Monday, May 31, 2010
Etsy Review: One Hand Washes The Other
It seemed like people were interested in me doing an Etsy review, so here is my review of One Hand Washes The Other! Ever since Haus of Gloi popped up, I've been interested in buying handmade bath and body products on Etsy. There are 2 main requirements a shop has to fit before I consider shopping from it. One is a reasonable selection of scents. I can't stand going to a place with literally hundreds of choices; I can't decide and feel like I'm going to miss out if I just pick one without looking at all the rest, it's just too overwhelming. I also don't want simple scents I could get from any generic store brand (Sweet Pea, Apple, Lavender, etc). Add that to good pricing and it's hard for me to sometimes find a good contender! I wouldn't have known about OHWTO if Becca hadn't commented on my blog- making your name known via beauty bloggers is a very good idea. Her shop fit my requirments, and I decided to place an order. The shop is nice and organized, like most Etsy stores. In the shop announcement section, there's a link to the company blog, which has a nice, big but not overwhelming variety of scents, from essential oils to premade scents to custom blends. They all have descriptions. There were quite a few things I was interested, but I chose a Ginger Ale soap ($5), and a whipped bathing creme sample size in scent Sweet Grass ($2.50). Shipping was $3.75, which seems very reasonable as bath products aren't as light as makeup and have to come in a box instead of an envelope. I ordered on a Saturday, it got shipped by that Monday, and I got it on Friday. Why yes, I am quite impressed, thank you. Here's what came in my package! Isn't that little baggy cool with a freaking WAX SEAL on it? Lol I was so impressed at that. I got a free sample of the solid scent Lost at Sea, and a free sample of Lip Butter in Spearmint. I adore everything. The scent of the bathing creme reminds me of my favorite shampoo when I was little, and the jar was packed full. The solid scent smelled delicious, and it actually was noticeable and lasting. The lip butter I only tried once, and formula wise it was ok, but I really love the smell. The soap is gorgeous, and does smell just like Ginger Ale! I love it. I highly reccomend OHWTO- my products were reasonably priced, great smelling, and good quality. The samples I got were fabulous. She has quite a few other scents and products I'd like to try out, so I'll probably be placing another order soon- you should too. :) Edit: if you know of any Etsy companies like this that meet my requirements, please let me know!