This Brave little Fighter Loves Dolce Mia Lotion

Childhood should be a beautiful time for a little girl, but there are an unlucky few who face severe challenges due to injuries and health conditions. Alice Donovan is fighting against lukemia, a disease which destroys the bone marrow. She’s already faced several medical emergencies related to the illness and has had to endure daily pain from medical procedures and treatments, including chemotherapy. You can read up on how her parents discovered Alice had leukemia and what has happened on their blog.

Alice Donovan

Alice Donovan Keeps on Smiling!

What’s so heartwarming about what’s happened here is how the community has banded together to help out with Alice’s medical bills, which are always a disaster in itself. The support of the community including their friends is a wonderful thing and surely has helped her stay positive and hopeful of her recovery. A number of charity events have been held to bring local residents, family and friends together to support and celebrate Alice’s successful battle against the disease. They’ve organized dinners, runathons, bake sales, and made customized collection cans so they can collect more funds for her medical treatments. Those who participated had a fun time and it’s a social event that allowed people in the community to meet one another.

We’d like to congratulate the local community for their response to this difficult challenge for Alice and her family. Alice’s medical treatments often leave her dehydrated and her skin feeling uncomfortable. She has tried our moisturizing lotions and loves them! Good luck Alice and we hope you recover fully, feel great, and get back to having fun with your friends.


Chamomile Lotion

Chamomile is well known for its calming, soothing effect. It’s a very popular form of herbal tea or herbal drink. It’s often used in soaps to calm skin irritations aand in hair shampoos to lighten hair and improve the health of hair. Some claim Chamomile’s benefits range from stress reduction to better sleep and relaxing cramps and relieving gastrointestinal problems. It is considered safe in low amounts. Used in lotion or soap, it is an anti-septic, anti-biotic, disinfectant, and bactericidal ingredient. See Dolce Mia’s Starlet body lotion which has Chamomile extract in it. Very soothing.

Soothing, Calming Chamomile Lotion

The 2 types of Camomile are Roman Camomile and German Camomile. The Roman Camomile Oil may be more calming and German Camomile is a great anti inflammatory. The essential oils extracted from both the varieties have similar medicinal value. Chamomile Oil is extracted from the flowers of the Camomile plant a popular flowering plant. German Camomile is grown in North America.

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Barn Star Western with Soothing Chamomile Extract

Sweet Almond Oil

One of Nature’s Most Rich Natural Oils

Almonds are well known for the healthy protein and essential fatty acids they contain. They’re a great food. The oils from sweet almonds can have a nice effect on your skin. Increasingly, sweet almond oil is being incorporated into bath and body products. Sweet almond oil is a light yellow tint having a sweet, nutty fragrance. Sweet Almond oil is known to improve complexion and soften the skin and it is effective when applied to dry skin that is prone to itching and irritation. It is used in many dry skin lotion formulation.

It is extracted from the nuts of the sweet almond tree which grows in California. It grows up to 32 feet in height and produces a fruit with nuts. Almond fruit’s size is 3 to 6 cm long, characterized by a woody bone in pits containing two or more edible seeds. The almond fruit can be sweet or bitter. Sweet almond oil has a long history of use. In ancient times, it was grown in the area of Israel and Syria where it was cultivated and used to improve the appearance of people’s skin, especially dehydrated skin, flaky skin, or dry skin conditions. Through the cold pressing of sweet almond seeds, the sweet almond oil is extracted. Very rich rich in nutrients, sweet almonds contain protein, sugar, calcium, and vitamins and minerals including iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, magnesium, chlorine, sulfur, and niacin. Sweet almonds also contain water, fats, proteins, cellulose, and carbohydrates.

Sweet Almond Oil in Bar or Hand Soaps

Sweet almond oil also nourishes hair and finger nails so using it with hand soap or body lotion is an excellent way making skin more supple and healthy. Need a dry skin lotion with an ingredient prove to moisturize and rejuvenate skin?

