Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easter Basket Ideas!

As signs of spring begin to emerge in most parts of the country, we're already thinking about ways to welcome it with open arms! Since Easter is just around the corner, we'd like to share some fun DIY ideas to make the season hop to life; instead of filling your basket with lots of candy, why not try some of these fun ideas instead:

There are some very cute free patterns on Ravelry for knitters and crocheters; below are just a few of our top picks!

Of course, there are plenty of other creative ways for fill your Easter basket this spring! Below, we share some fun DIY ideas that just about anyone can manage, and you can find even more here on our Celebrate Spring & Summer inspiration board!

...and, of course, don't forget the LaviShea bars! Family and friends will love this thoughtful gift! We have plenty of scent options to please just about anyone, from our #1 best seller Lavender to fresh scent for spring such as Aloe & Green Clover, Citrus Basil, and Cucumber Melon, we've got you covered!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What Is Natural?

We just returned from an inspiring weekend at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA! Seeing so many natural, organic, and good-for-you products under one roof got us thinking about the term natural. What does it really mean?

Walking the aisles of your average store, you're bound to see a variety of products labeled as "natural." Did you know that it is currently an unregulated term in the USA? Technically, anyone can label their product as "natural" without having to back it up with actual proof!

We're pleased to say that LaviShea lotion bars are truly natural: they are made using 100% Unrefined Shea Butter which is handcrafted in Togo, West Africa and produced under organic standards. We have made a conscious choice to source a high-quality, unrefined product to use in our lotion bars for three main reasons: First, the process of refining shea butter removes many of the beneficial properties and vitamins which nourish skin; second, it also requires the use of harsh chemicals which are damaging to the environment; lastly, refined Shea Butter often has preservatives added to it.

Only pure, unrefined Shea Butter has the true healing and moisturizing properties which make our bars so special. We blend our Shea with 100% pure soy, then add botanical oils, essential oils, and/or fragrances. The result is a bar that nourishes skin, smells great, travels well - and you can pronounce all of the ingredients, too!

Our Lavender Lotion Bar is just one of several options featuring pure essential oils.