Gratitude Giveaway : : LüSa Organics

 Let's start here:

Thank you.

For coming here and reading my words, for your heart open wide, for sharing in this journey.


And for those with the interest and means to purchase some of what we make, I thank you for that as well.



When I first started creating body care recipes I felt very much the same way I do when I write the best of my posts for you today.

Inspiration. Joy. Meaning.


It's still like that.


Because we're still a small, family-owned, independent business.

We do everything ourselves and infuse our product with laughter, love, and good juju at ever turn.


Because we literally mix, pour, cut, package, and label every single item by hand.

We're tiny. Tinier than you might imagine, with a crew of just seven part-time folks, doing it all.


And we love what we do.

So much.


And then sometimes, like last weekend, I stand in a booth selling soap and lip balm and Booty Balm and I meet you and you share amazing stories about our products and how they weave into your lives.

How you heal with them.

Live with them.

Love with them.

How the smell of Booty Balm and Baby Wipe Juice will always, always transport you back in time to when your child was a tiny baby in your arms.


And I'm honored and humbled all over again to be a part of your story.

And I'm reminded of why we do this the way we do.

Because of you.

Because of earning your trust and being a part of your day-to-day.

Seriously. What an honor that is.


And so, with that warm-fuzzy feeling in my belly and the holiday season upon us, I thought a giveaway was in order.

And yes, some lovely free product for anyone and everyone interested in ordering something this season, no matter how much.

(Seriously. You could buy a single lip balm or some scratch-and-dent soap and still use the coupon.)

LuSa Organics Holiday Gift Collection

LuSa Organics Holiday Gift Collection

LuSa Organics Holiday Gift Collection

LuSa Organics Holiday Gift Collection

LuSa Organics Holiday Gift Collection

LuSa Organics Holiday Gift Collection

Today I am giving one lucky winner their choice of a LuSa Holiday gift collection:

Holiday Cheer! Collection (shown at top) contains a bar of organic soap, a lip balm, room spray, and candle.

Holiday Soap Collection contains three luxurious bars of organic soap. The scents are new. And they are amazing.

Or the Mistletoe Lip Balm Collection, of three old school slide-top tins of lovely lip balm.

To enter simply leave a comment below. I'll close comments and select a winner on Tuesday, December 3.

Comments are now closed. The winner is Sarah R. who said…

"Booty Balm has been wonderful for my son. I am excited to use it on my 8 week old twins!!"

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And from now until December 5, please simply type the word "Holiday" in the comments field of your order and we'll add a free gift to your order. (In the comment field – not the coupon field, please!)

We will add something special to your order as follows:

Orders of any amount under $25 – free tube of LuSa Lip Balm

Orders between $25 and $55 – free LuSa Holiday Soap

Orders over $55 – a LuSa Lip Balm AND a bar of LuSa Holiday Soap!

(We'll choose the scent.)


And for those of you who can't or aren't interested in buying from me, it's all good.

No pressure.

I'm just happy you are here, sharing this beautiful space with me, week after week.

It means so much.






167 thoughts on “Gratitude Giveaway : : LüSa Organics

  1. Aron Meudt-Thering says:

    I can’t wait until baby #2 gets here in March and that smell of booty balm fills my nose again. <3 lusa

  2. Chelsea s says:

    Happy holidays Rachel and family! I hope you have a blessed and beautiful time together now and always!

  3. Erika says:

    I would LOVE to try your products and have been thinking of buying for a while, but I just can´t seem to find information about your shipping! I live in Sweden, do you ship here? If so, do I proceed to check-out and then enter it or how do I go about doing it right?
    And an amazing give-away! I would love to win 🙂

  4. Stefanie says:

    I love LuSa! It is my go to holiday gift for those hard to buy for family and friends, and of course to pamper myself and my family!

  5. Dana goodman says:

    We are excited to felt our most recent soap order for our holiday guests; it is sure to make them feel comfort in our home. Thank you LuSa!!!

  6. Laura Oliver says:

    I’m thankful for the time you invest here! I love your blog (we homeschool in VT), and would love to try your products. Happy Holidays!

  7. Tracey Ziegler says:

    I just come upon your wonderful and thoughtful giveaway offer and would love to win. I’ve looked for a while but have just started working again so maybe soon I can get ahead enough to buy something nice for myself. Bless you and yours!

