Giveaway : : LuSa Organics Holiday Gifts

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LuSa Organics Giveaway!

LuSa Organics Giveaway!

LuSa Organics Giveaway!

LuSa Organics Giveaway!

LuSa Organics Giveaway!

LuSa Organics Giveaway!

LuSa Organics Giveaway!

As many of you know I own a small body care business called LüSa Organics. As the photos above will attest, we have a pretty good time at it, too.

Named after our kids Lupine and Sage (forgive me for no Sage photos, he's a duck-and-run-for-cover kind of kid when it comes to being photographed), LüSa Organics is what Pete and I both have done for work ever since we took that exciting/risky/crazy leap into self-employment more than eight years ago.

Our little company supports our family and helps support four other families in our community. Countless times during the past eight years Pete and I have looked at each other beaming with fingers crossed and whispered, "The experiment is working!"

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Because it is an experiment. To leave the safety of health insurance and pensions and a guaranteed income behind. To take a leap of faith into that dark abyss and believe there will be a net beneath you when you need it.

And so far there has been.

The net that catches our family day after day is there because of customers who love what we make and are loyal to LüSa.

From their baby's first bath and every diaper change, to caring for themselves each day, to nurturing their loved ones.

What an honor to be trusted like that. It's something we'll never take for granted.

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I'm not sure how many of you found your way to my blog because of my business or my business because of this blog – or how many of you only read here and have yet to discover LüSa.

Those of you that have found your way to my business I want to thank you. It means so much to have you rooting for our family from wherever you call home.

And literally supporting us. Voting for this one little company and the people behind it with every purchase. We're humbled and oh so grateful.

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LuSa Organics Giveaway!

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Today I launched a new line that I've devoted much of the past three months to imagining, testing, and perfecting, a holiday line called Yule.

Creations like fizzing bath truffles made with organic arrowroot and essential oils. An allover body balm in a sturdy – yet biodegradable – paperboard tube. And wooden essential oil diffusers to freshen up your closet or car.

It's been an unbelievable amount of work, and and inordinate amount of fun. My shower is bursting with prototypes of organic body scrubs and oils and soaps! (Hard life. I know.)

And I'm here this morning with two missions: one, to encourage you to support small, family-owned businesses this holiday season (mine or those local to you).

And two, to offer a small token of thanks to you for coming here and reading my words, for leaving your comments, for encouraging me along this journey.

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Today I am giving away a Yule Nourish gift collection – a rich organic body oil, decadent sugar scrub, moisturizing soap, and "Peace on Earth" room diffuser to one lucky reader.

Like all of the Yule line, the collection comes in your choice of scent: Clementine & Clove or Frankincense & Myrrh.

To enter simply leave a comment below. If you share this post or a link to our holiday products via Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, other social media – or something more old-school like a phone call or email – you can leave a second comment letting me know how you shared for a second entry.

I'll select a winner later this week.

Comments are now closed. The winner is Tamika A. who said:

I would love to win this! Lusa is on my holiday wish list this year again, hopefully family listens!! Thank you for the opportunity. (I totally have been brushing my teeth with your soap for over a month now…you were right lol, it works great!)

And for everyone here today, simply type "Clean Blog Gift" in the comments field of your next LuSa order (before December 1) and we'll add something special, just for you. With our thanks.

Truly. I thank you.

For reading my words, for seeing my heart, and for supporting my family – one bar of soap, one Booty Balm, and one holiday gift at a time. It means everything.


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272 thoughts on “Giveaway : : LuSa Organics Holiday Gifts

  1. Ashley says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway! My family and I love your products and can’t wait to buy more 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for your blog! Every entry us like sitting down for coffee with a dear friend. Your words, your experiment, and your family are all very inspiring.

  3. Martha says:

    My mom gifted me ypur belly balm this spring. I love it! I’m excited to be in Viroqua now and have so many awesome local businesses to support this holiday season. Especially when the products are so freaking awesome:)

  4. Stacy L. says:

    Congratulations on the new product line!! Thank you for the amazing giveaway opportunity and continued commitment to quality products!! Happy fall from northern Wisconsin:)

  5. says:

    Your products look amazing! I can’t justify throwing out my little “chapstick stockpile” in the cupboard, but when I run low I want to definitely try your lip balms – they sound heavenly!

