Well, my friends, it has been 10 days since I sat down to write here. Honestly, it feels like it’s been 10 days since I sat down. Of course, that’s an exaggeration, but I’ve been on a warpath to clean and organize and declutter our home in anticipation of our upcoming move. I’m happy to report that the list of things to do before our things are actually physically moved out of the house is pretty manageable at this time and I’m feeling pretty good about that. As you can guess, there will be another laundry list to take on once our things are moved out, but that’s just going to be what it’s going to be.
In the mean time, I have a small problem: my hands are a disaster. Imagine cleaning and packing almost non-stop for two weeks — wash water and boxes and then boxes and wash water. And then in the evenings when worn out from the day, I’d pick up my knitting project and knit a bit. And then consider that we’re just coming out of a very dry time of year here. My hands are ripped up. Thankfully, before this all started I was offered the chance to review Love + Leche lotion bars. It’s not my first time, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to talk about how awesome they are and boy am I happy I took them up on it this time!
There are a lot of reasons I love Love + Leche products, but one big one is their mission, how they produce their products, and how they conduct their business.
At Love+Leche we let Mother Nature guide our way in producing the raw ingredients for our luscious soap and lotion bars. The golden beeswax, and organic calendula flowers are harvested by our beekeeper and farmer friends here in Northern New Mexico. Our lotions are hand-poured into artisan bars designed by a local sculptor and inspired by our Santa Fe life. We scent our products using only natural essential oils.
I mean, does it get more idyllic?!
For this review, Love + Leche provided their newest mold designed just with fiber artists in mind: the Sweet Sheep Lotion Bar.
It arrives in the classic Love + Leche tin and as you can see I selected the lemongrass scent. It is wonderfully refreshing! It does come in your choice of six different scents — lavender, lavender-mint, lavender-rosemary, citrus-rose, lemongrass, and unscented. In my experience they are all lovely!
The Sweet Sheep is the perfect gift for the special fiber artist in your life…
Even if that fiber artist is you! No, especially if that fiber artist is you! As you could probably guess, mine will be with me everywhere I go as I valiantly try to save my hands from the assault of dry winter air, the toils of moving, and the respite I take in my knitting. Even after 2 weeks of extreme wear & tear, after just a couple days of using this bar consistently, I observed a noticeable difference in how my hands felt and looked. It’s simply an essential tool in my toolkit.
If you can believe it, there’s more. The folks at Love + Leche are awesome — have I mentioned that? I’ve been back and forth with them regarding my last review and they are just the kindest people. As a blogger and also as a consumer, it’s important to me that the products and companies I promote have good customer service and genuinely care about their customers. The Love + Leche team does. As an added bonus to my review packet this time around, I got a special little extra…
A sample of this classic bee design lotion bar in the lavender-rosemary scent. It would not surprise me to know that they dropped this, my favorite scent, in the package for me. As you can tell from the rips in the packaging, I tore into this one IMMEDIATELY with zero regard for the photography that would have to take place. What can I say? It’s good stuff!
I’m not the only one who is going to enjoy this little something extra. I have a coupon code to share with all of you! Buy one lotion bar in a tin (min $14) and you can get a free mini balm sample, too ($4 value) — just use the promo code: knittingsarah17 when you checkout. This offer expires May 1st, 2017, so you have a little time stock up. You certainly will love having one or two of these lovely lotion bars in your tool kit. Keep in mind these are also great for gardeners and as Mother’s Day gifts. Whether you’re treating your friends, family, or yourself — I hope you’ll take advantage of the chance to try these wonderful lotion bars — your hands will thank you!
Many thanks to Love + Leche for providing me with these review products, the coupon code for readers, and their general awesomeness.