Comment #82 - Amy!
I recently had the good fortune of coming in contact with Lisa, from Crow Mountain Crafts, and she sent some of her products to me to review. You guys (and gals) are going to love this one!
First of all, I am going to give you some background information on the company that was given to me by Lisa.
I am Lisa, the WAHM who runs Crow Mountain Crafts. I have 2 baby boys. Aaron is 19 months and Hunter is 6 months. I run my business out of my home. I started making candles for my own personal use about 9 years ago when I was a poor college student and couldn’t afford to buy the boutique brands. I soon started making soaps from pre-made bases and many of my friends and family were asking me to make them things.
I did my first Craft Fair in 2002 and sold out the first day. I continued to learn more about soap and candle making and sold them at craft shows for the next few years. After doing some research, I taught myself how to make Cold Process soaps and began making all of my soaps and candles with 99% organic ingredients.
I married my wonderful husband, Jason, in 2005 and he started helping me with some of my projects.
After having my first baby in 2009, I added wipes cubes and kid-safe soaps to my line and started selling online. I opened my etsy shop and my WAHM shop on Diaperswappers.com earlier this year. I was soon invited to join 2 different Congos on hyenacart and I am now lucky enough to be a member of the A La Mode and Envy congos with many other wonderful WAHMs and WAHDs.
Here is the list of products Lisa sent to me for review
1. Monkey Farts Soy Candle
2. Monkey Farts Wool Wash Bar
3. Butt Naked Wipe Cubes
4. Orange Sherbet Goats Milk Bar Soap
Crow Mountain Crafts has such cute packaging. Everything came in its own little package! See the picture below. The soap was in its own little cardboard box with label, the candle was in a travel tin with label on top, the soap cubes were in a re-sealable plastic bag with instructions included, and the wool wash bar was in a cute fabric sack and also included instructions!
The first product I tried out was the candle. I lit it and set it on top of the armoire in my daughter’s room. I think about a half-hour went by before I had to go in there again to get something or do a diaper change, and…it smelled amazing in there! It hasn’t smelled that good since…well…NEVER! Even though I let the candle burn for about six hours straight, there is still plenty of life left in it. It hardly made a dent! I’m looking forward to many more days of a good smelling nursery!
Then, on to the wipe cubes! If you aren’t familiar with wipe cubes, they are little pieces of baby bum safe soap that you dissolve in water to make a cleaning solution to use during diaper changes. Some people leave cloth wipes soaking in the solution (in a container of some sort), others use a spray bottle and either spray baby’s bum or dampen the cloth wipe with the spray then apply to baby’s bum. Either way, it is a nice alternative to disposable wipes.
I have used wipe cubes before, but these ones are super! They are just the right size to make any amount of soap needed. I use a spray container to hold my daughter’s bum soap and it only holds about a cup. Other wipe cubes I’ve used made way too much for the container and I was stuck having to try and break apart the soap into smaller pieces. Crow mountain has made it so much easier! You can use 1 cube per cup, or if you are like me, more is better…I added two! LOL
When made, the solution has such a pleasant smell and really got my daughter’s bum nice and clean without any adverse reactions.
Goats Milk Soap Anyone? Here’s the lowdown on goats milk soap, taken directly from the description on one of the congos that Crow Mountain Crafts belongs to.
Goat's milk is naturally high in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and alpha-hydroxy acids that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Goat's milk also has a pH close to skin's natural pH resulting in a mild, non-irritating, and highly moisturizing soap for even the most delicate of skins. They have been shown to improve eczema, rashes, and chronic dry skin.
I have never used goats milk soap in my life, but it was so nice. The fragrance was amazing, so soft and subtle, just like a Dreamsicle. The soap lathered up really nicely and left my skin feeling soft, but not like there was a residue or anything. It washed away and left my skin clean. Definitely looking forward to more uses in the future!
The last product that we used was the wool wash bar. Now I have to admit that I own ZERO wool, but Lisa said that this could be used like regular soap as well. It’s so wonderful when your daughter comes out of the tub smelling like Monkey Farts! It left her skin nice and soft and was much better smelling than the common brand baby wash. Yummy!
Overall, my experience with Lisa at CMCs has been wonderful. She’s genuinely interested in what her customers are looking for, she ships super fast and returned all correspondence in a timely manner. I have no doubt in my mind that she will give you the exact same customer service!
I know that after reading this review, you are going to want to try out some Crow Mountain Crafts products for yourself.
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You can also try to win some free products!
Lisa has generously offered a “basket” of goodies to one lucky reader. The winner will get one travel size soy candle, a packet of wipe cubes and a bar of goats milk soap, all in their choice of scent! Yay! This wonderful giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.
You must do all four of the following in order to have 1 (one entry) in the drawing. Leave one comment letting me know that you completed all of the following requirements.
- Like Crow Mountain Crafts on Facebook
- Like Tootsie Woots on Facebook
- Visit Crow Mountain Crafts on the congo pages or by visiting her Etsy shop and tell me which product you would love to try
- Leave your name and e-mail address so that I can contact you in the event that you win
Bonus entries are only valid if you have completed the mandatory entry. If you fail to do so, your entry will be deleted. Remember to leave your name and e-mail on these entries as well.
- Follow Tootsie Woots via Google Friend Connect (3 bonus entries) – leave your username
- Make a purchase from Crow Mountain Crafts (5 bonus entries) – I will be checking
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Note: Although Crow Mountain Crafts sent these items to review at no charge to me, the opinions expressed in this review are my own honest opinions and were not swayed in any way by the generosity of Crow Mountain Crafts.