  6. Tanya Willey says:

    Oops, didnt mean to put my email in the Name spot… Too early over here in California, must make coffee!! 🙂 — Tanya Willey

  7. Ericka Vondrum says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I found your company when my son was a baby, and recommend Booty Balm and Baby Wipe Juice to everyone I know with babies. Now I use your Earth Child soap daily, it has made such an amazing difference in my skin!

  8. says:

    Love your products, and can’t wait to try these! They look lovely, and I’m sure they smell heavenly, like everything else you make. 🙂 Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

  9. A. P. says:

    You all are wonderful. I loved the pictures in the post. It’s starting to feel a lot more like “Yule” in Wisconsin, isn’t it? 🙂 The snow actually is staying on the ground now!

  10. Elissa says:

    Shared, of course. We need more people returning to small, local, natural, CLEAN products for our families. Thank YOU for creating such great products!

  11. Kate says:

    Brown paper packages filled with LuSa goodies are definitely one of my favorite things! And I always like supporting small businesses (especially one with such a fantastic family behind it). Thanks for doing what you do!

  12. Angela says:

    We love LuSa so very much! And we love to read your words here, thank you for making such beautiful, safe, nourishing products for our family!

  13. liz says:

    I first found LuSa soaps at the People’s Food co-Op in La Crosse years ago, before my first daughter was born. I’m two kids, two moves, and many other life changes later, and I’m still here reading, pretty much every day, and buying LuSa still, for myself and for friends.

    And one time, at a Goodwill store, I turned a corner and saw a little face that I’ve seen and followed for years, and I happened to meet Rachel and Lupine. And it kind of felt like meeting a rockstar. True story.

  14. Erika says:

    That was wonderfully written!
    I would love to have the chance of trying theese new items, the “Peace on Earth” would be a lovely diffuser this year, and then added to the christmasornaments for coming years ( Am I crazy? Yup ).
    I bought the holiday lipbalm and holiday soap last christmas, I do believe that was my first purchase from you, and now I am proud to be a returning customer. I no longer buy soap here and your lipbalms are the best ever! THE. BEST. My lips hate me if I even dare to put something else on them!

    Oh, and if you´re interested, I found your blog and after a while I had to try your products 🙂

  15. Jess says:

    Just shared with my husband via text message and will share with my best friend face-to-face when she comes over later this morning. Thanks for the chance!

  16. tamika anderson says:

    I would love to win this! Lusa is on my holiday wish list this year again, hopefully family listens!! Thank you for the opportunity. (I totally have been brushing my teeth with your soap for over a month now…you were right lol, it works great!)

  17. Heather Korger says:

    I found your business through a local La Crosse shop. You seem like real genuine, good people, and I’m glad to support your experiment 🙂 I shared your post on facebook and I hope it encourages more people to shop local this holiday season!

  18. Jennie D says:

    I am so excited to try the new gifts! I bought your holiday collection for my friends, family and teachers last year and they were a huge hit. I want to somehow work out my budget to include some for me this year. 😉

  19. Marie says:

    Oh Yes, please! Michael, Wren and I all love your products. Wren especially loves your “naughty” soap and sleepy oil! So we’d love a chance to win this lovely giftie! Thanks

  20. Kate says:

    Oh, your new line looks amazing! I need to get an order in for some more shampoo bars. your’s is my new favorite!

  21. Nicole says:

    Beautiful products and I’m happy every time I use one. I’m so glad that your company exists and that I know I can use all your products with the knowledge that they are thoroughly researched, carefully produced, and safe for even the littlest members of my family.

  22. Kristin thomas says:

    What a great line of stuff! I would love to have this to gift to someone in need this Holiday season.

  23. Knitting Mole says:

    Here’s my comment that I love your stuff and am happy to support your family by buying LOTS of soap and goodies 🙂

    I’ll be heading over there now, cause I wanna get the “flavor” of soap you recommended for teeth brushing! (We’ve been using one of the other scents for the last couple weeks and its working great!! But I have no clue what scent it is because I had bought a mixed bag of “ugly” soap from Lusa!)

