Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Century Farmhouse Soaps

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Century Farmhouse Soaps | HIS Soap and HIS Shaving Soap

We’ve featured a lot of amazing Jewelry so far in this gift guide giveaway series and there is still more to come. However, tonight is for the guys! Ladies – are you looking for something luxurious for your special someone? Gents – who am I kidding, we know you’re not going to gift these great HIS Soap and HIS Shaving Soap Bars by Century Farmhouse Soaps… go ahead, enjoy it if you win!

Ann Marie, owner of Century Farmhouse, shares her story below:

“Thirteen years ago, a new batch of soap, dotted with poppy seeds and scented with lemons, was poured into an enameled pan that my father had used for photo developing years before. Two days later I was scooping that goopy mess out of the pan with my hands and turning it into snowballs of lemon poppy seed soap – brightly scented and satisfyingly scrubby, even if a little soft at the start. My father handed me $20 and told me to go buy soap, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: Reverse psychology works for me every time.

That semi-successful project was not, at the time, a conscious attempt at business, but it was the beginning of a new definition of myself and of my talents.  I love being a soap designer.  Coming from a long line of makers-of-many-things, I realize the importance of being able to fashion something from nothing and of being able to share that something with those around me. And like most inventors and artists and grandmothers who learned by doing things time and again, my imagination was the catalyst in the formation of products that I am proud to share with others today.

The process of creation is fascinating to me, and I draw inspiration from music, art, literature, conversation, travel, food….from life. How does one go from a walk across a Scottish moor to creating a bar of soap? How can a batch of soap reflect the mission and accomplishments of a business that commissions it?  Can soap honor the memories of family lore in the same way an heirloom quilt can?  How does it tell a story?  If it is consumable, is it of less value than a tangible treasure that can be passed from generation to generation?  Can I please just use it to wash my face?

Aren’t all handmade gifts reflections of ourselves and of the loved ones we share them with? A gift of handcrafted soap is a rich & sensory thing. It feels like silk on the skin, smells heavenly, and brings thoughts of the giver to mind every time it is used. So in that spirit, I’d like to share one our most popular soaps: Especially created for men, HIS soap embodies the symbols of wisdom and peace; its silky softness and warm scent of bay, nutmeg, vetiver, and citrus make that daily shower a celebration of the senses! HIS bursts into luxurious bubbles so perfect for bathing and shaving that we created a companion shaving soap that just fits into a shaving mug!

Our products are entirely crafted in the US, and proudly so. Knowing how much hard work goes into the creation of a product, one can admire and appreciate the workmanship of high quality goods no matter where in the world they are made, and there is nothing wrong with that.  Appreciation of those made close to home however, have the added value of building community through economic stimulation and provision of opportunities for volunteerism and education. We’ve even built a little community spirit by making “stone soup” soap right at our local Farmers’ Market using ingredients from farmers and vendors. Soap containing root beer, cookies, whole potatoes, corn silk, Muligatawny soup, and chicken feathers may seem a little odd – but the spirit of giving and community participation makes us part of a bigger whole – and that whole celebrates the American Dream.”

You can learn more about Ann Marie and purchase her soaps (I recommend Lemongrass Safari) on her website. You can also connect with Ann Marie on Facebook, Twitter (@CenturyFarmhous) and Pinterest.

If you are in the area of West Bend, Wisconsin be sure to also stop in and visit her shop!

1803 North Main Street

West Bend, Wisconsin 53090

Century Farmhouse Soaps is open for the holidays on Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm and on Saturday from 10am-2pm. You can reach her via telephone at 262-334-2321.

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Enter to Win one bar each of HIS Soap and HIS Shaving Soap by leaving a comment on this post. Visit Ann Marie’s website and let us know which scent you believe would be your favorite. Don’t have a favorite? – It’s okay to like them all!

Sophisticated and warm, Century Farmhouse’s soaps for men incorporate natural ingredients that reflect an adventurous spirit! Especially created for men, HIS soap embodies the symbols of wisdom and peace (bay laurel & vetiver); its silky softness and warm scent making that daily shower a celebration of the senses!  HIS bursts into luxurious bubbles perfect for bathing and shaving. A winner will be randomly selected on December 14th and contacted via email.

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76 Responses to Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Century Farmhouse Soaps

  1. Judy says:

    Chamomile & Lavender Soap sounds wonderful! I sure it would put me right to sleep!

  2. Karen Natiw says:

    My hubby loves hand made soaps.would love these!!!

