Here at Mr. B’s Necessities we value community and collaboration. From the very inception, our business has always been one dreamed up and worked through with those around us, and we’re the better for it. We’d like to share with you a new partnership that we have with our dear friend Melissa. She is a holistic esthetician, and the mastermind behind our new Coffee Body Scrub and Rose Facial Mist & Toner. Melissa will be sharing her expertise each month through blog posts and Mr. B’s community letters. As way of introduction, we’d like Melissa to share with you her story in her own words and why she is so passionate about holistic skin care:
Thanks for introducing me to the Mr.B’s Community, I’m so thankful to be a part of it. I can’t wait to meet everyone that is passionate about what we are doing and thankful to those who have believed in Mr. B’s from the beginning.
I am a surfer that grew up half everywhere from Saudi Arabia to Maui. I have been in the health & wellness industry for almost 20 years now. As a surfer I would put on organic sunscreen and it would irritate my skin, dry it out or make it white and take several washes for it to come off. This sparked my initial interest in skincare. I wanted something better. I traveled to Korea to teach English as a second language and visited their Korean Spa’s, which are amazing, and it made my passion for skincare stronger. But it wasn’t until I was 26 when I went back home to Maui that I really got started.
I wanted to do something that included health & wellness, surfing, and working from home. I frequented the sauna at a spa named Spa Luna, and learned they ran a holistic massage and esthetic school as well. So in 2006, I went to school to become a holistic esthetician. A holistic school focuses on beauty from the inside out. What you take into your body will reveal it’s self on the outside. I learned about how to not just eat organic, but to eat according to each person individual needs; to be conscious of ingredients on the skin as well and to use organic as much as possible. I also learned about treatments that give results that are safe (peels, microdermabrasion etc). What I think really hit home for me and what really made me know I was in the right place practicing skincare was my clients that I would see during school and the results I was able to see through working with them. So what makes me passionate about skincare? Not just the beauty aspect but what beauty really is from the inside out. What we take in physically & spiritually. Making skincare is all a part of the fun. I love creating. Working with Mr. B’s has allowed me to tap into my creative side as well as pour into the community around us. So hopefully over time I can help give some great skincare tips, turn you onto some great products and give words of encouragement. Cheers, Melissa