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Everybody Lather Round


Some of the best ideas can come from the smallest of inspirations. Such is the case with Lather, a natural skin and body care company that’s the brainchild of Emilie Davidson Hoyt, a longtime migraine sufferer that found relief with the soothing powers of lavender that propelled her to go deeper into the world of natural care. From a humble beginning producing a line of olive oil-based soaps, over the past fifteen years the brand has since blossomed into an extensive collection of natural products designed to nurture your skin without exposing it to toxins. I’m psyched to be introducing  you to Lather and picking out a few of my top gift ideas from the line for your consideration. Trust me, not only will your loved one thank you, their skin will too!

Lather Glow on the GoGlow on the Go Gift Set – $35
Lather is really all about helping you keep your skin looking fresh and revitalized – naturally. With winter on its way out, now is the time to start prepping and buffing your skin for exposure in shorts, sleeveless shirts, and (eep) bathing suits. With that in mind, I’d genuinely recommend giving any of their body buffers a go to gently yet effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal healthy new underlayers. Can’t decide between the zesty Cranberry Sugar Rub or the sand-like texture of the Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub? This cute collection of travel-sized scrubbers is the perfect way to sample some of the line’s very best to find the one that works for you, while also always having a tub on hand whilst say, on a beach vacation.

Lather Perfect Canvas Face KitPerfect Canvas Face Kit – $59
After you’ve taken care of your body, the next step is to keep that lovely mug of yours in tip top shape. Lather has a massive collection of soothing moisturizers, makeup removers, masks, and more, suited for multiple skin types. Those in the know (that would be, some of Hollywood’s top makeup artists) will also point you in the direction of this awesome little kit that primes and preps your face to take makeup beautifully, with a moisturizing Cucumber & Ginseng Facial Mist, Shine Control Face Lotion, and Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (to name just a few goods stashed in the sleek travel bag). Looking for a more concentrated collection? Try one of their five-piece travel-sized kits designed for oily, dry, and combination skin for $29 a pop.

Lather Muscle EaseMuscle Ease – $18
Regardless of what a doctor ever advises you, everyone’s got a stimulant that helps them ease physical pain. Whether it’s a bag of frozen peas or a hot water bottle or an invigorating cold patch, there’s plenty of pain relievers out there. This Muscle Ease Gel incorporates botanical pain relievers used by ancient Northern Mexican tribes to ease aches. With an icy hot sensation, gift this to someone in your life that’s training for a marathon, struggling with arthritis or old age pains, or has recently had a tumble as a sweet gift to show you care.

Lather Hair Appoint-mintHair Appoint-mint – $45
Not only does Lather take care of your face and body, they’ve got your hair covered (but never in parabens) too! If you ever struggle to get fully awake in the morning, then consider their Mint Thyme and Avocado Mint hair products your saving grace: few things invigorate you more than a soapy cloud with an intense minty tingle. This three-pack of goodies includes a deep moisturizing hair mask, as well as shampoo and conditioner that’s gentle enough for daily use. Bonus points for keeping icky chemicals from seeping into your scalp – a great pick for a friend that’s concerned about the environment while getting clean.

Aromatherapy Candle SamplerAromatherapy Candle Sampler – $20
Hello perfect hostess gift. So pleased to meet you. This adorable collection of pint-sized, heavenly-scented, soy wax candles delivers on multiple fronts. Cute, gift-ready packaging? Check. Heady, brain-soothing scents like Cinnamon Orange & Clove or Lavender Lime? Double check. Carcinogen and toxin-free wax that burns clean and won’t stain your walls? Check, check check! Amazing price point? You’ve got it. And when your giftee is done burning her way through these little guys, Lather sells full-sized versions of all their candles for future gifting purposes.

Lather Soap SamplerSoap Sampler – $24
Many natural care brands start with soap. After all, it’s probably the most accessible natural product you can make in your own home. Lather was one such brand that started as such, with rich soaps infused with olive oil for an ultra-nourishing scrubbing experience. Today they still have about a dozen different varieties (not including their shower gels and hand soaps), four of which are bundled together in this great houseguest gift. Combining the powers of aromatherapy with a soothing blend of ingredients, you simply can’t go wrong handing this one over (unless of course, you decide to keep it for yourself because it smells so amazing!)