  8. Ashley M. says:

    I love your products! Your soaps are the only ones I have found that help with my little one’s keratosis pilaris. So grateful! Thanks!

  9. Ashley says:

    Booty Balm is the only thing that works for our kiddo, and the smells of BB and BWJ will forever be linked to his childhood, as you’ve said. Thank you so much for your amazing products.

  10. Katie says:

    Wow, you guys are so generous, we love every product we have tried of yours. Chin and cheek balm is being used a lot with the cold/dry weather we are having.

  11. Ashley says:

    We love your products & these scents are amazing, I bought the soap collection for myself. I would love to win one and give it to my mom so she could enjoy them too! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  12. Erica Bostrom says:

    What a beautiful spirit you have! We love our Lusa products and look forward to using them every day.

  13. Sarah says:

    I love how versatile so many of your products are we’ve sink bathed dirty boys (we have4) with wipe juice…..used booty balm on scrapes and bumps……and mamas worn feet. And enjoyed the smells coming from our sinks and showers because of your soaps. Thank you for your diligence in creating these items!

  14. William Butcher says:

    Stopped at the Willy St Co-op last week for lip balm for my six-year old, Hazel. We stood there in the Wellness section examining the options. She pointed to one and then I asked ” Do you want this one, or one of the ones our friends made?” She paused and asked, “Can I smell them first?”. “Sure,” I replied, knowing I just bought both by opening them in the store. She smelled, then tried them both, then put the LuSa tube in her pocket.

  15. Kristin says:

    These holiday products are making me absolutely giddy!

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes – if my name is chosen I’ll be sending it to my old neighbor who is like family and who we are missing like crazy now that we live halfway across the country.

  16. Amy H. says:

    Just bought some booty balm, sleepy potion, baby wipe juice, and baby bath bar for my niece who is expected any day now! Can’t wait to get my hands on the holiday scents 🙂

  17. Erika says:

    Oh Thank you! You just made my day, or evening at least! I will order tomorrow or on monday when I´m back home 🙂
    I have been reading your blog for a while and have been thinking about treating myself to something nice for christmas, after the year I´ve been having I think I can safely say that I earn some indulgence.
    Got the diagnosis Fibromyalgia in May, a very unexpected MSdiagnosis 11 weeks ago which turned my life around and to top it off I pulled of my clavicule 3 weeks ago so I have not been able to do anything since then. Not crocheting or knitting, and I have a fair tomorrow so, hello stress!
    Thank you for writing a wonderful blog and letting us follow your life, it can really be a bliss to read on bad days!
    And it could be my eyes failing me, but when does the giveaway end?

  18. jane says:

    Thanks for your beautiful blog. We have friends in Viroqua and I feel like I’m connecting with them a little when I read about your days.

  19. Erika says:

    Oh Thank you! Made my day, or eveningt at least! I will order in the coming days when I get back home!
    I have been reading your blog for a while and have been thinking of treating myself to something real nice from clean for a couple of months. After the year I´ve been having I think I can say that I earn the indulgence your products would give. Got fibromyalgiadiagnosis in may and 11 weeks ago a very unsuspected MSdiagnosis which turned my life around. Add a pulled clavicule, not being able to craft and a upcoming craftfair and there´s my autumn. *sigh*
    Thank you for writing a such amazing blog and letting us into your life, it can truly be a blessing being able to do that on bad days I´ll tell you.
    Thanks /Erika

  20. Tanya Hulbert says:

    This would be amazing to try. You know I love your soap! So appreciative for the chance! Thanks, Rachel!

  21. Kim says:

    Oh so exciting! I’d love to win something – although I’d probably do something crazy like give it to my mama 🙂

  22. Leah Shofstahl says:

    I love your soap and your blog posts.<3 We're having a small Christmas this year, just a couple of things for the kids, and I would love to win the gift set as a present to me. 😉

  23. Anne says:

    Your packaging is lovely! I love to read about the ups and downs of your lovely family. Thank you for continuing to share with all of us.

  24. Nicole says:

    Going back to Madison to visit friends soon and can’t wait to stop by the Willy St coop and stock up, especially now that my brother and sister in law are expecting! Such much LuSa goodness went in to our baby’s first few years, looking forward to sharing your lovely products with them!

  25. Alyssa says:

    A lovely local store that just opened up down the road, Amber Sky in Maplewood, Missouri, carries your items, which made me SUPER excited! Thank you for offering the giveaway!

