Sometimes as parents we forget to take care of ourselves.
With all that caring-for-others going on, it's easy to let our own nurturing slide.
When Sage was a newborn I actually would forget to eat. For days on end. That's a little disturbing to think about.
New mamas, I don't recommend this.
I ended up exhausted, depleted, and with more anxiety than I could sort though.
It took me months (years?) to figure out how to care for others while still caring for myself. I'm still not perfect at it and have to mindfully practice self-care so I don't lose myself in my job as mama.
So I'm here at Clean in part to cheer you on as you care for others, but also to give you a nudge to care for yourself.
A walk, a bath, a secret hidden chocolate bar in the laundry room.
Something just for you.
And no, it needn't be elaborate. Because a walk with a baby tied on your back can still qualify as self-care. Or a special cup of tea in the grass while your children gather pine cones. Simple. Reasonable. Real.
That's how we did it over here anyway.
In that spirit I'm hosting my own LüSa Organics giveaway today, to encourage a little self-love and self-care.
Because yes, our baby care line is easily our bestseller, but our body care (read: self-care) line deserves a little love and attention, too.
One lucky winner will bring home:
- a 5 oz organic Sugar Scrub of your choice
- a crazy effective and gentle LüSa Deodorant (Yes! Deodorant!)
- and your choice of your favorite roll-on essential oil blend or lotion bar. (Including new unscented.)
Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway! Feel free to snag a second entry by sharing this post on social media of any sort or via email to a friend. Leave a second comment to let me know you did so.
Comments are now closed. Congratulations to Sasha M. who said,
"I am admittedly terrible at self care since my littlest arrived. Someday I'll be better. :)"
And while I'm at it, how 'bout two special discounts for you sweet people? Then everybody wins.
Today's discounts are:
1. A free gift with any order of any size.
No matter what you buy we'll think of something fun to add, just for you. Of course the more you buy the bigger your gift, so knock yourself out.
To redeem just type "Self-care" in the comments field of any order placed before Monday, May 18.
2. Free US shipping on any order over $50.
Use coupon code "FREE50" during checkout. (Coupon expires May 25, retail customers only, please.)
And yes, you can double-up and use both coupons at once!
Have at it, and many thanks (as always) for supporting LüSa Organics. It makes my world go 'round. Because we're not a big company, we're a small family business.
And we notice and deeply appreciate each and every order you place. Without exception.
And just for fun, here is the LüSa Organics family –
Back row: Karen, operations and shipping manager; Steven, production; Brandy, labeling; and Rachel (that's me!) and Pete (my main squeeze), owners/marketing/product development/dreaming/bookkeeping.
Front row: Jaia and Raina (from our local Waldorf high school, Raina is Karen's daughter), labeling and occasional singing; and Sage and Lupine, the Lu and Sa of LuSa and the inspiration behind our company.
(Not pictured: Angie, soap-cutting and labeling; and Jordan, shipping)
170 thoughts on “Self-care and a LuSa Organics giveaway (plus free shipping & gifts!)”
You always say the right things. I so admire your viewpoint!
This is so important! There are SO MANY resources to get a mama through pregnancy, labor, and delivery and preparing for baby, but hardly any that truly prepare the mama for postpartum. Mamas need to be prepared for how crazy hard it can be, even if there are no issues with breastfeeding, depression, etc. Things that used to occur without thought – showering, drinking water, eating, sleeping – become daily goals that are incredibly challenging to reach. What a sweet treat for a mama to have some extra-special, totally safe, gorgeously-scented products to make the day a little brighter!
What a lovely giveaway! 🙂
Would love to win!
i love Lusa! Thanks for the reminder. Your products are a great reminder for keeping up with self care! I’m always spreading your love
Awesome giveaway 🙂 would love to win!
I shared 🙂
Shared on facebook!
Thank you for reminding all of us that we have to put on our oxygen masks before helping the person next to us! 🙂 And for sweetening the pot with a giveaway.
What a great giveaway!,
Would it be wrong to admit I could desperately use some self-care right now? Thanks for the chance!
Shared on FB (and crossing my aching fingers)! <3
I’m pregnant with (yipee!) our THIRD. And between the gardening, the animals, the children, the…well everything! It’s easy to forget about “self care…” so I would love to win : ) Thanks!