Now you should know that Lather does ship online to Canada, however they’re also carried at the Eternal Skincare Store in Vancouver + their online equivalent. Buying from them means lower shipping fees and avoiding those pesky customs costs…so do some browsing already why don’t ya? (Note: the prices quoted in this post reflect the USD prices on the Lather website and may not be equivalent to what’s on eskincarestore.ca)

Lather Ultimate SpaNow to polish things off, I’m psyched to tell you that one lucky winner is going to take home a lovely gift set – namely, Lather’s Ultimate Spa collection – valued at $129! Want it to be you? Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Lather website and leave a link back to the item you’d most love to try for yourself. You have until April 4 to make your pick!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 5, 2014 to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: 3 ways to gain them. In all cases, you’ve gotta provide proof you’ve done what I’ve asked by leaving a comment below, whether it’s a link to your FB post or what have you.

Facebook – Like Lather. Leave a comment about why you’d like to try the Ultimate Spa set. Share your link here.

Twitter – Follow Lather. Tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about why you think their brand is awesome + link back to this post. Leave a link to your Tweet here.

Instagram – Follow Lather. Like the photo of your choice + leave a comment, and link back to that photo here (with your instagram username).

IMPORTANT: Please make sure your bonus entries and base entries are all entered as separate comments, or they won’t be counted (i.e. don’t put your base entry, Facebook, and Twitter into one comment).

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120 Responses to “Everybody Lather Round”
  1. I would love to try Muscle Ease, Aromatherapy Candle Sampler and the lavender and eucalyptus foot cream. I love that store.

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    I would actually most love to try the aromatherapy candle sampler! http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=337&idCategory=230

  3. Victoria Ess says:

  4. Victoria Ess says:

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  5. mousecat says:

    I’d most like to try the avocado mint hair repair!
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=586&idCategory=2

  6. Julie G. says:

    I’d like to try the bamboo lemongrass body wash
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=656&idCategory=4

  7. Annie D says:

    I would like to try the muscle ease gel and hopefully get some relief from my constant neck pain.http://www.lather.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=518&idCategory=14

  8. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would love to try the botanical clock stoppers. lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=615&idCategory=14

  9. Susan says:

    I would like to try Lather’s 10 Minute Brightening Mask with Glycolic Acid.
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=671&idCategory=3

  10. Erin McSweeney says:

    I would love to try the citrus balance toner, a nice lift to the morning…http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=555&idCategory=3

  11. Pam says:

    Very indulgent soaps. Love to try them

  12. Kimberley says:

    I would most love to try their Glow on the Go body scrubs. http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=596&idCategory=229

  13. vesper1931 says:

    I would like to try the bamboo lemongrass moisturizer – http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=657&idCategory=4

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  14. darlene boyle says:

    soap sampler

  15. Kimberly says:

    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=695&idCategory=3

    The perfect canvas face kit would be awesome to try. I have very sensitive skin and I think this would work wonders for me.

  16. Gizele says:

    I would like to try the sweet almond face moisturizer
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=407&idCategory=3

  17. Donna L. says:

    I Liked Lather on Facebook and left a comment as Donna Lyn

  18. Jessica Wall says:

    I commented on your facebook page. My name on facebook is Jessica Wall

  19. jwall11 says:

    My name is Jessica Wall on facebook, and I have commented on your page!
    Thanks for this contest, and good luck everyone!

  20. Susan T. says:

    I follow on twitter as @suekitty13
    My tweet: https://twitter.com/suekitty13/status/446449792542318592

  21. Susan T. says:

    I follow on Instagram as suekitty13
    Commented on http://instagram.com/p/lqeXUTEOFB/

  22. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d like to try the advanced blemish control serum http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=466&idCategory=14

  23. Jenn says:

    I’d love to try their Avocado Mint Hair Repair:
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=586&idCategory=2

    Sounds like exactly what I need!!

