Author Archives: DeAnna Coles

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Melodic Elements: Making Moves

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We are happy to share that Melodic Elements Natural Deodorants has been added to the WhereU black business app. Download the WhereU app in the Apple and Google store(s). www.WhereYouCameFrom.Biz

‪#‎MelodicElements‬ ‪#‎WhereU‬ ‪#‎Ujamaa‬

‪#‎CooperativeEconomics‬ ‪#‎BuyBlack‬ ‪#‎BlackOwned

 

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June Events!

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Want to do a little yoga AND give back to a great cause? Join me Sunday, June 26th for VETOGA Fundraiser. VETOGA is a 503c nonprofit organization that provides training in yoga, meditation, and healing arts to active duty, National Guard, reserve and veteran military personnel.

Melodic Elements will be there selling some of our goodies!
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May Events!

Category : Events

Le Cabaret Sip & Shop

Saturday, May 28th

12pm to 4pm

Le Cabaret Ultra Lounge

430 W Muhammad Ali Blvd

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Come out do a little shopping, support the local business vendors, socialize and sip on some alcoholic or non-alcoholic refreshers.  Meet new vendors and networking with other attendees!  Support Local, Keep your business Local!

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April Events!

Category : Events

Here is where you can find the events Melodic Elements will be participating in for the month of April !

Join me for an Earth Day Celebration presented by Rooted Natural Toothpaste, Infinite Yoga, Natural Logistics LLC and Melodic Elements. Saturday, April 23rd at Manhattan On Broadway (716 E Broadway – Louisville, KY) from 11am to 3pm.  This day will be filled with activities for the whole family including yoga demonstrations, children’s activities corner, a mini farmers market, a dj and music.  Come out and shop with some of the most exclusive natural hair, skin and body care businesses in the city of Louisville!  Healthy snacks provided by Louisville Vegan Kitchen.  Black business informational tables will also be set up with resources for the family.  Admission is FREE with a can good to benefit the Dare To Care food bank!

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FREE ADMISSION: Saturday, April 30th from 12pm to 6pm at Hotel Louisville (120 W. Broadway – Louisville, KY)Come out and Shop for Mom for Mother’s Day, Enjoy Samples Demos, Mini Derby Hat Show, Door Prizes and More! Bring Mom out for a Nice Day of Pampering before her BIG DAY. We will have Tea, Delectables to eat, a Photographer for Mom and Me photos, Over 20 Vendors for your Shopping and Pampering, and Lots of Fun. We may even have mom’s dance to some Great Music. It is FREE Admission, so…Spread The Word!

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March Events!

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Category : Events

Here is where you can find the events Melodic Elements will be participating in for the month of March!

M2E’s Motivational Mixer

Saturday, March 26th

3pm

Trinity Family Life Center

3811 Hale Avenue

Louisville, KY 40211

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Salt Lamps

Melodic Elements wants to help you embrace your Natural Life Flow.  Here is a wonderful blog by David Wolfe on salt lamps.  I have one and can definitely tell the difference.  It has helped me relax, calm down and has helped with my anxiety.  For more info visit www.davidwolfe.com

How Salt Lamps Improve Mental Clarity, Air Quality And Sleep Cycles

Salt is a beautiful thing. Not only does it give our food taste and flavor – but it also can work wonders for your health when used correctly, as we’ve discussed in the past.

Himalayan pink salt is one of the purest salts you can buy. Not only does it taste arguably, even more, pleasant than traditional salt – it does everything from balancing pH to strengthening bones and lowering blood pressure.

You don’t even need to eat the salt to reap the benefits; simply having it around you can be helpful in treating things like allergies, insomnia and migraines.

That doesn’t mean you have to sprinkle the salt around your home, by the way – there’s a much more elegant solution, in the form of a lamp.

G.S. Rahi, associate professor of Physical Science at Fayetteville State University, had the following to say in regards to the benefits of Himalayan pink salt:

“As all living systems (including human beings) are bio-electric in nature, the electrically charged particles affect the way we feel and act.”

“In a natural setting, a balance of positive and negative ions contributes to one’s sensations and perceptions. Atmospheric ions can affect health, well-being, efficiency, emotions, and mental attitude of human beings.”

Rahi confirms that placing salt lamps around your home can work wonders to reduce the amount of unhealthy positive ions in your home.

Other sources have raved about the lights as well, claiming that they increase energy levels and concentration, making them something you just might want to keep around the office or bedroom.

But aside from the benefits they provide you, Himalayan salt lamps are also speculated to be an environmentally friendly source of light.

Some lamps are lit by candles while others use low wattage light bulbs. The means through which the lamps are constructed are quite green as well. With the reserves that Himalayan pink salt comes from estimated to last another 350 years at the current rate of mining.

So instead of heading to your nearest department store for a conventional lamp, why not take a look around the web for a salt lamp?


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Thank You from Melodic Elements!

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Greetings to all Melodic Elements supporters, fans and customers. I just wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU. The support Melodic Elements has received for Melodic Elements has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Two years ago, I did not see myself owning a business at all but I must say with the encouragement and support from people like YOU, helped Melodic Elements come into fruition.

Melodic Elements is dedicated to making high quality products that all can use. Starting with our homemade natural deodorants, Melodic Elements is a brand for ALL. We look forward to continuing to provide you with a natural, ultra-pure and long lasting deodorant that your whole family can use.

