Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Whispering Willow

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Whispering Willow | Handcrafted Soap, Lip Balm and Related Products

Tonight, the gift guide giveaway series continues with Whispering Willow Soap Company. Sustainable, natural and beautiful – the Whispering Willow Soap Company products are sure to bring smiles to your loved ones this holiday season. Owners Wayne and Julia are a husband and wife team committed to natural and sustainable living. Wayne shares their story below:

“Producing and selling American-made products ties me to my industrious and inventive American heritage.  For centuries Americans have worked with their hands and their minds to create and achieve that which inspired awe and wonder.  We are truly standing on the shoulders of giants.  As modern society continues to evolve and we start taking into account the true cost of a global supply chain, I believe we will see a continued renewal of local and regional production meeting the needs of consumers.  It is my hope, that as we contribute high quality American-made products to the marketplace that we are a stone in the foundation upon which the next generation shall construct our American future.


Whispering Willow is Julia and Wayne, a husband and wife team who are committed to living and promoting a simpler and more natural way of living.  We do this primarily by selling natural, handcrafted bath and beauty products which we make in our home using organic ingredients and eco friendly packaging.

We started making natural bath products because Julia has very sensitive skin and is not able to use store bought products.  We had several local soap makers that we supported but we decided it would be something fun we could do together.  After considerable research, several experiments and a few mistakes we finally arrived at a recipe that we were happy with.  We started forcing our creations on friends and family members and found that not only did they not complain, they asked for more!

It was then that the seed was planted and over the past two and half years we have been blessed with wonderful support, a good bit of luck and some of the best customers a small business could hope for.  We peddle our wares online, at local farmers markets and at regional craft shows and festivals.  Our motto this year has been, ‘have tent, will travel!’.  While all the activity can be tiring it has given us a chance to see and learn more about our region, meet some wonderfully creative folks and take advantage of all the culinary talents that the Southeast has to offer. (Who wouldn’t love that?)

We are so fortunate that the business has grown to the point where it can support me full time.  I left my “corporate” job in January and since have enjoyed the title of “professional crafter”.  While we believe Whispering Willow will continue to grow and will soon be able to support Julia as well, we aren’t sure what will happen beyond that point.  We don’t know if we want to try to be the next big handmade soap company or if we will be content for the business to be just big enough for us to handle ourselves.  I suppose we can only cross that bridge when we come to it.

With all of this in mind I am certain of one thing; that my worst day as a professional crafter is infinitely better than the best day of my previous career.  While I have always felt fortunate to work for great folks at good companies, nothing can compare to the people, places and experiences of the past year! ”

For more information about Wayne and Julia, and Whispering Willow Soap Company, please visit their website. You can also connect with Wayne and Julia on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Enter to Win by leaving a comment on this post. Visit the Whispering Willow website and let us know which product you would be most likely to purchase. I personally love the soy candles. There will be two winners randomly selected on December 16th and contacted via email.

The first winner will receive an eco-friendly Holiday Gift Box. Wayne describes the box as follows: “I’ve always had a bit of trouble with gifts. I love giving them, but don’t like the process of wrapping and putting them together for presentation. I want it to look pretty, but wrapping paper is not particularly eco-friendly. With these thoughts in mind, we put together a very simple (yet pretty) gift box. These boxes are made of 100% recycled material (80% post consumer recovered fiber) and are 100% recyclable. The bow is made of 100% natural fiber crinkle paper from managed forests and is colored with water soluble inks. The product  inside is protected by all natural and 100% recycled paper shreds.  The contents include one bar of hand crafted, all natural soap enriched with shea butter, one tube of beeswax based lip balm and a jar of wonderfully rich whipped shea butter.  All items are scented with lavender essential oil to provide a calming and relaxing spa experience with every use.”

The second winner will receive one 6 oz natural soy candle with lavender essential oil. The candle has been poured into a gorgeous ceramic container handcrafted by Jeanette Zeiss and contains a wooden wick that sounds like a fire while burning.

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61 Responses to Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Whispering Willow

  1. Cindy Thurman says:

    would be great to win!

  2. Whitney says:

    My children have sensitive skin. I’d love to try it!

  3. Stacey says:

    these look lovely! the dryer sachets on their website look great, too.

  4. Cindy kane says:

    Their website is full of wonderful things, the lip balm looks like a nice treat for my lips.

  5. peggy says:

    thanks for another great giveaway! would love to win …

  6. Jan says:

    Would love to win any of your items!!

  7. Lisa Sommers says:

    Oh love both items and i also found this:
    Natural Laundry Kit – Detergent & Dryer Sachet
    L O V E!

  8. sue feely says:


  9. Beth says:

    Would love to try either one, but would most likely buy the candle :)

  10. RoseMary King says:


  11. I like the Eco Friendly Purple gift box and would want it with Lavender Shea Natural Soap. This looks like a good way to try more than one of their products! Thanks!

  12. Amanda says:

    I would definitely buy the lip balm.

  13. Garth Potter says:

    huge fan of goat milk products! super moisturizing.