  24. Toks W says:

    I’d love to try the coconut creme body whip. Looks like what my skin needs after a long winter: http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=634&idCategory=246

  25. Elaine R says:

    I would enjoy the lovely scent of the Lemongrass Wasabi Handwash. http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?id

  26. Vanessa says:

    I would love to try the Coconut Creme Body Wash. Sounds wonderful!
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=717&idCategory=4

  27. The Muscle Ease sounds wonderful, especially for the gardener in me.

  28. Rekha says:

    I think I’d like the pink grapefruit and ginger scrub http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=669&idCategory=4 I bet it’s invigorating! And it’d get rid of the wintery dry skin.

  29. ZAINAB says:

    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=671&idCategory=3

    I would love to try the 10-minute brightening mask with glycolic acid.

  30. ZAINAB says:

    My facebook name is Zainab Shaikh and I have commented on facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/latherskincare

  31. Edmond says:

    Like to try http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=717&idCategory=4
    SOS. Help. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. 😦 Starving artist here desperately needs the $129 ultimate spa to relax to have fun, feel alive & inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  32. Lisa says:


    This looks great.

  33. lucy kabatoff says:

    Like to try Hair Appoint-Mint

  34. Sara says:

    I’d most like to try the Botanical Clock Stoppers. http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=615&idCategory=3 I would really love to stop time 😉

  35. Teri St.Thomas says:

    id like to try the soaps

  36. I would love to try the bamboo lemongrass body moisturizer.It sounds lovely.

  37. andrea bell says:

    I actually discovered Lather products in a hotel in LA a couple of months ago. I have never been a fan of “product” and don’t go in for beauty magazines, revolutionary this or that etc despite twenty years in the fashion industry. This is the first time EVER that I have bothered to look for a product period, let alone one I can’t find in town and have to order in. I am so happy to have found your article! I brought home with me the bamboo lemongrass bodywash, and bergamot shampoo and the lavender lime moisturizer and can vouch for them all. I’m completely and totally hooked. I would LOVE to try pretty much anything from the line, the scents are beyond divine and I can’t decide what I would like to try, but I can narrow it down to either the candle set because of the insanely gorgeous scents, or the botanical “clock stoppers”. Either way, I’m just excited to find that I can find them again!

    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=615&idCategory=14
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=337&idCategory=229

  38. Juliee Fitze says:

  39. Sherry K says:

    Would like to try the 10 minute brightening mask – http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=671&idCategory=3

  40. Dreena says:

    I’d like to try this one: Sea Kelp and Ginseng All Over Mask.
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=395&idCategory=4
    Cheers.

  41. Sherine Anderson says:

    I would love to try all of these products!

  42. retromusic says:

    I love the “aromatherapy candle sampler” (www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=337&idCategory=229) It’s always so hard to decide which one to pick, so why not get ’em all!

  43. retromusic says:

    Tweet, tweet:

  44. linnett says:

    The Muscle Ease Gel would be nice for these aching shoulders, thanks

  45. Valerie Gibson says:

    The product that appeals to me is the Mint Thyme Hair Wash: http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=377&idCategory=2

  46. beewbedard says:

    Love their lavender lime candle 4 oz

  47. beewbedard says:

  48. Surso S. says:

    i liked their facebook

    facebook link https://www.facebook.com/sursosousa

  49. Surso S. says:

    followed them on twitter

    twitter link https://twitter.com/SousaSurveys

  50. Alison K says:

    Visited the Lather website and the item I’d most love to try for myself is their “lip balm trio – broad spectrum spf 15” http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=744&idCategory=287

  51. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry Twitter: Followed Lather & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/447544710710579200

  52. laura grouchy says:

    I would love to try Muscle Ease, Aromatherapy Candle Sampler… ty for the chance!

  53. kathy wilson says:

    soap sampler

  54. Angela Mitchell says:

    I would love to try the bamboo creme hair wash
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=599&idCategory=2

  55. cookie3 says:

    I would try the coconut body smoothing duo first. I love coconut anything.
    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=747&idCategory=250

  56. Emilia says:

  57. Emilia says:

    Wishing the best of luck to all the #runners in the #lamarathon this weekend! #losangeles

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    @travelluna on instagram

  58. Betty S says:

    I would love to try the 10 Brightening Mask. sure could us it

    http://www.lather.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=671&idCategory=3

  59. peterK says:

    I love handmade soaps and the rose tangerine lavender soap sounds like a scent one could enjoy for a long time.

  60. I’d love to try their Gentle Makeup Remover

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