The Secret To A Perfect Valentine's Day

Posted on January 22, 2024 by Melanie Brown



What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? 

As Valentine's Day approaches, our minds often drift to grand gestures and extravagant gifts. But is that truly what this day of love is all about?

This year take a moment to appreciate the smaller, more intimate expressions of affection – the kind that resonates deeply within your heart.

Imagine a cosy evening at home, away from the crowded restaurants and the pressure of making everything 'just perfect'.

Picture this: soft music playing in the background, a warm, ambient glow from flickering candles, and the comforting embrace of your loved one. Isn't this a more heartfelt celebration of love?

Valentine's Day, at its core, is about showing care and love in ways that truly matter. It's about creating a haven where you can relax, connect, and cherish each other's company. What better way to enhance this experience than with something crafted with as much love and care as you put into your relationship?

That's where my natural soaps come in. Made with the finest, natural ingredients, each bar is a work of art, an ode to love in its purest form. These soaps aren't just a cleansing product; they are an experience – a way to pamper yourself and your loved one, to make your evening at home feel like a luxurious retreat.

Enriched with soothing aromas and gentle textures, the Mel’s Little Luxuries soaps are perfect for a romantic, relaxing evening. As you bask in the tranquil ambiance you've created, let my soaps be a reminder of how the simplest things can be the most meaningful. This Valentine's Day, celebrate love in its most authentic form – celebrate with the gift of natural beauty and care.

Remember, the secret to a perfect Valentine's Day lies in the love you share and in the simple moments that you turn into cherished memories. Let Mel’s Little Luxuries natural soaps be a part of that memory, embodying the spirit of Valentine's in every lather.

Go to the website and take a look at the range of luxury, skin loving soaps

Posted in Natural handmade gifts, natural handmade soap, natural handmade soaps, Natural Ingredients, Natural Skincare, natural soap, no chemicals, Pamper, pamper time, pamper treat, skin care, skin loving ingredients, soap gift ideas, soap gifts, Valentine, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Gifts

The Benefits of Wonderful Bath Bombs!

Posted on June 11, 2021 by Melanie Brown


Bath bombs are always popular.


They are uplifting and provide a wonderful pamper experience. They even got a mention on ‘Coronation Street’ when one of the characters was telling her boyfriend to use one following the stress he was going through!!


So, what’s so special about bath bombs?


When used in a warm bath, they help you to relax just before you go to sleep.


Combined in a warm bath it is great for your circulation.


Bathing benefits your muscles, joints, and bones after a strenuous day. Bath bombs just add to that luxurious experience.


If they contain sumptuous oils and butters, they will provide you with moisturization from head to toe


How often do you use bath bombs?


Check out this Bath Treat link to see the range of Mel's Little Luxuries Bath Bombs.

Posted in Bath, Bath Bombs, Bath Treats, bathing treats, fizzy bath treats, handmade bath bombs, Handmade Natural Products, hydrating and moisturizing, Hydration, Moisturizing, pamper, pamper treat, relaxation, self care, self love, Shea Butter, skin care, skincare, Sleep

How To Get Beautifully Hydrated Skin

Posted on March 28, 2020 by Melanie Brown

Oh, my goodness. I’m so excited!
It’s not very often that I pamper myself but decided to do so with a new serum.
I have used serums before and they can be quite drying on the skin, but this one was something else. It glided onto the skin and making it feel silky soft. In addition, I noticed how it really hydrated my skin. My face had a healthy glow.
So, what was the magical ingredient that allowed me to have this gorgeous feeling skin.
The answer - Hyaluronic Acid, otherwise commonly known as HA.
HA is a carbohydrate molecule which is naturally formed in the body. It provides lubrication to connective joints and is fabulous for overall skin health. Nowadays, it is seen as an essential ingredient in numerous beauty products.
This is what HA can do for your skin: -
1. Leaves your skin feeling hydrated and gives it long lasting moisture.
2. Boosts the skin health so stops the skin drying out.
3. Fantastic for anti-aging. As you get older, the skin losses it’s suppleness.
    HA plumps up the skin and smooths out the fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Firms and tones.
5. Fights free radicals and damage caused by UV damage and the environment which would break down the collagen in your skin leaving it with fine lines and wrinkles. This is an amazing antioxidant.
HA is most definitely, my new best friend!
Want to know more about HA and how this gorgeous serum can change help you? Then send me an email at and I will get back to you. 💖

Posted in Anti-Aging, anti-aging benefits, Collagen, Fighting UV Damage, HA, Hyaluronic Acid, hydrates, Hydration, moisturiser, Moisturizer, serum, Skin, skin care, Skin Care Basics, skin health

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

So, What's So Fab About Shea Butter?

