Relief for Joe

Today a 67 year old man came into Minka wanting to meet Michelle.  He said he wanted to meet the woman who created the Minka Bodycare line.  He told her that for his entire life he has had a severe case of eczema that has tortured him. He’s been prescribed every type of medication by doctors and nothing has ever worked.  He’s been poked with needles and has had extremely painful creams applied but he’s never been relieved.


Last winter Joe was watching t.v. and came across a Holiday special about local businesses. Michelle was on T.V. explaining how she created the Minka Bodycare line after years of research to cure her own case of eczema. So the next day they traveled down from Westbrook in hopes of meeting Michelle and to learn more about the products. To his disapointment, Michelle wasn’t working that day, it was only me. I did my best to explain Michelle’s story and describe the benefits of the products. Interested but still doubtful, Joe went home with some of the products and I wished him luck.


Six months later, Joe and his wife returned to Minka. (This time calling ahead to make sure Michelle was in.) He explained to  Michelle that after 67 years, he is finally relieved of the itching and the pain.  Switching to the all natural Shea soap and applying the *Shea Bodybutter on a daily basis has repaired his damaged skin. He restocked on supplies and made Michelle promise that Minka would be sticking around for a long time.


This is one of many stories that inspire us and motivate us to do what we do.

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*About Minka’s Shea Body Butter:

No preservatives, no fillers, no harmful chemicals, every ingredient is beneficial.  Body butter doesn’t wash off, it keeps the skin feeling smooth and hydrated for long periods of time.

Shea butter comes from the African tropics.  Its extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree which only after 15 years starts to bear it’s fruit.  It can take up to 30 years for a tree to bear a quality crop of nuts with a high content of fatty acid.  Fatty acids are an essential ingredient for healthy skin.

2 signature scents: Lime-Frankincense and Amber-Grapefruit

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