look so good!

idahomom said...

The Boxed Gift Set Containing Goats Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Balm would make a great present for grandma.

Tiffany said...

The Chai Latte or Gingersnap goats milk soap sounds great!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Tiffany said...

And I'm a subscriber!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

torinem said...

I subscribed.

clynsg said...

The lavender gift set or any of the lip butters.

clynsg at yahoo.com

torinem said...

Vanilla Mint Lip Butter sounds yummy!

Valerie said...

I love the Satin and Silk Shea Body Cream thanks for such a neat contest.

traymona said...

Pure Rain Goats Milk soap looks like something I would like. The boxed gift set looks like a great way to sample several different items and at a great price, too.
traymona[at]aol.com

denyse said...

The Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap sound great!

ccswch said...

I like the Vanilla Tropics Goats Milk Soap
ccswch@yahoo.com

Jeni said...

I like the Candy Corn Soy Jar Candle

Nancy said...

The Mint Cocoa Goat's Milk Soap sounds delicious! All her products have such delicious and original "flavors"!
Nancy
allibrary [at] aol [dot] com

Steph said...

My favorite product is the Mint Cocoa Goats Milk Soap.

Melissa said...

The Almond Biscoti soap or cream sounds nice.

Melissa said...

The dreamcicle lip butter sounds dreamy!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite is the 6 Bars of Cold Process Soap, where one can choose
six different types!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite is the 6 Bars of Cold Process Soap, where one can choose
six different types!

Jenna said...

I would really like to try the basmati rice shea body lotion with hemp seed oil. Sounds like it would be very good for my skin. Thanks for the giveaway!

pms3237 said...

I like the coconut lime verbena shea BODY LOTION.

Sharon Harmon said...

The Frosted Snowdrops Shea Body Lotion conjures up my favorite season of the year nourishing my thirsty skin!!! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

My favorite for hubby is the Shaving Soap - bay rum is how a man should smell. :D Thanks for the chance to win. asthenight at gmail dot com

Kate said...

I love all things oatmeal, so the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Gift Set is the one for me!

Kate said...

subscriber!

naturegirl said...

I like the set of 6 Soy Jar Candles - they would make great gifts for my friends.

trishden said...

I like the 6 Bars Cold Process Goats Milk Soap, I love homemade soap and this way I could have one of each of my favorite scents. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Amber said...

Basmati Rice Soap is my favorite!

Thank you for this amazing giveaway and please enter me!

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Mama Zen said...

The Brandied Apricot Goats Milk Soap sounds amazing!

kelli at pfrog dot net

Wehaf said...

I'd love to try the almond biscotti goat's milk soap, or the eco-friendly shaving soap in bay rum!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Irishmama said...

Chai Latte Goats Milk Soap, are you kidding me. I. Must. Have.

thanks

Kirby McCauley said...

Almond Biscotti Goats Milk Soap sounds wonderful to me!

Kirby McCauley said...

I am a subscriber. :)

Karen said...

The Chocolate Decadence soap looks like fudge, especially pictured with those chips! For something I'd want to bathe with, though, I'd pick kumquat or frosted snowdrop.

karen(at)narfle(dot)com

Mindful Momma said...

Mmmmmmmm....would LOVE to try the Chocolate Decadence soap...or the Chai Latte!

Lisa said...

The Satin & Silk cream sounds amazing, and I'd love to try the Turkish Mocha soap!

bunkielisa (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Lisa said...

Just subscribed via Google Reader!

Roxanne said...

Love to try the sandalwood vanilla goats milk soap. Love anythign sandalwood. All the products look yummy

Bebemiqui said...

I like the vanilla goat's milk soap!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I am a candle lover so I would have to say that Caribbean Coconut Soy Jar Candle is my favorite!

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies.com

Baba said...

The Spa Goddess Goatsmilk Soap sounds so luxurious and yummy. I would love to try this. Thanks for the chance!

CC said...

I would love some of that body butter!!

redron said...

Gift Set with the 2 Bars Goats Milk Soap, Shea Body Lotion, Soy Jar Candle, and Lip Butter

suburban prep said...

I like the honey and shea goats milk soaps. They look like I could relax with those

Shelley said...

Vanilla Tropics sounds yummy.

Thanks for the giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Traci said...

Vanilla Sugar Satin & Silk Body Cream

Zularis Naturals said...

The Basmati Rice Shea Body Lotion sounds really nice.
zularisnaturals @ aol dot com

kristilb19 said...

Satin and Silk Shea Body Cream - 8 ounce is great!
kristilb19@yahoo.com

shelley said...

I would love to try the basmati rice shea butter lotion with hemp seed oil thanks.

vboackle said...

biscotti shea body lotion sounds nice,

judybrittle said...

I really like the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Gift Set. Some great items. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Keyomi said...

i really like the Satin and Silk Shea Body Cream(8 0z). seems lovely to use.

thanks
spellbound18@hotmail.com

Keyomi said...

i am also subscribing to you!
thanks

mogrill said...

The chocolate decadence soap sounds YUMMY!

llinda29 said...

The Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap for me

Anonymous said...

The almond biscotti lip butter sounds great!
junkrug@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I also subscribed!

junkrug@yahoo.com

susan1215 said...

Lavender Goats Milk Soap sounds nice

Brandy said...

I would love to try the Vanilla Mint Lip Balm! :-)

cathirushing said...

Chai Latte soy candle

Smooshy said...

chai latte soap!

DePro said...

Vanilla Tropics Goats Milk Soap

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
Lavender Goats Milk Soap sounds so relaxing

sarah said...

omg the ginger lime goat milks soap sounds divine!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Rachel said...

Mmm, the caribbean coconut sounds awesome.

tomps77 at yahoo dot com

The Downtown Boutique said...

Oooh! The Cranberry Gift Set sounds amazing!

rioosodesigns at sbcglobal.net

The Downtown Boutique said...

I didn't subscribe, but I'm "following" you through Blogger's "Follow" widget. Does that count?

Becca Ann said...

The Satin and Silk Shea Body Cream sounds amazing!

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