Introducing: Sweet Sheep Lotion Bars

We are proud and excited to introduce our new Sweet Sheep Lotion Bar–a design that’s been a year in the making.

We love knitters (and crocheters, spinners, weavers and dyers!), and we wanted to make a lotion bar just for them. We knew that sheep–sweet ones–would delight us in making them, and would warm any wool-lovers’ heart. And we knew that our crafter and artist customers would appreciate the artisan quality of our design–as with the rest of our lotion bars, it needed to be a piece of art–for your skin.

This was not our first design.  We went all the way through the process to a clay sculpture of another sheep–only to realize, in our heart-of-hearts, it wasn’t quite right.  Didn’t quite tug on us.  We weren’t in love with it.  We researched many images of sheep–there are so many gorgeous ones!–but landed on this one as having the right composition to read on a small, palm-sized sculpture, and of course one with the right sentiment: sweetness.  We added our signature sun rays–a nod to our New Mexico culture and the Virgin of Guadalupe who is ubiquitous here.  And, we started working with a new sculptor. His detail and modeling just blew us away. We hope you fall in love with our Sweet Sheep as much as we have!

Now for a limited time, purchase our Sweet Sweet Lotion Bar and get our limited edition hand printed canvas bag with your lotion bar.

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Miel Y Leche: My Santa Fe Goat Co-Op

Photos by Simon Lee-Plunket

Santa Fe is an amazing place. I live right in town—and within three miles of TWO goat coops! I was part of one, and now I’ve switched to the other!  It’s an amazing coincidence that my new coop is called “Miel Y Leche” (Honey & Milk).

Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico

Here is a pictorial tour of my new coop. The girls are quite a mix—the ones that look like they have no ears (this takes some getting used to) are called LaManchas. Then there are two brown goats that have Alpine heritage; and then the two youngest girls, one with airplane ears, and one with tiny-stunted ears—they are a blend of LaMancha and Nubians.

Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico My favorite breed is Nubians, with their floppy ears and strong personalities, but I am delighting in getting to know these new girls. Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico

They are great milkers, and I get to share the responsibilities with 12 other coop members.  And we still get enough milk for our household and for your soap!

Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico

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Limited Edition Heart Lotion Bar + Giveaway

We are thrilled and proud to introduce our first limited edition Valentine’s Lotion Bar. This unique design created for us by local sculptor Stephanie Huerta, is uniquely inspired by New Mexican folk art tin heart milagros.   An elegant and unique gift for all your valentines, it’ll last longer than a box of chocolates and help soothe skin that gets so dry during the winter.  And for your sweetie, a massage with one of our lotion bars is a romantic treat!

Order a single Citrus-Rose or Lavender Bar, or our romantic Valentine’s Lotion Gift Bag with Anywhere Balm.

IMG_5634Valentine’s Lotion Gift Bag: already packaged and ready to give.

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We’re hosting giveaways on Facebook, Instagram, and in the Love+Leche Ravelry group.

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Love-of-the-Month-Club

We’re excited to announce our first ever club! You’ve probably seen other clubs before – for chocolate, wine, books, craft kits, and more. With the Love+Leche Love-of-the-Month Club you’ll get our best selling skin care products delivered right to your door each month! Today we’re giving you all the info for our new club, but don’t wait to order a subscription to the club–sign ups close Dec 31st! 

So, how does it work, you ask? 

  • Each month you’ll get a curated package of our best selling products, including special holiday and limited edition items!
  • Every shipment is packaged and delivered on the 15th of the month.
  • You can save up to 25%.
  • Available in 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions we have the perfect gift for your budget, and you can relax knowing you’ve given a gift that the recipient can enjoy for months to come!

What’s in each shipment? 

Well we wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise, but here’s an example of what you would get in the first shipment: 1 bar of Goat Milk Soap, and a sampler kit of 5 mini lotion bars including one in each of our scents.

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Who should I give this to? 

The short answer: Anyone on your gift list that loves hand crafted quality soaps and lotion bars. But, here are some more ideas:

  • Your family – your mom, sister, daughter, wife, you get the idea!
  • Your loved ones who live far away – each month they’ll get a reminder that you’re thinking of them, even if you can’t spend as much time together as you’d like.
  • Professional contacts like clients and contractors.
  • Teachers.
  • New moms and soon to be moms – they often have dry skin from all the hormones of pregnancy and could use a monthly reminder to take some time for themselves.
  • Yourself! Don’t forget to treat yourself to some nurturing in the new year, each month when you get a new package you’ll be thanking your past self!