  14. Krystn N. says:

    Goat Milk Lavendar…….mmmmmmmmm.
    Love hand crafted soaps :)

  15. Starr Burgess says:

    Love to try, thanks for giveaway!

  16. Love both soap and candles….better yet….a candle lit bath!

  17. Lisa Nielsen says:

    Sounds like this could really help me relax. Thanks for the fabulous giveaways.

  18. Sheila Belveal says:

    I like the Lavender Shea Natural Soap. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  19. Pam Ballard says:

    Thanks again for the giveaway. I love this product.. Soy candles are a great choice.

  20. Lea says:

    Sounds like wonderful soap.

  21. I DID just order! Lavender–my fave–candle and lip balm. Can’t wait to receive them!

  22. Cheryl Frederick says:

    These look great and would love to try them.
    Going to check out their web site.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Carol Vice says:

    Always looking for a great lip balm!

  24. Kaye Tate says:

    Really like the Eco-friendly gift box. Like the soy candles too, plus the teas are so inviting.

  25. Judy says:

    I think my favorite would be the Natural Wooden Wick Soy Candle in Handcrafted Ceramic, Lavender.

  26. trish says:

    I’d love to try their peppermint and clove candles or any of the wonderful soaps. Thanks for the offer!

  27. Sandy A says:

    I think the soaps would be wonderful–I am always looking for gentle products that smell lovely too…

  28. Karen says:

    I love candles especially lavender. But all your products look amazing.

  29. Ashley Edge says:

    I was just looking for candles that are homemade and natural!

  30. Kristi W says:

    I love the hand soap and the soy candles!

  31. Kazy Hinds says:

    The natural bath salts…Into the Woods and the Lemongrass…know that Into the Woods was made for man…but I think I would like it as well!

  32. Karen says:

    I would like to try the Natural Laundry Kit – Detergent & Dryer Sachet. I love fresh washed sheets with lavender!

    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kg at gmail dot com

  33. jenni says:

    i’m loving the natural laundry kit….i’m so tired of harsh detergents and the icky scents of fabric softener sheets….i have to use them in the winter, but i hate how my clothes feel and smell when i use them. thank you for the opportunity. stay merry and bright….

  34. Nanci says:

    The lavender lip balm looks lovely–love lavender anything and you cant have enough lip balms this time of year!! Merry Christmas!

  35. kate phelps says:

    I would probably get bath salts, but everything sounds delightful!

  36. Ann says:

    Beautiful product line! I would be most likely to buy the Whipped Lavender Shea Butter Lotion. This time of year my body needs exra moisture. Thanks!

  37. Linda Owens says:

    My skin is so sensitive would love to use you products. Love the soy candles too.

  38. Erica H says:

    Mmmmm…. I can smell it now! Beautiful soaps.

  39. Sue says:

    The Lemongrass handsoap looks lovely. Might have to get some for myself!

  40. Marie Valum says:

    All the products look so beautifully made, and I’m sure they seem and feel wonderful!

  41. Tagati says:

    Mille gratzie for another great site! I too have problems with chemicals and try to find small businesses that promote organic goods. And I luv their packaging too.

    I’d have to say that the purple gift box (in Lavender) would have to be my fave. It allows one a choice of products to try.

  42. Shawn Johnson says:

    I would love the peppermint and clove candle, I can almost smell it! I would also love to try the soaps!!

  43. Els Manning says:

    Would love to try the natural laundry products. Sound amazing!

  44. I would love the Lavender Shea. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. J.P says:

    I love the candles!

  46. Gina says:

    I love the soy candles as well!

  47. Betty says:

    Whispering Winds … first I love the name! And right now the Grapefruit Shea Natural Soap sounds devine. Thanks for the heads up on this company!

  48. Donna says:

    The lavendar soap looks delicious!

  49. Gail says:

    Would love to be a professional crafter!

  50. Sarah Nutter says:

    Oh what a gorgeous website and products!! I would most likely purchase some of that awesome lavendar lip balm or, let’s be honest, the entire gift set. I’m definitely bookmarking this company!!!

  51. Woud love handmade soap for the holidays!

  52. I want to try everything! I would like to try the body wash and hair care products.

  53. Laura says:

    I love candles, both the peppermint/clove and the lavender in the ceramic container are awesome. I may have to order the soap, it looks like it might be gentler on my hands.

  54. Charolette Dingley says:

    Beautiful products! The candles are look amazing! I would LOVE to have one of the soy candles.

  55. Patricia says:

    I’d like the Honey Oatmeal Natural Soap.

  56. Allison says:

    Great giveaway!!!

  57. Kim Stewart says:

    Lemongrass body ash! I love the smell of lemongrass!

  58. Kim L. says:

    I love the laundry kit! I can just imagine how wonderful my sheets would smell after using it.

  59. Jill says:

    lavender is my favorite!

  60. eliza says:

    What a lovely site! I’m especially interested in the lotion sticks – I would go with tee tree since we have a lavender allergy (and most scents) in our home. The Grapefruit shea bar sounds awesome too.

  61. I like the liquid hand soap, and the bar soap and the candles and…

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