Wellspring Naturals on Etsy

Margaret is the creator, the beloved maker, She is a beautiful woman inside and out. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Margaret a bit. Her loving hand written notes that come in your order(s) is a personal touch that makes me smile.  She is such a hard worker and the quality of her products that I’ve tried are perfection.

The story of this humble shop owner is inspiring and touching and I want you to know. She had to have her Thyroid removed, along with several tumors. She has auto Immune disease, Adrenal issues. A year of severe pain,  she went from doctor to doctor none of which were able to tell her the cause. Finally, her doctor diagnosed her with, Connective Tissue disease. Margaret is open about her medical struggles, otherwise I would not be speaking of these things. Several of her creations were made to help her in her times of severe pain, like her Pain Away Essential Oil.

This is a very long post, please read carefully and make sure you get some refreshments if you plan on reading this in one fail swoop. I hope you find these reviews helpful and share with your friends and family.

It is hard for me to describe masks of any kind. I have tried 6 different mask varieties from this brand and I liked every one.. I do however believe that your results will get better with weekly use, I was impressed with just one use.

 Garden Party Botanical Mask

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When mixed with water, Flax and Chia form a gelatinous substance which has a thick and slippery egg-like feel and consistency, hence the way it looks but, still effective.

I bought the full size, this here is the sample vial. The ingredients are:

Honey Powder
Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs.

Turmeric Powder
• Protects against the breakdown of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid
• Helps to even skin tone
• Supports wound healing
• Soothes skin irritations
It can temporarily stain skin. However, I’ve found that after applying and rinsing the mask, any remaining color will disappear.

Beet root powder
contain flavonoids and Vitamin C.
They are a healthy source of Vitamin B folate, B1, B2, B6, and B12.
Niacin, amino acids, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, copper, mineral boron, and phosphorus. They are also rich in antioxidants.

Carrot Powder
• repairs and tones the skin
• reduces wrinkles and scars
• improves circulation increases elasticity.
• provides the skin with beta carotene, which is an antioxidant.
• Carrot powder contains the following vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Pumpkin powder:
Contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body. Containing 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K. Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Chia seeds
Helps maintain collagen in the skin. Collagen is made of amino acids from protein, so getting good sources of collagen into your diet is important for great skin, hair and nails.
Chia contains more magnesium than almost all other plant foods except cacao, making it one of the best sources you can consume
Chia is rich in zinc, just to name one of the many minerals it is abundant in. Zinc is an important mineral that is thought of as a miracle anti-aging mineral. It helps fight acne too, as a major bonus. Zinc helps keep your skin looking taut and supple, while also combating inflammation

Flax Seed
Helps tighten large pores and tone the skin.
flaxseed are bursting with essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B and E, minerals and fiber.
due to the Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids Flax is powerful in helping heal and decrease inflammation.

 

Clear Radiance mask

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When I say I loved every one of the masks I’ve tried, that is no lie. I mean, really, every mask is made up of all natural, proven to be good for the skin ingredients. Ingredients are:

Calcium bentonite clay-

There are three types of bentonite clay: sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, and potassium bentonite. Calcium is the kind used for the body.
Bentonite clay may be beneficial because it can help your body in eliminating toxins, which can, in turn, help reduce inflammation. Not only will the clay remove impurities, but it will also deliver much-needed minerals and nutrients to the body, including calcium, magnesium, and sodium.
Do you suffer from dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis? If so, this clay can calm skin, heal cracks, and prevent infections that might be flaring up. You can prepare a bentonite mask compound for your hands (much as you would for your face) and anywhere else your body has skin problems. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm cloth. You can do this a few times a week for more stubborn skin issues.

Frankincense Powder

Frankincense raw powder itself comes from the hardened oleo resin of the Boswellia sacra . To obtain the oleo gum, slits are cut in the bark of the trees and a milk-white fluid leaks out. This fluid is collected and hardened.
It promotes healthy skin.
reduces skin discoloration and imperfections.

Honey Powder

Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs.

 

Deep Draw Red mask

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This mask left my skin super clean. If you have active, puss filled breakouts, I’d have to say that the red clay would suck that gunk right out. Ingredients are as follows:

French red clay

French red clay comes from Hematite Iron, its coloring the result of the copper oxides contained in this rock. Rich in kaolinite, illite, montmorillonitea and calcite, this clay is best suited for normal to oily skin types. It will cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it refreshed, toned and rejuvenated.