  24. Knitting Mole says:

    Entry #2! – Posted on our Instagram: AtomicVault
    Hope I can get some of our IG vintage fans to check you out!! 🙂

  25. Stephanie m. says:

    It is such a joy to see your whole family involved in the business you have built. Our family loves your products and I very much enjoy visiting with your family through your writing. A holiday line is a beautiful idea. Thank you for the giveaway!

  26. Michelle says:

    You know what I like very much about your company? I really like the way you guys box up the purchases with the brown paper and ribbon. I like the little magnetic words and the bookmark you include. You really do go above and beyond, not only with your excellent products but with your customer service as well. I should know. I have made a whole lot of purchases both for myself and my grown up girls and my tiny new granddaughters as well. Keep it up Rachel and Pete. I will support your business as long as you run it. 🙂

  27. Emily says:

    My holiday gift to myself last year was to order a big batch of soaps for the family and I’ll be doing the same this year. Thanks for providing a product that safe and natural, can’t wait to try some new soaps this year!

  28. sarah says:

    It’s so wonderful to read your success story. Please don’t enter me in the giveaway, I live on the other side of the world, I just wanted to applaud you and thank you for the inspiration.

  29. Anne says:

    The new items look great! I bought and gifted last years soaps and lip balms, too. I found the products first at the Mpls Craftorama in 2008 and the blog shortly after. Love the products and your blog! Thank you!!

  30. Laura says:

    Thank you for inspiring me in more ways than you will ever know. I know it isn’t easy to let strangers in via your blog every day, and open yourself up to critiquing, Thank you for being brave.

    Congratulations on your new line! From someone who lives in a big city and would never dare to make soap.

  31. Tori S. says:

    BAH! I am so excited to see a holiday line! I use your lotion bars religiously and can not live without them. So much so that I’ve shared them with all my friends and family as gifts. I thank you for the entry into this cool giveaway! xo

  32. Natalie says:

    Love all your beautiful posts on this blog, and of course your generosity like this giveaway. Wishing you and your family all the best.

  33. Christine says:

    Ok – shared with old fashioned social media – everyone that has come to our house has had to smell your products, and I have raved about your products at our latest homeschool group.

  34. Lauren Wolff says:

    Congratulations on the new line! It looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win! I will share on FB too. 🙂

  35. Holly Dean says:

    i love love love this! thanks for the chance. i am totally coming to LuSa for christmas/yule this year.

  36. Casey Umhoefer says:

    You’re pretty awesome, know that? Seriously, though, I’m so amazed at your fabulous business and your commitment to family, environment, and good stuff, period. <3

  37. Laura says:

    I am very happy I found your blog and can’t wait to try your products. Love to see so much commitment to making it just and keeping it simple.
    Thank you!

  38. Heather S says:

    Congratulations on the new holiday products! I love your products so much, and it’s even more special that there are great people like you behind them! I became a fan of LuSa with the Mama products (Belly Balm SAVED ME FROM STRETCH MARKS!). To have some new fun holiday products is exciting! I’ve already got two people in mind for gifts, and I’m hoping someone remembers me too! (Otherwise, I might just be getting myself a thing or two and calling it a stocking stuffer 😉

    Keep up the amazing work!

  39. Meg says:

    Congratulations on the new line! My baby sister is about to become a first time mama. I think its time to turn her into Lusa! Thanks Rachel. For everything.

  40. Kendra Mitchell says:

    I can’t remember where I first stumbled across your site, but my first soap had me hooked! I use nothing else. My husband just lost his job and so Christmas is going to be slimmer than hoped – I was looking forward to some extra Lusa yumminess, but I will just cross my fingers and maybe I will win some 🙂

  41. Heidi says:

    Every new mama should receive your booty balm. Our family (3 daughters&9 grandchildren) swear by it. We use it on everything needing healing. Love your soap also. Thanks for the integrity & wisdom you all put into your products. Your Yule line will be a hit also I’m sure. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  42. S. Poirot says:

    I’ve loved LuSa since first finding the blog and then the products over a year ago. I love everything about LuSa… Wish we were in the same state!!!

