Sunday, December 2, 2012

Well, Hello There!

Welcome! My name is Melanie. I am the owner, creator and formulator for the Blue Zen Naturals Skincare line.

My inspiration for the products I create is first and foremost, my own skin. I used to think I had "normal" skin. I thought that I could use anything on my skin and it would be fine, that "sensitive skin" was something other people had.

Then, I began itching. My hands. My feet. My face. I was developing eczema. I realized that all skin is sensitive. If you treat your skin badly, eventually, you may notice a change.

After study I found that many skin conditions are caused by allergies to chemicals used in lotions, shampoos, and soaps. Some are caused by foods we eat or plants that grow wild in your area.

I began experimenting with different kinds of lotions and soaps to see what helped and what didn't. Truly, there was nothing that I could buy in the supermarket that made my skin feel better. Even the "sensitive skin" dish soap would make my hands red, itchy and blistery.

So, I took matters into my own hands. I began making my own soaps and skin balms that actually helped and soothed my skin.

I have developed a line of  lotions, balms, soaps and creams that are rich and nourishing for your skin without the chemicals that so many grocery store brands use. There is no paraben or formaldehyde in the preservative, no petroleum, no sodium laurel/laureth/lauryl sulphate in the soap. Everything I create is made from natural ingredients that nourish your skin.

All my products are tested on my own body first. I like them, I hope you do too.