Friday, April 25, 2014

Celebrating Moms, Naturally!

Hi Everyone!  April is winding down and it's time to think of our new soap of the month as well as our up coming holiday...Mother's Day!

I love Mother's Day.  I remember as a little girl going to Kentucky Fried Chicken and heading to a park for a picnic on more than one Mother's Day.  It was a big deal for us to eat out as kids.  It was how I spent my very first Mother's Day 13 years ago!   It seemed a little less than I remembered and I think it is because my mom was not there with me.  I was living in Michigan at the time and she was in Minnesota.  Celebrate your mom however you see fit, but let her know how much you appreciate the sacrifices motherhood requires.  This is me and my beautiful mom (and biggest fan:) )

At Lume Soapworks we have 2 special ideas for your mom.  We are featuring our "Yellow Kit" and our "Purple Kit" with a special discount code starting Monday, April 28, 2014.  We have been making kits for all of our lovely mothers and cannot wait for you to see them!

                                                                   "Yellow Kit"

                                                                                                                                                 
"Purple Kit"

Both kits contain our sugar "Face and Body Sugar Scrub", "Loofah Magic" Soap, a bar of Cold Process Shea Butter soap on a natural handmade soap dish, a "Bees Wax Lotion" and "Lip Service" shea butter lip balm.  

We will have a coupon code ...LumeMom for $5 off from the Yellow and Purple Kit prices on our website activated on April 28th, .... Oh!  and Free Shipping too until Mother's Day!  

Soap of the Month for May...Orange Blossom
It's a 20% Shea Butter Soap  scented with orange and vanilla.  We give a generous sample with every online order in May.  It has a nice clay foundation so it is perfect for shaving as well!
So grateful for Lume's success and the difference you feel is worth it! No better time to try Lume.  We also have gift certificates available on our website.  Just purchase and the recipient chooses exactly what they would like.  How great is that?  I would love that as a gift.  Natural Products to bring out the natural beauty in all of us.  

Shannon

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons, Lume Makes Pink Lemonade!

Here is our newest beauty!  Hand-Milled Orange Blossom.  Making soap is a lot like baking bread.  You can follow the same formula, method and each time it has a life of it's own.  The factors that go into making the perfect batch of soap are temperature, mixing method...the perfect amount of time and knowing when to say "when!" It is not an exact science when you throw colors, essential oils, clays and micas and hand swirling into the mix.  Each element behaves differently and some play nicer with others!  Like children~ Sometimes soap doesn't behave!  Here is one of those soaps.  Nothing lost however and a great product came from it!  We had to hand-mill it into submission!  It will be on our website in 3 wks.
Hand-Milled Orange Blossom Soap

Pink Lemonade!  It sounds so whimsical and happy.  I love the thought of lemonade and this bar screams summer!  So pretty.   

My dad and I make all of the soap here at Lume Soapworks (for now...it's getting close to needing another soap team) with an occasional pitch hitting by someone else on our team.  It is like a dance.  We have our roles and play our part and it is so nice to know that my dad has my back!  He washes the dishes after I make a mess creating the next scent combination.   He always credits me with the beauty of the bars even though it's clear when I make soap without him it doesn't sing nearly as much as when we make it together.


Check out our website, place an order and for the month of April we will send along a free sample bar of Buttermilk & Honey.  Mention the blog and we will give you free shipping on $35 order or more.

Thank you for reading!  Shannon























Friday, April 4, 2014

Snow is Falling but it is SPRING at Lume Soapworks!

We got 9 inches of snow last night and now its 50 degrees!

Today in the soap studio we created a new soap (my Favorite thing to do in the studio) that really shouts Spring!  It is called Neroli and Poppy.  Neroli essential oil is a scent all it's own and the best way I can describe it is ....Coppertone Sun Tan Lotion circa 1975.  It is fresh and light and like no other essential oil.  Here she is! Packed with gently exfoliating Purple Poppy Seeds.  It will be ready in 3 weeks on our website and retail stores carrying our Bulk Soap.  My dad and I make all of the soap and today was like a well oiled machine.  He has been wintering in Texas and this was our first day soaping together in 10 wks!  It was a slow moving soap which makes for a very calm soaping day.


It is a coconut oil soap super fatted 7%.  What does that mean?  It means we add more skin loving oils to our formula that will never become soap because we discounted the lye to make it more luscious.  What does that mean for your skin?  Have you ever used a skin oil our oil based salt scrub and then hopped in the shower and you felt the residue loveliness on your skin?  That is what Lume's soap will do too.  It leaves a bit of hydrating oil behind to cap off skin after taking in the warm water and steam.  You will notice a difference in your skin after one use.  

We now added Almond Bliss to the Bulk Family...officially.   It sells so well we had to.  Almond is an essential oil everyone loves but it's more about the soap than the scent.  I hop in the shower and lather up 4 times when using Almond Bliss.  You cannot get enough of it.  Her it is! We make our soap the old fashioned way in small, 33 pound batches.  It behaves best in small batches but we have our share of Lucy and Ethel from the I Love Lucy Show too.  Today was a good day.  The soap behaved and all is well at Lume Soapworks!  Check out our website here and place an order today.  If you mention this blog in the notes Lume will give you free shipping on an order over $35.  Thank you for reading:) Have a great weekend. You can email me any questions you may have here!