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter. I use it in most of my handmade products. It’s creamy to the touch and produces great results.
It is a beautiful rich butter which is a superb moisturizer and beautifully hydrates your skin.
Shea Butter is known for its benefits for skincare. It is great for dry skin, skin irritations, scarring and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
This gorgeous butter is an excellent anti-ager as it is packed with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and A. If you want fantastic youthful looking skin, then take a look at this product.
Shea Butter nourishes and revitalizes your skin giving it a healthy and vibrant glow.
Especially around winter, Shea Butter is excellent for enhancing the appearance of your skin which can become ashy and dry due to the cold conditions.
I have created a body butter, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, which has Shea Butter as its main ingredient. This is combined with jojoba oil, coconut oil and vitamin E to produce a rich body butter which leaves your skin feeling soft and luxurious. A little goes a long way.
I love using this straight after a hot bath. As you rub the butter into your skin, it absorbs into the layers of your skin leaving it feeling silky and smooth. This is a beautiful treat after a long tiring day.
If you want to learn more about Citrus Delight Whipped Body butter, check it out at the following link and give yourself a lovely spa treat!

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

How can I naturally get rid of stretch marks?

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Melanie Brown

Stretch marks are a common thing. You see them on the tops of thighs, tummys, chests and arms.  They usually appear because the skin has stretched quite rapidly. Examples of this would be where there is a pregnancy, obesity and often it can be put down to genetics.  The elastic fibres found under the skin’s surface break and stretch marks appear.

Some people find them unsightly and are desperate to get rid of them. Others might consider them to be a badge of honour and aren’t frightened or embarrassed to show them off.

Many people are curious as to how to get rid of stretch marks in a natural way so, here are my 5 natural tips to enhance the appearance of stretch marked skin: -

  1. Aloe vera – This plant is bursting with nutrients, minerals and vitamins which all promote enhancing the skin so that it appears even toned and vibrant. It has anti-inflammatory qualities which means that it is healing and soothing. You can simply apply it to the area. Leave it for a few minutes and remove with lukewarm water.
  2. Olive Oil – This beautiful oil is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. It is superb for improving the appearance of the skin. Warm the olive oil slightly and rub it gently onto the affected area. You will notice that with continued use, the blood circulation will improve and the stretch marks improve.
  3. Cocoa Butter – I love cocoa butter. It’s one of my personal favourites. It is fabulous for anti-wrinkling and has anti-aging properties. Twice a day, massage the cocoa butter into the affected area. If you keep this up for 2 months, you will notice the scars will reduce.
  4. Almond Oil – Almond oil is a great source of vitamin E which helps with the development of the skin and its elasticity. Over time you will notice that the skin’s texture will improve and the appearance of stretch marks will improve.
  5. Potato Juice – Naturally, Potatoes are packed with minerals and vitamins. These can assist with the growth and repair of the skin cells. The juice can help to eliminate stretch marks. Simply cut the potatoes into thick slices and just rub it onto the skin for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the juice dries on your skin, let it stay for a few minutes before rinsing it off.

So why don’t you choose one of these natural treatments to improve your skin. With persistent and consistent use, you should notice a change to your skin.

If you are interested in having radiant and healthy looking skin, why not go to my website Mel’s Little Luxuries and view my gorgeous Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter  .

The shea butter content leaves the skin with a beautiful and healthy sheen. It is a great emollient which means that the skin is nourished and fabulously moisturized.

Posted in How do I naturally get rid of stretch marks?, natural, skin care

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