  26. Becky says:

    I will continue buying your Chest Rub, Cheek & Chin Balm, and Booty Balm long after my children are grown. Love your products!

  27. Bonnie Cantrell says:

    We Love your products and this would be great to win for the holidays so maybe I could spread some of the cheer you bring to us to others.

  28. Melanie says:

    Love, love you and to your sweet family! Such beautiful and love-filled products….that I now can’t be without (especially that darn lip balm!;)

  29. Lisa says:

    I find comfort in your words and was just gifted your soap by a dear friend. We visited Viroqua today, and I had to pick up more soap. Can’t wait to use it. THANK YOU for what you give to the world.

  30. Brandi Lee says:

    I recently found you through my friend’s referral and have enjoyed following you on Facebook and Pinterest, but I didn’t even realize you sold products. I’m putting some of these on my list right now so my hubby can “surprise” me for Christmas 🙂 Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  31. debra says:

    i just gifted a dear friend some lavendar sugar scrub, much to her delight. i would love to try one of these new goodies – thank you!

  32. PGR says:

    Thank you for sharing you thoughts, feelings, talent, and labor of love <3. LuSa is so very special at our house! 🙂

  33. Stephanie O' says:

    Love the Booty Balm and everything else I’ve tried from lusa organics! But I really enjoy your blog- it’s always a lovely reminder that I’m doing okay as a mom as long as I can just be present with my kids. Thank you!

  34. Sarah Smith says:

    Your wipes juice led me to you and now I’m hooked on your soap and lip balm. Thank you for doing what you do.

  35. Court says:

    Your blog & product line is so inspiring. I am such a fan… Thank you for living your life “out loud.” It gives me courage to do the same in my little corner of the world.

  36. Beth says:

    We love your products. Whenever I buy soap from another local soap maker, I always wish it gone faster so I can get back to using your soap. Nothing else is good enough. Luckily, my 3 year old LOVES “mashing” soap in the tub. 🙂

  37. Tonia Mayton says:

    On our second bottle of Baby Wipe Juice. Nothing smells better than that for a baby’s bum! Love it and it’s good properties.

  38. Holly Dean says:

    I have terrible skin in winter..maybe instead of window shopping LuSa (again!) I’ll have to stop penny pinching for once and actually buy myself something. And I see tins! Double awesome. Spreading the word!

  39. Mason says:

    Love your blog, and your photos and that I have found someone with the same attitude and vision! Thanks for all of that.

  40. Jai says:

    Thanks for being you! Your blog was the first blog I ever read. It is still my number one fav. In fact, you have inspired me to start my own blog…Radical Resilience I will let you know when it is up and going.
    And being a self-employed family ourselves, I understand the investment of buying from you. I look forward to receiving my Lusa package of goodies for friends and family and now me (with your generous give-a-way) thanks! Keep on keeping on.

  41. Amy says:

    Love love love your lip balm! Have it tucked away in all corners of my life for me, my children, travel- you name it. It always feels better purchasing from a small business rather from a large store. Life is good-

  42. Molly says:

    I haven’t tried Lusa products yet, but have been following them for a while and would really love to try some!

  43. amanda says:

    I’d love to win some of your goodies! I was just in the shop Friday ordering a Booty Balm refill (love! swoon!) and missed the mistletoe lip collection – gah!

  44. Michelle says:

    i just got my holiday collection in the mail and i love the scent. even though I have very ma’ny of your products it cant hurt to win one more, can itN

  45. Sarah says:

    I absolutely love your blog, and would love to love your products too! Thank you so much for the giveaway, and espeven more so for the daily dose of inspiration and good vibes. Thank you so much 🙂

  46. Melanie says:

    I am relatively new to your blog, and I must say, it has become my favorite! I ordered a few products from your LuSa line last week, and I am so very anxious for them to arrive to me here in Canada!
    I actually was inspired to start caring for myself in a more meaningful way since reading your blog. I turned 40 today ( got anything in your herbals to help me swallow that one? lol my daughter also turned 6 yesterday so it’s been a real emotional few days!) and I ordered the products as a gift to myself which I haven’t done in, well, far too long. Today marks a new chapter in my life, and in a way, your products will join me as I launch this new decade in with a bang! Happy Holidays to you and your family and thank you for your inspiration.

