‘Love from Shetland’ are a small business that produces handmade soaps and bath products with their own goats milk and a variety of oils. The cosy new shop smells and looks great too!
Please read the following:
‘New Location on Commercial Street’
On 28th of April ‘Love from Shetland’ re-opened their doors to customers this time at the other end of the main Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland. They moved location from opposite the Queens Hotel to opposite Harry’s department store. When I arranged to meet up with Esther Jarmson and chat about her skin products I didn’t realise it was their first day opening. I remember it was a gorgeous sunny Saturday afternoon and from observation the atmosphere was buzzing with delighted customers young and old.
The excitement gathered pace in the shop when the arrival of three week baby goat triplets Edwina, Flora & Daisy!
‘Connor the Goat’
Connor is well known in the Shetland community in helping raise money for the local RNLI lifeboat. A great worth while cause:
The first piece of information I read on ‘Love from Shetland’ was that all their soap products, quote:
go through rigorous cosmetic safety assessments to ensure that they are all lovely and safe for you to use
Their information leaflet also explains that they use no palm oil, parabens or nasty sis’s. You’ll need to google what they all mean! All products are made by hand by milking their goats and using up to 7 to 10 different oils in them.
Esther goat milk soap creation is her own unique recipe. There are no other soap products like it globally
Visit ‘Love from Shetland’ SHOP for a variety of great gift ideas:
‘Popular by Demand’
The ‘Love from Shetland’ products are very popular with cruise ships, visiting tourists and locals. The new shop is even more visible now that they have relocated. In terms of the local community Esther runs workshops with local children and helps them make their own bath bombs. As a bonus they get to cuddle the goats too!
A fun and rewarding day at school I would say!
Keep a look out for ‘Love from Shetland’ EVENTS page:
The first soap products I was shown was the ‘Blackcurrant Seed Oil’ and ‘Marula Oil’ soaps as seen in the following slideshow:
The blackcurrant has been exceptionally good with a variety of skin conditions and is recommended by their customers. See their positive REVIEWS on their ‘Love from Shetland’ facebook page:
The marula is a really moisturizing soap it is packed full of antioxidants that rid the skin of aging. The only product I have used is the marula oil soap. I recieved it as a gift last year on my birthday. All I remember is that it lasted for ages and it is great on your skin.
The Hand Felted soap range is explained by the following photo:
These soaps can be left in their felted pockets and used like a sponge. All the ‘Love from Shetland’ soaps are best used with a wooden soap dish with holes in it so as to air out and reuse. These wooden dishes are sold seperately. In the following photo is the hand made ‘oo’ gift bags. Each ‘oo’ bag is felted by hand using Shetland wool. They are all made by Esther mother Esme who was there to greet me when I first arrrived.
The Shetland word ‘oo’ means ‘wool’
‘Bath Bombs Products’
Lastly, the ‘Love from Shetland’ bath bomb products. These are a firm favourite of mine. They look great on display in their various baskets around the rustic looking shop. They make great gifts too!
Bath Bombs contain bicarbonate soda; citric acid; goats milk powder; avocado oil; jojoba oil; strawberry; clementine; prosecco; white lily; ginseng; blueberry and parma violet to name but a few…
To contact ‘Love from Shetland’
FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovefromshetland/
Call 01595 697326