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Say hello to Schoon Soap! (+ a giveaway)


I’m SO happy and excited to announce the official launch of Schoon Soap! For the past few months, I’ve been working on designing the branding and packaging for an amazing new line of vegan soaps. (It’s been hard to keep my mouth shut about this project, believe me!)

Stephanie Klose has been making soap since 2005, but it wasn’t until this year that she decided to fully immerse herself (literally and figuratively) in the business of creating the perfect lather. After a lot of experimentation, she’s come up with a initial line of 12 varieties of soaps, including fragrance-free and fragrance-ful options. Schoon means “clean” in Dutch, and the name pays homage to the Dutch heritage of the New York regions both Stephanie and I have called home: Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, the latter of which was also my inspiration for the mountain-y logo.


One of the best things about working on the packaging for these soaps is that in order to fully appreciate their characteristics, I (naturally) had to use them. I’m usually a no-frills, unscented, liquid castile soap kind of gal when it comes to shower time, so making the switch to these truly luxurious bars was a pretty big upgrade for me. The first soap I tried was Bay Rum & Vetiver, which passed my smell test immediately: warm, earthy, spicy. The coconut oil and shea butter base felt so great on my usually dry skin, and I had no irritation at all from the essential oils used to give it its wonderful fragrance.

Most recently, I’ve been using the Pure/Unscented bar, which still feels fancy and luxurious even though it’s fragrance-free! Great news for anyone who can’t tolerate any kind of perfume. ALL of the varieties are free from any synthetic fragrances, parabens, or preservatives, and the entire line is totally vegan. (And they’re all made by hand right here in Brooklyn!)


I realize I’m totally biased in saying this, but they also look great in my bathroom—wrapped and unwrapped. Each soap wrapper has its own unique pattern and color, so they feel really special and personal. That was the most important thing to me in designing the packaging—I didn’t want the individual varieties to blend into one another visually (though they do also look nice together in a group!). The coolest part of the project? Seeing the logo I designed for Stephanie embossed into a finished bar. So satisfying.


To celebrate the launch of Schoon Soap, Stephanie and her husband, Rob (who handles the customer service side of things), are offering a 20% discount on all of their soaps until October 6th! Just use the code SCHOONTIME during checkout at Etsy.


And just for extra fun, let’s do a Schoon Soap giveaway! There will be THREE winners drawn at random, and each winner will receive any three bars of their choosing from Schoon Soap. Yay! International entries are welcome. Deadline for entries is 11PM EST on October 12th.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. I’ll announce the winners here and on Twitter tomorrow. The winners will also be notified by email. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Here’s how to enter:
✚ Visit the Schoon Soap website.
✚ Check out the soaps!
✚ Leave a comment below letting us know which three varieties sound the most wonderful to you.
✚ That’s it! Thanks for entering. ♥

Congratulations on the launch of Schoon Soap, Stephanie and Rob! It was an honor to work with you.

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  • Reply julie September 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    The grapefruit bergamot, lemon lavender (one of my very favorite scent combos!), and the Tioga, for when my boyfriend visits. And those just the first three I want to try!

  • Reply Lina B. September 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Swoon! That packaging is perfection–nicely done! And what a fun project too!

    I will certainly be ordering, but winning would be lovely too. My top three are: Lavender Eucalyptus, Grapefruit & Bergamot, and Bay Rum & Vetiver.

  • Reply Emily Love September 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    lavender eucalyptus, pure/unscented, and lemongrass basil!

  • Reply Jon N September 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    These soaps sound amazing! And look fantastic, to boot!

    The most wonderful three varieties, to me, would be:
    Lavender Eucalyptus (of course!)
    Tioga (citrusy AND woodsy, oh my!)
    Herkimer (basically the Thieves Essential Oil – as a soap – awesome)

  • Reply Jools September 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Tioga, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter & Grapefruit & Bergamot for the win! I love my castille soap but these sound like the right kind of indulgent.

  • Reply Kylie September 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm


  • Reply Cheryl September 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I’d love to try the lavender lemon, lemongrass basil, and the rensselaer.

  • Reply Hazel September 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Rensselaer, Lemongrass Basil, and Grapefruit & Bergamot sound divine! Thank you for this giveaway. Wonderful job on the branding + packaging

  • Reply Chiara.M. September 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Almond milk&otmeal, lavender eucalyptus and olive oil and cocoa butter are my favourite! ♥ I’d like to try them!

  • Reply Laura September 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    A scent-free soap is a wonderful idea, I wish more fancy-soap makers had a scentless variety! I tend to use scent-free day to day (in general, I get bugged by overwhelming smells), but a scented soap is a nice treat every once in awhile. I’d want the woodsy ones (Rensselae and Tioga) and you sold me on the Bay Rum and Vetiver as well!

    • Anna @ D16 September 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Laura, I didn’t mention this in the post, but they actually have THREE unscented varieties! I haven’t tried them all yet, but I love that there’s been a consideration to make those soaps special in ways that don’t involve fragrance.

    • Erin September 29, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Wow, that IS nice! People sensitive to perfume never get more than 1 option! Or beautiful packaging!!

  • Reply Rosalyn September 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot, Lemongrass Basil, and the Herkimer scents sound wonderful!

  • Reply Aysem September 29, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Almon milk & Oatmeal, Bay rum & Vetiver, and Tioga are my favorites. (Really like the packaging!)

  • Reply Phoebe September 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Lavender Eucalyptus, Rensselaer, and Ulster sound absolutely scrumptious!

  • Reply Colleen September 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I’m not big on the scents either so I’d go for the pure, olive oil & cocoa butter, and almond milk & oatmeal. Love the logo on the bar. That’s killer.

  • Reply whitney September 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Love the logo embossed in the soap. Such a nice detail!

    They all sound amazing, but my top three would be: Grapefruit & Bergamot, Lemongrass & Basil, Almond Milk & Oatmeal

  • Reply Kelly September 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm


    Tioga! Herkimer! Bay Rum&Vetiver!

  • Reply Marlena September 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Herkimer, Grapefruit & Bergamot, and Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter sound perfect! And well done on the packaging and branding!

  • Reply Bethany E. September 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Tough choice, but I think the Rensselaer, Tioga and Olive Oil/Cocoa Butter sound delicious! Great job on the branding Anna!

  • Reply Nicole September 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    The designs are amazing! Well done, Anna!

    I’m most piqued by the Bay Rum & Vetiver, the Grapefruit & Bergamot, and the Rensselaer.

  • Reply The berrie September 29, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    soaps looks terrific ! Now I wouldn’t mind smelling them 😉 here are my favorites…

    Grapefruit and bergamot
    Lemongrass basil

  • Reply chloe September 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    i want to try them all! First I would try Bay Rum & Vetiver since I love the scent of vetiver, and then I’d also get Tioga and Ulster. I really like that the collection includes a lot of woodsy/spicy scents since they are more unisex.

  • Reply Reidunn September 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I would want to try Grapefruit & bergamot, Ulster and Tioga.
    Love the packaging!

  • Reply Nico September 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Rensselaer, Tioga, Ulster–that’s a hard choice when faced with the others, but these seem like the true proprietary blends. I’m excited to try these!