Would love to win… your products look wonderful! Love your blog too 🙂
Fun! I needed this today… Also needed to slow down and focus on me. This AM I gave up coffee, deleted Facebook from my phone, and I’m going to take the extra time to focus on how I can be a better me so I can be a better mom and wife and friend.
so excited to try out your deodorant!!
I love Lusa, definitely neglect the self-care!
Shared on FB!
I would’ve shared even if it would’ve meant another entry! 😉
Super fun giveaway! I’d love to try your deodorant!
I am suffering today. Forgot to eat yesterday and have been sad, crying, questioning my mothering today (21 day old and 3.5 y.o.) will make it a point to practice self care more regularly. Thanks for the reminder!
Thanks for the reminder!
Love your stuff and your blog. Thanks for being wonderful.
Shared on Facebook.
I think it’s great that you highlight these things. Self care is so very important (I’m really bad at it, despite agreeing with you about this).
Thank you for this lovely giveaway! Shared on Facebook.
Sending love your way, mama. Be gentle with yourself. x
It’s taken me over 5 years (and 2 kids) to realize the importance of caring for myself. It’s so easy to lose sight of that.
I have a few of your roll ons and would love to try your deodorant.
I shared your giveaway on Twitter – – https://twitter.com/Cath_Marissa/status/599228130834821120
I always love seeing pics of your kiddos helping out!
Shared on Twitter as @osweetearth!
Yay! I would love to win some Grounding! I’m almost out of sugar scrub!
How lovely of you! I completely agree with this. Too often we forget that the mama needs JUST as much love, compassion, care, and nurturing as the child does <3
Thank you for the great, safe products and for the giveaway!!
Ohhh…Rachel, I wish I could tell you how many times you’ve had just the words I needed to hear, at the most perfect time. Serious synchronicity.
Thank you for the reminder & for this lovely, generous giveaway too!
You rock 🙂 Shine on sister+*+*+
yeah! another give-away! i never seem to lose hope! 🙂 thank you!
(the free shipping includes alaska, yes?)
How nice. I’d love to try all of those items, thank you for the opportunity!
Shared on Facebook!
Self care. We all need a little reminder don’t we? Thanks for this….
What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you and good luck to all!
Shared on facebook!
I love your products so much!
Would love to win, thanks for the giveaway! We are Wisconsin natives so love your company location!
Shared on Facebook too.
Sometimes I don’t know how to say ‘yes’ to my own needs. I would be interested to hear how you manage those times when your own self care is critical and yet there doesn’t seem to be any room for it. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for always sharing your heart.
Important reminders! Thanks for the chance to win!
This new Mom thing is so hard! Two months in and everyday I am learning the “balance” of our crazy but wonderful life. Haven’t even had the time to think about self care…what a concept. Self care was the topic of our mom and baby group yesterday….now reading this….I think someone is trying to tell me something! Thanks for the reminder.
Love your products and your blog,
Shared on Facebook.
I shared on Facebook. 🙂
An important reminder. How are we supposed to care for others if we aren’t properly cared for ourselves?
Oh I want to enter! A deoderant sounds awesome!! Would so love to try it out in the heat we´re having here!
I have shared on my facebookpage, Erika Drewke.
How did you know about my laundry room chocolate? 🙂
I love your soap and need to try a lotion bar! Thanks for the generous giveaway!
Oh please, please, please! I love your baby products and am in definite need of some self-care with 7-month-old twins!
Would love to relax with some self care products for LuSa!! Great company with a love of helping others!
It is SO easy to forget to take care our ourselves as mamas!! I have a huge tub that is staring at me…begging me to crawl in!! Love the giveaways!
#2 I shared 😀
Thank you for putting this offer out to all of us Rachel! Also, thanks for always putting things in perspective. Always love to read your posts every day.
I’m always looking to try new natural deodorants. Thank you!
What a great giveaway! I never manage to do self care, some days I even forgot to brush my teeth 😉
Id love to try your products!
Sharing on fb! Thank you for the chance to win
Thank you for the inspirations daily. I look forward to your blog.
Well said! I find I have to schedule time in for self care, and still manage to forget it! Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway. 🙂
Emailed to my sisters!
daughters love your products!!! I am looking forward to trying some 🙂
I love Lusa. Thanks for making great products.
