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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, mel@melslittleluxuries.co.uk,  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

What is the most commonly asked question about Aluminé?

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Melanie Brown

The most commonly asked question about Aluminé is addressed in this video. Enjoy.

Posted by Mel's Little Luxuries on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Posted in Aluminé, Chemical free, Is Aluminé good for sensitive skin?, Paraben free, Peter Lamas, Sensitive Skin and Aluminé, Skin, skin care, sulfate free, Vegan

5 Secret Steps To Glowing Skin!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Melanie Brown

5 Secret Steps To Glowing Skin!

Posted by Mel's Little Luxuries on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Posted in Aluminé, Anti-Aging, Beauty, drink water, Flawless Skin, hydrates, Hydration, Moisturise, Peter Lamas, Skin, skin care, Skin Care Basics, SPF, Sun Protection, Sunscreen, Vegan

Chocolate Rules!

Posted on September 07, 2015 by Melanie Brown

I love chocolate and boy was I over the moon when my children came back from their recent holidays with a box of assorted chocolates just for me.

Everyone told me that I couldn’t have it as it wasn’t good for me. Not only would it be bad for my waist line but it would be bad for my skin.

Chocolate has always had a bad reputation when it comes to the skin. I remember when I was growing up and people would comment on how I would break out in spots if I ate it. However, that fell on deaf ears.

Eating raw chocolate or cacao is not as bad as many people think. When it is raw, it is in an unprocessed form which means that it is great for the skin as well as the body.

Chocolate only becomes a problem when huge amounts of sugar is added to it.

The great news is that chocolate in its raw state is a superfood. This is due to the fact that it is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and omega 3 essential fatty acids. These are rich nutrients for the skin.

It’s great for anti-aging as the antioxidants help to slow down the aging process by protecting the collagen.

Cacao contains polyphenols which improve the blood flow to the skin. This is important as it increases the delivery of oxygen and essential skin nutrients. When this occurs, the skin is left with a beautiful and healthy glowing complexion.

Cacao has more antioxidants than green tea or berries.

So what is the best way to have cacao?

The raw form should be in a powder and this can be added to porridge, smoothies, and desserts.

If you do crave for a bar of chocolate, like I often do, read the label to make sure that it contains at least 70% raw cacao to obtain the maximum benefits.

Think I just go and finish that box of chocolate now.

Posted in Anti-Aging, Cacao, Chocolate, Skin