Acai Berry powder

Acai berry has vitamins A, C, and E, which can help in the regeneration of your skin. and combat hyperpigmentation. Packed with amino acids, fiber, calcium and monounsaturated fatty acids. Praised for being one of the most effective natural skin treatments on our planet that not only combats unpleasant skin conditions; it also actively prevents unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles.

Frankincense Powder
Frankincense raw powder itself comes from the hardened oleo resin of the Boswellia sacra . To obtain the oleo gum, slits are cut in the bark of the trees and a milk-white fluid leaks out. This fluid is collected and hardened.
It promotes healthy skin.
reduces skin discoloration and imperfections

 

Pumpkin Glow mask

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Ingredients are:

Calcium Bentonite clay:

Calcium bentonite clay
There are three types of bentonite clay: sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, and potassium bentonite. Calcium is the kind used for the body.
Bentonite clay may be beneficial because it can help your body in eliminating toxins, which can, in turn, help reduce inflammation. Not only will the clay remove impurities, but it will also deliver much-needed minerals and nutrients to the body, including calcium, magnesium, and sodium.
Do you suffer from dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis? If so, this clay can calm skin, heal cracks, and prevent infections that might be flaring up. You can prepare a bentonite mask compound for your hands (much as you would for your face) and anywhere else your body has skin problems. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm cloth. You can do this a few times a week for more stubborn skin issues.

Pumpkin Powder:
Contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body. Pumpkin contains 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K. Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

White Tea powder:

Tea is a drink made from the leave of a plant Camellia sinensis. Most of the harvested leaves undergo various degree of processing, which changes the chemical composition of the leaves and, among other things, reduces the content of catechins. (Catechins are a subtype of polyphenol anti-oxidants believed to be responsible for some of the tea’s health benefits.)
The major types of tea include black, green and white, differing by the method of harvesting and processing. White tea is the least processed type of tea and has the highest catechin content. It is made of young tea leaves or buds steamed immediately after harvest to inactivate polyphenol oxidase, the enzyme that destroys catechins. As a result, white tea is richer in catechins than green tea. Furthermore, since white tea is made of leaves harvested at an earlier growth phase, its composition may differ from that of green tea in other important ways as well. A study by Dr. Thring and colleagues from the School of Life Sciences, Kingston University, London, indicated potential advantages of white tea as a skin rejuvenation agent (BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Aug 2009). In the study, the researchers looked at two key effects that help slow down skin aging: antioxidant activity (ability to neutralize harmful oxygen free radicals) and the ability to inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). MMP are enzymes that degrade the key proteins of skin matrix, particularly collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles and loss of firmness. A certain level of MMP in the skin is healthy and necessary but excess MMP activity (often seen in older people) contributes to skin aging. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV light.

Carrot Powder:
• repairs and tones the skin
• reduces wrinkles and scars
• improves circulation increases elasticity.
• provides the skin with beta carotene, which is an antioxidant.
• Carrot powder contains the following vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

 

Green Glow mask

This picture has evaded me and I am sorry for that. The ingredients speak for themselves. You’ll see as you read my lovelies!.

Green Clay:  Works best on acne skin.  Green Clay is the most absorbing of clays, and it is generally used as a facial mask for tissue repair, drawing toxins from the skin and to normalize excessive secretions of oil or sweat. Green clay also firms, tones and refines the skin, promoting a smooth, supple, and clear complexion.

Spirulina powder:  Has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin B-12, vitamin E, calcium, iron and phosphorus, all of which are vital for your skin’s health. Free radicals make your skin look tired, limp and flabby. Taking Spirulina supplements on a regular basis works wonders for your skin, making it look toned, youthful and vital. It also treats flabby skin by eliminating the body’s metabolic waste products and strengthening the body as a whole.

Spirulina contains tyrosine, vitamin E or tocopherol, and selenium, all of which are known for their anti-ageing effects. Tyrosine slows down the ageing of skin cells. The antioxidants present in it eliminate free radicals which are responsible for skin ageing. Try this facial mask to prevent premature ageing of skin and fight acne. Make a paste by mixing some Spirulina with water and apply it on your face. Keep on for 20 minutes and wash off. This will make your skin amazingly soft and smooth as well as prevent signs of ageing like wrinkles.

