Editor's note: Tara C. is visiting from Food Lush today, to share some gems from Austin (and to host a giveaway!). Check out her great food posts over there!
By Tara C.
I am here today to tell you about two businesses in the Austin, Texas area that are near and dear to me: A Wild Soapbar and Stephanie Jimenez designs. Full disclosure: A Wild Soapbar is my brother-in-law's family business and Stephanie is my brother's fiance. The nice thing about this pre-existing relationship of ours is that I've had the opportunity to see, use and experience a wide range of their products.
A Wild Soapbar
A Wild Soapbar's products are handmade, gentle, and made of natural and organic ingredients. They hit that rare note of being both simple and luxurious. The soaps are scented with essential oils and smell fantastic. My personal favorite is the Sea Scrub bar, which is made with pink Himalayan sea salt. It exfoliates and smells beach-y fresh.
I've also used the Honey Oat body balm with great success when my babies had dry skin during the winter. It's great for soothing dry, chapped or irritated skin.
My personal favorite is this sweet thank you note.
Stephanie also does custom illustrations that can be incorporated into personalized stationary, postcards, business cards, t-shirts, etc. They make great gifts. With custom illustrations, you send a photo to Stephanie and choose outfits and accessories to tell your personal story. In this example, you can see how interior decorator Sophie's photo was transformed into her custom illustration.
A Wild Soapbar and Stephanie Jimenez are each giving away a product for Style Lush readers to try! A Wild Soapbar is giving away their wonderful Sassafras Soap on the Rocks. This exfoliating sassafras soap is scented with cinnamon, sassafras root, and orange oil. It comes on a soap dish made from fossilized Texas Hill Country limestone.
One lucky winner will receive both the Sassafras Soap on the Rocks AND a custom illustration from Stephanie Jimenez.
The rules & guidelines:
- To enter: Leave a comment answering the question: Where is your hometown?
- Giveaway ends: Tuesday, 7/17, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
- Who can enter?: Anyone in the U.S.
- Other notes: One comment per person, the winner will be selected by random.org and announced on the site by 7/18.