Wedding Favor Ideas

Unique Gifts Make an Impression

How many newlyweds receive gifts that aren’t useful or are just so mundane, they actually make the bride and groom feel down? Gift givers often check out the bath and body products counter at Walmart, Sears, Costco, Macys, Nordstrom, JC Penny, or numerous department stores. What they find is the same collection of brand name products. Why? Because the big brands have taken over the supply chain and ensure that is all consumers can buy.

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People give mundane, unimaginative gifts because they’re pressured for time and perhaps money. However, a friend or family members wedding is a special time for them and you. Giving them another set of cutlery and dishware, toaster, wine bottle opener, or microwave oven is not a bad idea except they probably don’t need them. And with respect to cutlery and kitchen utensils, their tastes might be unique and your gift may end up in a garage sale, or they’ll just return it. The whole concept of returning a wedding gift is not in the spirit of matrimony and best wishes on a happy life together.

One way to avoid that uncomfortable possibility is to find a gift that is useful and will be enjoyed. A bar of natural soap or a bottle of moisturizing lotion for instance will be used. A large, quality bar soap made with the finest ingredients and packaged beautifully will be used. A wedding favor like this is remembered by the wedding couple. It’s gifts like this that say you took the time to find something unique and special – which reflects on the union of these two people. No humdrum cosmetic, chemical based bath and beauty products from Neiman Marcus at outrageous prices. Just all natural soaps and lotions.

Soap and Lotions with Organic Ingredients

The fragrances of soap and lotion from Dolce Mia are wonderful. They contain rich, botanical, organic soap ingredients such as sweet almond oil, aloe, vitamin e, lavender, shea butter, olive oil, and Chamomile Extract. A fusion of many of these organic compounds lends powerful anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and anti-oxidant benefits for skin. In the summer, Shea Butter offers not only soothing anti-inflammatory properties but also offers sun UV ray absorption to help protect the skin.

To create a special wedding gift basket, include some unique yet luxurious bathroom towels and wash cloths, scented bubble bath, aromatherapy candles, and some hand sanitizer gel. Check out a local craft supply store to find some beautiful baskets and ask them to wrap your gift basket if you lack the flair for gift wrapping. You might also throw in some fine wines and cheese from California’s wineries and cheese factories. Always unique – you’ll be well remembered by the bride and groom and by others who ask about your wonderful gifts.

Check out all the soaps and lotions at Dolce Mia Designs right now.

Dry Skin Lotion

Dry Skin has to be one of the most common afflictions affecting people today. Outdoor activities, sun exposure, wind exposure, frequent washing and chemicals conspire to dry the skin. Aging too can play a role in dry skin. Everyone has a different skin type, yet the treatments for dry skin involve adding moisture.

Moisturizing Dry Skin Lotion

There are quite a few lotions and lotion ingredients that can help you deal with dry parched, or cracked skin. The best in our opinion is shea butter, aloe, olive oil, and sweet almond oil. These are powerful ingredients that help the outer layer of the skin retain moisture. The problem with basic hand and body lotions that have moisturizing ingredients only, is that it doesn’t do enough to treat the skin and help regain its softness, flexibility and suppleness. Dry skin often becomes red, irritated, inflamed, and cracked. Hives are a good example of severe skin irritation. Sunburns too can leave the skin damaged and unable to repair itself with only simple oils and water applied. These conditions require additional help.

So, to help heal cracked skin, irritations, and inflammation, additional ingredients added to lotion make a great dry skin treatment. Some of those ingredients include Vitamin e which provides excellent antioxidant properties to help the skin retain its health. Other ingredient that help the skin deal with dryness are:

