Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the greatest little off-Broadway extravaganza-- the 6th run of the Soaptopia Build-a-Bar Soap Contest!
HERE are YOUR contest finalists!
We auditioned more than 200 ideas submitted by soap lovers across the globe!!! The following 12 finalists are being called back to center stage, in our test kitchen! We'll mix em up and give everyone a chance to try them and judge for themselves! Stay tuned to see photos and get a chance to order from the test batches!
NOTE: Winners will be anounced April 29 -- our kitchen has been so busy. Look for yummy sample soaps til then!
Winning soaps will be announced on Earth Day, April 22 and will join our illustrious cast of world famous soaps! The winning soap inventors will win a one-year soap-of-the-month subscription! Plus fame and glory! See below for more details and rules.
Here they are!
(A few contestants had similar great ideas and are credited jointly. Two talented Soaptopians are past winners!) We're still fiddling with the recipes, so you'll have to wait for details!)
Kyoto Sweetness by Akiko in Japan
Theme song: "I Want Candy"
Wickedly Good by Debbi in San Mateo, California
Theme song: "Defying Gravity"
Soak, I am Your Lather by Patricia of Sacramento, California
Theme song: Star Wars theme
Neem-o-Politan by Wendy in Spokane, Washington
Theme song: "We all Scream for Ice Cream"
Boardwalk Hempire by Sarah in Arcata, California AND the Whole Body team at the Venice Beach Whole Foods Market
Theme Song: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
You Mermaid My Day by Dianna in Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Theme song: “Part of Your World"
Milky Way DNA by Mikio in Torrance, California
Theme song: "Man on the Moon"
Beta Carrot Clean by Mona in Houston TX (a previous champ!)
Theme song: "Porcupine Eating A Carrot"
Strip Tea-s by Bea Eldon of Exeter New Hampshire (a previous champ!)
Theme song: “Pour Some Sugar on Me"
Salty Dog/ Sunshine Salty by Daniella in Colorado Springs, Colorado AND Chie in Japan
Theme Song “Feelin’ Groovy”
MUMbai’s the Word by Jean in Mar Vista, California
Theme song: "Mum's the Word"
The Garden State by Lisa in Asbury Park, New Jersey
Theme song: The soundtrack from Garden State?
Cat-a-Tonic Calico by Nan in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Theme song: Stray Cat Strut