  • Reply Rebecca G September 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Lavender Eucalyptus, Ulster and Rennselaer. All the soaps sound awesome!

  • Reply Erika September 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm


  • Reply Juulia September 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Goodness, how nice the soaps sound and look. I’d love to try almond milk & oatmeal, rensselaer, and olive oil & cocoa butter.

  • Reply Heather S September 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I love the grapefruit bergamot and lemon lavender!

  • Reply keapdx September 29, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    But I want to try them all!

    Grapefruit/Bergamot to start (then I’ll go have a piece of toast with my lemon/bergamot marmalade)

    Tioga next

    and then Herkimer so as to avoid the plagues circulating at work (small children and their parents, carriers of disease 🙂 )

  • Reply Molly September 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Beautiful packaging to go with soap that seems to be good for those of us with sensitivities. I’d love to try the following:

    Herkimer, Bay Rum & Vetiver, and Almond Milk & Oatmeal

  • Reply katecooks September 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Wow, these soaps look amazing! I am a sucker for all things bath related (soap, salts, scrubs, masks) and will have to give these a try. Lavender Eucalyptus, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter and Rensselaer are topping my list!

  • Reply Genevieve September 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Wow these are great! I’s love to try the Lavender Lemon, Lavender Eucalyptus and the Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter and all the unscented ones!!

  • Reply Alexa F. September 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Ooh. These sound amazing: grapefruit and bergamot, rensselaer, and almond milk + oatmeal.

    And then you know the lemongrass basil one… and herkimer…

  • Reply Sarah September 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve already ‘favorited’ the Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, plus the Almond Milk & Oatmeal. Both sound wonderful for my dry and sensitive skin. But I’m really intrigued by the Herkimer and Grapefruit/Bergamot scents too; even the Lemongrass Basil sounds wonderful! Christmas gifts, here I come.

    Great design, Anna!

  • Reply Emily September 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous. I would love to try the Oatmeal/Almond Milk for the kids, Lavender Eucalyptus for the whole family, and Grapefruit Bergamot just for me!

  • Reply annaliese September 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Bay Rum & Vetiver, Tioga, and Lavender Eucalyptus for me, please!

  • Reply Marieke September 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I just have to giggle about the name. It is one of the hardest words for non dutch speakers to pronounce!!!!

  • Reply maggie September 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    These all look lovely – and I love supporting fellow etsy artisans. I think the Bay Rum & Vetiver is right up my alley! Great packaging, and fabulous giveaway!


  • Reply Helen September 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Oh, my gosh, these look amazing. The lemongrass basil or grapefruit bergamot… yum!

  • Reply Marieke September 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Also schoon can mean beautiful too. ocourse I’d love to win one. The bergamot angrapefruit the rensslaer and the lemgrass basil ones sound wonderful!!

  • Reply Lindi September 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    The olive oil/cocoa butter! These scents look so great.

  • Reply Heather September 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Oh man, those are some good-looking bars of soap! Bay rum and vetiver will always capture my heart.

  • Reply carlene September 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    They are beautiful! My picks would be Rensselaer (cardamom!), Tioga and Herkimer.

  • Reply Ivana September 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    All look incredible – my favorites are Lemongrass Basil, Bay Rum Vetiver, and Lavender Lemon. Thank you!

  • Reply Daniel September 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Wow, that packaging. Bay Rum & Vetiver :: Lavender Lemon :: Pure / Unscented.

  • Reply Laura September 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Oh Yes! Lavender Eucalyptus, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, and Herkimer sound delightful!

  • Reply Monique September 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Such wonderful choices – will definitely keep in mind for upcoming gifting season (for others along with myself). However, if I were to luck into some soap – Herkimen, Rensselaer and Tioga would be my choices! Please and Thank you

  • Reply malin September 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    The soaps look great! I want to try them all, but would love to win the herkimer, almond milk & oatmeal and grapefruit & bergamot

  • Reply demetra September 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Beautiful packaging!! Tioga, Rensselaer and Bay Rum & Vetiver are my favourites.

  • Reply Jo September 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm


    Lavender lemon, grapefruit bergamot & Lemongrass basil.

  • Reply Sandee September 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I’m a soapmaker myself, and I’m intrigued by Rensselaer, Tioga, and Ulster.

  • Reply kim September 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    almond milk oatmeal sounds delish! Also grapefruit bergamot and olive oil cocoa butter.

  • Reply Leslie September 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Beautiful packaging. I looked at the image before reading the post. and thought that design was very much your style — the shape/weight of the mountain symbol, and the negative space scooped out of the pattern below.
    These all sound wonderful, but these are particularly appealing:

    Tioga (trying to steer the BF to natural woodsy scents and away from the gacky drugstore pre-shave he uses)

    Olive Oil and Cocoa butter (because he has very dry skin and gets itchy)

    Herkimer (because what a great story, and that combo sounds both warming and refreshing)

  • Reply Darcy September 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Lemongrass Basil, Rensselaer, and Lavender Lemon would be my picks! Nice work on the design as well. They look very clean and modern.

  • Reply LD September 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Tioga, Rensellaer, Ulster. They all sound yummy plus love the names!!!

  • Reply Margaret September 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Lovely packaging! I also love the name. My boyfriend’s family is Dutch so these would be a great present for them. I’d like to try Grapefruit & Bergamot, Rensselaer, and Ulster!

  • Reply Nicole L September 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    SO lovely! Lavender lemon sounds wonderful! Also, grapefruit and bergamot, olive oil and cocoa butter!

  • Reply Susan B. September 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    So many good choices but I like Lavender Eucalyptus, Grapefruit & Bergamot, and Bay Rum & Vetiver.

  • Reply riye September 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Great packaging design! 🙂 I’d get the Pure/Unscented because usually “unscented” is either non-existent or not luxurious. I’d love to use a fancy soap for a change that won’t make me break out in a rash!

  • Reply Sid September 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Ok, I’ll be buying the bay rum and vetiver for my husband as a little bday gift but I’d also love a chance to try out the herkimer and ulster. Congrats on the great logo (and to the couple starting an amazing business)!

  • Reply Karina September 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Looks great! I like the Rensselaer Tioga and the Pure. Thank you!

  • Reply erica September 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    These look beautiful!
    I would want to try the herkimer, lemongrass basil, and tioga

  • Reply marie September 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    The logo looks great. Bay Rum & Vetiver, Rensselaer, and Lavender Eucalyptus would be my picks.

  • Reply Hannah Kay September 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    These soaps all sound (and look) so good! I’m from Holland and I love the ‘Schoon’ reference 🙂 Would love to slather some Bay Rum & Vetiver, Lavender Eucalyptus and Rensselaer loveliness on my Amsterdam-paws. Thank you!

  • Reply L September 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The Almond milk and oatmeal, lavender eucalyptus and Tioga all sound wonderful!

  • Reply Deborah September 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    So cool to see a New York brand with a Dutch name :D! And I absolutely adore the packaging. My 3 picks would be:
    Almond milk & oatmeal
    Grapefruit & bergamot

  • Reply Jackie Plante September 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I’m thrilled by the launch of these soaps! I have psoriasis and have to be especially careful with what I use on my skin. Soaps like these are so wonderful to find! I’d choose Lemongrass basil, almond milk & oatmeal and the Olive oil and cocoa butter soaps!