Sweet Almond Oil – Softens and protects skin to balance water loss and support the absorption of moisture.
Chamomile Extract – Soothes and softens the skin.
Lavender – Lavendar essential oil is adatogenic in nature, meaning that it normalizes both dry and oily conditions of the skin. Anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and skin regenerative, it is also great for sensitive or mature skin.
Red Clover – Is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cleanser and demulcent.
Marsh Mallow Root – helps to heal chapped skin and has anti-inflammatory benefits.
Oat Kernel Extract – Has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-itch benefits.
Sunflower Seed Oil – high content of essential fatty acids and is rich in vitamin Ee, an antioxidant that provides excellent emolliency.
Calendula Officinalis Flower – The common Marigold. The flavonoids and saponins contained in extracts of the plant have been shown to not only promote skin healing and repair, but also significantly reduce inflammations. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing & healing. Stimulates cellular regeneration.
White Tea Extract – Flavonoids contained in Red, White & Green Tea present veinotonic properties. They reduce capillary permeability and increase blood capillary resistance, consequently improving tissue irrigation & skin condition.
Comfrey – encourages the growth of new cells and helps repair the skin.

Take a good look at our varieties of dry skin lotion, all containing generous amounts of shea butter. And the additional ingredients are there to make it the perfect lotion for the whole family.

What is Shea Butter?

Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of the Karite Tree found in Central Africa. The climate in that region offers sufficient rain and a long hot, dry season for ripening and drying. In this region the product is for the most part harvested and processed by women, hence its name “Womens Gold.”

Pure, natural Shea Butter is essentially a vitamin A cream however it also an powerful skin moisturizer and offers powerful skin healing properties. Shea Butter is so effective that many cosmetic companies are integrating into their cosmetic and beauty products. What separates Shea Butter from other natural oils is the way it can help heal dry, cracked or burned skin and it has UV absorbing qualities which makes it attractive as a skin sun protectant.

Shea butter is used increasingly as an ingredient in natural soap and natural lotion. It’s popularity as a skin care and beauty product is growing.

Shea butter is milled from the nuts of the Karite Tree. Shea trees grow as wild plants and are not cultivated on farms. Women and children in African villages are the predominant harvesters. The tree will bear fruit at between 8 and 15 years and continue producing for decades. The shea nut kernels contain nearly half oil and this is a rich natural oil with strong anti-oxidant properties.

Similar to Olive Oil, Shea Butter has a high melting point and it is actually used in cooking. To begin processing of the nut into butter, its green pulp exterior is removed which may take ten days. Then the nuts are parboiled or sun dried. Further drying is necessary to make the nut ready for processing. For instance, they will be roasted on a metal sheet over a fire. The nuts are then pounded with a mortar to produce a coarse paste. Further grinding produces a smooth paste. Water is added to the pulp mix and gradually a white butter floats to the top. Overnight, the solution solidifies.

Modern Shea Butter processing involves using hydraulic presses to extract the shea oil but is an expensive process that is not quite financially feasible yet.

Shea butter benefits come from the high amounts of vitamins A and E it contains. Shea butter is a wonderful skin moisturizer due to the large amount of healthy fatty acids, which help to retain skin moisture and elasticity. It has antioxidant properties as potent as those of green tea and olive oil and it is proven to absorb the suns harmful UVB rays making skin care experts consider it a great anti-aging product.. Shea’s anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for healing skin and even helping with skin conditions such as eczema.

Yes, Shea Butter lotion is a smooth rich skin care product you would be wise to start using.

Natural Organic Soaps and Lotions

Introducing the exciting line of natural soap and natural lotion products by Dolce Mia Designs. Take a moment to learn more about the benefits of natural skin care products infused with ingredients that quench and repair dry skin. Not only are Dolce Mia’s soap and lotion products healthy for your family’s skin, they’re also very uniquely packaged, making them perfect for baby shower gifts and wedding favors. If you have an upcoming wedding or baby shower to attend, why not create your own basket of items based on Dolce Mia’s fun American themes? From cowboys and cowgirls to firemen and surfer girls, these themes are far beyond the humdrum gifts most newlyweds and soon to be parents normally receive. Make your next wedding or baby shower memorable for the giftees. Special times call for special gifts. Celebrate our rich culture and take pride in America.

Dolce Mia Designs, Made in the USA products celebrate good health and famly values. Tell your friends about our interesting baby shower invitations and shower thank you notes. Your online source for soaps and lotions.