Matcha powder:  Matcha contains a lot more antioxidants than regular green tea. All of those wonderful antioxidants work to fight the negative effects of free radicals and UV radiation, and can help repair sun-damaged skin. Contains chlorophyll, a powerful detoxifier, that according to sources at the Huffington Post, removes harmful toxins and fights free radicals that damage cells needed to protect our skin. Matcha is particularly good for acne because it has the ability to decrease sebum production. Anyone with concerns about fine lines and wrinkles will love the effects of matcha green tea too — matcha green tea protects our largest organ from harmful UV rays that encourage premature aging and hyper-pigmentation.

 

The Milk and Honey Mask…. 

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I somehow lost this picture. I spent hours searching in my ICloud picture account with no luck. I think the reason is, is that I have to upgrade my storage limit in order or all of my pictures to stay in the cloud.

This picture above is just me. I do not use filters, I just wanted to share that with you. Milk and Honey mask is made up of-

Ground Chia powder- When you apply the chia seed face mask, you’ll immediately notice your skin getting tighter. This helps not only firms & tones your skin but also minimize large pores and reduces oiliness. Just like flax seeds can be used as an egg face mask for vegans, chia seeds can also be used in the same way. This is because when mixed with water, these two seeds form a gelatinous substance which has a thick and slippery egg-like feel and consistency.

Ground Flax powder- There are two types of flax seeds: golden flaxseed and brown flaxseed. The only difference in these two flaxseed types is the color and the price – golden flax seeds cost more than their brown counterparts but they have the same nutrient content.
It is rich in essential omega fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and fiber.

Firms & lifts skin
Deep cleanses & purifies skin
Shrinks large pores
Exfoliates skin
Reduces oily skin
Helps prevent & treat acne
Has anti-aging properties that helps slow fine lines and wrinkles

Powdered Coconut Milk-

Adding coconut in its ground form is ideal for a powder product. It is soothing on the skin and protects it by locking in moisture. The white flesh (harvested from inside the nut) is washed, shredded and dried. Coconut milk powder is a rich source of manganese. Copper is a very important mineral for most of the bodily functions. Copper and vitamin C help to maintain the flexibility and elasticity of the skin and blood vessels.

Honey Powder-
Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs

Frankincense Powder- 

Inflammatory skin reactions, sun erythema, radiations, acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis,
atopic skin and barrier disorders, actinic keratosis, and psoriasis.

 

 Flower Power Floral Facial Steam-

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This was a different treat for me and I loved it. When I was done steaming my face it looked dewy and refreshed. Ingredients are:

Dried Rose petals-

They contain anti-oxidants that fight off free radicals, skin irritants, excess sebum and germs Organic roses are suitable for all skin types and offer amazing skin moisturizing properties for dry and sensitive skin. The natural oils in rose petals trap moisture into skin cells, hydrating and moisturizing them. Rose petals are rich in vitamin C and other anti-oxidants. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and strengthens skin cells and tissue. This enables blemishes and acne scars to heal faster. Roses have therapeutic benefits that relax the body, reduce stress and promote glowing skin. Rose petals contain natural oils and sugars that will lock moisture into dry skin cells.

Chamomile and Calendula Oils- If you’re dreaming of beautiful, smooth, glowing skin, you’ll need to look beyond those bottles of moisturizer filled with harsh chemicals. Calendula and Chamomile pack a one-two punch that really makes a difference for your skin. Calendula is similar to aloe vera in that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Thanks to alpha-bisabolo, a compound found within, chamomile is known for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It, like its relative calendula, has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant qualities that make it very effective for healing the skin.

Coconut oil- 

Coconut oil is extremely high in oleic acid. If you have acne prone skin and your pores clog easily you really should use oils that are high in Linoleic acid.

I did enjoy the facial steam, but, if I continued to use this product I am guaranteed to have clogged pores.

Clarysage Essential oil:  For hot, red, upset skin, mix several drops into facial or body cream to promote smooth and clear complexion. It is particularly good for balancing the production of sebum of the skin. Clary sage oil can help regulate oil production and reduce inflammation that contributes to dermatitis.

Cardamom Essential oil:

Cardamom seed oil can also be used to help promote healthy skin, working as a natural cleanser to disinfect skin and give it a natural radiance. It also works as a skin toner that helps fight aging. Cardamom has vitamins A, B, and C, all of which can enrich your skincare routine in a very beautiful way. Also increases the recovery time of dark spots and blemishes.