  • Reply Jastity September 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Ulster, lemongrass basil, and grapefruit and bergamot.

    Nice packaging too!

  • Reply Anne September 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Great packaging!
    I like the sounds of the olive oil & cocoa butter, bay rum & vetiver and renssealer. Yummy!

  • Reply Jennifer September 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Lovely packaging! The Bay Rum & Vetiver, Ulster and the. lavender and eucalyptus sound divine.

  • Reply Lizzie Modern September 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Wow, that’s really cool! You did such a great job on the designs. I think the only problem I’d have with this soap is that it’s so pretty I wouldn’t want to mess it up by using it. I think I’d like to try the Almond Milk & Oatmeal, the Bay Rum & Vetiver, and the Herkimer. (Great prices on these too, by the way. They’d make good Christmas gifts.)

  • Reply Mary Jane September 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I love bar soaps! I’d choose Grapefruit & Bergamot, Lavender Lemon, and Tioga 😀

  • Reply Jennifer September 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    You did a fantastic job! Normally I’m unscented all the way, but they have some fantastic combos. I would break out of my plain rut and go with grapefruit and bergamot, lavender lemon, and the rensselaer.

  • Reply Randie September 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    These sound wonderful! I would love to have the ulster, almond milk and oatmeal, and the lavender eucalyptus.

  • Reply Nina September 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Mmmh… no “shipping to Europe” option in the Etsy shop? 🙁

    Therefore, winning the soaps would be nice… I might really like lemongrass basil, lavender eucalyptus, and grapefruit bergamot.

    • Anna @ D16 September 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Hi Nina, I just asked Stephanie, and she said shipping to Europe is no problem! Something must have been set incorrectly—she’s going to look into it ASAP. 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 September 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Hi Nina, worldwide shipping is now available. Thanks for mentioning this!

  • Reply Molly September 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Grapefruit and bergamont, bay rum and vetiver, and lavender lemon!

  • Reply Heidi G. September 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Grapefruit and Bergamot, Tioga, Bay Rum and Vetiver. They all sound divine, though!

  • Reply Rachel September 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Great job on the packaging! These look like really yummy soaps, I especially like the almond/oatmeal, the ulster, and the tioga.

  • Reply Katherine Hoskins September 29, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I love how unique each scent combination is! Lavender Lemon, Grapefruit & Bergamot, and Bay Rum & Vetiver sound amazing.

    And of course, the packaging is perfect! Well done. 🙂

  • Reply Tricia September 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I need a new soap option as my skin is driving me crazy lately. I would love the olive oil and cocoa butter, almond milk and oatmeal and pure/unscented. I’m actually going to order the olive oil regardless if I win!

  • Reply kz. September 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    oh so exciting! fancy soaps are quickly becoming my not-so-guilty pleasure of mine, and these look so beautiful – nice work! I’m excited about LOTS of their varieties, but probably mostly 1) Bay Rum & Vetiver, 2) Grapefruit & Bergamot, and 3) Rennselaer. Hooray, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Laura September 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    This is so great – what a rad collaboration!

    I love the sound of these three: Tioga, Bay Rum & Vetiver, Almond Milk & Oatmeal


  • Reply Neza September 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my, soooo hard to choose!
    I’d like to try the soaps in this order: olive oil+cocoa butter, bergamot+grapefruit, rensselaer (so hard to remember the name 🙂 and after those almond milk+oats and lavender lemon…
    Very nice wraps, Anna!
    Now I must go to my essential oils box and sniff some… 😉

  • Reply Chelsea Wilson September 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I JUST found Schoon on Etsy right before I saw your blog post in my FB feed! I’d choose almond milk & oatmeal, bay rum & vetiver, and lavender lemon.

  • Reply Britta September 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Beautiful packaging!
    I’d love to try those three:
    Grapefruit & Bergamot, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter and Almond Milk & Oatmeal

  • Reply lena September 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    ooo my favorites were all right in a row— Lemongrass Basil, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, & Pure/Unscented. <3

  • Reply Ellen September 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    …you had me at Bay Rum & Vetiver. Two more soaps that I’d love to try are Almond Milk & Oatmeal and Rensselaer. To be honest: I want to try them all 🙂

  • Reply Connie Lin September 29, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I like Lavender Ecucalyphis, Bergamont, and Herkimer.

  • Reply Susan September 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    They all look amazing!

    But I’ll go with Bayrum and Vetiver, Lavender and Eucalyptus and Tioga

    Wishing them luck in their new business.

  • Reply Kati September 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Wow, great design, congratulations! My favourites are: LAVENDER LEMON, LAVENDER EUCALYPTUS, LEMONGRASS BASIL

  • Reply Melissa September 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Lavender Lemon, and Lemongrass Basil!

  • Reply Joyce September 29, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    grapefruit and bergamot, lemongrass basil and olive oil and cocoa butter. the logo is beautiful!

  • Reply Diane September 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Tioga sounds perfect for fall.

  • Reply Erin September 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I would love to try Pure/Unscented, Almond Milk & Oatmeal, and Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter.

  • Reply Sarah September 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Almond/oatmeal, olive oil/cocoa butter, and unscented please!!!

  • Reply Carrie September 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    grapefruit & bergamot
    lavender lemon

  • Reply Erica September 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Wow! These look really lovely. I’m so picky about fragrance and usually stick to something citrus (Bergamot is a favorite) or unscented.

    I’m excited to try the Grapefruit & Bergamot, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter and the Pure/Unscented.

    Btw, is this the same Stephanie Klose who writes for Serious Eats? If so she wrote a couple of great pieces about my husband and our soda and cocktail syrup company. I’m happy to see she’s branched out into another creative area. We wish her and her husband much success in this endeavor.

  • Reply Monica @ Mocha and Moccasins September 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Great job on the packaging – it looks great!
    Almond milk and oatmeal, lavender lemon and lemongrass basil all sound amazing!

  • Reply Charlotte Wilson September 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    schoon means clean in Dutch and being a resident of Amsterdam and who will be visiting NYC this coming December ( so I can take part

  • Reply kristen b September 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    grapefruit and bergamot, olive oil and cocoa butter, and lavender lemon are my top picks, but I wish I could smell them all right now!

  • Reply Jessica September 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    bay rum and vetiver – we have a bay tree at work and i love its scent when i’m watering it
    tioga – spicy sounds delicious.
    olive oil an cocoa butter – because winter is coming soon and it sounds good for dry skin.


  • Reply Amy September 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I would love to try out the Tioga, Almond Milk & Oatmeal and the Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter!

  • Reply Julia K September 29, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Hard to narrow it down to just three! But if I must … herkimer, grapefruit & bergamont, and herkimer.

  • Reply Sweetmanatee September 29, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I need to try these like now!! And the design is so beatiful! I would love to try olive oil & cocoa butter, Ulster or Tioga

  • Reply Gracie September 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Ooh love the logo, very cool. Rum & vetiver sounds lovely, grapefruit & bergamot would probably be a favourite, always love lavender. Do you know why the sandalwood one is called Ulster?