  3. kelsey says:

    Love that there is a Wisco company on here! Maple Sap Soap with Oatmeal & Vanilla looks great!

  4. I want to be a winner.

  5. Amanda Coleman says:

    I love it!!!!! <3

  6. Cindi mcveigh says:

    :-) ))

  7. Ti says:

    OMG! Such clever combos… I wish I lived closer for a visit!!! I would love to try the Sweet Annie in the Rain Soap! I love sweet annie! love the creatvie process/participation that went into that one! : ) very clever and what a learning experience for all.
    Dare I say, I would LOVE to win!?
    Thanks for the chance and congratulations on what appears to be a superb business and line!
    Ti

  8. Lisa Trogdon says:

    How creative and I would love to win. Homemade soap is a favorite!

  9. Pam Ballard says:

    Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. It would be hard to pick a favorite…

  10. Rick says:

    I love handmade soaps! These look amazing!

  11. nancy d says:

    Would make a wonderful Christmas present! Love handmade soaps. Something about them that is so special

  12. Angie Leach says:

    You just can’t beat homemade soaps! However, not sure I can narrow my favorite down to just one scent.

  13. Lynn M says:

    Oh, this would be great for my hubby! Next time I’m north of the border, I’m heading to West Bend, WI. I would imagine the shop smells amazing; how could you pick a favorite?

    • Ann Marie says:

      Next time you are north of the border, we’d love to have you visit! If you are anywhere near Chicago, we head your way several times a year. The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of our favorite venues, and you can see us at Garden events throughout the year.

  14. Chamomile + Lavender! MmmMmm!

  15. Deb Sacksteder says:

    Ahhhh…. Just reading descriptions of the fragrances is dreamy. If I HAD to pick, I’m betting Citruscicle Snow soap would be a favorite!

  16. Melissa Mendoza says:

    love the simplicity of the packaging and the soap looks beautiful!

  17. Patricia says:

    Chamomile + Lavender! I love anything with lavender.

  18. RoseMary King says:

    I would love to give these to my son for Christmas.

  19. Lisa Mosier says:

    My husband would love this!!

  20. Mmmmm, sweet almond and lavender! I would so love to bathe with this! Wonderful site and products.

  21. Teresa Vanselow says:

    Ohh, I’d love to try the Citruscicle Snow Soap. I bet it smells wonderful!

  22. Kazy Hinds says:

    My hubby would love this. Love to have it under our tree!

  23. Pattie Ealy says:

    Love to have a basket of artisan scented soaps in the guest room! Any of these scents would make a lovely hostess gift also!

  24. Christi says:

    Lemongrass safari sounds so exotic!!

  25. Christi says:

    Lemongrass safari sounds so luscious!! I would love to win!

  26. Pam says:

    What a great gift for the guy who has everything! Going to order some for my son-in-laws!

  27. Samantha says:

    frankincense- roses-myrrh sounds heavenly!

  28. Patti Ann Kubacki says:

    Absolutely a wonderful gift, my husband is very fussy and this would work great for him. Thank you.

  29. Dalyce says:

    Aw, my Nana used to make soap just like this for her church bazaar. If I won this I think I might just keep it for myself! Is that bad? I just adore how a smell can bring you back to something so nostalgic and close to your heart :)

  30. barbara n says:

    I love handmade soap and the Lavender Sage Soap sounds delightful!

  31. Nanci says:

    Lime and Ginger sounds awesome!! beautiful packaging too!
    Merry Christmas
    Nanci

  32. Erin Hathaway says:

    My boyfriend loves a long hot bath, he spends more time in the bathroom than I do. This would make the perfect gift. I think he would like the frankincense-rose-myrrh. Thanks for the lovely gift ideas!

  33. Jennifer says:

    HIS soap….what a great idea and I love the packaging.
    As for the scent, I think I might like the lavender sage.

  34. Pat says:

    What a great gift! Love the lavender soaps and Merry Christmas to all!!

  35. Jill L says:

    Lavender is my favorite scent, but rainwater sounds intriguing!

  36. Jill says:

    My husband just started using handmade soaps and loves them. This will make a fantastic stocking stuffer for him.

  37. Janet A. says:

    Oh goodness, they all sound wonderful, but I would really like to try Sweet Almond & Lavender Flowers Rainwater Soap and the whole collection of Country Living Fair Soaps, especially Sweet Tea with Lemon!

    • Hillary says:

      Sweet Tea with Lemon is AMAZING!! It’s what I have been using lately.

