I love giving gifts that are handmade. I always appreciate the handmade gifts just a little more (of course I’m grateful for all gifts and presents) simply because I know a little more effort goes into the hand made gifts than the store bought.
I have been a big fan of So True Naturals ever since I met Mia more than a year ago. I value the work and dedication that she put into her small business which grew out of the love for her children. I have been lucky enough to be able to nurture a wonderful friendship with her and we have spent quite a few afternoons, laughing, eating, and sharing parts of ourselves over delicious food and drink, as moms often do.
I have seen Mia’s small business grow into a company which now has international outlets carrying her hand made castille soap. So True is not only available (for shipping) nationwide in the Philippines, but it is also available in Singapore at Plume and Preen. So True also ships all products worldwide. YES, you read that correctly, Mia now ships her handmade soaps all over the world for people who truly value the artisanal hand made castille soap that she has perfected.
Since I last wrote about Mia and So True, she has expanded her product list with two new items that I really enjoy in the home. After steering clear of liquid soap because of the tedious and often dangerous process before, she has perfected the art of making liquid castile soap so much so that she is HOOKED! Truth be told, I have always preferred liquid soap at the sink over a bar. This is why I had asked Mia to teach me how to make liquid soap way back when our friendship was still budding 🙂
You can find this liquid version of her castile soap exclusively online, in Plume and Preen, and in Bao Bao Babies (in Cebu). Each of the four scents is packaged in an amber glass bottle and retails for Php 440 (250ml) and Php720 (500ml).
Mia has also formulated her own elegant version of a reed diffuser and I can’t wait to try it!
During the holidays, I try my best to make my home the most inviting it can be. When I do this, it’s because I want my guests to be delighted in every “sense.” (You should think of the 5 senses when your guests enter your home.) Utilizing a reed diffuser in a Christmas Blend effectively welcomes your guests with a subtle but pleasurable holiday scent that delight.
So True Reed Diffusers retail for Php825 (150ml bottle) and they last about two months. Each bottle comes packed in signature So True boxes, and just like the liquid castile soap, the reed diffusers are available here in the Philippines, of course in the online store, and Plume and Preen in Singapore.
BUT I have a special surprise for all of you. Mia has graciously sponsored a Christmas give away for all of you! I have been waiting to do this giveaway for some time now. (Keep in mind we talked about this LAST Christmas!!! HOMAYGASH-why did I take so long?) Thank Goodness Mia didn’t mind when we discussed it again-in fact, she insisted on sponsoring all fresh soaps and scents.
I super love these gift boxes. They come filled with the scents that you may already know and love which are perfect for Christmas or other special occasions. They are limited, so if you would like to order them for your corporate gifts or special friends then be sure to contact Mia right away through the website.
Now, if you aren’t used to using real castile soap, I should share that you definitely need a soap saver. Pick one up because these soaps are so pure that they can melt away super fast! I make my bars super tipid by cutting in half and just storing the other half until I have a “mini” bar. They are so super mild, I use it for Gelli most of the time, but I have to admit that I keep my own bar by my sink in the bathroom because I just love the scent.
Now, I can even replace it with a bottle of liquid castile soap if I wanted because Mia makes it in liquid form.
Please note: I will pick the three winners at the end of the Rafflecopter contest on the 17th 🙂 Each winner will randomly receive one of the three boxes pictured above. All entries must be from the Philippines.
It’s simple to enter:
- Like So True Naturals on Facebook.
- Follow @SoTrueNaturals on Instagram.
- Follow @mommanmanila on Twitter.
- Tweet about the Giveaway.
- Follow @mommanmanila on Instagram.