We are a small family-run brand, that started with family and grows with family. Our ethos is all about family values and natural products that are beneficial for the body and mind. When I say "we", I currently mean myself (Trin - hello there!) and my partner Jake, who is my rock most of the time, but also my assistant whenever we create new batches. And when I say "currently", I mean that at the moment it's just the two of us, however this whole idea came from my family to begin with. We would not be here without their help, knowledge, encouragement and support.
It all started when I was little. Growing up, I was always the guinea pig for new food recipes and experiments, the mannequin for home-sewn clothes, and Santa’s little helper for any DIY jobs that had to be done at our home – so I got the bug early on. I remember making clothes for my dolls, building furniture for them from cardboard and wood, as well as taking part in a variety of extracurricular activities such as candle-making, sewing, pottery, painting, glass melting and art, and Fimo Clay jewellery making.
More recently, just a few years ago, my Mum showed me how to make homemade soaps. This was the final piece of the puzzle for me. I started to experiment, practice and innovate, formulating not just new soap recipes but also bath bombs, body butters, balms and candles. The desire to do this for a living grew so much that it was no longer enough for me to just give these little gifts to my friends, family and colleagues. The business idea started to develop and I was itching to take this further!
Following in my Mum’s footsteps of crafts and creating artisan products was one thing. I also needed a brand name that would encompass my product values as well as the family connection, so I decided to use my old family name Lossmann. It was used until the mid-1930s by my Grandmother and her family - she only had it for about 3 months before it was Estonianised. Having heard of the name and its story from her, I had thought about using it for my own business one day. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to do what I love, and use a brand name that means so much to me and my family. Now we operate as a small family brand and I am so grateful to the people who have made this dream possible!
Our current specialities lie with candle-making and aromatherapy - it's all about the nature and using it to our advantage, the way it should be! I'm a firm believer in nature's power in healing both the body and spirit - and maybe this is my pagan, old-Estonian roots coming out, but there is an increasing amount of research into natural remedies, holistic living and a greener future. I'm just trying to do my bit. In the not-so-distant future, we are hoping to take Lossmann Naturals even further by launching our homemade natural soaps and bath products. Watch this space!
So there you have it - this is our story. It all started with family and without them Lossmann Naturals wouldn’t exist. Thank you for your continued support and for helping us take this dream further - without my loving and amazing customers I would not be able to do what I love! Thank you!