Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fair Trade Shea & Fall Scents

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our new & improved packaging!
Did you know that October is Fair Trade Month? Aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of supporting fair trade, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more as a consumer. Fair Trade products must adhere to specific standards to ensure that workers have safe conditions and the environment is protected through sustainable practices. Another goal of Fair Trade is to alleviate poverty by investing in communities by providing access to safe water, education, and opportunities which are not typically available in the region. You can learn more about Fair Trade here.

LaviShea Lotion Bars are made with Fair Trade, unrefined shea butter which is handcrafted in Togo, West Africa. It is produced under organic standards and features the true healing and moisturizing properties which are unique to pure, unrefined shea butter (click here to read more on our website). We complement our this with 100% natural soy and premium botanical oils, essential oils, and/or skin-safe fragrances to create luxurious bars which melt with your body heat and absorb quickly without leaving a greasy residue.

In addition to our ethically-sourced ingredients, we have updated our packaging to not only be more user-friendly, but it is also now 100% Made in the USA! It is our goal to create a product that consumers can feel good about using in every way possible, and we hope our customers enjoy this change!

With the arrival of autumn, it's time to bring back our popular Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin scent!

This all-natural and gluten free lotion bar features deep notes of cinnamon, anise & a spicy apple accord swirled together into an earthy, toasted pumpkin seed base. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is perfect for a crisp fall evening!

May we also suggest the spicy notes of our Orange Pomander bar, which is now back in stock in our online store? This popular scent combines spicy cloves with notes of orange and cinnamon to create a classic scent for fall!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Handspinning with Lavishea

Handspun Yarn on Bobbins.
On October 6, spinners around the globe will compete on teams to see who can spin the most yardage in just one week. The event is called Spinzilla, and it's open to handspinners of all skill levels (note: team registration has closed for this year's event).

Over in the Spinzilla Ravelry Group, there has been a flurry of activity as spinners make preparations for the big event: setting goals, performing maintenance on spinning wheels, and preparing fibers are all important details being discussed. However, we're like to add one more important item to eveyone's list:   a LaviShea bar to care for those hard-working hands!

Why LaviShea? First, as most fiber artists already know, working with wool has a tendency to dry out hands; dry skin and rough cuticles can catch on fibers, which can slow down your spinning. Serious spinners who are in it to win it will want to make sure they have smooth, supple hands, and our fast-absorbing lotion bars are easy to tuck into your spinning basket for whenever you need to take a break to moisturize your hands. Secondly, it's non-greasy and fast-absorbing - which means you can get back to spinning right away! Last but not least, we have a variety of scents to choose from. One of this year's Spinzilla sponsors, Louet North America, has even created a special LaviShea bar to commemorate the occasion!

We look forward to seeing who wins the Golden Niddy Noddy this October. LaviShea & Spin On!