Long before I gave wool a chance, I received some a free sample of a handmade "Sudz n' Dudz" wool wash bar from Emmaya Naturals in a prize I won from the Diaper Pin during their 10 year anniversary contest last Spring. I was drawn to the attractive card that came with it, and the nice fragrance. I held on to it "just in case" I ever got brave enough to try wool. Boy, am I glad I did! When I finally did get some wool, this helped me go a long time without having to lanolize the cover. It was super easy to use and guess what...I still have enough in that tiny little bar for quite a few more washes.
I wrote a post on this blog some time ago about how I'd started using bar soap for bathing because it is so economical and difficult to waste, and I think that holds true for wool wash as well. I will definitely be getting more of this. I think it's great that Emmaya Naturals offers these samples on their site as well. Many are hesitant to spend money on wool products when they want to just give it a try first, and this is a great way to make trying wool less expensive.
Finally using the sample caused me to go to Emmaya Naturals website and I was so impressed with what I discovered! Turns out I'm not the only one who was so impressed with the long lasting, great smelling, effectiveness of this bar of wool wash, AND that it is intentionally designed to be long lasting and affordable!
"Sudz are hand-crafted with organically processed oils from organically grown plants and pleasantly scented with the finest essential oils and quality fragrance oils. The oils used for my wool wash bars and liquid wool wash are certified organic and carefully chosen for their mildness and gentle but thorough cleansing properties. All Sudz bars have excellent stain-removal capabilities and they are enriched with lanolin so you can skip more of those messy sink treatments. I have formulated a bar that, with proper care, is long lasting and very economical. I actually have customers complaining that it's too good...they want to try different scents, but no matter how hard they try, they just can't make the bar disappear! " (Italics added by me for emphasis.)
It's available in 12 different frangrances, and I too find myself wanting to try them all. It looks like I'll be a LONG time customer of Emmaya Naturals!
As you see in the quote above, Emmaya Naturals products are handcrafted and formulated by them! Here's a little more about this intriguing company and family:
Sudz 'n Dudz.com was founded in 2005, and its sister company Emmaya Naturals.com (retail site) was founded soon after in 2006. Sudz 'n Dudz was the first organic wool care product introduced to the cloth diapering world, and their products are top rated on The Diaper Pin (and THAT is saying something!!!!!!!) Emmaya Naturalas is family owned and operated by a Christian homeschooling Air Force family that recently moved from Texas to Alaska! (You can see more about the Koziol's adventures on their family blog). They have sent support/pampering packages to troops in Afghanistan and support several charitable organizations with our profits, including Arms of Hope, Disability Resources Incorporated, and A Child's Voice Foundation! Even in my correspondence with this company I have been so impressed with the kindness and compassion that shows through Meg! I am certain you will not find better customer service anywhere!
I found it really neat that Emmaya Naturals offers custom forumlary and will work with you to create new products that suit your needs! Current projects include lanolin-free handwashables soap and lip balm! At Emmaya Naturals, they love making new things, and many products currently available are results of these requests!
Emmaya Naturals offers many more wool care products as well as beauty products, bath and body products, home and laundry products and so much more! Other wool care products include:
Meg has very generously offered one very blessed reader a wool wash product AND a lanolizing product! The winner can choose from Organic Liquid Wool Wash or Organic Wool Wash Bar for washing, AND the Organic Lanolin, Liquid Lanolin, or No-Clump Lanolin Spray for lanolizing!
One mandatory entry:
Go to the Emmaya Naturals and come back here and leave a comment telling something else they carry that you'd like to try!
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This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada until Nov. 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. I will email the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. I will post the winner when the selection has been made and confirmed by the recipient.
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