  • Reply Louise September 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Those soaps sound amazing – I’d love to try everything, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to Grapefruit + Bergamot, the Olive Oil + Cocoa Butter, and Tioga

  • Reply kris September 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    “…Schoon Soap opts to use a combination of vegetable oils instead. We also eschew the use of any other animal product or animal byproduct, including honey and colorants made from insects.”

    That just made my day!! I also love the design and packaging; little works of art. The most intriguing scents & non-scents to me would be unscented, grapefruit & bergamot (oh hello!!) and almond milk & oatmeal (since it’s almond milk, obviously) 🙂

  • Reply Suzi H September 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    So hard to choose just three – they all sound delightful. I’d love to try the rensselaer, ulster and the grapefruit & bergamot. Congratulations on the brilliant collaboration!

  • Reply Angela Z. September 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Renssalaer, Tioga, and Ulster. Come to me, soaps.

  • Reply jo September 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    lovely looking soaps. thanks for the chance to win.
    lavender/eucalyptus, lemongrass/basil & grapefruit/bergamot are the ones I’d like to try.

  • Reply ndanger September 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm


  • Reply Sezgi September 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Hi from Rome, so happy to see a giveaway open for international entries! I’d love to try almond milk &oatmeal, herkimer and unscented for my partner!

  • Reply Jade Sheldon-Burnsed September 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    The almond milk & oatmeal, lavender lemon and olive oil & cocoa butter are my favorites!

  • Reply Tricia S September 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I’d love to have a nice stack of each bar on the shelf in the bathroom. I’d hope that the Olive Oil and Cocoa Butter and Pure would play nice with my sensitive skin.

  • Reply Paula September 29, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I thought I was going to say almond, almond, almond (I am an alnmond soap girl) but when I looked at the descriptions Rensselaer , tioga and ulster sound so interesting that I will have to go with those !

  • Reply Kelly P September 29, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Wow, so many lovely scents to choose from! After deliberation I think these sound the most luscious to me:

    Almond Mild & Oatmeal
    Lavendar & Eucalyptus
    Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter

  • Reply Cussot September 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Herkimer in honour of the clove Lifesavers I loved once upon a time, Resselaer to recall my mother’s obsession with tropical woods and Tioga to bring to mind big northern trees and thick quiet carpets of needles underfoot.

  • Reply Libbey September 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Gorgeous soaps, great job on the design Anna!

    Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Lemongrass Basil and Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter all sound divine to me!!!
    : )

  • Reply Marlene @ Jade and Fern September 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Anna, I love the packaging! Totally chic. They all sound wonderful, but I think I’d have to choose the Ulster, Almond Milk + Oatmeal, and Bay Rum + Vetiver (we have a candle with a similar composition and I just ADORE the scent). Thanks for sharing and for hosting this giveaway!

  • Reply elif September 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Gorgeous. Herkimer, Tioga and bay rum & vetiver. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Reply Kelly September 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful, & congrats. For me: Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Lavender & Eucalyptus, and Rensallear.

  • Reply sara September 29, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    These look so great! Nice job with the design work. I’d love to try Almond Milk + Oatmeal, Bay Rum + Vetiver, and Tioga.

  • Reply Robyn September 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Tioga, Lemongrass Basil, and Grapefruit Bergamot! Yum!

  • Reply beth September 29, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    grapefruit bergamont, lemongrass basil, almondmilk and oatmeal. They look great!

  • Reply Anne September 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Gorgeous! Great giveaway, thanks! (GRAPEFRUIT & BERGAMOT, HERKIMER, and PURE/UNSCENTED)

  • Reply Emily September 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    These look awesome! Bay Rum, Grapefruit & Lemongrass would be my top 3.

  • Reply Beth September 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    The branding is so great, Anna! Not surprised at all. 🙂 I think my three are: Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Lavender Lemon, and Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter.

  • Reply karla. September 29, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    They all sound lovely. I would most like to try Tioga, Herkimer, and lavender eucalyptus.

  • Reply Amanda September 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    The olive oil & cocoa butter sounds like a great pairing! Love the mountain logo on the soaps too – the scale is perfect!

  • Reply Lak September 29, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Gorgeous packaging! The ones that sound amazing to me are: Almond Milk & Oatmeal; Grapefruit and Bergamot; and Lavender Eucalyptus.

  • Reply Jen September 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Herkimer and Ulster sound wonderful to me. I love the packaging, beautiful work!

  • Reply andrea September 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    love the packaging. tigga sounds lovely. and the more traditional lavendar eucalyptus and almond milk + oatmeal. would love to have them all smelling up my bathroom sooner than later!

  • Reply Steph Nelson September 29, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Top three are: Lemongrass Basil, Lavender Lemon, Grapefruit & Bergamot

    Plus all the others sound amazing as well!

  • Reply jessica eapen September 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm


  • Reply Anna September 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Lavender eucalyptus, lemongrass basil & grapefruit bergamot

  • Reply Julie September 29, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Love the packaging. Beautiful. And absolutely require that they be vegan. So now just to try them. Thanks for the opportunity. 3 I’d love to win:
    Herkimer, Lavender Eucalyptus, and Lavender Lemon

  • Reply Kelly September 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I’m intrigued by: RENSSELAER, HERKIMER, and the grapefruit/bergamot.
    They sound wonderful!

  • Reply Danielle September 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Oh man, I am a sucker for beauty products (especially shower stuff!). Three that I’d love to try are… Almond Milk and Oatmeal, Lavender Eucalyptus, and Tioga. Crossing my fingers!

  • Reply Rachel September 29, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Pure, Almond/oatmeal, and Ulster!

  • Reply Sandra September 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot, unscented, Lemongrass Basil

  • Reply hilsy curtiss September 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    My soap picks would be… 1. Grapefruit and Bergamot 2. Rensselaer and 3. Tioga
    I hope I win!!! Thanks for the chance, and I love the packaging! 🙂

  • Reply JC September 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    The design & packaging look perfect. I want to try them all, but to start with: almond milk & oatmeal, herkimer, and lemongrass & basil.

  • Reply Melissa September 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    You did a great job with the packaging!

    The three that look most enticing to me are:

    – Bay Rum & Vetiver
    – Grapefruit & Bergamot

  • Reply Nicole September 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Lemongrass basil, Lavendar Eucalyptus, and Tioga. Great packaging!

  • Reply Suzanne September 29, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    grapefruit & bergamot, grapefruit & bergamot, grapefruit & bergamot
    they all sound lovely, but grapefruit & bergamot are my very favorite scents.

  • Reply Name September 29, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Herkimer, rensslaer and ulster please

  • Reply Sherry Fraser September 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Oh my, they all sound amazing. I would choose Grapefruit & bergamot, Herkimer & Bay Rum & Vetiver

  • Reply Sheridan September 29, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Lavender & eucalyptus sounds fresh!!