      • Ann Marie says:

        Thank you, Hillary! A lot of people tell me that this soap smells like sweet tea tastes. It has a lively lemon scent that is accented with spearmint, just as if you had popped out to the garden for a sprig of mint for your cool glass of tea. It is even made with turbinado sugar – but don’t eat it, it tastes like soap!

  38. Christie says:

    My favorites would be anything with lavender – the lavender and sweet almond, the lavender and vanilla bean. Yum!!! But they all sound fantastic!

  39. Danielle says:

    Oh wow, these sound so indulgent and perfect for gifting (although I might sneak a few scrubs myself)! I think the men in my life would absolutely love the “His” soap & shaving soap! As for me, I’m not sure I could choose just one favorite…it’s currently a toss-up between the “Chocolate Meets Cinnamon” and “The Pumpkin Patch” soaps. They look amazing!

  40. Jenn Barker says:

    I’d love to win this for my man who needs to shave after participating in “No Shave November” for prostate cancer awareness month.

  41. Katie says:

    I love handmade soap. I’ve recently started purchasing soap from a local soap maker. I LOVE it and the great variety. Maple Sap Soap with Oatmeal & Vanilla sounds amazing!

  42. Shawn Johnson says:

    The witch hazel and mint soap sounds wonderfully relaxing. I think I would love it. I’m sure my husband would love the his soap also. Thank You!!!!!!

  43. Krystn says:

    Natural, chemical free items always smell the best….whatever made us turn away from them?!
    Witch Hazel and Mint….sounds aromatically wonderful, as does Sweet Tea with Lemon….Lavender and Sage……Rainwater….mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  44. Jill P. says:

    Never tried this product and I hope I get to by winning these soaps!

  45. vicky hopp says:

    I love annmarie products.

  46. Mendy says:

    Lemongrass Safari…:)

  47. Ann Graf says:

    Wild Mint and Maple Syrup rainwater soap sounds heavenly to me!

  48. Michelle says:

    They all sound amazing, anything with lemon or lime!

  49. Melissa says:

    I love lavender everything!

  50. Lori hillier says:

    Looking forward to smelling like fresh snow! :)

  51. Sheila Belveal says:

    I just love lavender! Wonderful for bathing!

  52. Marta says:

    All of the fragrances sound amazing! Husband would love any of them.

  53. Cathy says:

    The citruscicle-snow-soap sounds wonderful! My whole family would love it.

  54. Nancy says:

    On Wisconsin!! ;0)

  55. Judy M. says:

    My daughter Anne loves the special qualities of the spa luffas! Also, two months ago her husband began to shave with a brush, shaving mug and ‘HIS’. He has permanently thrown away the shaving cream can for the smooth feel and great scent of ‘HIS’ – along with the fun his three year old daughter has brushing up a good foam on her soft little cheeks! A side benefit is that his sink drain no longer clogs up from the foam in a can. How much more can you ask from one soap?

  56. KATHY OBRIEN says:

    Anything with peppermint!

  57. Kathy Rohde says:

    My husband and I have used these soaps for years! Love, love, love them!! Recently, Ann Marie worked with me in her shop, creating my very own personal soap. How great is that!
    Thanks a million Ann Marie!

    • Ann Marie says:

      Thank YOU, Kathy. It was an honor and a delight to work with you to create the soap that perfectly reflects you! Champagne was an inspired addition to the soap, and the woodsy-citrus-lavender scent is so lovely! Hope you really enjoy it.

  58. Lori Radloff says:

    I love the soap…..sweet tea and lemon…..lemon scent ..my favorite scent

  59. lisa fine says:

    Ooh, lavender and sage sounds divine. Sweet!

  60. Mae says:

    I love the scent of lavender and that would most definitely be my favorite!

  61. Els Manning says:

    I can just imagine the air in your store! Love handmade soaps! I think lemon, anything citrus… sounds amazing. However…i would love to smell them all. Love the names! So fun. And it does make you wonder! Keep it up!

  62. eliza says:

    After reading the description of the HIS soaps I want my Mr to use them so I can snuggle!

  63. Melissa Frances says:

    omg these sound like wonderful smells to me…i would get citruscicle snow…mmmmm

  64. Kathleen Ditmore says:

    English Fantasy…lavender! Very nice soaps!

  65. rachel says:

    The Woodlands sound sounds amazing.

  66. lace says:

    Sweet Tea with Lemon Soap sounds delicious.

  67. ruby t says:

    I think my favorite scent would be Lavender and Vanilla soap. The Man soap would be a good gift.
    Thanks

  68. Gina says:

    My favorite would most like be chamomile plus lavender!

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