Directions for use:

Just add a pinch of the botanical blend and a few drops of the special essential oil blend to a bowl of boiled steaming water, place your freshly cleaned & beautiful face over the bowl, drape a large bath towel over your head to lock in the healing steam, and enjoy the soothing aroma for 10 minutes while you relax.

 

 

Mask Facial Kit-

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– Pumpkin Glow Mineral Mask
– Green Glow Mineral Mask
– Clear Radiance Mineral Mask
– Deep Draw Red Clay Mineral Mask
– Milk & Honey Botanical Mask
– Garden Party Botanical Mask
– Green Goddess Botanical Mask
– Pure Aloe
– Renewal Serum
– Caffeine Eye Quench 5ml.
– Radiance Facial Spritz
– Flower Power Floral Facial Steam
– Birch spatula & mixing bowl

Cost is 35.00, which is amazing.

I am sorry to say that I cannot review the Facial Daytime Serum, Evening Serum, and Caffeine Eye Quench. You should read the reviews on her Etsy, there sure is a ton of people who enjoy her blend of oils.

                                                                          Caffeine Eye Quench:

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Margaret recently changed the formulation, to make it better. So now she offers a vegan option as well as the new and improved version. I have not tried her updated concoctions, but I fully plan to and you should go and take a look yourself.

Wellspring Naturals

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sincerely, Amber Morris.

 

Love&Lotus Naturals

*Press Sample. I would never lie to you about any product I review. I am thrilled to be able to do these reviews for you because I love trying new products, finding new Indie brands, and finding products in said line that I now can’t live without.

Today we are talking about a Home, Bath,Body Care, Indie Facial Care brand. Whipped Body butters, Salt Scrubs, Sugar scrubs, Wax melts to make your home smell divine, Lip products that are made to heal your lips. This is just a small fraction of the products Melissa, the sweet owner has to offer.

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This scent notes are as follows:

A beautiful fruit and earthy blend of sweet island mangos and budding cannabis flower.  This really smells amazing!. It honestly sinks in, there is no greasiness feel, and your skin will be soft afterward.

Ingredients:

  1. Organic Colloidal Infused Distilled Water
  2. Aloe Vera Juice
  3. Cocoa Butter
  4. Shea Butter
  5. Emulsifying Wax
  6. Coconut Oil
  7. Grapeseed Oil
  8. Stearic Acid
  9. Sweet Almond Oil
  10.  Hempseed Oil
  11. Glycerin
  12. Sodium Lactate
  13. Apricot Kernel Oil
  14. Vitamin E
  15. Optiphen Plus (Paraben Free Preservative)
  16. Allantoin- Allantoin is a chemical compound with formula C₄H₆N₄O₃. It is also called 5-ureidohydantoin or glyoxyldiureide. It is a diureide of glyoxylic acid. It is a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent.
  17. Fragrance

Melissa’s  Body Butters  come in 2 sizes; 4 ounces for 7.50, and 8 ounces for 14.00.

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Oh my goodness, this Salt Scrub smells DIVINE, HEAVENLY, SCRUMPTIOUS, all those words and more!. It exfoliated my body perfectly, did not hurt a bit, felt luxurious no doubt. This Luxurious salt scrub packs SIX Sea Salts, Organic Mango Butter, Hempseed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Fresh ground Coffee Beans and an EcoCert approved Preservative.  These super fine salt granules literally dissolve on skin after gentle exfoliation. Scented with Vanilla Chai Tea.

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Ingredients

  1. Dead Sea Sal
  2. Pink Himalayan Salt
  3. Breton Grey Salt
  4. Ceara Sea Salt
  5. European Spa Salt
  6. Mango Butter
  7. Apricot Kernel Oil
  8. Hempseed Oil
  9. Chai Tea Flake
  10. Fragrance
  11. Glyceryl Monocaprylate (and) Glyceryl Monoundecylenate (EcoCert approved preservative)

Vanilla Chai Tea & Sea Salt Scrub Comes in one size 4 Ounces for 12.00

 

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Lip Ganja retails for 3.50 and this is not your, run out into your local drugstore, run of the mill Lip Balm, because of the Hempseed Oil in it, which we will discuss in a minute.This feels rich and creamy. It has a light natural green tint, not noticeable on the lips at all. Comes in other various scents as well.