  • Reply M.E. September 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I am always glad to see new vegan product lines! I would definitely love the unscented bars, as my husband hates anything scented but wants everything to be vegan and all-natural. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah M September 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Love the design, Anna! They all sound divine, but I think my favorites would be the Herkimer, Rensselaer, and Bay Rum & Vetiver scents.

  • Reply Robin September 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Hard to pick just three, but: herkimer, grapefruit & bergamot, and lemongrass basil. They all sound amazing though, and great designs, Anna!

  • Reply Richelle September 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Unwrapping the soap will be a bittersweet moment because the package design looks too pretty to toss!
    rensselaer / lavender eucalyptus / grapefruit bergamot

  • Reply megan September 29, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I’m so down with wonderfully scented vegan soaps. Score!

    These are my favs: Grapefruit & Bergamot, Lavender Eucalyptus and Lavender Lemon.

  • Reply Susan September 29, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I like anything citrus-y, so the Grapefruit and Bergamot pleases me, my husband is partial to lemongrass basil (so if I win, I’ll be nice and give him a bar) and Tioga is for me alone because reminds me of that time I travelled across Canada, staying in terrible hostels and surviving the gross, slimy showers only because of an amazing smelling bar of cedarwood soap.

  • Reply Xan September 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Tioga, and Rensselaer for the win.

    Though they all have wonderful scent combinations.

  • Reply Becca September 29, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    mmm, they all sound great. But especially Tioga, Rensselaer, and Ulster!

    such beautiful packaging

  • Reply marian September 30, 2014 at 12:13 am

    rensselaer, ulster and lemongrass basil.
    i love the dutch name. (i am dutch) doesn’t happen too often living in the us, that brands have dutch names.

  • Reply Andrea September 30, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Grapefruit bergamot, lemon lavender, Tioga. And the bay rum. and Herkimer. And and and…

  • Reply Dana September 30, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Lavender Eucalyptus, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, and RENSSELAER! 🙂

  • Reply G September 30, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Pure/Unscented and Grapefruit & Bergamot. I love that they offer unscented soaps.

  • Reply Jonathan September 30, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Gorgeous branding!

    and the scents are spot-on, pretty hard to choose! I do want the grapefruit+bergamot, Herkimer and Tioga soaps.

  • Reply Tracy September 30, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Herkimer, Rensselaer and Tioga. I have no idea what they mean, but they sound delish.

  • Reply Michelle September 30, 2014 at 1:12 am

    The logo looks great. And a luxurious bar of soap is such a lovely thing (I mean I like a luxurious bottle of body wash, but soap has gotten a bad rap these days when it can be so so awesome). I was first drawn to Grapefruit bergamont because obviously (two scents I’m always drawn to), then Tioga sounds intriguing and lovely (mmm trees), followed by lemongrass basil. And then… well I guess I’ll stop since you said to tell you the first three I was drawn to.

  • Reply lau September 30, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Anna, these are so beautiful! Great work, as always. Tioga, Herkimer, and Ulster sound amaaaazing.

  • Reply Jelena September 30, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Hi from Croatia!

    Love the design and also handmade cosmetics in generally (actually I’m making my own face oil).

    Few of those soaps have quite unusual combinations and I’ll love to try Rensselaer, Ulster and Bay Rum & Vetiver!

  • Reply Jenn September 30, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Love the design and can’t wait to try the soaps! I’ve got my eye on the Grapefruit & Bergamot, Almond Milk & Oatmeal and Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter bars.

  • Reply kim neville September 30, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I like the sound of Olive oil and cocoa butter, pure/unscented and tioga thanks

  • Reply tjana ba September 30, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Grapefruit & Bergamot
    Lemongrass Basil
    Almond Milk & Oatmeal

    Amazing soaps, I hope to win!

    fingers crossed

  • Reply Lindsey September 30, 2014 at 4:29 am

    They look wonderful – subtle and fresh.

    My picks would be lavender and lemon, Ulster and Herkimer.

  • Reply pat September 30, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I’d love any/all of them, esp lavender lemon, lavender eucalyptus and Ulster!

  • Reply Martha September 30, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I would like to try Ulster, Grapefruit & bergamot, and lavender lemon!!

  • Reply tami September 30, 2014 at 6:41 am

    oooooooo ok ulster, herkimer and lavender eucalyptus please!!! these look wonderful and the packaging is perfection!

  • Reply Fruzsi September 30, 2014 at 7:19 am

    They look lovely!
    Lavender &Eucalyptus, Grapefruit & Bergamot, Ulster

  • Reply angela bates September 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Bay Rum & Vetiver, Rensselaer, and Herkimer sound so interesting, bookmarked their Etsy soap, lovely soaps, thank you.

  • Reply Natalie.r September 30, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I like the Almond milk & oatmeal, Tioga, and the Herkimer. The design is totally cool! As always… (;

  • Reply Rhiannon September 30, 2014 at 8:41 am


    Lemongrass and basil, Bay Rum and Vetiver, and Grapefruit and Bergamot sound wonderful.

  • Reply Tricia September 30, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Bay Run & Vetiver, Lavender & Eucalyptus, and Tioga!
    These look so great!!

  • Reply Stacy P September 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I’d love Almond milk & oatmeal, Bay rum and vetiver, and Rensselaer.

  • Reply Michelle R. September 30, 2014 at 8:59 am

    It’s so hard to pick just three! They look good enough to eat! Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Bay Rum & Vetiver and Rensselaer.

  • Reply Kristin September 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Lavender Lemon, Lemongrass Basil, and Grapefruit & Bergamot.

  • Reply Adrienne Bruno September 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

    For me, the bergamot + grapefruit, for my husband the almond/oatmeal, and in winter the olive oil + cocoa butter. These are such beautiful soaps!

  • Reply Stephanie September 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Nice packaging! Won’t need to hide the extra bars in a drawer. Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, Lavender Lemon, and Grapefruit & Bergamot sound appealing to me.

  • Reply Sally Lodge September 30, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Love the design! Herkimer, Grapefruit Bergamont and Tioga are my choices.

  • Reply mariane September 30, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I love the logo and the imprint on the bar, so toughtfull! This post as a great timing since my favorite soap making company on etsy as stop running their business. I would
    love to try :
    Almond milk & oatmeal
    Grapefruit bergamot
    Thanx for letting us discover this sweet company!

  • Reply tami September 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Bay Rum & Vetiver, Grapefruit & Bergamot, and Unscented!

  • Reply Trillina Palemi September 30, 2014 at 10:38 am

    lavender lemon
    olive oil & cocoa butter

  • Reply Katie September 30, 2014 at 10:48 am

    These sound fantastic, and I’m a sucker for pretty soaps and smelly bath stuff. Tioga seems like a guaranteed favourite, along with lavender eucalyptus and rensselaer. The giveaway got me looking at them, and now I just might have to order some, winner or not!

  • Reply kate September 30, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I love the packaging, bravo Anna!! I’d pick the Lavender Lemon (sounds like a bath waiting to happen), Grapefruit + Bergamot (boyfriend would die), and Ulster (because I don’t even know what the heck that is and I’m intrigued).

  • Reply Name September 30, 2014 at 11:48 am

    A big HELL YES to Bay Rum & Vetiver!

