A highland fling

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Lujos ideas


We’re always looking for new ideas for scents, product lines, wrapping ideas and so on for our lovely Lujos products. This is a family venture, so the more ideas, the merrier!

Kenton and I come up with new ideas all the time. It’s fun and useful to bounce ideas off each other – that way, they usually are refined into something really terrific!

I am thinking particularly of the cream I talked about yesterday – Orange & Black. Kenton loved the scent, thought it very sexy and warm. So there’s me assuming that it would be a unisex product! Oh, how wrong could I be! In further discussion last night, I asked if he would wear it. No, too sweet for guys, he says. Oh, OK, useful information, and that’s how I’ll market it on the website – a sexy scent for the ladies.

This is also how we come up with the descriptions and packaging for Lujos. All have gone through many iterations before hitting the website. There is never an end point to a business, particularly an online one. It must continue to change and grow or it will fail.

News flash: Daughter Peggy has come up with a new product line — top secret for now, but rest assured you’ll be seeing it soon!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

5 thoughts on “Lujos ideas

  1. Oh so clever she is 🙂 xx


  2. Congrats on the new products. It sounds like you´re off to a great start to the year.

    I´m curious about where you get the lye, etc., to make your products. Is there a soap supply house in Spain?




    • I don’t know of a specific soap supply house in Spain, but the products are readily available on the open market. The olive oil and botanicals are our own, from our land.


  3. So suppose I wanted to find some lye to try making a batch at home as an experiment – do they carry it at Carrefour or Día or someplace online? From what I read on other blogs, it seems to be a bit of a controlled substance. You used to be able to get it as drain opener, but not so much any more. Maybe I need to drop by my friendly, neighborhood, traditional ferretería.

    Anyway – great blog! That orange and black sounds terrific.


    • hi there!

      You can buy it at your local supermarket, or at least we do! It is called “sosa caustica”. Make sure you get the granules in a 99% strength.

      Lye is very controlled in the US, but not here. Good luck with the soap making, and be careful with the lye!