Friday, June 26, 2015

Warm Weather Do's & Don'ts

The temperatures are rising, so we thought this would be a great time to share a few do's and don'ts for our Lavishea fans!

As you probably already know, LaviShea bars are designed to melt with your body heat. Of course, that also means that they can be melted by any heat source! Be sure to take care when you place your lotion bars on or near anything that produces a lot of heat: ovens, grills, car glove boxes and interiors, and sometimes even your computer). When exposed to heat, the coconut oil and shea butter will quickly liquefy: coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees F (24 C) and our unrefined shea butter melts at body temperature (98.6 degrees F or 37 degrees C).

Of course, there are times when you might want to melt your lotion bar! Have you ever noticed the LaviShea logo at the bottom of our container? This allows you to remelt your bar back into its original shape with the LaviShea logo imprinted (granted, it might get a little smaller as you go). Once you have melted the contents of the container, carefully move it away from the heat source and allow a few hours to allow your bar to re-solidify. Then your lotion bar will be good as new!

Another time you might opt to melt your LaviShea lotion bar is when using fragrance melters (the small ceramic melting pots which are used as an alternative to candles, incense, or other home fragrance options. Our bars are a great all-natural way to make your entire home smell amazing!

We hope that wherever the summer takes you, LaviShea is by your side. Share your photos on your favorite social media sites with the hashtag #LavisheaToGo so we can like and share it with our fans!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Spring Scents & Father's Day Finds

We're back from the Summer TNNA Trade Show in Columbus, OH, where we debuted our new & improved lotion bar formula packaging (more details on that in our next post!) and two fabulous new scents for spring!

Our Moroccan Oil lotion bar is a musky scent with top notes of rose and citrus followed by vanilla and amber with a woodsy base. If you are a fan of Moroccan oil for your hair, then you are going to LOVE this new scent!

We've also added a classic floral fragrance to our lineup: Lilac! This refreshing scent captures the aroma of blooming Lilac trees after a morning rain, and it's the perfect feminine fragrance for spring & summer.

With Father's Day just around the corner (June 21, to be exact!), we are collecting our favorite gift ideas over on Pinterest for dear old dad, who - let's face it! - is often hard to shop for. One of our most popular products this time of year is the Man Bar, which makes a fabulous add-on gift for Father's day (and is WAY better than a tie!).
If your dad likes to garden, hike, go fishing, grill out, or just generally spend time out-of-doors, we also recommend including our new Citronella bar with your father's day gift! This easy-to-use, portable bar is extremely effective at warding off pests, and it's sure to come in handy this spring and summer!