  • Reply Kayla September 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Ooo, I do love a good bar of soap. I’d have to say that Grapefruit & Bergamot, Herkimer, and Tioga all sound delightful.

  • Reply Jennifer Manzano September 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I’d go with Pure, Rensselaer, and Ulster. Divine!

  • Reply Sofie September 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    They look so pretty! I really love the description of the almond milk & oatmeal, cocoa & almond butter and the pure/unscented (can you tell I’m very sensitive to fragrance?).

  • Reply Chelsea W September 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Wow! These all sound just amazing.

    The three that tickled me the most were:
    Lemongrass Basil
    Lavender Lemon

  • Reply Alice September 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Looks fantastic! I would try the Rensselaer, Olive Oil and Cocca Butter and Almond Milk and Oatmeal!

  • Reply Jas September 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Almond milk and oatmeal for when my skin is acting up and needs soothing.
    Lavender lemon for sleepytime bubble baths.
    Olive oil and cocoa butter when I need extra moisturizing.

  • Reply Summer September 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I think I’m going to have to go with scents that are more on the unusual (to me) because it’s always nice to try something new!



    Bay Rum & Vetiver

  • Reply Sarah September 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    wow how do you chose just three! But my picks would be lavender lemon, almond milk and oatmeal, and lavender eucalyptus! Great giveaway!

  • Reply mommy September 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I won’t enter the give-away since we are family, but your package design is wonderful!! Will buy some ASAP. So proud of you.

  • Reply Amy September 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Gorgeous! Herkimer, Rensselaer, and Ulster…..in honor of my upbringing upstate. Too bad they didn’t make a Schenectady!

  • Reply Zaida September 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Would be fabulous to get to try these all the way in South Africa!would love Lemongrass Basil, Lavender Lemon and Tioga
    Thank you for a lovely opportunity

  • Reply Laura September 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot
    Lavender Eucalyptus

    Such a nice blend of modern and pretty! Great job!!

  • Reply Lena September 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Would love to try the Ulster, Rensselaer and Lavander lemon.
    Thank you!

  • Reply Ashlee September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Bay Rum and Vetiver, Lavender and Lemon, and Almond Milk and Oatmeal all sound wonderous! xoxo

  • Reply ISA VAL September 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    thanks, lovely chance! 🙂
    love lavander!!! *___*

    Please contact me via email if I win! Thanks so much!

  • Reply Viktoriya September 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    The packaging is lovely! ♥
    I’d love to try the almond milk and oatmeal (of course!) Also the warm spice and sweetness of
    bay rum and vetiver & rensselaer sound heavenly.

  • Reply Anathalia September 30, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Oh, I love being introduced to new (to me) soaps! They all sound wonderful, but I’d pick the almond milk and oatmeal, the pure/unscented and the olive oil and cocoa butter!

  • Reply Nancy M. September 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Lavender Eucalyptus, Lavender Lemon, an Grapefruit Bergamot!

  • Reply Alexandra September 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Wow, the soaps look beautiful! Really great design and packaging, well done! The different varieties are super attractive, my favourites are Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Grapefruit & Bergamot (I actually see a kind of breakfasty theme evolving here ….) and Rensselaer.

  • Reply Jacq September 30, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Bay Rum & Vetiver, for sure. Also Herkimer and it’s a toss-up between Rensselaer and Tioga! (Love the woodsy, spicy scents…)

  • Reply Jessica September 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Oh I can’t pick just three! Right now i like the grapefruit + bergamot, the almond milk + oatmeal, the lemongrass + basil, but I would also be seriously tempted by the unusual combination of olive oil and cocoa butter, and it’s always nice to find a new unscented option.

    This may not be the best place for this feeback but better than nowhere at all! I have to mention that typically ‘unscented’ just means that a product is of no particular scent, and sometimes even has neutralizing fragrances added. People like me who can be very sensitive are often trained to entirely look over these offerings as they can often be worse than products using naturally derived scents. I’m glad she lists the ingredients and put in the product description that the soap is ‘fragrance free’, but I sort of wish she’d just stuck with ‘pure’ as the name and dropped unscented for this reason.

    • Anna @ D16 September 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Jessica, thanks for that feedback! If there were to be a special category in the shop, what would a better term be for those three soaps (Pure, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, and Almond Milk & Oatmeal) than, well, “unscented”? “Fragrance-free”?

  • Reply kirsten September 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Ahhhh! Grapefruit bergamot, lemon lavender, and bay rum vetiver all sound so lovely. You did amazing on the package and design!

  • Reply Annukka September 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, I think I’d love grapefruit&bergamot, olive oil&cocoa butter and Rensselaer 🙂

  • Reply heather September 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Yummmm, bay rum + vetiver, herkimer, and grapefruit + bergamot. Sounds like a perfect autumn/winter trio!

  • Reply Izzy September 30, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    These soaps sound divine and the packaging is gorgeous! My faves from their collection would be: lavender lemon, grapefruit & bergamot and lemongrass basil.
    Thanks for this aromatic giveaway!!

  • Reply Brooke September 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    grapefruit & bergamot, olive oil & cocoa butter, lavendar lemon.

    Love the design!

  • Reply rocco chris September 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    So I realize that my choice of soaps also sound pretty tasty as well 😉 Thanks for introducing me to this site.

    Almond Milk & Oatmeal , Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter , Lavendar Eucalyptus

  • Reply Shana September 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Great packaging! Tioga, Almond Milk & Oatmeal, and Grapefruit & Bergamot.

  • Reply sara September 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Ummm, lavender, lavender, and lavender? Seriously, I can’t get enough of it. I’m intrigued by the lavender lemon… lavender eucalyptus is a favorite combo.

  • Reply Marissa September 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    These all look amazing! I can only imagine how wonderful these all must smell!

    Rensselaer, Bay Rum & Vetiver, and Graepfruit & Bergamot.

    I especially love the incorporation of the NY counties in the names!

  • Reply amy t September 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    These soaps sound awesome! Would love to try.

    The scents that sound the best to me: Grapefruit & Bergamot , Lavender Lemon, and Ulster.

  • Reply Bee September 30, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    The soaps I am most interested in are: Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Rensselaer, and Tioga. They all sound amazing though.

  • Reply Kat T September 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    love love love. the packaging is so adobs. I would like to try the almond milk & oatmeal, bay rum & vetiver and the pure.

  • Reply Brit W. September 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I love the thoughtful combinations of scents. Rensselaer, Herkimer, and Bay Rum & Vetiver are my top three.

  • Reply lynn mullins September 30, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    gorgeous packaging! love the mountain graphic. It was hard to decide, but the three i narrowed it down to are: tioga, herkimer and grapefruit bergamot!

  • Reply Shawn September 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love the packaging design. It’s very appealing! 😀

    I’m interested in:
    Grapefruit & Bergamot

  • Reply Bron September 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot, Bay rum & Vetiver and Herkimer soap are the ones I would choose!

  • Reply miriam September 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Aren’t they pretty! I like Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, and Grapefruit & Bergamot–but it’s super-hard to decide–they all look great!

