The Chicken Chick®: Rural Revolution Hogwash Soaps Giveaway!

Oct 19, 2012

Rural Revolution Hogwash Soaps Giveaway!

Carmen Long & Amy Sturm (Left to Right)
I’d like to introduce you to my newest sponsor, Rural Revolution, owned and operated by Carmen Long and Amy Sturm! Their warm and upbeat personalities come across in their blog, website, FB page and in every communication I have had with them. I hope you will take a moment and introduce yourself to Carmen and Amy on their FB page, I know they’d love to hear from you!

About Rural Revolution
Three years ago, Carmen and Amy met and immediately felt like old friends. They shared interests in common such as thrifting, garage sales, photography, being silly, and the affection for living a simpler, farm life. Their love for adventure lead to the idea of starting a business together.Their shared love for country living inspired the company name, Rural Revolution.

Rural Revolution has two lines of products: Hog Wash moisturizing soaps and Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed, all-natural undereye serum. In addition to reducing laugh lines, dark circles and puffiness, the eye serum is reported to work great for bug bites and poison ivy itching, acne and dry skin.  


The Rural Revolution Hog Wash soap line features fun scents ranging from lemon-basil, almond, Hanover Tomato and BACON! That’s right...bacon scented soap! No bacon grease is used in the making of this soap and while it is not intended for use on swine, they’d probably appreciate it too. All of their handcrafted soaps are made in small batches using natural glycerin and organic oils.  
Rural Revolution has been receiving widespread support from local businesses, online and from people they have become acquainted with at farmers’ markets and local fairs. They are always looking for a new adventure and make it a point to take time to enjoy the ride! Sounds like a recipe for success to me!
Their last correspondence to me best sums up how genuine and endearing they are: “Thanks bunches for working with our lil' business.” The honor and pleasure is entirely mine to be working with these two women and I invite you get to know them a little better in their own words.
“In this fast paced world we long for simpler times and simple pleasures. This longing was the inspiration for our company – Rural Revolution. Do you feel the country calling? We certainly do!”
Amy’s Story-
I was born & raised in Tennessee (whoop whoop, Go Vols) and moved to Virginia a few years ago and that’s where I met up with my partner in crime, Carmen. I married my main squeeze 16 years ago on a mountain top in Montana, and we have two incredible sons; ages 10 & 13. They keep me on my toes but I wouldn’t have it any other way!! I love reading, hiking, biking and just about anything that involves the Great Outdoors; throw in a few animals and I’m golden! I became what I like to call myself, a chicken farmer ( it sounds like I know what I’m doing) almost 6 months ago, when I went to the local chicken auction and bought 3 chickens; a Buff Orpington, Large Marge, a Barred Rock, Ruby Jane and an Ameraucana, Rosie, which we later found out was a rooster and we now call Roosie. Life hasn’t been the same since! Raising chickens has been a blast! I knew it would be fun but never expected it to be this much fun. When I tell people that I even enjoy cleaning the coop, I get some pretty interesting looks! Yep, it’s official I’m a CRAZY chicken lady now! I can’t wait for the next chicken auction.

Amy (left) and Carmen (right)

