LuSa Organics Giveaway

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LuSa Organics: Made with love

It's not often that I mix blog and business, but today felt like the perfect day.

As most of you know, I write Clean simply for the joy of it. I love to come here and share with you. But since I don't offer blog sponsorship or affiliate links or ads, I'm paid only through your kind words and presence here.

My other passion, LüSa Organics, is how we make a living.

As some of you already know LüSa Organics is my small organic body care company.

And I mean small. LüSa at the moment consists of Pete and I and four other wonderful souls: Karen, Steven, Brandi, and Kim. Along with Lupine and Sage (our kids and the Lü and Sa of LüSa) the eight of us imagine, create, package, label, ship, and otherwise make the LüSa magic happen.

And I can't think of a more rewarding way to spend our days.

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

Unlike large body care manufacturers, our production space is more of an friendly herbal kitchen than a laboratory.

We infuse locally grown organic herbs in organic oils, mix up wholesome fragrant ingredients, then pour and label each tin by hand.

On sunny days Steven (our production specialist – the guy who makes the LüSa you love!) loves to pull his work cart up to the window and make product in the fleeting Wisconsin sunshine.

Our soaps are also made by hand combining organic oils with herbs, essential oils, and sodium hydroxide to create mild, fragrant soaps for the whole family. After curing for one month in our scent-tacular curing room, it's ready to ship off to your bathroom or kitchen sink.

We truly love what we do. I like to think that because everything we make is crafted by hand it's infused by the good energy of the good folks who create it.

Because of this LüSa products have some serious good juju.

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

And because we homeschool, our kids are frequently immersed in LüSa life. It's a wonderful environment for them to learn about small business, time management, and communication skills. (As well as earn a little pocket money doing odd jobs now and again.)

The children help assemble displays, invent new products, and bag scratch-and-dent soaps. Last year Sage invented a tool for LüSa to help us accurately drill the mason jar lids for our straw cups, he refinished our break room table, and recently learned how to use Photoshop and InDesign while helping me with product labels.

Lupine loves to mix up perfumes and other products to share with customers and help our staff with labeling tins and boxing orders. She also really loves sculpting with soap trims.

Sometimes the nearly grown children of our employees come to work, too, making the family feel of LüSa even more profound.

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

LuSa Organics giveaway

It's a simple formula: great people. Great recipes. Great ingredients. And the very best intentions.

With that combination I don't think we could ever go wrong.

At the end of the day if I had to describe LüSa in a few words it would be this: Good honest people making good honest products.

For you.

It might sound a little hokey, but it's really how I feel. In a day and age when much of what we buy is not as it appears, I'm honored to be on the other side of that story – very much real and honest with who we are and what we create.

I hope you enjoy our creations as much as we do.

LuSa Organics giveaway

Just for fun I'm putting together a LüSa wintertime care package for three lucky winners.

Each gift will contain a few of my favorite products (for wintertime or anytime).


Cheek & Chin Balm

Wisconsin EO diffuser

Small Da Balm

Uplifting Essential Oil blend

Mint Lip Balm Collection

Chest Rub

and a LüSa soap of your choice!

To enter just leave a comment below. And for an extra entry share this post via email or social media. Then leave a second comment to let me know.

Want more chances?

You can earn one more by signing up for our RSS feed and another for following us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook. (If you follow us on Facebook click on the "liked" icon then click "get notifications". It's the only way most of you will see what we share.)

All the links can be found at the top left of this page or just below.

Comments are now closed. Congratulations to our winners!

bhayamudra who said…

Would love a chance to try some of your winter products! <3 Ali

Allison who said…

"Thank you!"

Cathy Johnson said…

Wonderful products, wonderful company! Sharing this on my FB right now. Also placing an order, hoping that da balm will help my husband with what appears to be an outbreak of eczema on the back of one if his hands.

I'll close comments later this week and announce winners in this post.

But wait. There's more!

(Of course there is, silly.)

LuSa Organics giveaway

If you place an order with LüSa Organics before March 1, add a comment of "BLOG SURPRISE" to your order and we'll add something extra to your order, with our thanks.

Be sure to leave that comment on your order, not on this post. Karen (who ships your orders) has a generous heart, so I expect the more you order the more she'll add.

If your order more than $60 you can also take advantage of a rare free shipping offer with coupon code "60shipCLEAN" before March 1, 2015.

I know. I never do that. Get on it while you can!

LuSa Organics Giveaway

Oh, and one last thing.

