Spa Day for Luxe Lingerie & Active Wear

Luxe lingerie deserves the very best to preserve it for years to come. Just as you would treat yourself to a spa day, why not show your extra special pieces some TLC?

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Marlies Dekkers top and bottom with Lavender Eucalan.

Eucalan brings to mind a “spa-like” atmosphere. The natural formula, free from dyes, optical brighteners, enzymes, bleach and synthetic fragrances, shows well in the natural bottle. The bottle itself is see-through, showing  that we are transparent: there’s nothing to hide. Most people feel refreshed when they use Eucalan, which can be attributed to the light, natural essential oil fragrances which scent the air and your delicate garments as well as the fact that laundering with Eucalan couldn’t possibly be any easier.

Active wear lasts longer when properly cared for; visit the Eucalan blog for easy to follow instructions.

Giving lingerie, swimwear and active wear a quick wash in the basin is not a laborious task. A quick dip and squeeze is all it takes (click here to view our complete care instructions over on our website). Because Eucalan is free from all the harsh stuff other cleaners have, there’s no need to rinse the product out – in fact, our lanolin-enriched formula will condition and soften your luxe and specialty fibres. Better yet, our gentle, natural formula won’t dull colours or break down the elastic. In fact, your stretchy garments need that quick bath to remove body oils, perfumes and lotions so they can go back to their original shape, which will help them to last longer.

We have four great scents, plus a natural fragrance-free option. For the ultimate spa experience, we recommend our Lavender and Jasmine scents. Click each image below to learn more on our website!

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Catching up with Kristin Omdahl

Knit and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl has been keeping busy this summer! Her latest endeavor is her own line of beautiful yarn called Bamboo So Fine. This lustrous and silky yarn pairs perfectly with Eucalan’s Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl, which is infused with the intoxicating aroma of night-blooming jasmine. Each skein of yarn has generous yardage and comes in your choice of exquisite colors; Kristin also includes patterns and a sample of Wrapture with each purchase!

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Most knitters and crocheters find that long crafting sessions leave their hands feeling dry, so we recommend adding a tin of our Wrapture Fragrant Balm to your knitting bag! This emollient product absorbs quickly, leaving your skin moisturised without any residue that could transfer to your project. It’s great for taming cuticles and rough patches, plus you can apply to your pulse points for a pleasing natural fragrance.

If you’re curious to learn more about Wrapture Fragrant Balm, check out this recent product review on the Rock + Purl Podcast to learn more!

 

Fleece, Fiber & Eucalan

Just as Eucalan is excellent care for your finished handmade goods, it’s also a great way to condition the fibres in your handspun yarn. We recently spotted Eucalan mentioned here on the Knitting Sarah blog, where she used a sample of Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl to wash her beautiful finished skein of handspun yarn. Our lanolin-enriched formula not only softens the fibres and allows them to bloom, but it also helps to control static!

Image by Knitting Sarah

Image by Knitting Sarah

In fact, you can even use it to wash raw fleece before you spin with it, which is a great way to remove vegetable matter and any residual dirt which may be lingering in those spin-worthy locks.

Fleece image by Nikol Lohr via Creative Commons

Fleece image by Nikol Lohr via Creative Commons

Here are some easy-to-follow instructions on how to wash your fleece; we recommend using our Lavender or Eucalyptus scents for their natural moth and flea inhibiting properties.

Those of you who are concerned about the environment will be glad to know that our formula is non-toxic, biodegradable, and phosphate-free. We are even used by the Green Mountain Spinnery, a sustainable yarn producer located in Putney, VT!

We are always interested in hearing about how our fans are using Eucalan – feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments below!

Lingerie Care + VK Live Recap

We've just returned from a fun-filled weekend in New York City attending Vogue Knitting Live! For our non-crafting fans, Vogue Knitting Live (or "VK Live" as most folks call it) is the ultimate event, combining knitting, crocheting, fashion and education, all into one jam-packed weekend. 

Eucalan is proud to sponsor this event each year, and this month we joined designer Kristin Omdahl in her booth, which was well-stocked with Wrapture, design samples, and kits. Below are some of the highlights of the weekend!