  • Reply Sheridan September 30, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Oops! Me again, I didn’t realise I’m meant to pick 3! So here goes – Lavender & eucalyptus, Grapefruit & Bergamot and Almond milk & Oatmeal… Mmmmm

  • Reply Lina September 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Yowza, so pretty and geo-desic!

    I love:
    Lavender lemon

    both as concepts and soaps from schoon!

    xo, Lina

  • Reply hannah September 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Bay rum and vetiver! I can practically smell it already…aahhh..

  • Reply Joanne October 1, 2014 at 12:25 am

    They all sound lovely! I’d choose:
    Lemongrass Basil
    Grapefruit and Bergamot
    Lavendar Lemon.

  • Reply Linda October 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Unscented, Grapefruit and Lemongrass. The design is beautiful!

  • Reply Heather October 1, 2014 at 1:09 am

    the olive oil and cocoa butter would be perfect for the colder months!

  • Reply shaunie October 1, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Grapefuit and Bergamot

  • Reply Sarah October 1, 2014 at 5:00 am

    The package design looks great and I managed to settle for 3 soaps I#d love to try:

    Almond Milk & Oatmeal
    Grapefruit & Bergamot

    Thank you and Schoon Soap for the giveaway.

  • Reply sara October 1, 2014 at 5:43 am

    good soap needs no scent, but grapefruit and bergamot sounds lovely. i could also get into lavender eucalyptus, best of luck to the company

  • Reply Kristi S. October 1, 2014 at 6:08 am

    These all seem like they would smell amazing!

    Grapefruit and Bergamot, Bay Run and Vetiver, Lemongrass and Basil would be my choices.

  • Reply Audrey18 October 1, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I would like to try lavander eucaliptus and lemongrass basil 🙂
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Reply Sarah October 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Almond Milk + Oatmeal
    Lavender Eucalyptus
    Lemongrass Basil

  • Reply Kit October 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Almond milk and oatmeal; bay rum and vetiver; olive oil and cocoa butter!

  • Reply anna October 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

    the packaging looks great! I like pure unscented, almond milk oatmeal, olive oil cocoa butter.

  • Reply Lisa October 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Ooh! I’d love to try: Almond milk & Oatmeal, Bay Rum & Vetiver and Herkimer.

    Such a lovely design! Congratulations 🙂

  • Reply Marta October 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Love the design! Congrats to both of you! 🙂
    I’ll love to try:Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, Lemongrass Basil and Bay Rum & Vetiver Soap!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Laura W. October 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    These are beautiful designs, Anna.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I’d pick the grapefruit & bergamot, ulster, and lavender & eucalyptus bars.

  • Reply Rachel October 1, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I want them all! I’d probably choose RENSSELAER, BAY RUM & VETIVER, and LEMONGRASS BASIL.

  • Reply Sarah October 1, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    All of the soaps sound amazing, but my three favorites are:
    Lavender Eucalyptus

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Reply Emily Akins October 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Grapefruit and Bergamot , Almond milk & Oatmeal, Bay rum &Vetiver

  • Reply Juliet October 1, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I really love the packaging design and logo. The concept and scents sound so luxuriously simple! I’d try Lavender Lemon, Pure/Unscented, & Almond Milk & Oatmeal

  • Reply Christine October 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Grapefruit and bergamot, Lavender Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass Basil

  • Reply oliverosemary October 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Anna,

    What a beautiful design and packaging! Congratulations to both Stephanie and you.
    I just ordered a very fine selection 🙂 Next time I will try Lavender Lemon, Lavender Eucalyptus and Lemongrass Basil. Thanks for letting us know…

  • Reply mimi October 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    All the soaps look amazing but if I had to pick three, I would choose:

    Grapefruit Bergamot
    Lavender Lemon
    Bay Rum & Vetiver

    Love the packaging and design too!!

  • Reply Viktorija October 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    such an awesome giveaway! I’m loving the almond milk + oatmeal, lavender lemon, and bay rum + vetiver. 😉

  • Reply Carly Jor October 2, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Almond milk and oatmeal sound so good!

  • Reply Cris October 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

    They are beatiful! I would like to try olive oil & cocoa butter, tioga and almond milk & oatmeal.
    I love your blog, thank you!

  • Reply Jessica w October 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

    i would love the GRAPEFRUIT & BERGAMOT, the lemongrass basil, and the almond milk and oatmeal soap

  • Reply Erin October 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    It’s so hard to choose without smelling each of them. But I’d go with Lavender Lemon, Lemongrass Basil, and Grapefruit & Bergamot.

  • Reply courtney October 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    pretty pretty!

  • Reply Emily October 2, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Oof, yum! I’m so excited about Tioga and Bay Rum & Vetiver – love woodsy, spicy, earthy scents. And the Almond milk & Oatmeal sounds so nourishing and calming for dry winter skin.

  • Reply Alex October 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Bay Rum and Vetiver, Tioga,and the Rensselaer – it’s so great to see products utilizing warm, woodsy scents, and the packaging is glorious – simple, beautiful, and un-fussy.

  • Reply Monica October 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    These soaps are beautiful! I would love the Bay Rum & Vetiver, the Grapefruit & Bergamont and Lemongrass Basil.

  • Reply Megan m October 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Almond milk, rensselaer, lavender lemon

  • Reply Stasie October 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Website & packaging nicely done. My 3 picks are: Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, and Ulster.

  • Reply Britta October 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Anna, thank you for hosting this contest! I love the packaging!

    I think that the Grapefruit and Bergamot, Herkimer, and Ulster sound quite divine.

  • Reply tolmsted October 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot sounds perfect – not too feminine or masculine.

  • Reply craftyone October 5, 2014 at 6:31 am

    I would select pure/unscented for all three.

  • Reply John Hutchens October 5, 2014 at 11:03 am

    the grapefruit and bergamot sounds great

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  • Reply Susan Christy October 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Grapefruit & Bergamot and Lavender Lemon.

  • Reply Diana Weeger October 5, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    the scented soaps sound heavenly~

    grapefruit and bergamot

    but i’d love to try the pure/unscented as well!

    hope you’re doing well, Anna!

  • Reply victoria October 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    If the soaps are anywhere near as good as the snappy logo (love that it’s embossed onto the soap) they’re onto a winner! Lavender lemon and citrusy, Tioga and Bay Rum & Vetiver, Grapefruit and Bergamot – three showers done!

  • Reply suzanne panda meat October 7, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Pure, olive oil/cocoa butter, and almond oatmeal. So nice, 3 fragrance free options.

  • Reply Mary H. October 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter as well as Grapefruit & Bergmot sounds delightful! I’m also just wildly curious about what Ulster would smell like.

  • Reply sarah barrett October 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    i would love to try the Ulster, the pure /unsented and the Bay rum/ Vertiver .. im always intrigued by new and beautiful soap and the packaging is lovely .

  • Reply Helena October 7, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Anna, I would love to try lavender eucalyptus for sure. Then grapefruit and bergamot sounds interesting. And then maybe bay rum and vetiver. Delicious!

  • Reply An Carpenter October 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Ulster, bay rum & vetiver, and herkimer all sound completely awesome.

  • Reply Diane October 8, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Love the packaging and that these soaps are vegan! I like the sound of grapefruit and bergamot, lavender eucalyptus and lemongrass basil.

