18 October 2012

Review: SoapStix Portable Hand Wash (+ a Small Giveaway!)

A few months back, I blogged about my hand washing dilemma when using the public restrooms at work, and several of you talked about similar challenges you had experienced.  I loved the suggestions I got, and I recently discovered a product that's perfect for anyone with this issue: SoapStix.  These are your basic liquid castile soap, packaged in a portable, refillable spray tube.  Sounds pretty great, no?



Product Description: Introducing SoapStix, a portable liquid soap spray.  Wash your hands with confidence wherever you go!  Avoid using harmful public soap dispensers or alcohol sanitizers.  Ideal for those times when soap is not available.  SoapStix is eco-friendly and uses Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Essential Oils to help repair dry skin.  It purifies skin by removing dirt, leaving hands soft and moisturized.  Fits in pocket, purse, back-pack, medical bag, briefcase, golf or travel bag...anywhere!

Ingredients: Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Oil

Price: $2.99 for 10mL/0.33 fl. oz

My Thoughts: Assuming you're not using a chemical-filled, triclosan-laden version, I have nothing against hand sanitizer, which you're also likely to find in my bag, but sometimes you just want to wash your hands with actual soap and water.  SoapStix are a great option for those times.  They're available in three colours -  blue, pink, and clear - but the only difference is the packaging.  The actual soap is identical in all three colours.  They're super portable and fit easily in your bag, although I would say, at about the same size as a hi-liter, it's a little large for a pocket.  You can't get much easier than the spray top, and the soap itself does a great job too.  My one caveat is that I don't love smell.  It's a faint, almost muddy, lavender scent that I wish was either different or stronger - I'm not sure which.  Nothing that a couple extra drops of essential oil won't fix, I'm sure!


Size Comparison

Close-up of spray nozzle

The Bottom Line: SoapStix are a great option if you're looking for a portable liquid soap to carry with you.  The company also sells a larger, 500mL size of the soap, which you can use to refill the spray bottle, but I'm not sure if that's something I will purchase in the future.  I love the packaging of the travel size and the fact that it's refillable, but the soap itself wasn't a huge standout for me, so I'm more likely to just refill it with whatever other liquid soap or body wash I happen to already have on the go.     



GIVEAWAY

I've been wanting to do more small giveaways, so when I bought mine, I also picked up an extra SoapStix to give away to one of you lovely readers.  If you're interested, all you have to do is wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load below and fill in as many or as few of the entries as you like.  The giveaway will be open for about a week and a half, until Sunday October 28th at midnight.  I'll announce the winner on October 29th.  Good luck!




a Rafflecopter giveaway


        

14 comments:

  1. I love the concept of this products, very handy way to carry soap.

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  2. I have never seen this genius little item! Great review :)
    My doggie makes me happy and so does this travel spray soap item!

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  3. A big ol' bar of dark chocolate. :)

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  4. Hey Caitie! Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for The Liebster Award for up and coming bloggers. Check out my blog for the details if you care! I honestly know nothing about the award, but someone tagged/nominated me recently and answering the questions was fun. :)

    http://turbyandjohn.com/2012/10/25/fancy-award-nominations-a-qa-post/

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  5. great review:)
    ice cream and my panda can makes me happy :)

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  6. Our cats -just look at those plushy devilish kitties and you can't be angry with them despite they broke every-glass-thing around the house :)
    chocolate, my sisters, my boyfriend, sunshine, colours!

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  7. Friendship and love,those one make me happy :)
    Oh wait,and shopping too,hehehe..^^v

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  8. every moment makes me happy because I think everyday is a miracle

    luning_ning(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I remember this discussion! Mainly because it's also a big bug bear of mine & these products look fantastic, kinda like chunky pens filled with liquid! Fantastic concept, even if I don't win I'll definitely be looking into these as they look so handy :)

    Oh many things make me happy! But, you know, I think it's the simple things in life that really count. Live, breathe, be :)

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