A couple of years ago, right around the time before I moved to Brittany and started this blog, I was living at home with my parents in Leucadia, our small little Southern California surf town. It was an awkward time as I was home for just 6 months in between having done my TEFL certification in France and the start of my teaching assistant position. Instead of putting the effort into getting another restaurant job I would just have to quit a few months later, I decided to try my hand at making and selling lotion. Thus, Leucadia Lotion was born. The result was an all natural lotion made of local and organic ingredients without any preservatives of artificial ingredients whatsoever. I’m just as big a snob about bath products as I am about food! Our skin absorbs 60% of what we slather onto it, so we had better be using good stuff!
Now I’m going to toot my own horn…Leucadia Lotion is the good stuff. It has a yummy lavender scent thanks to the organic lavender in our backyard. It is chock-full of antioxidants: green tea, lavender oil, rosemary extract and Vitamin E. These antioxidants not only repair damaged skin, they actively protect it! Leucadia Lotion is made with sweet almond and grape seed oils as well as shea butter, meaning it is great for even the most sensitive skin and absorbs quickly and is highly moisturizing without leaving a greasy residue.
I’m telling you all this because while Leucadia Lotion has always just been just a side project for me, and a way to make a bit of cash every time I come home to California, we are now going “legit”, so to speak. My dad is coming on as my partner to continue the business while I am back in France, and I will be creating a different lotion in France to sell there. We will be working on reaching a wider audience and greatly increasing our production. If you love your skin, please consider buying some of my Lavender Lotion. You can order online through our website. Even if you’re not interested in buying lotion at this time, please spread the word! Tell your friends and Like our page on Facebook!
*Thanks to Louie Jones for the gorgeous photos!