Product Review & Giveaway{Closed}: Rad Soap Co. Wonderland Chaga Soap & Body Cream!

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I’ve mentioned before (okay, gushed about) how much I like the Rad Soap Co.  Most of the soaps and lotions that I use now are theirs, and it’s always a pleasure to try something new from them.  That’s why I’m so excited about this post!  I’ve been talking with Sue and Greg of Rad Soap for a while about some of their newer products, and on a recent trip to their table at the Troy farmer’s market, they passed along a body bar and cream for me to try.  It’s called Wonderland Chaga and it’s absolutely lovely.  (Stick around for later in the post–you can win some to try for yourself!)

Rad released their Wonderland Chaga products over the summer.  In addition to natural oils and shea butter, both the body bar and cream are infused with Chaga mushrooms, which are high in antioxidants and work to combat free radicals that can damage the skin.*  You can read more about Chaga and Wonderland Chaga products on the Rad Soap blog.

Needless to say, I loved both the bar and the cream!  The basic oatmeal color of the Chaga bar might make you think that it’s nothing special at first, but don’t be fooled by its unassuming appearance.  This is a smooth soap with a great lather.  It even feels smooth when you pick it up, which is more than appropriate since that’s exactly how it leaves your skin after washing.  And it’s really too bad that there’s no way to share smells over the Internet, because this stuff has a heck of a scent.  I couldn’t decide at first what it reminded me of.  It’s thoroughly enjoyable yet hard to place, somewhere between citrus candies and the smell you get when you cook or bake with orange juice.

Wonderland Chaga cream is part of Rad Soap’s line of Extreme Creams, all of which are targeted for specific purposes.  Chaga cream is meant to aid in moisture retention and keep skin safe from potentially damaging environmental factors.  All I can tell you is that it left my skin very soft.  When I opened the pot, I found a thick, pearly cream with an almost whipped appearance.  It’s much thicker than Rad’s regular body creams and a little goes a long way.  I also found that it takes a bit longer to work in than other creams I’ve tried, but it’s worth the extra effort.  It has the same bold citrus scent as the soap, and it lingers after you put it on.

It’s such a great scent that you might even attract attention.  Last week I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop when the owner ambled in from outside.  After a moment, he asked if I was wearing perfume.  I told him about Chaga and he declared that it smelled nice!  He’s a very mellow guy, and not really the type to notice that kind of thing, so coming from him it was a huge complement.  So not only is Wonderland Chaga good for your skin, it makes you smell awesome all day long.

Want to try some for yourself?  Sue and Greg have kindly offered to give away a Wonderland Chaga body bar and matching tub of lotion to one lucky QV reader.  There are 5 ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this entry about why you want to win some Wonderland Chaga products!
2) Friend Rad Soap Co. on Facebook and leave a comment here saying you did.
3) Follow Rad Soap Co. on Twitter and leave a comment here saying you did.
4) “Like” Quantum Vegan on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know.
5) Follow Quantum Vegan on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know.

Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry and provide a valid e-mail address to be eligible!  Contest extended until SUNDAY, April 1st at 8pm EST.  Good luck!

 Contest is now closed.  Winner to be announced soon!

*Please note that research on Chaga is ongoing.  Rad’s products are not intended to to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. Laura  March 26, 2012

    Hi, QV! I just found you a few days ago when I was searching for a good, vegan recipe for all the sprouts my well-intentioned-but-impractical sweetheart bought me. I immediately “Liked” you (love that couscous recipe description!), and now I’d Like (heh) to be entered in the Rad Soap giveaway. The stuff sounds wonderful!

    • Sam  March 26, 2012

      Hi Laura! Glad you like the blog. 🙂 What’d you wind up doing with the sprouts?

  2. Sierra Hawksley  March 26, 2012


    I liked Rad Soap Co. on facebook! I’ve heard about how amazing their stuff is but haven’t tried it.. yet! Would love to! 🙂


  3. Sierra Hawksley  March 26, 2012

    Also, I already liked Quantum Vegan on facebook. 😉 I love your posts, thanks for the inspiration!


  4. Sierra Hawksley  March 26, 2012

    Last but not least! I am in serious need of trying the Changa cream! I work with horses and outside on the property and in the organic garden all day, which is wonderful! But by the time I get in every night my poor skin is chapped and awful no matter what I try. This sounds like it is a great product to try and I’m glad they take the environment into consideration! 🙂


    • Sam  March 26, 2012

      I think Changa could help you out there! They also have a great cream called Hoedown Hand Therapy that I’ve been using for my dry “winter hands.”

  5. Laura  March 27, 2012

    I am trying to switch over to all natural products because it freaks me out how many chemicals are in so many commercial brands. I would love to be able to try Rad Soap Co.’s stuff. It sounds fantastic! (and my skin is desperately dry)

    • Sam  March 27, 2012

      It’s truly fantastic! My skin is gross during the winter and their stuff helps keep it under control.

  6. vegAnn  March 27, 2012

    Mushroom infused vegan soap, that I have to try

  7. vegAnn  March 27, 2012

    I follow you on twitter @coniecone

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    Following @RADSoap on twitter @coniecone

  9. Small Footprints  March 29, 2012

    I adore handmade, natural soaps … I’ve tried quite a few but haven’t ever tried one with the healthful properties of mushrooms. It sounds fabulous … like bathing in the forest! Thank you for this opportunity!
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  10. Small Footprints  March 29, 2012

    I’ve sent a friend request to Rad Soap Co. on Facebook (I’m Sml Footprints)
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  11. Small Footprints  March 29, 2012

    I follow Rad Soap Co. on Twitter (I’m @smallftprints)
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  12. Small Footprints  March 29, 2012

    I “Like” Quantum Vegan on Facebook (I’m Sml Footprints)
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  13. Small Footprints  March 29, 2012

    I follow Quantum Vegan on Twitter (I’m @smallftprints)
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  14. Kim Harne  March 31, 2012

    Have been following QV for a short time & am now following Rad Soap, too! So glad to know of both of you! I would like to win the sample because I am replacing all my mainstream products – have been using Castile soap for a while, but would like to try something new. Thanks!