Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Dancing Grasshopper - Handmade Bath & Body Products (Closed)

In my ongoing quest to find more things to rave than rant about, I happened across an Etsy shop called, The Dancing Grasshopper. 

This family and home based business is a treasure, offering beautifully handcrafted olive oil soaps, lotions and lip balms; soy candles, bath salts and organic buckwheat pillows. Using only the purest ingredients and botanicals, it is clear that this is a labor born of love. A great deal of attention and care is poured into each product from inception to the simple yet stylish packaging. I am a collector of bath and body products. Actually, the term hoarder might be more appropriate. My point is that I know a good product when I see one and this is the real deal.


I sampled their Mint Julep Lip Balm ($2.95) which comes in this very cool retro slide-top tin. Think of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies and you get a sense of just how delicious this stuff is. I wanted to devour it. With olive oil as a primary ingredient, this lip balm doesn't just smell great, it works great too. And who doesn't love the slight tingle that mint leaves on your lips?


Also on my menu of indulgence, their Tomato Leaf Olive Oil Lotion ($7.95).  Living in Nevada, my skin gets so dry it hurts. So I prepared to slather some on this morning with the nagging suspicion that nothing would ever make my skin feel good again. The first thing I noticed was the smell - clean, fresh, balanced. This light lotion absorbs into the skin fairly quickly and never once did I feel the need to wash my hands after using it. Hours later, my skin is still as soft as it was this morning. Lovely.

Finally... my favorite. Their Blackberry Sage Soy Candle ($5.95). This is six ounces of hand-poured heaven. The smell of ripe blackberries and the earthy notes of sage conjure up memories of long summer nights. This candle makes me want to place an order for anything and everything they sell with this scent. Intoxicating.


WIN IT!
The Dancing Grasshopper is also looking out for your little ones with their Babyhopper line of Beeswax Body Lotion and Castile Soap. Enter today to win this bar of unscented, 100% olive oil soap made specifically for your baby's sensitive skin.

Main Entry
  • Go to The Dancing Grasshopper, browse through their collection of bath and body products and pick your favorite (other than the giveaway item), then come back here and leave a comment or paste the link.
  • If your email is not publicly available, please post it in your comment so I can reach you in the event that you win.
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  • Make a purchase from The Dancing Grasshopper before midnight, September 13 (PST)
Contest ends midnight, September 13 (PST)
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Winner will be contacted by email and must claim their prize within 48 hours


60 comments:

AJ said...

Lemongrass 4 oz. Olive Oil Soap. Just the sound of this soap is refreshing.

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i like the baby hopper lotion

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sweepmom said...

The Black Tea 4 oz. Olive Oil Soap sounds very interesting.

llinda29 said...

I like Lemongrass Soy Candle in 6 ounce tin

clynsg said...

The lemongrass soap--I really like that scent.

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bison61 said...

I'd love to try the Lavender Bath Salt

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mverno said...

i like the Juniper/Sage 4 oz. Olive Oil Soap
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Anonymous said...

Lemon Olive Oil Soap sounds appealing to me.

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brittney said...

i like the baby hopper lotion

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Linda K said...

I like the Japanese Kanji symbol organic hot and cold buckwheat pillows

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LaurenS said...

This is my favorite

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Pat said...

I like the Green Tea Beeswax Body Lotion.
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Lemongrass Soap - a truly lovely and subtle scent!

NGS said...

Yummy. Pomegranate lip balm sounds like a delicious deviation from what I'm currently using (Medicated Blistex - I know!)

Laura K said...

Blackberry Sage! Sounds downright.. yummy! I'm allergic to Paraben, so these products are great for me. What a nice giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

Tomato Leaf bath salt! I love funky scents.
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Mary said...

I would like the Lemongrass Soy Candle.
Thanks! =)

Amanda said...

Nag Champa Olive Oil Soap. yeeah.

Anonymous said...

luv the soap

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Wehaf said...

Black tea soap! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24222223

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lace said...

I'd love the Stained Glass Organic Hot and Cold Buckwheat Pillows with Removable Cover for aches and keeping my toes warm in the winter.

missrantsypants said...

Babyhopper Beeswax Body Lotion, sounds nice. Never have enough body lotion, and these seem totally safe.



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Gabriel J. said...

I like the lemongrass soap.

MomUnion said...

I'd love to try the Lavender Bath Salt. Thanks!
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Sarah C said...

Blackberry sage soy candle sounds yummy!
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chaipo said...

I would love to try the green tea olive oil soap

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kkieffner said...

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fidget said...

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blackberry sage sounds divine!

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Gianna said...

The Babyhopper Castile Soaps :)

Shop with Me Mama said...

Juniper and Sage Soy Candle in 6 ounce tin

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masonsgranny59 said...

I'd heart to try the Lavender Bath Salt:)

Diana D said...

Lemongrass soy candle. Love this essence. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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susan1215 said...

Lemongrass 4 oz. Olive Oil Soap would be my choice

Pam said...

Well your rave about the scent of the blackberry sage candle made me want the matching BODY LOTION!!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25243885 I love yummy body lotions.

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tomato said...

I love the smell of lemongrass, so probably the lemongrass soap!

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FDP 4 Life said...

i like the Juniper and Sage Soy Candle in 6 ounce tin

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dhunt said...

nice!

kcatlin said...

the Mint Julep Lip Balm sounds good.

Leslie said...

Like the Lavender 4 oz. Olive Oil Soap.

Patriot said...

I'd love to try anything in the Blackberry Sage or Lemongrass scents. The lotion or soap look great! Thank you!

Carolsue said...

I like the Babyhopper Beeswax Body Lotion
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Sarah said...

I like the Lavender Bath Salt

Alison said...

I like the Lemon Olive Oil Soap.

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lilshuga2001 said...

Lemongrass Olive Oil for me! Sounds exhilarating!

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Tammy said...

Pomegranate Lip Balm in Classic Tin sounds like I'd use it a lot!

lilyk said...

I love the Lavender Bath Salt!