I love your products and your blog!
We’ve so enjoyed lusa products for my little one!
You are soo right! Ever since I gave birth to my baby boy…now a bit over 8 months I feel I haven’t had any time for myself! Shower time is my only precious moment to have time to unwind and relax! Though I have gained some beautiful and invaluable family time 🙂 still, I need and make a note to myself that I will make the effort to take care of myself a little more, even if it is just a few minutes a day! We owe it to ourselves even if being a mamma inherently means that you care more for others than yourself!) if only to be in better disposition to do so! 😉 thanks for yet another inspiring post! Your words are a source of comfort, lately I have been rereading the ones you linked to on mother’s day for perspective and inspiration!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Shared on twitter 🙂
Yes, it is so easy to let self care go. Thanks for the reminder and the giveaway!
We love LuSa soaps!
Thanks for this friendly reminder, Rachel! I’m gearing up to move out of my parents’ house into my first apartment and sometimes I simply forget to shower/brush my teeth/breathe with all the packing. Thank you for this giveaway!
This stuff looks great.
Ooh! I’m always on the lookout for a natural deodorant that is effective!
Just climbed into bed early at 8:30 to read; leaving dishes, laundry, scattered toys. Those things can wait…
I am just relearning about self-care as my daughter is turning ten and starting to need to take more care of herself. And upon reflecting I am not the greatest role model. I almost feel like I did better as a mother of a newborn 🙂
Thanks for the chance of winning a free gift! Money’s tight right now and I’ve been dying to try your products! Lynn ☺️
Would love to try the body scrub
i am so fried from work, 4 year old, and newborn that scheduling some self-care time sounds stressful!
shared on facebook 🙂
Well, I’m going to enter this because I know my mom could use a little reminder to help her prioritize self care in a challenging time. What lovely products with stunning labels. Thanks for the gift of body care products and a reminder to take care of ourselves!
Lovely! Moms need love, they have the most important and overlooked job in the world!!
I would love to try your products and win!!
Self car definitely falls to the bottom of the list with a 3 year old and 10 month old but I’m working on it! I finally started exercising again and that feels great! Thank you for this giveaway!
Shared on Facebook 🙂
What a lovely post and a lovely offer! I could not live without Da Balm. It has been a lifesaver for our family many, many times. Thank you!
Shared with a number of like-minded friends via email.
Thank you for the opportunity!
LOVE your products and I tell EVERYONE who will listen about the awesomeness that is LuSa!
Posted on FB!
Oh wow, I would love to win, and try somw of your amazing organic products!! 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!
Would love that giveaway!
With my husband out of town this last week, I definitely need a little me time!
I also shared this on FaceBook
Such an important message! Self-care is vital, especially for newly postpartum moms!
I shared on Facebook too!
Can I come to Verona and hug you? Because you are totally my spirit animal…
Oops…I meant Viroqua. And I shared this on facebook too!
More self care needed around here too!
I would love to win as well! Busy mama…full-time teacher & in graduate school too. Phew. I never thought it would be so hard to care for myself! But I am trying! 🙂
Awesome giveaway! Would love to win! 🙂
I am still working toward that self/others balance. Thanks for all that you do!
Shared on FB too! Thanks!
I have six babies and I always forget to take care of myself beyond the basic upkeep. Like really nurture my soul, by giving myself time to empty my mind or eat that hidden chocolate bar without giving most of it away, or just being present in any given moment, silent and thoughtful instead of just waiting for the next to come and wondering what will come with it, a baby to nurse? A hand to hold? Making dinner? Checking school work?
I so appreciate your post about self-care. Just sitting in the grass while my children play nearby sounds like a dream!
I also shared on FB
Absolutely love the baby products. Would love to check out the body care products.
Also, I shared on facebook
I love everything you all make! Addicted!!
Emailed to a friend! Thanks!
Self care is always essential! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
Shared on Facebook
Going through a divorce, being a newly single mom to an autistic child, working almost full time AND starting school in the fall means there is literally no time for self care, I would love to win this (besides having been a Lusa. Fan for years) this is a wonderful thing you’re doing, so thank you.