This feels rich and creamy. It has a light natural green tint, not noticeable on the lips at all. Comes in other various scents as well. Ingredients are:

  1. Made of Kosher Certified unrefined Hempseed Oil; It is obtained by pressing hemp seeds from varieties of Cannabis Sativa.  There is no THC (the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant) present.  Cold pressed, organic and unrefined hemp oil is dark to light green in color and has a nutty fragrance.  It has a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids which matches the balance required by the  body for healthy cell production.  Hemp Oil has been well known to help prevent moisture loss and premature aging and is effective in maintaining moisture balance.  It can also be useful in alleviating certain skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.  The word Ganja is simply another word for Hemp.
  2. raw Cocoa Butter
  3. Beeswax
  4. Mango Butter
  5. Vitamin E

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I love this scent as well. there is nothing bad about these Body Butters. They do not leave a greasy film behind and the scent actually stays on your skin for several hours, no joke!. Don’t let the Tobacco in the name put you off. I have never smelled anything like this one of a kind scent that makes me think back to olden days, also my lovely Grandpa; not the yucky, tobacco scent.

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Whipped Sugar Butter, Wow what a delight to use.  I had tons of fluffy bubbles in my bath with this stuff. I love that is doubles, even triples as an exfoliator and a light moisturizer.

Notes are; Black Orchid, a dash of Black Pepper, Ginger, a soft touch of Jasmine & Gardenia and Musk.

4 Ounces 6.50; 8 Ounces 12.00

Ingredients:

  1.  Organic Cane Sugar
  2. Shea Butter
  3. Glycerin
  4. Distilled Water
  5. Sodium Cocoyl/Lauroyl Isethionate is a surfactant/detergent used as a cleansing agent and to impart lather in shampoos, body washes, facial care, and more.
  6. Coconut Oil
  7. Coconut Palm Sugar
  8. Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate is primarily used in cleansing products, including bubble baths, bath soaps and detergents, shampoos and shaving cream.
  9. Sorbitol
  10. Sunflower Oil
  11. Safflower Oil
  12. Caprylic Capric Triglyceride is a  mixed triester derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It comes in the form of an oily liquid, and is sometimes mistakenly referred to as fractionated coconut oil. Functions:Caprylic mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent.
  13. Sesame Seed Oil
  14. Jojoba Seed Oil
  15. Olive Oil
  16. Vitamin E
  17. Vitamin A
  18. Optiphen Plus (Preservative)
  19. Fragrance
  20. Colored Sugar Sprinkles

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If you like Fresh and Earthy then try Champaca & Bamboo. This is a  clean smelling fragrance with unusual botanical notes, powerful, green, and fresh!. The formula is just as wonderful as the others.

The freshness of bamboo, creamy tropical white flowers. Top notes of cool green bamboo, jasmine, hyacinth, and champaca which is a white flower from the magnolia family).  Bottom notes of amber, clove, and oakmoss.

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These Whipped Sugar-Butters are just WOW!.

Smells like amber, sandalwood paired with vanilla, nutmeg, bergamot, galbanum and Ambergris, YUM.

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So here we have Melissa’s Wax Tarts which are 80% pure Soy and 20% Paraffin wax. All 3 of the tarts have a perfect scent throw. I can’t stand it when I get a candle/wax that has almost no scent!whats the point?. They all melted well, and just one tart made my entire house smell beautiful. My personal favorite is Lemon Fluff Bunny.  I am sorry to say that currently she is sold out of these tarts, but I am sure it will not take Melissa long to whip some up.

About The Owner, you should read this too!. 

