5 Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

Posted on June 02, 2019 by Melanie Brown

Your skin has many functions for example protecting from infection, the production of vitamin D when coming into contact with the sun and helping with detoxification. It is therefore really important to care for your skin.

If your skin is inundated with the job of getting rid of toxins and dead skin cells, it won’t work at it’s optimum. This is where dry skin brushing comes in as it helps with getting with rid of excess dead skin cells and waste removal.

Here are 5 benefits of how dry skin brushing can help you.

1. It can act as a channel of stress relief. Dry skin brushing is almost like a massage as it reduces muscle tension and calms the mind. 

2. It helps to invigorate the skin .

3. It can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by softening the hard fat deposits under the skin. This also helps with the removal of toxins.

4. Dry skin brushing improves the circulation as it eliminates metabolic waste.

5. It’s a great exfoliator for the skin – it unblocks clogged pores by removing dead skin and allows the healthy skin to breathe.

Dry skin brushing is easy. You can use a brush with a long handle and natural, stiff bristles and simply brush in the direction of the heart.

Don’t press too heavily as this can leave the skin feeling sore and looking red. Dry skin brushing can be done on most parts of the body with the exception of the face which is too delicate for this process.

Aim to brush for 2 to 20 minutes.

You will need a good moisturiser to ensure that your skin remains soft. Using a product which contains shea butter or coconut oil does wonders in helping the skin to maintain a vibrant and glowing look.

Email me at find out how our Citrus Delight Whipped Body butter can help as a great moisturiser.

Posted in Cellulite, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, Dry Skin Conditioning, Exfoliation, Glowing Skin, Moisturizer, skin care, Vibrant Skin

The Beautiful Benefits of Shea Butter

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter and use a lot of it in my handmade products. It is renowned for its numerous beneficial properties on the skin. This was reinforced by a friend who used one of my butter butters which contains Shea.

My friend has suffered with blemishes for some time and became quite paranoid about them. This started after she gave birth to her children. With all the hormones raging through her body, she noticed that the appearance of her skin changed and always seemed to be quite irritated. Although I’m sure that no one was, she felt that everyone was staring at her. She became quite anxious and paid a visit to her GP in the hope that he could give her some miracle cure which would get rid of the problem. However, it didn’t work, and she had the additional worry of whether the chemicals in the prescription were causing additional problems to her already sensitive skin.

Out of desperation, she approached me as she knew that I made a whipped body butter which contained Shea Butter. From researching the internet, she was aware of the properties of Shea, such as being soothing on irritated skin, a great anti-ager and good for acne or blemished skin. Most of all, she was attracted to the fact that the ingredients were natural and there was no danger of any chemicals causing any harm to her skin.

I gave her a jar of the body butter and told her that she only needed to use a small amount as a little went a long way.

After 3 weeks she got back to me asking for a second jar. I was quite surprised by this request, because if she has been using the butter as directed, she should not have reached the bottom of the jar.

My friend told me that she was absolutely happy with the results because after using the body butter, she had noticed an improved appearance of her skin as the blemishes appeared to fade. She had put it down to the Shea Butter and its renowned properties. When she told me this, I noticed for the first time that she had a great big beaming smile.  She was filled with confidence.

What’s available in the shop? 

Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter - containing Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Jojoba Oil. Wonderfully hydrating and moisturizing. Click here to find out more.

Email me,,  If you want to know more about Shea Butter and how its properties might be able to help you.

Posted in Anti-Aging, Beauty, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, hydrates, Hydration, moisturiser, Moisturizer, Shea Butter, Skin, skin care

Are You Following Your Passion?

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Melanie Brown

Are you living your passion?

My soapmaking journey started as a hobby. I was given a soap kit to keep me busy after taking a break from a fairly busy work life.

My friends saw how bored I was and that I needed to keep my brain cells active. It was so easy to start this new interest as it was calming and therapeutic. I found that I really enjoyed soapmaking because it was showing me that I had creative skills, which I didn’t even know existed.

The beauty of making soap is that you can control what ingredients you put into it. You can use beautiful products that are gentle and caring on the skin.

My friends watched me and began asking me to make pamper kits for them. It was from this that I looked at working a business from home around my young family.

I began to see that my new passion would allow me to spend valuable time with my children which meant that I could be there for the monumental events like school plays and sports days.

I nervously registered on a course. It was so different to anything I had ever done but my nervousness soon turned to massive enthusiasm when I was taught how to make gorgeous soaps, lip balms, beautiful body butters and fizzy bath treats.

It has slowly but gradually taken off into a business which I now compliment with my health and wellness business. It is so important that we look after ourselves from the inside out and I love helping people to do just that.

It was my lengthy career break and taking up soapmaking which helped me to discover my passion. It showed me that I could fit my work around my family and enjoy life.

My simple message from this is that life is too short. Life just seems to flash by and you can miss out on the best things in life.

If you can, follow your passion! Look at what you want to do, research it and follow through. If you believe in yourself and surround yourself with positive people, you can achieve what you want. Just don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.

Follow your passion!

Give Yourself the Gift of a Time Out This Mother’s Day

Posted on March 30, 2019 by Melanie Brown


As a working mother I understand that need to take a time out. I’m fortunate that creating my little luxuries allows me to work with incredible, natural ingredients that offer my clients (and myself) a range of fabulous products to make that much needed time out even better.


What would you do with a spare hour?