  43. Sherri says:

    I would love to try your new holiday line (the packaging is really cute, too!). Thank you for the opportunity!

  44. Allison L. says:

    I was first introduced to LuSa nearly five years ago when I was gifted a set of goodies. I’d love to pay it forward and gift this new line to a lucky friend. Thank you for your honesty, inspiration and truly making each day better with your soap.

  45. Mary says:

    Loved the blog, I’m experimenting with soap for toothpaste. Would love to try some product. I make most of my own body care stuff (today:calendula soap and Shea butter lotion bars) and it’d be great to have something to compare with and aspire to! Where’d you source those great tubes?

  46. Bethany Fine says:

    I don’t know what I’d do without Da Balm and Booty Balm! Your stuff is great and we’ve been using it for years!

  47. Kelly says:

    Oh I would love a chance to win, but either way I’ll be ordering a holiday set! My question: what does frakincense and myrrh smell like exactly- earthy, more manly?

  48. slvenn says:

    I love your blog and photos. I’ve never tried your soaps though. Sounds like good stocking stuffer ideas!

  49. Kerri says:

    Found your blog about a year ago. You even inspired me to tackle my little one’s tooth decay in a more holistic way 🙂 Would love to try your product.

  50. Jeanette says:

    Tickled that you are offering Frankincense and Myrrh as a scent for the holidays! Can’t wait to try it out.

  51. Terri says:

    We just ordered for the first time and got items for our older daughter’s birthday…can’t wait to give them to her!

  52. Jill says:

    I have been reading your blog and perusing your products for a couple of years. I finally ordered (and have been using and love) your soap. The holidays are the perfect time to explore more!

  53. cathy Johnson says:

    All a-tingle with excitement as I look forward to these new holiday items. I’ve been giving them to my sister for her combination Christmas/birthday for the last few years as well, and she looks forward to them all year. I think I’m actually more excited for her than for myself, and that’s pretty excited! Going to place my order now.

  54. Caitie says:

    I’ve been reading Clean for quite some time now, but I’ve not tried anything from LuSa yet. Congrats on the new line! Clementine & Clove sounds especially delicious 🙂

  55. Kim says:

    I found the company after discovering the blog and love them both. Thanks for the inspiration and the safe products for my family.

  56. Maggie S says:

    And I have shared this with a coworker, we are hoping the new scents/products will be at the La Crosse coop so we can sniff before buying! 🙂

  57. Maria says:

    Congrats! It all looks beautiful and I can’t wait to try your products…always enjoy your post! Thanks and best wishes on your business!! Definitely pinning this!!!

  58. Becky says:

    Rachel…you are so, so lovely!
    Thank you for offering this amazing giveaway & for all that you offer us every day-from your products to the peak into ‘real’ life – you are the most beautiful inspiration!
    Soo deeply grateful & I have to say this line looks Ahhh-Mazing ~ frankincense eo is an all-time fave over here! 😉

  59. Jaclyn says:

    I just found your blog a couple days ago through google while trying to find how to finish wool tops to match my wool bottoms I made for my daughter out of old sweaters. And I must say I am head over heels in love with your blog! I have only been able to read a couple posts but they are just wonderful and we will be simplifying christmas starting this year, which ties in perfectly with how we have been simplifying our lives already. I really hope to win and will be checking out your store and ordering something to try. 😀

  60. Christina says:

    I can’t wait to try the new products! It sounds like just what winter skin will be needing! Thank you!

  61. Catarina says:

    As a new mother who lives in a small town and aspires to raise our family on land, I’ve recently stumbled upon your blog. I’ve been soaking it up. Your words are so gentle and supportive. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and for being an example of change. Much love to your and your family as we head into the holiday season.

  62. candy says:

    Just placed an order. We run family business too. Being small doesn’t mean we can’t achieve something bigger than life. I truly support local business with a heart like you.

  63. susan says:

    I just took my last lotion bar out of the storage cupboard this morning… so I will be placing a new order soon! But in the meantime, I will hope to win this wonderful giveaway. And if not, then it will be sooo convenient that I need to get new lotion bars at this time of year, and a few extra goodies may find their way into my cart…

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