I don't know how important each and every order is to a big corporation. But I do know how important it is to a small company like ours.

When you say yes to ordering from a small independent company you do great things. You feed us, you clothe us, you put a roof over our head. You help us buy seeds for the garden and hay for the sheep, violin lessons for Lupine and a chemistry book for Sage.

You make this life possible. Everyday.

Your choice to buy small makes all the difference for our family.

So thank you. Really, truly. Thank you.

It means so much.



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248 thoughts on “LuSa Organics Giveaway

  1. Kate says:

    I love all of your products and would love to win some more Lusa. almost out of my two tins of booty balm and the whole famiy uses the minty shampoo bar!

  2. Sandra Nelson says:

    i’ve been following you on FB for a while so not sure if this counts but i also shared the link to this on FB 🙂

  3. Heidi G says:

    I preach LuSa to everyone who I deem needs a special touch of healing goodness. As in, nearly everyone. 😉 Thank you for your loving work!

  4. Jillian Martin says:

    Your products look so lovely! I am especially interested in trying your soap for teeth brushing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I love your stuff. I’d like to make my own, but that’s not happening any time soon, and this is the equivalent!

  6. says:

    I just ordered some of your products the other day I can’t wait to get them so I can try them out on my little 🙂 also shared on fb! 💜

  7. Michelle says:

    I love LuSa products a d have been raving about them to everyone since my first shipment arrived. I’ve replaced my expensive face wash with LuSa soap and replaced our shaving cream with your shaving bar. With so many friends having babies this coming spring and summer , I will be doing all their gifts from LuSa too’nn thank you for being so awesome and making such an amazing line!

  8. Erika says:

    Yay! I want to enter! I love your products more than words can describe. They work- which takes away that stress of trying/buying more and more/getting rashes and what-nots from products that are supposed to heal rashes and whats-nots.
    They smell DIVINE!!! I am scared you have a highway to my brain reading what scents works for me! That sleepy potion has so far helped me with insomnia,nightmares,long cartrips,MRI´s,2 surgeries, lumbar puncture,anxietyattacks and being stuck at hospital for treatments. So that´s either sleepy potion or 4 types of drugs..easy choice, and nothing bad comes out of it. Unless you count running out of it as a bad thing… But then again, that´s when I can place more orders so you know.
    They makes me smile – The cute labels. The fact that my small purchase helps a wonderful company with wonderfuls people that I feel like I know, Not a big corporation. The magnets. The brown “Be you bravely” that I use as a bookmark. All of it.
    I am sharing on facebook, Erika Drewke, and I follow you on facebook too.

  9. Becky Marie says:

    Thank you so much for the products you make! I have loved every item we have tried so far! Simple, clean, amazing smelling, and in my home state!
    I love what you guys do!

  10. Libby Sutherland says:

    Your brand has made my pregnancy so much easier! I’m happy to promote on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram! More people need to know about this great family-owned&operated business!

  11. Alison says:

    I am LOVING my lavender scented soap… I decided to start using it on my face and it is extra gentle and calming 🙂 We also still use Booty Balm every day on our daughter… LOVE!!!!

  12. Sharon says:

    Thanks for making natural products, every person who gets back to basics is helping our world. I love this post, and will share this to help support small businesses.

  13. kitty says:

    Cheek and Chin Balm sounds like just the ticket for this crazy New England winter! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  14. LAC says:

    Hey Rachel – Thanks so much for doing a giveaway! I was introduced to your business through Ginny’s Small Things blog and sent in an order for Christmas. I was so pleased with your products and the great customer service. I grew up in a family business and though I had no interest in taking it over as an adult it was a wonderful way to grow up and I always try to support small business!

    I don’t have a facebook account but I did follow you on Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

  15. tamika anderson says:

    That is beautiful! I am not sure I am lucky enough to win twice so soon…but I have to try!! I also plan on buying your mama set for my pregnancy/birth…so excited for the herbs this time around!! We are very Fortunate to have met your family and I thank you every day for showing me a more peaceful parenting/schooling lifestyle. I am peaceful to tell others about your family and business!!

  16. Dana Brunner says:

    LOVE Lusa Organics! Would love try more of your products. Winning the giveaway would be a great way to do so! Your postpartum herbs helped me heal quickly after my son was born this past September!

  17. Melanie says:

    Love your little family and your sweet business! I’m not vocal here but you words are inspiration and your products are uplifting and soothing. Thanks for doing what you do! 🙂

  18. Cathy Johnson says:

    Wonderful products, wonderful company! Sharing this on my FB right now. Also placing an order, hoping that da balm will help my husband with what appears to be an outbreak of eczema on the back of one if his hands.

