Saturday, 14 March 2015

Notice Board: Suma Soaps Review & Giveaway

Sometime ago I got the chance to try two of the new, gorgeous smelling soaps from the Suma Soap range. There are twelve fragrances in total and I got to try the Patchouli & Hemp Soap and the Peppermint and Pine Soap. 
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COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

And the winner is...................................................Kasim Niaz! Congratulations!
I hope you enjoy your prize.


Thank you to all of you who entered; if you want to try the soaps for yourself you can buy them from Goodness Direct, if you haven't got a Suma account. They really are fabulous!
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The soaps are all hand crafted using the finest natural ingredients and pure essential oils. As you already now I'm a massive fan of aromatherapy and I am always using my essential oils at home and work so I couldn't wait to try the soaps. The soaps are even coloured by using herbs, spices, flowers and clays and some include that little bit extra - some strange but true exfoliates. Have you ever used a soap with poppy seeds in - I have, now! 

All soaps are free from parabens, SLS and palm oil and are kinder on the environment. All of the twelve soaps are registered with the vegan society and show the leaping bunny logo which means they are cruelty free products. They are also made in the UK, bonus!


The smell of the Patchouli & Hemp Soap really transported me back to 'festival' days. The smell of patchouli takes me back to the quirky shops of Glastonbury and brings back fond memories of walking around the magic and mystic surrounding the town. 

Its fragrance is musky, almost earthy but inviting and sensual. Patchouli essential oil is great for dry skin and is reported to help with skin blemishes or old scars as it promotes the growth of new skin. It is also said to help release tension and uplift ones mood.


The smell of the Peppermint & Pine Soap is fresh and awakening, if your tired after a long day at work and have night out with the girls planned, but are feeling sluggish then this is the soap for you! It will refresh and boost your mood. Its also great to use first thing in the morning preparing you for the day at work ahead. The added poppy seeds are great for exfoliating your skin and give your skin that soft tingle after use.

Peppermint essential oil is a great skin tonic and has cooling properties which can help with sore and itchy skin due to sunburn or a breakout of spots. Used sparingly it will relieve the itchiness and inflammation.



Both soaps provide a rich and creamy lather that is soooo soft and their perfume permeates the air which is an added bonus. You can smell their fragrance for sometime after using and your skin feels soft to the touch. 

The whole range consists of the following fragrances:

  • patchouli and hemp with sandalwood
  • peppermint and pine oil with poppy seeds
  • aloe vera and wheatgerm oil
  • lavender and lime – with lavender flowers
  • lemongrass with chamomile flowers
  • tea tree and eucalyptus with nettle leaf
  • rosemary and lavender with rosemary leaf
  • grapefruit and mandarin with calendula flowers
  • cinnamon, orange and aduki bean
  • coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal
  • bergamot and green tea with green tea leaves
  • rose geranium with rose petals

Exciting news! I have the whole range of twelve soaps to give away to one lucky reader!

All you need to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter widget below, there are a number of ways to enter and the more entries you make the greater chance you have of winning! 

You can submit an entry by:
  • leaving a comment, telling me which fragrance you would choose first
  • visiting Self Sufficient Cafe on Facebook-we would really appreciate a like, 
  • visiting Suma Wholefoods on Facebook-we would really appreciate a like, 
  • following me on twitter, 
  • following Suma Wholefoods on twitter, 
  • tweet about the give away on twitter 
The competition ends midnight 19th March 2015 and I will announce the winner by 22nd March at the latest. Good luck!



Please note only readers with a UK address can enter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jasmine x

65 comments:

  1. I think I would choose the aloe Vera as I have rather poor skin, and redness

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  2. The coconut milk one as I love anything coconut based and I also love the idea of rubbing oats into my skin :-)

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  3. I tried using the widget but it wouldnt let me leave a comment but Grapefruit and mandarin for me please!! Sounds delightful!!!!

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  4. It's really hard to choose but I think I would like the woody scent of patchouli and hemp with sandalwood

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  5. LOVE the hemp and patchouli one more than anything! So many flavours, so impossible to choose.... I think I'd love to try the refreshing peppermint and pine oil one, and the bergamot one because I live for Earl Grey tea. And also the coconut and oat for whenever I have rashes. And the rose for whenever I want to smell like a queen. I really can't decide. Probably bergamot to feed my tea addiction. Also how much do you love using bars of soap over shower gel! So much less waste, recyclable packing, no plastic, no synthetic fragrances and they last WAY longer so its way cheaper as well! Never using shower gel again!

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  6. My daughter won't stop raving about these! I think I'd prefer the aloe vera one. We have an aloe vera plant which we like!

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  7. My daughter won't stop talking about these! I think I'd like aloe vera. WE have an aloe plant which we really like and it's good for ageing skin.

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  8. I would try the lavender and lime – with lavender flowers first they all sound divine xxx

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  9. i like the sound of cinnamon, orange and aduki bean

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  10. Lynsey Buchanan15 March 2015 at 21:10

    The coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal sounds lush

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  11. The cinnamon, orange and aduki bean sounds nice

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  12. I like the sound of coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal!x

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  13. The coconut milk one sounds gorgeous, I love the smell of coconut!!

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  14. Rose Geranium with Rose Petals sounds lovely.

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  15. I would like to try the grapefruit and mandarin first

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  16. Patchouli and hemp with sandalwood

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  17. lavender and lime sounds interesting

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  18. Coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal

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  19. coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal

    Ashleigh

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  20. Rose Geranium with Rose Petals this one sounds amazing x

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  21. Patchouli & Hemp sounds lovely :)

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  22. rose geranium with rose petals sounds fantastic! x

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  23. Coconut Milk & Ylang Ylang sounds interesting

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  24. Rose geranium for me, I find it such a calming and uplifting scent.

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  25. the coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal sounds lovely

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  26. the coconut milk and ylang ylang sounds lovely

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  27. Hi Jasmine,

    Great review and giveaway! I would love to try the aloe soap, as that's what I currently use (different brand) but it does wonders for my skin. I also love the sound of coconut milk and ylang ylang!

    Besma (Curiously Conscious)

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  28. cinnamon, orange and aduki bean

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  29. coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal as I adore coconut! :)

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  30. Grapefruit & Mandarin for me please

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  31. I would choose the coconut milk one as it sounds soothing and nourishing

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  32. coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal

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  33. Ooh I LOVE anything coconut, so definitely the coconut milk and ylang ylang (even though they all sound divine!)
    Lottie x

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  34. coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal

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  35. The coconut milk one - leanne w

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  36. I love lavender so I'd try the lavender and lime first :)

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  37. It's hard to choose, but I'll plump for the grapefruit and mandarin with calendula flowers :)

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  38. I love the sound of the peppermint and pine oil with poppy seeds!

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  39. I would love to try the Aloe Vera

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  40. cinnamon, orange and aduki bean sounds lovely to me

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  41. I would love to try the peppermint and pine oil one, it sounds really refreshing x

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  42. Samantha McDonough19 March 2015 at 16:38

    tea tree and eucalyptus with nettle leaf

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  43. Coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal I think but they all sound lovely :)

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  44. lavender and lime – with lavender flowers

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  45. I would like to try Coconut Milk & Ylang Ylang.

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  46. I would try Rose Geranium with Rose Petals. I'm wild about roses! :)

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  47. And the winner is...........Kasim Niaz! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you very much, I appriciate that :)!

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Thanks for leaving a comment, Jasmine x