Carmen’s Story-
I still live in the same rural area of Virginia that I grew up in and wouldn’t change that for anything...ok, I could probably be bribed with an old fixer-upper on a farm...or a bungalow in the Caribbean. Anyway, I got married to my soulmate (yeah, I said it) 15 years ago on the lawn of our historical courthouse (where Patrick Henry argued the Parson’s Cause). We have 2 beautiful daughters, a Great Pyrenees named Libby, 2 ginormous aquatic frogs; Chunk & Tiny, and 7 (at the moment) chickens. My wish list includes 2 goats and a day. We’ve raised quite a few baby chicks in The Cluckin’ Cottage, who have mostly all grown up to be roosters. Unfortunately rooster raisin’ isn’t my favorite thing to do because I get attached before I find out they are roos, name them, and then have to give them away because you can definitely have too many roosters in the henhouse...and I can’t even go there or I will use up a whole box of tissues. So, at the moment we have Darla the Rhode Island Red, Opal the Buff Rock, Lillian the Dominique, Fluffermuffin the white Wyandotte roo, Mamie a silver-laced Wyandotte, Ostrey a silver-laced Wyandotte roo (was a runt, has extra long legs, a deformed beak, and looks like an ostrich), and Baby the Bantam Bearded Silkie/barnyard mix (adorable chicken with really ugly feet). I am not only a crazy chicken lady (and proud of it), but a crazy busy girl... I work part-time at my job of 23 years, co-own Rural Revolution LLC, I’m back in school working on a psyc degree, writing a children’s book, and am happy to be CEO of the Humble Cottage (our home), but I always try to take a little time here and there to slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life with my family because that’s what’s the most important to me.
10/19/12-10/21/12 9pm EST.
Enter to win a bar of True Grit, almond scented soap and High on the Hog, patchouli scented soap!
1. Subscribe to my blog via email, Google Connect, NetworkedBlogs or RSS feed  
2. LIKE Rural Revolution on Facebook and leave a comment, telling the girls “I hear the country calling!”
Winner chosen by random drawing from eligible entries & notified by email if provided or in response to comment.


  1. Rural Revolution LLC10/19/12, 11:37 PM

    We can't thank you enough for makin' these 2 country gals feel like rock stars :)

  2. I followed you by email and on fb! and I would love to try out their soap! I hear the country calling!

  3. I'm already signed up to your blog, liked you on FB and am now headed to Rural Revolution to sign up for their FB. “I hear the country calling!”

  4. TheChickenChick10/20/12, 9:45 PM

    Thanks for following and good luck!!

  5. TheChickenChick10/20/12, 9:46 PM

    Hi Jill! You'd LOVE their soaps, they're all natural and come in scents that you won't find anywhere else. Good luck in the giveaway!

  6. TheChickenChick10/20/12, 9:46 PM

    You two chicks ARE rock stars! ♥

  7. TheChickenChick10/20/12, 9:47 PM

    Right on, Peggy! Good luck!

  8. Jessica Berger10/20/12, 9:51 PM

    OH MY JEEZE... I love patchouli!! Done, Done and PICK ME!!

  9. Jen the CraftinCowgirl10/20/12, 9:56 PM

    I love the blog!! So glad I found you. I am a subscriber to your blog and I was already a Facebook fan of Rural Revolution. Thank you for the giveaway! :o)

  10. TheChickenChick10/20/12, 11:02 PM

    Thanks Jen! I'm glad you found me too. Good luck in the giveaway!!

  11. TheChickenChick10/20/12, 11:02 PM

    LOL! Good luck Jessica!

  12. I definitely here the country calling!

  13. TheChickenChick10/21/12, 10:44 PM

    Congratulations Jill! You have won the Rural Revolution giveaway! Please email me with your address so the Rural Revolution girls can send you some soaps!

  14. Rural Revolution10/21/12, 11:00 PM

    Whoop Whoop! Congratulations, Jill!! Thanks again to The Chicken Chick!!

  15. I follow you by e-mail. According to my sister, this soap (especially the rise and shine) is unbelievable! She sits with it up to her nose...too hard to put it down, smells too good! Lol
    Sure hope I'm lucky enough to win and experience this product myself! If not, I'm going to order some anyway.

  16. TheChickenChick11/1/12, 11:42 PM

    Hi Deborah! Your sister is right, these soaps ARE amazing! Even my husband commented on how much he liked the True Grit soap.
    Unfortunately, the giveaway ended, but the good news can still order the soaps from Rural Revolution! Tell the girlz The Chicken Chick sent you!

  17. I would love to try this soap! I live in the country with chickens, gardens, fruit trees, etc and “I hear the country calling!” Thank you!

  18. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:56 PM

    Hi Romi, thanks for participating and good luck!

  19. Natalie Thurman11/16/12, 8:23 PM

    Love homemade soap! Liked the girls on FB :)