Love + Leche / by jen geigley

Lotion bars are a kind of a big deal right now. I keep seeing them popping up on my Instagram feed and in local yarns shops across the land, and I've always wanted to give them a try. For a knitter/crafter/mom, these bars make so much sense. My knitting hands are always so dry and I know I'm not the only girl with this problem. The one lotion bar in particular that I keep running into is Love + Leche, an all-natural handmade moisturizing bar made with beeswax. Which sounds absolutely delightful (and it is.) They also make Goat Milk Soap and Anywhere Balms!

I got to try my very first Love + Leche lotion bar a couple of weeks ago, along with an adorable bar of Goat Milk Soap, both in a Lemongrass scent. Take a look at the gorgeous hand-poured reliefs of these bars. They are truly a joy to hold in your hand and they radiate a gorgeous, natural golden honey color. Fresh goat milk, warm golden honey and beeswax ... that's what goes into these products. I love that.

Okay, let's talk about the Goat Milk Soap. What a soft and soothing experience. This design is the Nubian goat “mascots” of Love + Leche. Adorable. (My kids love this soap and it smells fantastic.) The Goat Milk Soap has a light lather and feels totally silky in your hands. It's naturally nourishing, super gentle and made from goat milk, honey, beeswax and organic extra virgin olive oil infused with calendula flowers. I kept my bar in the kitchen where I do the majority of my hand washing, but you can also use Love + Leche soaps on your face and body. I tried the Lemongrass scent but now I want to try them all. (It's easy to treat yourself, because you get $3 off if you buy 3 bars.) The Goat Milk Soap is available in Lavender, Lavender-Rosemary, Anise, Cedarwood, Lemongrass or Unscented. Yum.

And this is the lotion bar (or one of them ... check them all out right here.) I'm totally, 100% infatuated with this bee design. The warmth of your hands gently softens the beeswax as you use it, allowing your skin to replenished and deeply moisturized. It feels extremely soothing on my perpetually dry hands. You can even use it on chapped lips, rough feet and split fingers. (I recently used it on the windburn on my son's cheeks.) Each bar is available with a reusable tin for $1 extra. And once you have a tin in your possession, you can order individual bars and reuse the tin again and again. Unlike other hand balms for knitters, Love + Leche bars are totally handmade and hand-poured using local beeswax, locally grown, organic skin-healing calendula flowers, and scented only using plant-based essential oils. They are also available unscented. Need a cool gift for a knitter in your life, or anyone really? Check out the Mini Lotion Bar Gift Set, which includes 5 mini lotion bars in each scent. (Lavender, Lemongrass, Lavender-Rosemary, Citrus-Rose and Cedarwood.) Then you can try them all, or share with a friend.

The lotion bar is definitely something you'll want to keep with you all of the time, and the tin makes it easy to throw it into your purse or knitting bag. Super slick. It's so nice to have a non-messy, spill-proof lotion bar when you're out and about, especially with kids. Dry hands? We can fix that. Chapped lips? Not a problem.

So, you're dying to give Love + Leche a try, right? Well you're in luck – we'll make this super easy. :)

Get a FREE Mini Lotion Bar with purchase of any product
when you enter the coupon code 'JenGeigley' at checkout.

(Good through the end of May.)

Awesome, right? Treat yourself to an all-natural lotion bar, soap or balm and say goodbye to dry hands. Enter the coupon code above, hit the 'Apply Coupon' button and you're all set. Also, follow Love + Leche on Facebook if you have a sec. You'll love their beautiful photos.

(A big thank you to Love + Leche for letting me try out the Goat Milk Soap and Lotion Bar and for the awesome coupon for my blog friends. Enjoy!)