  47. Jenn Krivanek says:

    Love your soaps and lip balm that I have had the pleasure of purchasing! I look forward to your blog always!

  48. Cynthia Novak says:

    Love, love, love your products (especially when I am always told how good I smell with your essential oil). I am excited to see what new things you’ll develop in the future. Your words and work are an inspiration. Happy holidays!

  49. J says:

    I am grateful for you and yours and of course yours includes LUSA!
    The smell of Tofani soap just starts the day out on a positive note…

  50. Talty says:

    I have a friend who gives birth in a couple of weeks, I plan to pamper her with some of your products 🙂 it will be my first time buying from you, but I’ve been reading your blog for years – Inspirational. I talk to my husband about your ideas and decisions often, and we admire the way you live. We also try to live meaningful lives everyday, and stay together.

  51. Christina says:

    I love your soaps! And love hearing my little one say “Booty Balm” 🙂 Thank you for the meaningful posts, your words resonate so beautifully in my world.

  52. Kristin thomas says:

    I have wanted to try your products for a while, but haven’t been able to due to my hubby losing his job. I would love to have the opportunity to try some. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

  53. Karla says:

    Thank you for continuing to share your story and inspire us. I was just talking about small businesses with my kids today – they’re so important!

  54. slvenn says:

    Your stuff looks amazing. I love your blog as well, especially all the outdoor farm life photos. Keep up the great work.

  55. Jennifer says:

    I love your products, for myself, my family and to give as gifts. Keep the good and natural comin’!

  56. says:

    We love LuSa! It’s in all the baby gifts I buy and included for some friends for Christmas. My son asks for Booty Balm at bedtime and I adore the soaps and bath salts! Thank you for such wonderful items!

  57. Heidi-Paul Krueger-Cummings says:

    You came into my life at a time I felt quite alone. When I use to read your blog it connected me to something bigger! I felt finally connected. I still feel this way and threw the years of reading your blog I have been introduced to other beautiful and wonderful ladies to feel connected with. Thank you for being you and shining your light, for it allows others to shine their light as well!!! XOXO

  58. Hannah Mudd says:

    I stumbled upon LuSa about 4 years ago. I bought the Wipe Juice. It was truly the best smelling stuff, people commented all the time, what is that smell?!! Then I tried the soap, and lotion bars. It is the best smelling stuff, we love everything we have or have tried. I have LuSa stuff everywhere. I totally understand your gratitude and feelings. My husband and I own a business, we are finally doing well after more than 5 years, and much perseverance. I will be placing an order later today, some new products I have not tried, and some good old faithfuls! I recommend you guys all the time, thanks for the yummy smells, happy holidays.

  59. Hannah Mudd says:

    One more thing.
    That should be yummy smells and products that work. Cheek balm fixes chapped baby noses in one shot! Sweet Dreams sends you right to sleep! All while smelling absolutely delicious! Thanks again!

  60. Tracie D says:

    We love our booty balm here. It works wonders on everything. And every morning your Queen Bee’s or Gaia’s garden soap invigorates me and prepares me for the day ahead. Thank you for all your kind and calming words. I love reading your blog. Happy holidays to you and the family.

  61. anne says:


    Every time a new LuSa box arrives in the mail my whole body smiles. Thank you for the great giveaway!


  62. Kika says:

    Haven’t been here in a while but do love Lusa soaps. My daughter recently pulled out a bar I’d put in her stocking a coyple years ago and she had saved:)

  63. Cece Y. says:

    I love that all your products are made with love, and I would love to some of your lovely holiday collection! Best Wishes! -C

  64. Kari B. says:

    I love Lusa Cloth Baby Wipes! They are made of an excellent quality beyond my expectations. These will probably last 20 years post cloth diapering! Thanks Lusa!

  65. susan says:

    I already placed (and received) my big Christmas order, and I am loving the holiday lip balms and soaps (yes, I ordered some to share AND some for myself). I feel perfectly wonderful about giving people soap for Christmas – consumable, useful, enjoyable… and I never had to set foot in a box store. Thanks 🙂

  66. Christine says:

    Thank you for your honesty and open sharing with us here on this blog. A breathe of fresh air when I get stuck inside for too long.

  67. Krystal says:

    I really love your blog and appreciate your words here. I home school my two girls and we try our best to live *naturally* 🙂 I would love to try your products. We’re smelly-good soap addicts over here 😛

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