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Kristin has been a very busy lady (that's her with Stacy Charles of TSC Yarns in the above photo). Click here to read her most recent blog posts for news updates or watch the tutorial video below which she filmed featuring our jasmine scent Wrapture and one of our favourite hosiery lines, VienneMilano!

 

Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

As the holiday countdown marches on, do you find yourself at a loss for what to buy for everyone on your list? We've got a few more suggestions for you on this week's blog post! 

1. New Parents: Our Lavender scent is a great choice for cleaning baby items like plush toys, blankies, and bedding. One clever mommy blogger recently posted step-by-step instructions for using Eucalan to wash your child's playpen – with cold and flu season in full swing, the naturally antiseptic properties of Lavender Eucalan can banish hidden germs. 

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2. Lingerie Lovers: There's nothing more romantic than our new scent, Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl! Featuring the intoxicating aroma of night-blooming jasmine, Wrapture is the perfect way to care for your intimite apparel. Tuck a 100mL bottle of Wrapture into your gift box, or indulge in our limited-edition Holiday Gift Box which contains 2 single-use pods of our jasmine scent, Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl, 2 stain treating towelettes and a tin of our new Wrapture Fragrant Balm. 

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3. Knitters, Crocheters and other Crafty Folk: Give the gift of choice! Our Gift Pack contains four 100mL bottles in each of the following scent selections: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Grapefruit and Unscented. We've got an easy-to-follow video tutorial demonstrating the wet block process using Eucalan, or you can check out this photo tutorial on the A Baby's Smile Blog. Eucalan is also ideal for washing sewing and needlepoint projects – click here for detailed instructions on our website

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4. Outdoorsy Types: Unscented Eucalan is the best choice when you don't want any lingering scents to attract unwanted attention. Camping enthustiasts and hunters can keep their gear clean and tidy with Unscented Eucalan. With absolutely no added fragrances, it's also a great choice for anyone with scent sensitivities, too! 

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5. World Travelers: A Getaway Gang has everything travelers need to look their best, no matter what surprises might be in store for them. It contains single-use pods  (2 each in our Eucalyptus, Lavender, Grapefruit and Unscented fragrances), 4 handy wipes, a pack of peel & pat lint removers, a nail file and one sewing kit, all in a re-usable vinyl zipper bag. No suitcase is complete without this easy-to-pack survival kit for essential garment care! 

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Need more gift ideas? The Knit Darling blog has several great gift ideas for the knitter in your life, or visit the My Sister's Knitter blog for more gift-giving inspiration. 

Don't forget, not only is Eucalan available at these fine retailers, it is now available on Amazon Prime, too! 

Holiday Gifting with Wrapture

Wrapture Fragrant Balm is the newest addition to our growing brand. It is an all-in-one product which can be used as a fragrant perfume as well as to moisturise dry skin. Wrapture Fragrant Balm makes a great stocking stuffer all on its own, or look for the Wrapture Holiday Gift Box (shown below) at your preferred Eucalan retailer!  

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The Wrapture Holiday Gift Box includes 2 single-use pods of our Jasmine scent, Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl, 2 stain treating towelettes and a tin of our new Wrapture Fragrant Balm. The balm is a portable, compact handbag essential that is all natural, alchohol-free, and vegan; it countains no preservatives, colour or petroleum, and it comes in a durable tin that won't leak.

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For the crafty person on your list, there are two great Wrapture Kits featuring our jasmine scented wool wash and popular books by designer Kristin Omdahl – choose from the Crochet Wrapture Kit (above left) or the Knitting Wrapture Kit (above right)!

You can also make Eucalan the finishing touch if you'll be gifting delicate items such as cashmere sweaters, lingerie, or handmade items such as woolen knitwear, needlepoint or quilts. A single-use pod can be the final flourish on your gift, as seen in the Gift Wrap Lounge at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago earlier this month!  

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Wrapture News & Events!

Summer is heating up, and our romantic new jasmine scent seems to be everywhere we look! The designer behind Wrapture, Kristin Omdahl, recently appeared on a free CrochetMe webinar, sharing her tips and tricks for crocheting a variety of edgings while taking you on a guided tour of her new book, The Finer Edge. She also talks about some of her favourite supplies (such as Wrapture!) and includes a free crochet pattern for webinar viewers – click here to check it out!

