The Old Schoolhouse® Lab
Compiled and edited by Kate Kessler,
Product Reviews Editor
May brings us long- er days and gar- den planting. I
have planted seeds in my
garden already; have you?
I am already dreaming of
fresh tomatoes and basil!
Welcome to the May edition
of The Old Schoolhouse®
We have changed our website and are in the process
of making it easier to use
from any mobile device,
as well as your home computer. As we do this, things
are changing places a bit.
Magazine.com is still our
website address, but now
you can find our gigantic
resource of more than five
thousand product reviews
listed under the “
So what do we have to
share this month? Read
on to find out!
Virginia Soaps & Scents
Virginia Soaps & Scents started with
the Spargur family studying history.
One of the activities of their history lesson was to make soap. They never knew
that this one unit study would lead
them down the road to create their very
own business! This is a great testimony
of a homeschool family catching the
entrepreneurial spirit and going for it.
As a member of the TOS Crew (www
. homeschoolcrew.com), I was thrilled
to receive the opportunity to try some
of Virginia Soaps & Scents’ products. I
got to try one shampoo bar, three bars
of soap, and a sample of their laundry
soap that made half a gallon.
When I saw the shampoo bar in the
package, I was curious but quite skeptical. I have a lot of hair. It is thick and
has a lot of body. I didn’t see how it
could possibly clean my hair thoroughly. Also, the thought of not using conditioner frightened me. But in order to
give this product a good, honest review,
I was willing to take some risks.
I have been using the shampoo bar
exclusively for the past three weeks.
I really, really like it! I highly recom-
mend it. My hair looks and feels health-
ier. I have very coarse hair, and my hair
is much softer after using this product.
I plan on our entire family using this
product. The shampoo bars come in
three different fragrances, and there’s
also a bar for oily hair if you need that.
The bars are 5. 5 ounces and sell for
$5.50 apiece or two for $10.00.