I am the original "mad scientist"! I started making lotions and soaps over 20 years ago because I had the worst dry skin in history! It has been an interesting journey, leading me back into school for cellular biology, specifically how cells react to outside influences. Body Elan is all handmade using premium ingredients such as Shea Nut Butter and exquisite essential oils. I never use petroleum, alcohol, mineral oil in any of my skin care products. All my products are always paraben free and vegan. Each jar is crafted by me to provide the finest skin care with no unnecessary chemicals. The Power of Plants! Body Elan is the brand name of my company: Shea Sensations, I am located in the River Valley in Mexico, ME. In summer and spring, I set up at local craft fairs so please stop by my booth and say hi!