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We've also spotted Kristin's interview at CurveNY with McPeteSez on YouTube! You can watch the video below to learn more about Wrapture and the entire Eucalan family of products!

Kristin was also interviewed on the Love-Drenched Knitting and Crochet Podcast; click here to listen to part 1 of the 3-part series featuring Kristin! This first installment focuses on her new crochet book, The Finer Edge, but Wrapture will be covered in one of the next episodes, so stay tuned!

Finally, we are headed to The National Needlearts Association trade show this weekend, and if you'll be attending, there will be plenty of chances for you to meet Kristin in person AND receive a free sample of Wrapture!
Kristin will be doing live demonstrations, book signings, and meet and greets all weekend long at the following times and locations:


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Noon-1pm: Interweave #845

2-3pm: Deep South Fibers #146

3-4pm: Fiesta Yarns #509

4-5pm: Lantern Moon #532

 

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10am-Noon: Lantern Moon #532

Noon-1pm: Interweave #845

2-3pm: Fiesta Yarns #509

4-5pm: Unicorn Books #109

 

Pin & Win with Eucalan!

There are plenty of ways to use Eucalan's no-rinse formula to wash just about everything you can think of, such as lingerie, winter woolens, baby items, and more! If you have a laundry conundrum, we have several quick and easy tutorials on our website to make laundry day a breeze – click here to view them all! 

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Wrapture_Crest1Now for the best part: we'll be randomly selecting 3 lucky people to win a 100mL bottle of our new jasmine scent, Wrapture! To be eligible, follow these two simple steps: 

1. Pin your favourite tutorial from this page onto any of your own Pinterest boards. 

2. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing a link to your pin and an email address or Ravelry ID so that we can contact you if you win. 

That's all you have to do! We'll randomly pick our winners on Friday, March 29th from the comments on this post using a Random Number Generator. Good luck! 

Jasmine: The Perfume of Love

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Our new jasmine scent, Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl, will make your Valentine's Day extra-special this year. Tuck a bottle in with a special gift from your favourite lingerie shop; the romantic scent of night blooming jasmine will set the perfect mood! 

Jasmine has a long history in the world of perfumery; is a well-known aphrodisiac and often referred to as "the perfume of love." Its uplifting fragrance relieves stress and anxiety and is also said to help with one's memory, while its naturally antiseptic benefits make it an ideal choice for a variety of uses, from skin care to washing garments that will be worn close to the skin. 

WraptureBottlesHere are some more interesting facts about Jasmine:

  • The optimal time to pick Jasmine flowers is, of course, at night when they bloom; it takes approximately 1,000 pounds of flowers to produce one pound of Jasmine oil. 
  • Jasmine is a member of the olive family.
  • The word 'jasmine' is derived from the arabic yasmin and is translated as "Gift from God." 
  • Jasmine orginates in China and Northern India; it was brought to Spain by the Moors. Today, France, Italy, Morocco, Egypt, China, Japan and Turkey are the leading producers of Jasmine oil.
  • University researchers in Japan found that diffusing certain aromas in an office envrionment dramatically improved mental acuity and concentration. The aroma of jasmine resulted in 33% fewer errors being made, as compared to Lavender, which resulted in 20% fewer errors. 

 

Jennifer Edgar on The Yarn Thing Podcast!

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Jennifer Edgar, managing director of Eucalan, was recently interviewed on a special episode of the Yarn Thing podcast. Hosted by knit and crochet designer Marly Bird, each episode is recorded live and covers many topics specific to the yarn industry.

In this episode, Jennifer talks about how Eucalan came to be, sharing lots of interesting anecodotes along the way. Our fans already know that Eucalan is a very versatile product, but you might pick up a few new handy uses from this podcast! 

You can listen to the episode here - be sure to take note of the secret word to post in the show notes for your chance to win a bottle of Eucalan in your choice of scents! 

Fans of our newest scent, Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl, will want to listen to this episode of the Yarn Thing podcast from earlier in the month when Marly interviewed Kristin herself!