  19. Em says:

    You make such amazing products, it’s easy to stay committed to LuSa! We’re addicts over here, especially this time of year 🙂

  20. Kirstin says:

    Thanks for the chance! I love Sleepy Baby and Cranky Pants and would love to try a few more products. Hopefully this year when we pick up our bee order I can stop at LuSa to pick up an order.

  21. Kirstin says:

    I also follow you on Instragram. I loved the feeding the monkey photo. My son had a monkey that he took to a swim meet and it “swam”.

  22. Catherine in MI says:

    Beautiful post (as usual!). I’m off to check out the chin balm. My son has awful redness and peeling that we’ve been unable to heal, so my interest is piqued.

  23. Erica says:

    Thank you for being you and doing what you do and sharing it with all of us. You are a beautiful soul and your words resonate in me <3

  24. --anu says:

    I love to hear back stories like this!
    And I have been wondering, whether you make something that would work for tween skin. I find that I knew where to find mild products for a baby and adult skin and yet I am totally at loss with my 9-year-olds changing skin.

  25. Jennifer Krivanek says:

    Love your soaps, lip balm and da balm! Possible that I love your writing even more, always look forward to your words and the love you sow!

  26. Brooke says:

    Thank you for making such wonderful products. I love your great smelling baby wipe juice and it is so nice to find a your products, free of toxic ingredients!

  27. Jess says:

    You have such wonderful products – I love all the heart you put into your work. xoxo

    (just followed on Instagram, too!)

  28. Robyn says:

    Just love your products from baby to now..It grows with my family. Every new stage for our family there is something. Thank you!

  29. Krissy says:

    I would love to try these products! On a separate note, your preview function is still not working. You lose your post when you hit preview (I had written a really long comment previously on one of the teeth care posts and it was deleted when I hit preview).

  30. Christie says:

    Have loved your products for a while as a teacher, now awaiting our first born and already using your products personally. Can’t wat to try more on the little pod! And thank you for the blog, it always gives me a fresh outlook o the day ahead.

  31. Rachel Wolf says:

    Hi Anu! We’re been talking a great deal about putting out a line specifically for tweens, but to get you by for facial care for the tween to teen kids is oil cleansing with our Baby Bath and Massage Oil and Earth Child soap, developed for with tweens/teens in mind. Hope that helps!

  32. Tori Irving says:

    We are in love with booty balm! My son had some crazy diaper rash due to allergies. A friend gave us some booty balm and it was our saving grace. We are more than happy to support you and thanks for giving us not only an amazing product but being a company we feel good about supporting!!

  33. Elizabeth D. Wright says:

    We have used LuSa Organics on our son since he was born. We love the Booty Balm and use it now on an BooBoo balm.

  34. Elizabeth D. Wright says:

    Also without sounding overzeolous, we love you on Facebook and Pinterest. No seriously thanks for all you do and it is a pleasure to read your blog and see the way you conduct your life and business. Have a wonderful day.

  35. Stacy says:

    I love your soaps and stock up on them at Willy Street Coop when we get to Madison! My last bar is almost gone so I am thankful for these offers!

  36. krista says:

    ooooh! behind the scenes is sooo cool!!! i am so inspired by your writing, work, kids, life, courage, honesty and authenticity. i love reading everything that you write and it helps me on a day to day basis as i raise my 2 little boys. thanks so much for being open and honest and sharing mommy/woman thoughts. i am going to Lusa Organics this very minute- didn’t realize y’all had all these products! sooo cool. i do my best to make a homemade alternative to things my kids need- eczema cream, vapo rub, elderberry syrup-but i’m excited to try yours!!
    i had no idea you have an IG- following now!!

  37. Karen Braun says:

    Thanks for sharing all the photos. It’s so nice to see your process and know more about your business! Simply lovely!

  38. Ashley says:

    I did not realize that you were local and such a small rooted business! We have bits and pieces of your products for our three children scattered around 😉 Bought them from our local Once Upon a Child, so this is the first time actually visiting your site(s)! I am excited to now follow your Facebook pages and Pinterest boards!

  39. Ashley says:

    Following on Facebook and Pinterest. Also shared post on Facebook! 🙂 Thank you! So excited to have the opportunity to have more of your products in our house!!

  40. Heidi says:

    We love your products in our family! They have healed eczema and severe dry skin issues and brought relief to adults and newborns alike. Thank you for the honesty and integrity you bring to your company. Love the blog too!

