Well Summer looks like it has finally arrived in Shetland , gorgeous blue skies and baby lambs and goats running and playing in the sunshine, the birds are all making the most of the light nights with there eternal singing, it is this time of year that you realise just how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place.
We have been busy over the past wee while, we done an interview that was published in the Country Smallholding Magazine, we have moved shop yes again… back to our old shop at 177 commercial street, we have given the soap packaging a bit of an uplift with all its lovely new front labels, and we have been extending our soya wax candle range as well, so we are all keeping busy busy.
The soya wax candle range has now been extended to include the following fragrances
Rhubarb and Custard
Apple fruit Crumble
These are all available in our popular wax melt packs as well
Also we are being asked all the time what fragranced soaps we have as not all of them are listed on the website so here is a list for you all
Black Plum and Rhubarb
Raspberry Sloe Gin
Clementine and Prosecco
Kiwi and Lime
Lemongrass and Lime
Jasmine and Bergamot
White Lilly and Ginseng
Pomegranite and Raspberry
Our Hand and Body Butter is available as follows
Raspberry Sloe Gin
Pomegranite and Raspberry
clementine and Prosecco
Cucumber and Melon
Grapefruit and Lime
Rose lavender and Patchoulli
Peppermint and Vanilla
Black Plum and Rhubarb
All of these are available to order online if you just email us a note of what fragrances you would like, and up until the end of june we are offering 10% off all online orders with coupon code 7FP9TQE9
Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe and remember there is nothing better at this time than Soap and Water
Love to you all
Esther and all the Goats
Well Folks Firstly are we not all glad to see the back of 2020! Here is hoping that 2021 will be a better year for everyone, we have started the year with lots of soap making and being positive, the goats have all been enjoying the xmas tree that they recieved from living lerwick, it was this years xmas tree in the town centre , this is recycling at its best.
In shetland we had no new covid cases for such a long time then just before xmas it popped up again, the numbers were on the rise daily for a while there but for the past couple of days there has been no new cases , we are very lucky in shetland to have so much open spaces and at the present time we have some snow and it makes for a lovely winters day, it fairly clears your head.
Keep Safe Folks and Remember KEEP WASHING YOUR HANDS
☀️☀️ So this week has been a buzz with everyone grabbing our shower steamer packs
These are truly sensational just place one on the floor of the shower turn the hot water on close the door and let the steam build up, wait a few minutes then go in inhale and relax and let your mind drift away ❤️❤️ Truly exceptional blends of essential oils for whatever experience you desire ❤️❤️
This is us all going into our third week since being allowed to re open, and I have to say it all feels a lot different, it is lovely to see the folk starting to come out and chat with them some are still a bit worried and apprehensive, some just trying to move on with this new kind of normal.
I still can’t believe that we are in the middle of July usually I’m running on coffee😊 and the whole of Lerwick has a holiday buzz about it , kids just stopped for the summer holidays , local folk getting ready to jet off to that much needed break in the sunshine , cruise ships arriving with people all swarming the streets of Lerwick in a hurry to discover the beauty of shetland, Connor our amazing goat waiting outside the shop to greet them all and pose for photos, but not this July I think that it is why so many of us are finding it so difficult to remember what month we are actually on❤️
If it wasn’t for the flowery baskets and the bunting on the street you could be mistaken for thinking we had not begun summer yet and it was still to come.
This was the first time since opening the shop that I was actually home to see all the baby goats being born so that was lovely , I thought at the beginning how would I manage as I always seem to be doing something but time seemed to pass so quickly there was always something to do what with sheep lambing, goats kidding, cleaning out sheds and making all the products I soon realised that my original ideas of a house clearance just wasn’t going to happen😊
The weather at the time was gorgeous so it was a pleasure to be outdoors all day and not in a hurry , lovely to sit down with that cup of coffee and watch the baby goats playing and not having to rush off
Now the shop has opened back up my life is still running on that slowed down pace which I don’t think can be a bad thing when I think back, we are open shorter days and I’m not drinking so much coffee😂
It has been an experience that everyone of us has gone through and so many families have lost someone,
I think business as usual is perhaps not the right phrase for where we are at perhaps it should be
Thank you to all nhs and keyworkers you worked so hard to get US to this point
And at love From Shetland we are so grateful that you did ❤️
We are giving you a great offer for 20% off online with coupon code July20 on all orders over £30 ❤️ Until 24/07/2021
Have you ever wished for skincare products that really do what they say they do
• For skincare products that don’t dry out your skin
• Don’t leave your skin feeling tight
• Soaps and skincare that really do have the wow factor
• All made in small batches by hand
• All certified Palm Oil Free
We are a small family run business, and it all starts with my husband Tom who looks after and milks the goats, then the milk is used to make our soaps all made from scratch by hand here in shetland using some truly divine oils and amazing butters
Skincare products that nourish fragrance blends that stimulate and arouse the senses
So what you waiting for
Our new Shower Steamers have been jumping off the shelves seems like we are not the only ones that love a nice steamy shower
All you do is place the shower steamer on the shower floor away from the drain, the steamer slowly dissolves releasing the aromatics of the essential oil blends into the steam total spa bliss ❤️❤️
There are eight to choose from
Night Night with its blend of lavender, orange and Patchoulli
Tranquility with Geranium Petigrain and Ylang Ylang
Boost it up with rosemary lemon and Patchoulli
Kick start with lemon orange and grapefruit
Anxious with rose Geranium orange and vetiver
Pick me up with eucalyptus menthol and peppermint
Chill with lavender orange and clary sage
Sensual with Petigrain Geranium clary sage Ylang Ylang and neroli
There is one to suit every mood
Simply amazing have you tried one yet
Hi folks we have some great offers just now for anyone that wants to get in touch with us to place an order email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY IS OUR HAND AND BODY BUTTER SO SPECIAL? READ ON TO FIND OUT
Well to begin with it really is a multiple skincare product in one tin.
When we created the recipe for our hand and body butter, we wanted to make a product that would do the same work as many but in one tin, an all in one product that could be used all over the body but also worked specifically to moisturise, soften and feed your skin.
You no longer need to drag around endless products in your handbag or your car when you can have just one tin that does it all! and saving yourself money.
QUALITY – The finest selection of oils and butters that go into our hand and body butter ensures that you recieve a high quality product, here are a few examples of just what goes into each tin.
Goats Milk – Goats milk contains many Vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue and maintain healthy skin.
Shea Butter – Shea Butter has high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins which makes it an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin, shea butter also has anti inflammatory and healing properties.
Cocoa Butter – Cocoa Butter is high in fatty acids, which is why it is often touted for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over the skin to hold in moisture.
Kokum Butter – Kokum Butter has anti bacterial, anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it ideal for damaged skin.
Mango Seed Butter – Mango Seed Butter is a natural source of Vitamin A, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thus increasing the skins overall youthful look.
Illipe Butter – Illipe Butter is highly moisturising and has emollient properties which makes it ideal for dry skin, it is nourishing and promotes elasticity and vitality for the skin.
Sweet Almond Oil – Thanks to all the Vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage and helps your skin look smooth, soft and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.
AND EVEN MORE REASONS TO USE OUR HAND AND BODY BUTTER (AS IF YOU NEED ANY!)
Certified Palm Oil Free
And you only need a little as it really does go a long way xxx