3 reasons to gift a subscription to the Love-of-the-Month-Club today! 

  1. This is the gift that keeps on giving, with shipments coming each month you’ll get a fun surprise long after the holidays have ended.
  2. You’ll get a discount on a high quality product that’s good for you and supports small businesses and local artisans.
  3. Time is limited – don’t miss the chance to sign up!

New Scents!

We’re excited to announce two new scents to the Love+Leche line of lotion bars!

Citrus-Rose a sweet floral custom blend featuring orange and rose-geranium essential oils
Cedarwood a new custom blend of nine essential oils featuring cedar, sage and rosemary

We’re also excited to announce that both of these new scents are available as Anywhere Balm!

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FLASH SALE May 8th! Help Us Send Love to Children in Nepal


ONE DAY ONLY! Friday, May 8:  Flash Sale to raise funds for Nepalese Children: $8 Lotion Bars with the coupon code: NEPAL

50% of all sales will go to the Home for Rescue of Afflicted Children in Katmandu, Nepal

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Dear Friends,

My friend and fellow qigong teacher Brian Schock recently sent out an email asking folks to help support an orphanage affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.  He himself volunteered in this orphanage in 2011 and said their home is damaged and the children need food and water.

As you may know, after ten years as Milk+Honey, we recently changed our name Love+Leche, and are in the process of seeking a trademark for our beautiful new moniker.  As part of this process, I discovered that our name has another, more hidden meaning.  Phonetically in Spanish, “LECHE” sounds the same as “Le Eche”, which means “to put.”  My trademark lawyer pointed out that “Love+Leche” can also mean “to put love in”.  And so we do.  We put love into all of our products, and into running our business.  And now, I’d like your help to send some of that love to these children in Nepal.

Take advantage of this sale, buy gifts, give one of our products a try for the first time.

50% of all sales will go to the Home for Rescue of Afflicted Children in Katmandu, Nepal

Join our Facebook Page to find out how much we raised after the sale.

Thank you.

 

Photo Contest: Celebrating Motherhood

We’re excited to announce our first ever photo contest, in celebration of Mother’s Day! The photos are above of Daven with her own mother, a little vintage photo inspiration for this contest.

What to Enter
Send us a photo of you and your baby, or you and your mom when you were a baby, whether the photos are new or old we’re looking for photos of moms and babies!

How to Enter (submit any way you’d like)
Post your photo on Instagram and tag @loveandleche and use #loveandlechemoms
Post a photo on the Love+Leche Facebook wall.

Prizes
We’ll choose our favorite photos to feature on our social media sites in May leading up to Mother’s Day. Each person who is featured will receive a Love+Leche lotion bar in the scent of their choice.

Details
By submitting your photo you agree that Milk+Honey can repost your photo and share it on all of their social media sites. Photos will be credited to the person who submitted them. There’s no set number of winners and prizes that will be awarded, it will be dependent upon the quantity and quality of the submissions received. There’s no limit to the number of photos you can enter for the contest, but each photo will count as one entry even if it’s been posted in multiple places. Submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2015.

 

Valentine’s Day with Milk+Honey

We’ve released a very special lotion bar for the month of February in honor of Valentine’s Day! Our limited edition heart shaped lotion bar is available in two scents: Lavender and our exclusive Lavender+Rose Geranium.

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These limited time lotion bars are also available in our gift bags! Valentine’s Gift bags come pre-wrapped ready for gifting and include an Anywhere Balm and your choice of the two scents of the heart shaped lotion bar.

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Huge Holiday Sale!

We’re having a huge holiday sale Nov 28-Dec 21, to help you get started with your holiday shopping from the comfort of your home. And if that isn’t enough, you’ll be rewarded with gifts for yourself, too!

Free Anywhere balm

Free Sula & Anywhere Balm

 

Spend $24, that’s two lotion bars, and get a free Anywhere Balm! Spend $60, and you’ll get a free Anywhere Balm and a Sula the Goat! No coupon code is necessary, just start shopping!