Saturday, November 06, 2010

Pink Grapefruit

So. The pink grapefruit "flavored" soap over at TSD's Etsy Apothecary isn't moving. Not a centimeter. Too bland? Too simple? Would it help any if I said it was made with all certified organic base oils? Organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic mango, organic cocoa butter. There's also a generous splash of coconut milk, which any mad scientist type soaper knows adds loads of lush creamy lather to the soap. Plus, it isn't just grapefruit. It's wild orange, lemon, petitgrain bigarade -- and pink grapefruit. Show the pink grapefruit some love -- I'm giving away two bars of the stuff right here. To enter this giveaway, just comment in the comments section, and tell me who wrote this,

"How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death."


  1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese #43 !

  2. Anonymous2:53 PM

    I know but I'm not saying - soap is heavy to post.

    The seemingly simple and unadorned is often overlooked when there are more glamorous types competing for attention: that citrus-fest "Pink Grapefruit" soap sounds gorgeous and I wish I lived near enough to sniff it! The folks who win some are lucky ducks.

    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh

  3. Oh I see Gretchen has beaten me to the answer... :-D

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnet No. 43.

    We love bright citrusy soaps in my household and only ever use handmade, naturally scented soaps. Even my partner has become a huge advocate and is certain to let me know when we've nearly run out... LOL. None of that FO scented stuff!

    Hope all is well over your way Justine!
    Holly xox

  4. Well, I'd like to enter but it feels like cheating because first, I didn't know who wrote this (although I like it) and secondly, I didn't have to google it because people already answered before me.
    Do I still get to participate in the draw? :)

  5. As others have said, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese No. 43. Sounds and looks like a lovely soap!

  6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote that.

    I'm not sure whether Canadians may enter your giveaway, but I'm commenting just in case because I love grapefruit.



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