  • Read a book: My favourite author is Shelley Wilson and I’ll happily escape into their fictional world for an hour. Who’s your favourite author?
  • Go for a walk: Getting out in nature is one of the best gifts you can give yourself as it boosts your endorphins – our happiness hormone.
  • Have a soak: Lighting a few candles and escaping into the bathroom for an indulgent hour is a great way to take a time out.


Having a luxurious bath is my go to choice when I need to unwind and de-stress, and the perfect accompaniment is one of my fun, fizzy bath bombs (yes, they’re great for adults! Who said kids should have all the fun?)


What does Mel Recommend?


In the shop at the moment we have Jasmine Rose Bath Bombs which look good enough to eat! These gorgeous must haves contain Shea butter which moisturises the skin whilst you’re in the bath and come as a pack of 2 so there’s no excuse not to have more than one time out!



What’s available in the shop?


Yellow Seaweed and Juniper Bath Bombs


One large bath bomb. This bath treat conjures up thoughts of a sunny relaxing day on a beach. Beautifully fragranced and contain wonderfully moisturising shea butter.


Lavender Bath Bomb


These large and lovely bath bombs contain lavender essential oil.  This oil is well known for its therapeutic benefits such as the relief of stress and its healing qualities. They are topped with lavender petals. Simply relax and let the stresses of the day disappear with these soothing bath treats which also contain moisturising shea butter. Each packet contains 2 bath bombs.


Romantic Liaison Bath Bomb


A packet of 6 blossom bath bombs scented with romantic liaison fragrance oil. Fizz away the cares of the world with this moisturising pack of delights – perhaps get your partner to join you!


To see the other products in the Bath Bomb range click HERE.


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Posted in Bath Bombs, Bath Treats, Mother's Day

Would You Love To Have Luscious Lips?

Posted on August 12, 2018 by Melanie Brown

Would you love to have luscious lips?

Simply use a great lip balm.

If you suffer with chapped or dry lips you must keep them moist, hydrated and protected from the sun.

Lip balms containing Beeswax, Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter are fabulous in healing, hydrating and rejuvenating the lips so that they look gorgeous and of course, luscious.

Why not check out to see our range of flavoured lip balms.

Please PM us if you have any questions

Posted in Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, hydrates, lip balms, Moisturizes, Shea Butter

Five Fabulous Uses of Coconut Oil

Posted on August 11, 2018 by Melanie Brown

I love coconut oil and use it as one of the main ingredients in my soaps. It is packed with goodness leaving your skin looking silky, vibrant, and beautifully hydrated.

Here are 5 fabulous uses of coconut oil:

1.It is great for dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Coconut oil reduces inflammation and relieves itching when applied to affected areas.

2.Coconut oil is a wonderful night cream with maximum moisturising benefits. It is rich in anti-oxidants which means that it is great for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles.

3.When coconut oil is combined with sugar, the two make an excellent exfoliant in a body scrub. It sloughs off the dead skin revealing vibrant and healthy skin.

4.Coconut oil is soothing when it comes to burns, insect bites and reduces the appearance of bruises

5.It is a brilliant moisturiser in lip balms helping to deal with chapped lips.

Why not tell us what your favourite beauty ingredient is!

Check out to find out more about our products. If you have any questions, please PM me. 

Posted in Anti-Aging, coconut oil, Hydration, lip balms, moisturiser, Use of Coconut Oil

Who Else Wants to be Full of Energy, Have Radiant and Youthful Looking Skin and Have All Round Good Health?

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Melanie Brown

I’m sure you all want to look and feel good, be totally energised throughout the course of your day and to top it all, have fab health. It’s also great when it can be done naturally. This is achievable through ‘Moringa Powder’. It is being referred to as a ‘Superfood’ because it has so many benefits for the body.

Moringa Powder is the dried-out leaves from the Moringa Tree. It has a green appearance and smells rather earthy and a bit like spinach. Here are some of the wonderful components it contains: -
• 25% plant protein including 9 essential amino acids
• Fibre
• A rich source of iron, Vitamin A and K
• Vitamin E, calcium and magnesium
• Anti-oxidants

It can be added to tea, smoothies or quite simply sprinkled onto food.
Here are 5 great benefits of the Moringa Powder: -

1. It reduces tiredness. Iron and magnesium are great for combating tiredness and fatigue. It’s also ideal for vegans and vegetarians and for those who have anaemia.
2. Great looking skin – Moringa Powder is packed with vitamin A and E. Vitamin A is fabulous for radiant looking skin. Vitamin E protects the cells from oxidative stress and so it fights the signs of anti-aging.
3. A wonderful energy booster. Iron and calcium are said to support the energy yielding metabolism. Having a green smoothie with this powder will leave you feeling energised for the day.
4. Moringa Powder contains vitamin A which contributes to normal vision
5. Because of its rich Magnesium content, it’s great for healthy teeth and bones.

You can buy Moringa Powder at your local health store. Why not try it and see the great results you can achieve for yourself.

If you love the ‘natural way’ of life, you will love Bee Pollen. This is another ‘Superfood’ packed with goodness. Even Victoria Beckham has tweeted about her love for the product.
 It has been brilliant in allowing me to enjoy the summer so that I am not stuck inside with sneezing fits, a runny nose and itchy eyes. However, Bee Pollen does have other benefits. It’s been said to be good as an antioxidant, fights off inflammation, supports the immune system and is an excellent energy booster.

PM me though my Mel's Little Luxuries Facebook Page if you want to find out more about ‘The Amazing Bee Pollen’ and I will be happy to send you an e-Report showing you how you can benefit from it.


Posted in Bee Pollen, Moringa Powder, Superfoods

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