  41. Michelle May says:

    Thank you for making such wonderful, versatile products for everyone! I love the work you (and your family!) do and the blog 🙂

    Shared on fb as well 🙂

  42. Karla says:

    I often feel like I have to make my OWN from-scratch products, but the next best thing is supporting small business owners who make their own wonderful products. All of the things you and your family make sound great – would love to try them!

  43. spiritmama says:

    Thanks for being so generous Rachel. What a great giveaway! When does it close? I’m hoping to try some Lusa soap.

  44. Danielle Drown says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I adore you’re products and they actually help me start my day with a smile and good vibes! I think your statement “Good honest people making good honest productS” rings true! We are life long fans!

  45. liz says:

    I love LuSa and the LuSa family so much. Seriously. I’ve been following you for more years than I can remember. I think it’s time for me to hit up Willy West for more supplies…

  46. Knitting Mole says:

    Of course I would love this! Who wouldn’t?? And as we are on our last bar of Lusa Soap, we will be placing an order soon! Just one question, I was lucky enough to get Lupine’s special blend essential oil a few months back, but am sadly almost out. Any suggestions of what would smell similar in your regular line?

  47. LauraB says:

    Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway! I haven’t been reading your blog long – I came on a friend’s recommendation as we are planning to unschool our kids and have loved reading your thoughts and seeing your beautiful pictures.

  48. Asha Evins says:

    I love how involved the children get to be, I bet it’s so much fun for them. I love supporting small businesses. I know it’s making a difference for a family just like mine.

  49. Kylie says:

    Rachel- I have recently been very interested in the specifics of small businesses as I’ve started thinking about starting my own. Your post is so interesting and encouraging.
    Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful products.

  50. Jodi Renwick says:

    I have FB friends who love your products. Being from WI myself I almost bought your state ornaments for Christmas gifts. I need to just place an order already!!!

  51. Tina A says:

    I don’t have a Facebook account, and I already follow you on Pinterest. I love your blog and would love a chance to win this lovely giveaway!! Thanks!!

  52. Calista Dosanjh says:

    I’m so excited for the opportunity to “win” other products to sample! We LOVE the baby wipe formula. It’s the only thing I put on my LO (although I am READY for toilet training, he is NOT). 🙂 I have also tried the citrus body scrub. I LOVE it- and I am VERY picky about body scrubs. You have amazing products- I am confident in saying!!

  53. Sarah Hayes says:

    I love this company and the family behind it. I haven’t tried many products so winning this would be great!

  54. Kendra Mitchell says:

    And I follow the blog and Lusa on Facebook. I don’t do twitter or any of the others, but would follow you there if I did 🙂

  55. Anna says:

    I would love to be entered. I have to be honest I have never ordered your products but I have been reading your blog for a few years. I think it all started with looking online for better teeth care for my 5 year old at the time who had 5 cavities. I found your toothpaste recipe amazing. We also started ourselves on the dental essential vitamins, cod liver oil and now that you have written the two entries about teeth hygiene and diet, I think you are my guardian angel. One day I was having such a horrible day thinking into what I may be doing wrong with my kids teeth. They don’t eat sticky chewy things. Little sugar and generally a wholesome homemade diet. I decided to check out your blog that day and lo and behold your second part about teeth diet was there! It was like an angel just sent me a message while I was having my horrible day. Well thank you for the encouragement and we are still trying to get our teeth better. Hoping all the diet and supplements will help heal our teeth.
    Anyway I digressed, I have just been thinking about how I love reading your blog on a regular basis. As many blogs as this world has, yours by far is the best! I truly mean that. Its so peaceful and loving and nurturing.
    Ok I digress again.
    After this post I will go check out your store and I think I will finally get some soap. 🙂

  56. Anna says:

    I already subscribe to the RSS feed, Instagram and also shared on Facebook. Now I am off to order some stuff from LuSa!

  57. Erynne Mitchell says:

    LuSa Organics has been my favorite and most recommended company since my (almost six-year-old!) son was a tiny babe in arms. Posts like this remind me why.

  58. Marie says:

    Around here, we can’t go to bed without getting “spiced up” with some of your relaxing oil. Wren is the curator of our soap supply and loves to choose the next bar we will use. My husband slathers on “da Balm” to keep his phlebotomist’s hands from cracking to bits with all the washing at the hospital, and we all brush our teeth with your soap. We love Lusa Organics and Wren often adds you all by name in our blessing before bed.

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