  • Reply Barbara October 8, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Almod milk & oatmeal + Olive oil & cocoa butter + Bay rum & vetiver

    Greetings from Sweden (:

  • Reply Emily October 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

    They all sound so amazing! I think my favorite ones are the lavender lemon and Ulster. And I’d have to try the olive oil and cocoa butter because it’s so intriguing. Passing these on to a friend who is allergic to fragrance!

    PS- the logo is awesome! ❤

  • Reply Jen October 8, 2014 at 10:11 am

    These look lovely! The Grapefruit & Bergamot, the Tioga, and the Bay Rum & Vetiver sound like they would smell amazing!

  • Reply Lisa B October 8, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Bay Rum + Vetiver, Lemongrass Basil, and Almond Milk Oatmeal sound not only lovely…but delicious! Great design for the new line…

  • Reply Nikki G. October 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Wow….they all sound amazing! If I had to narrow it down, I’d go with Herkimer, Bay Rum & Vetiver, & Tioga.

  • Reply Meagan October 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    My favs?
    -grapefruit and bergamot (two of my favourite scents!)
    -lavender lemon

    Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Caroline Bedard October 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I’d love to try the pure/unscented! I am either endlessly distracted by fragrances that I like, or itchy and sneeezy/drippy by fragrances that I cannot tolerate.The ingredient list for pure/unscented is just right – short and lovely.

  • Reply Julia October 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    bay rum-vetiver, that sounds amazing! great design anna!

  • Reply Nicole October 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    the Rensselaer, Bay Rum & Vetiver, and the Herkimer!

  • Reply Stacey Atkinson October 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I’m so in love with the packaging on these soaps and its hard to choose just 3, but Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Grapefruit & Bergamot, and Rensselaer would be my choices!

  • Reply Cathy October 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter and Almond Milk & Oatmeal all sound lovely!

  • Reply Suhaila B October 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    These just look divine!! It’s so hard to pick, but my 3 favourites would be: Grapefruit & Bergamot, Lavender Lemon, and Ulster.

  • Reply Tonka October 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot, Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, Lavender+Eucalyptus sound great.

  • Reply Raquel October 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    The branding and packaging are perfect, congratulations! I cannot wait to try the soaps, soap-obsessed person that I am. Would love to get the Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter, Bay Rum & Vetiver and Tioga.

  • Reply Jonathan Gordon October 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Almond milk and oatmeal, olive oil and cocoa butter, and tioga!

  • Reply amy (Wooden Spoon Baking) October 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Great work on the packaging, these are gorgeous! Looks like fantastic soap, too, especially the unique scents. Tioga looks fabulous, as does the Bay Rum & Vetiver one you mentioned and the rensselaer. Love the more masculine scents; it’s absolutely not true that women want their soap to smell like vanilla and overpowering florals.

  • Reply Jennifer October 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Okay, I’ll bite. Mmm, grapefruit, and I’m not sure I can resist the Herkimer.

  • Reply Danielle October 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Ohhhh the designs are lovely and the soaps look amazing!

    I’d go for Almond Milk & Oatmeal, Pure, or Tioga


  • Reply Laura Matson October 9, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Looks amazing! I’m digging the RENSSELAER and HERKIMER. And a little LAVENDER EUCALYPTUS, while I’m at it.

  • Reply Sarah October 10, 2014 at 10:34 am

    What gorgeous gorgeous packaging! Great job on the design Anna! So lovely to see really beautiful natural products too. I’m so sensitive to scent in beauty products – find chemically smells generally overwhelming as well as hard on my skin. These look so beautiful and is great to see an ingredient list made up of words I recognise and can pronounce!

    If I were to win I would love to try the Almond Milk and Oatmeal (for soothing evening cleansing), Grapefruit and Bergamot (for a refreshing morning wake-up), and Ulster (because I’m Irish! – and the scent combination sounds heavenly!).

    Congratulations again to you Anna and to Stephanie!

  • Reply Kimberly October 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The Almond Milk & Oatmeal sounds amazing!

  • Reply Gillian Holmes October 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Grapefruit bergamot, lemon lavender some of my favourite scents.

  • Reply Cathy McLaurin October 11, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Bergamot and grapefruit

  • Reply ambika October 11, 2014 at 11:44 am

    i’ve always loved almond and oatmeal soaps so that would definitely be one pick. i also love bergamot and am curious about the combo with grapefruit. & last, I’d pick rensselaer because I adore anything with cardmom in it.

  • Reply Iperfederica October 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Olive oil& coco a butter, tioga, almond milk & oatmilk

  • Reply Marion October 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Almond milk & oatmeal, Olive oil & cocoa butter, and Ulster (of course!). These look amazing. Will these be for sale in Europe / Ireland?

    • Anna @ D16 October 12, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Marion, worldwide shipping is already available! 🙂

  • Reply katie skeoch October 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Tioga sounds fab I love a spicy scent but also love the sound of Lemongrass, basil soap.

  • Reply Claire Davies October 12, 2014 at 9:54 am

    My favourite ones are 1) Almond Milk and Oatmeal, 2) Lemongrass Basil and 3) Grapefruit and Bergamont – they sound so nice, I wish you could scratch and sniff the screen!

  • Reply kim doyle October 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

    herkimer, tioga, lavender eucalyptus. thx.

  • Reply Genevieve October 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    So pretty!! Lavender, almond, and one unscented. Yum!

  • Reply Samantha L. October 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Lemongrass Basil, Ulster, and Herkimer are my picks! I love their packaging and unique scent combinations.

  • Reply Natalie Crossan October 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Grapefruit & Bergamot, Lemongrass Basil, and the Herkimer sound perfect to me 🙂 xx

  • Reply Kimberly Marsden October 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Great packaging!
    Herkimer (hello!)
    Grapefruit & Bergamot (pick-me-up for winter)
    Lavender & Eucalyptus (ahhh)

  • Reply Jenny October 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Love the opportunity for international entries! Three favourites: Grapefruit & bergamot (partly because a friend insist that smelling of grapefruit takes five years off one’s actual age), Pure/Unscented and Lavender Lemon.

  • Reply Angela October 12, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I’m a sucker for apothecary items! Especially when in such good packaging! My top 3 soaps would be: :Lavender Eucalyptus, Tioga, and Ulster!

  • Reply Bethany Joy October 12, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Lavender lemon, unscented, and grapefruit . These look lovely

  • Reply Jessica H October 12, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    The bay rum + vetiver, grapefruit + bergamot, and lavender eucalyptus
    sound incredible. I have to get them!

  • Reply NOJuju October 12, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Bay rum & vetiver, Ulster and Rensselaer sound so lovely.

  • Reply lisa October 12, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Hey congrats on the launch!!! I love lavender lemon, almond oatmeal, and tioga!!! <3 😉

  • Reply jennifer October 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Oh these look great! I definitely want to try Herkimer, Rensselaer, & Tioga.

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  • Reply Willa Chen October 12, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Grapefruit + Bergamot, Herkimer, and Tioga sound lovely!

  • Reply Anna @ D16 October 13, 2014 at 12:03 am

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