Love & Lotus Naturals is owned and operated by Melissa Buck.  I live in Shakopee, MN with my four beautiful children and Nate, my significant other of seven years, who has been and continues to be encouraging and supportive of my love for producing quality, luxe body products from the sidelines.  I have a degree in Executive Office Administration and have owned a successful private home cleaning business for 18 years which has helped me begin this new adventure in my life.  My love for body care came years ago when one of my children suffered from eczema and NOTHING was helping.  When my pediatrician suggested something with steroids I KNEW I needed more time to try something else first.  I scoured article after article, website after website, anything I could find to try to do this naturally.  The world opened up to me.   I was determined.  I learned about oils and butters I never even knew existed. I researched how oils were extracted (that’s important), I learned about fair trade companies, I learned about chemicals and the science behind the chemicals, I joined groups with Herbalists, Cosmetologists, Chemists and Skin Care Professionals, I have watched webinars and taken online classes.  In the end, I was not only able to find a better way to help my child but also a way to put my passion to work for me.  I am a completely self-taught crafter who absolutely LOVES anything body care related.  My products are made with many natural and organic ingredients as well as love, passion and the desire to provide you with quality skincare.  I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoyed making them.  I appreciate your business and support more than you know.  Because of you, I have more time to do something I love.  Thank You for joining me on this journey to healthier skin.
xoxo,
Melissa

 

My Current Highlighting Obsessions

Hello my lovelies!. I know its summertime everywhere, and this may be a cliché,  being that (almost) everyone needs that summer glow, but baby I need to glow year round!. Some of my picks are not meant to be used for highlighting, but really they are so multipurpose that you can put them anywhere you like.

This first product I am going to tell you about is not a highlighter that has shimmer in it, rather a natural brightening effect, hence the name, “Brightening Eye Base.” This is meant to highlight under eye circles, but works great also as a “natural” highlighter. Tony Moly is a Korean brand that I love, really love. You can purchase this HERE which is Beauty Net Korea, which is a site that I LOVE for truly authentic Korean products. You cant beat the price @ 6.65 U.S. !!!

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Product number 2 is more of a recent find for me. My wonderful Husband brought this beautiful product home to me and I fell in love with it immediately feel hard for it!. Its Makeup Forever Star powder. According to their website, this is how they describe it;  The Star Powder is a silky powder that catches the light and gives the skin an intense sparkle and unparalleled shine. They come in 35 shades!, 20.00 each. I am sorry to say that nowhere on the packaging has the shade listed. You can purchase these beauties HERE on their website. IMG_7668

This next product took me by surprise!. I love several of Elf Cosmetics items but you know they do have some products that make me think, “What?”.

This is called, Highlighting Dewy Drops and was released verily recently. It comes in this one shade, not named, but its a champagne/gold tone that takes my breath away. It glides on perfectly, no smell, and long lasting as well. You can purchase this HERE at a bargain of 4.00.IMG_7652

Elf released their Illuminating Palette a few months back. I have heard mixed reviews but I really love it, especially the shade I am going to show you!. They are all buttery soft, and lasts for at least 10 hours on my skin. You can purchase this HERE for 6.00.

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I have yet another Elf product that I was wowed by. We all know the big, HD boxed powders right?. This is a shade that was re-named, it was called Soft luminance, now its, Shimmer. It is a beautiful shimmery highlight, that leans more pink/ white once on the cheekbone. HERE is where you can find it at a steal of 6.00.IMG_7675

Kevyn Aucon Liquid Highlighter in Candle Light is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. I went to So Choix, found HERE Which is a place where you can try super high end cosmetics at 5.00 a pop to see if you like the product or not. I choose this and I think I need the full size because its just breath taking. The formula is perfection and it lasts all day on my skin. You can purchase it HERE for 52.00

The price is steep, but, you get an ounce of this product, in pump form, I bet it would last you over a year because the pigment is on another level of greatness!.

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Wet N Wild is a brand that I really enjoy. This Mega Shimmer I purchased on E-bay because sadly I cant find these anymore in store. This is a perfect white shimmer, its called White Lotus. I went to E-bay, typed in White Lotus and their are a huge amount on the site which I will link; HERE prices ranging from 3.00-7.00.

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Lastly I have a Highlighter from a truly wonderful Indie brand known as Star Crushed Minerals. I was so excited when I heard about this brand, found on Instagram. The owner is super sweet, the products speak for themselves, and prices are great!.

This is a True Gold highlighter, hence the shade, Honey Pot you get a whopping 3Grams of product that comes in a awesome, 10Gram jar *with a sifter!!. Price is 8.00 and you can get this, HERE

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I very much hoped that you found this read helpful and enjoyable. I love you all dearly, your so good to me. Don’t hesitate to E-mail me if you ever want to talk and ask me anything!, okay?. amberloveseyes12@gmail.com

Until next time my dear readers, have a good one!,

xo, Mrs. Amber Morris.