Melodic Elements is excited about the future and is in the early stages of creating new products to add to the brand. We would love your input. Help us come up with ideas for new Melodic Elements products you would like to see. Help us come up with new invigorating scents for out deodorants. Help us continue to educate the world about being aware of what we put in AND on our bodies. Help us to help you embrace your NATURAL LIFE FLOW!


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Melodic Elements is a Champion!

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In 2015, Melodic Elements became a champion, an American Small Business Champion.  A friend of mind, a successful business owner herself, came to me with the championship information and encouraged me to enter.  This friend believed I had something valuable and thought I had a great chance of winning.  I’ll admit I was scared and hesitant.  I was only a few months in from officially starting my business and thought there was no way I could enter such a contest.  There were so many things I still needed to learn and do, however I decided to enter.

To enter, I had to answer the question, “What dream would you be able to achieve if you were to win this Championship?” through a video of 30-60 seconds, or with a photo and written response of no more than 1,500 characters and needed at least 100 votes to be eligible. I decided to submit my business logo and a written response.

Full of self-doubt, I sat down at the computer and starting typing.  I told them my story.  I talked about my passion, my reason for creating Melodic Elements and where I would like the business to go.

The SCORE Foundation and Sam’s Club picked two small businesses from each state to become champions.  A month or so had past and I honestly had not thought about the contest anymore.  One day I received a message from that same friend saying that I had won the championship for the state of Kentucky.  I must have been in shock because I honestly thought she was asking me if I won and my response was simply I don’t think so because I haven’t heard anything.  My friend’s message was screaming at me through the computer screen as she was trying to explain to me once again that I actually won.  I proceeded to go to the website and there listed among the other 101 National Champions was the business name, Melodic Elements.

I think I screamed at this point.  Did I really win?  Is this really happening?  I was overwhelmed and overjoyed at the same time.  As a champion I was gifted with a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card and SCORE training at the regional Training and Networking Event to help achieve my business dream. I attended a business symposium and celebration in Jacksonville, FL…all expenses paid.  This would be my very first time ever on an airplane and what a wonderful way to experience that very first time.

I met so many wonderful people there, other small business owners.  Some were at the same level with me, some were literally just starting out and others had created a very successful business and had been operating for a while.  I can say I learned something from each and every one there.  I also learned a lot about myself, my motivation, tenacity and strength.

Winning that championship has opened many doors for Melodic Elements and the future is looking bright.  I am proud to say that I AM A CHAMPION!


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Essential Oils

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.

Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In ancient times, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag.

Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without any side effects. Here are a few ways you can use essential oils:

  1. All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water then spray countertops to naturally disinfect.
  2. Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.
  3. Wonderful smelling home: Diffuse clove, rosemary and orange essential oils when guests come over, and they will talk about how amazing your house smells.
  4. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.
  5. Physician kit: Makeover your medicine cabinet and create a family physician kit with essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, oregano and frankincense.
  6. Body butter lotion: Mix coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil and essential oils for moisturizing body lotion.
  7. Detox bath: Mix lavender oil, Epsom salts and sea salt to a warm bath to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.
  8. Calm upset child: Help sooth and calm children by adding lavender or chamomile to their stuffed animals.
  9. Homemade deodorant: Combine coconut oil, beeswax and your favorite essential oils like cedarwood and clove oil for men and lavender and tea tree oil for women.
  10. Reduce cough or sinusitis: Eucalyptus oil is known for its powerful ability to fight coughs and open airways. Add a few drops into steaming hot water or diffuser. Inhale to help clear nasal passage.

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Shea Butter: The Best Kept Secret

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African Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree which begins to bear fruit after about 15 years; and can take up to 30 years to bear a quality crop of nuts with a high content of irremovable fatty acid.  It is this irremovable fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unique healing properties and makes it far superior to cocoa butter and other vegetable butters. Since Shea Butter is an all-natural product, it can vary widely in quality, appearance and smell depending on where it is produced from and how it is refined or extracted.

Types of Shea Butter: Most Shea Butter comes from West Africa although a more soft and smoother variety from East Africa is beginning to appear on the market. Refined Shea Butter is that which has been refined and processed using high heat and chemicals. The American Shea Butter Institute states that while this type of Shea Butter may have some moisturizing properties, it loses much of its healing and therapeutic properties in the refining process. Refined Shea Butter typically is odorless, with a pure white color. Unrefined Shea Butter is the better choice if you hope to reap the full spectrum of benefits it offers. Unrefined or raw Shea Butter is extracted without the use of toxic chemicals or synthetics. It typically has a nutty aroma, and its color ranges from cream to grayish-yellow.

 

Benefits: The benefits of Shea Butter have been well known for centuries.  Africans have used Shea Butter for many generations to protect and rejuvenate their hair and skin.  Shea Butter is not only for those of African descent though.  Everyone can take advantage of Shea Butter’s benefits.  Today, Shea Butter is available in pure form and as an ingredient in many products to help with maintenance of the hair and skin and relief from many common ailments.  Shea Butter provides all the essential vitamins needed to make skin look and feel smoother, softer and most importantly, healthier.  Its therapeutic properties protect the skin from wind, cold, sun and helps heal wounds faster.

Uses:  Here are just a few uses for Shea Butter, enjoy!

  • Skin rash- including diaper rash
  • Skin peeling, after tanning
  • Blemishes and wrinkles
  • Shaving cream to reduce razor irritation
  • Soften tough skin on feet (especially heels)
  • Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
  • Minor burns
  • Eczema