I wish I had time to make my own products, but since that seems to not be the case, I am glad for the beautiful stuff you offer!
Sent this to my naturally-minded mom friends. =)
It is important! And I am so bad at it. Especially lately with my father passing away suddenly, my husband losing his job of 13 years, moving in with my mother on her farm with four horses, chickens, and two small children, and trying to figure out how to ease my kids through this transition plus figure out where we are going. I barely shower anymore! I find your blog and family an inspiration though! Thanks for being a voice of reason in a hard time for me!
You all are wonderful! Thanks so much.
What a great collection of goods. thanks from my family to yours.
Your words are wonderful, thank you for them. and for this giveaway, very generous.
Thanks Rachel! You’re so sweet!
This would be awesome!
Love your blog. Would love a chance to win this wonderful giveaway! Thank you.
I would love to try all of the products, but especially the deodorant!
Sooooo wanting to try your products. Asked for some for Christmas but did not get them.
You are one of my two favorite bloggers. Keep speaking truth into our lives. We need to hear it.
I absolutely love your products! One of the reasons I buy them is to care for myself. My late husband always encouraged me to take time to care for myself. Your amazing products help give me that opportunity. Thank you for all that you do! 🙂
I shared this on Facebook! 🙂
What a wonderful post! I always laugh when people tell me to take some time to relax by spending time away from the baby. Some of my favorite “self care” moments are spent with her.
PS, shared on Pinterest!!
This is so true and something that I have been neglecting. I find it’s a lot easier to take care of others and not me! Most days I am too tired being a mom of 5 with 19 month twins and studying to be a midwife!
You are lovely and generous 🙂
I’m that mama, too. Love makes me forget mayself…
Thanks for the chance and thanks for those words!
Thanks for holding the great giveaway! Fingers crossed. 🙂
Would love to take care of me!!
Great giveaway! we should all take the time to take care of our selves.
Always such good advice only made better by adding on a Lusa giveaway. Would love to win this giveaway, thanks for offering it.
I would love to try your products too!
I just placed my first order today, can’t wait to try some of your products!
I tried a booty balm sample the other day and I’m impressed! It’s now on my list 🙂
shared link on Facebook
Sweet self care for mama!! Thank you
Such a great giveaway, thanks for thinking of us mamas & daddys (can’t forget them!)
Mmmm….what a fantastic prize!
I am admittedly terrible at self care since my littlest arrived. Someday I’ll be better. 🙂
Your words are so uplifting and full of kindness! And your products look just amazing! What a great giveaway!
Would love to win, I’ve loved all your products that I’ve tried!
Such a lovely blog, family and business. Shared you on G+, pinned you too. May it in turn bring you the best of rewards! Blessings.
Got you covered here lovely. May you be reminded of your gifts always.
Thank you, as always, for what you share here on this site. much love!
Love this, and love your blog too!
Shared on FB too!
Love your products AND your blog
thank you so very much
Oh boy could I use this tight now at the end of our school year! Thanks for the offers!
Yes, a message that often gets lost. Reminders are welcome.
I’m SO EXCITED to try some of the relaxing scrub and lotion bars and EVERYTHING!!! <3
So, I was just lying in the bathtub last night, using a sugar scrub on my hands and feet, thinking about how awesome LuSa is. Seriously, my children bought me LuSa soap for Christmas, and just having the bar of soap on the side of the bath is a treat when I’m relaxing. The smell is so wonderful. Thank you for following your dreams so we can have wonderful products.
I did, in fact, share of Facebook long before I got around to reading the post because I want all my friends to have LuSa.
your messages always come at such the right time. It is so easy to forget about me time after all the running around after children, husbands, pets ects.
So cool! I adore LuSa. So nice of you to hold a giveaway!
You are such a rock star Rachel! I look forward to reading your posts, so grounding and helpful in my life to reflect on what’s really important. And this giveaway/reminder for self care is so timely, something I have been working very hard on the past two months! Would love to pamper myself too, won’t lie. LOL 🙂
Shared on FB too……Much love!
Nice giveaway. I appreciate made with love, simple, and close to nature products. I appreciate all you share.
I would love some new self-care tools!
Pick MEEEEEEE! 🙂 I Love LuSa!
Love your products, and would love to win more! Wonderful message!
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