Hello and welcome, I want to start this post by saying that yes, there will be more of the handmade pottery soap dishes on my etsy site soon! I've been told they'll be ready 'the middle of June' and I will be sure to update this space once they're available.
I'm not surprised they were popular as they're very well made and beautiful but don't take my word for it, read the reviews!
Finally, I want to end this short post with a comment on the protests going on across the US as I think it's important for people and businesses (even very small ones) to speak out and let the world know where they stand.
As the daughter of a retired and recently deceased police officer, I feel and I know my Dad would feel, that police brutality is real and is NEVER ok! For far too long African American men have been targeted and it is my hope that these protests will finally move us to a more equitable, hospitable country for ALL.
Although I don't feel comfortable right now joining thousands of people in the streets (#Covid19), I will instead be donating to the NAACP and as always, to the ACLU. If possible, I encourage you to do the same!
Hello world. It's been two months now in quarantine and aside from the people I live with, everyone else I've talked to have either been on a phone, computer screen, or 6 feet away. Life goes on though even if it feels like I'm watching it from the outside.
Some people, like my friend Bob, have been busy creating beautiful things like the new soap dishes I've added to my etsy shop!
These soap dishes are one of a kind and specially designed for use with my solid dish washing soap. Each one has a pattern on them to hold the block of soap securely to the dish.
Choose between sweet turtles,
or delicate leaves.
Each dish sits on silicone feet that limit slipping as you work up a lather and a small lip keeps soap contained.
I've been using one of these myself for several weeks now and love how the soap and the dish stay put as I apply soap to my brush.
These dishes will look so much prettier sitting next to your sink than a plastic bottle and will be eco-friendly as well!
Supplies are limited and each dish is different. Check out the selection available now here.
Great news! There are now new varieties of my most popular items; the shampoo bar and dish soap!
Let's start with the shampoo bar because hair > dishes!
A lifetime ago (really it was only three weeks but it seems like a lifetime) we were in Hawaii on the Big Island. Our first morning there we had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and I ordered a papaya. I promise this is about a shampoo bar, I'm just setting the scene.
Oh. My. Gawd. That papaya was the best thing ever! I felt like James Cook must have felt after landing in Hawaii and tasting the fruit. Needless to say I had papayas every morning I was there. One morning, as I was removing the seeds, I had an epiphany. Why do we throw papaya seeds away? Are they good tasting? Yes, I ate one. Are they good for you? Hells yes! I googled it. Then I wondered, are they good for your skin and hair!? A double hells yes to that! I decided right then and there that when I returned home I was making a shampoo bar with papaya seeds.
I was hoping to make one with the seeds whole but buying whole seeds was not going to happen. The best I could do was get ground seeds.
With out further ado, let me introduce you to the new Orange and Papaya Shampoo Bar. Like all my products, this bar is scented with pure essential oils, in this case, orange. This bar also has all the hair loving ingredients of my other shampoo bars, like avocado butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera water, however, this bar also has a few tablespoons of ground papaya seeds which color the bar a beautiful chocolate brown.
Papaya seeds contain a protein called papain which is great for strengthening hair and promoting healthy growth. Some say papaya seeds help hair grow faster as well.
I was pleasantly surprised how well my Lemon Dish Bar cleaned and sold. Apparently there are many people out there looking for an alternative to plastic oil-laced dish detergent. Because of that I decided to offer a new scent! It's the same bar, just a new scent; rosemary mint to be exact. Again, this bar is scented only with pure essential oils and the rosemary mint scent is so fresh and divine!
The Rosemary Mint Solid Dish Bar is also now available in my etsy store or my website!
Ok things are crazy right now and it's hard to know just what to do. I'm not going to pretend to have the answers but I'm going to try and do something to help.
Since just about all the experts agree that washing your hands with soap and water is one of the best defenses against coronavirus and since I make soap, I'm knocking the price down on the bar I have the most inventory of; Round Cinnamon Goats' Milk Soap,
This listing is for five bars of soap for $10! This is 50% off and provides no profit for me, therefore this pack of soap will come with only one bar labelled. If you want all bars labelled, I have a listing of the same bars for $15 here.
Please limit your order to 15 bars (3 orders of 5.)
I've linked below a few articles I found regarding the use of soap and water to prevent coronavirus. Thank you and stay safe and healthy!
Last day in Hawaii (as in the Big Island) today 😑. We had a wonderful time! I got to swim with turtles, sharks, and eels! We did some hiking, drank lots of beer, and tried to immerse ourselves in as much Hawaiian culture as we could.
I'm also coming back with a new shampoo bar idea; papaya seed, honey, and coconut!
I'm ready to jump back into it so to celebrate the end of a wonderful vacation I'm offering a discount of 10% off all Lora's Beauty listings! Just use the discount code 'HAWAII' at checkout. Discount is good now through the end of March.
Unfortunately, the new shampoo bar won't be ready for another month but there are plenty of other great products to choose from. Aloha!
Got a wedding coming up and need bridesmaid gifts? A new baby on the horizon and want shower favors? If you have a need and a design, Lora's Beauty will try to make it happen!
Custom orders can be made for as few as 14 bars or as many as several hundred! Custom soap stamping will also be accommodated with supplied stamp.
Prices start at $3 a bar (cost depends on order number, scent selection, soap size, and stamping.)
Because Lora's Beauty uses all natural colorants and scents, custom orders are limited in that regard. That's not much of a limitation as colors can include white, black, yellow, green, pink, blue, purple, or any combination.
Essential oils are used for scents and some of the best ones I've found for soaps are anise, lemongrass, lavender, basil, spearmint, peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, patchouli, and orange.
Shape selection can be either square, cube, round, heart, or rectangle depending on the number of bars.
Due to the nature of soap making, custom orders will take at least a month to fulfill as soap needs time to cure.
If a custom order is something you may be interested in, simply drop me an email and we can discuss it!
Keeping with all things soap, Lora's Beauty has launched a new product; solid dish washing disks! No more plastic bottles of liquid soap cluttering up your counter tops and our oceans. These eco-friendly bars are rich in coconut oil and castor oil for creamy, sudsy bubbles. They will look so pretty on your counter top in a dish of your choosing. These disks are made to cut grease but still remain gentle and not drying on your hands. The pure essential oil of lemongrass provides a refreshing, natural scent and one bar should last several months (with moderate washing!) How does one use a solid dish soap?
Simply wet your brush or dish rag then rub in circles on the dish bar working up a lather. Once your brush or rag is sufficiently sudsy, then use it to was your dish(es)!
You can find the new Lemon Fresh Solid Dish Washing Disk on both my website and etsy store!