Kelly Ann Flynn-Rose’s hottest product is a butter, and it smells like a creamsicle. It’s selling like hotcakes, which makes sense because she first whipped it up in her kitchen. But don’t eat it. Body Butter isn’t a dessert. It’s a moisturizer.
"My husband was watching football, and I got bored," says Flynn-Rose, owner of Kelly Ann’s Day Spa in Pleasant Hill. "I started mixing up some shea butter and some other ingredients in the kitchen blender, and I came up with a homemade batch of body butter that worked really well."
Flynn-Rose gave her invention to the aestheticians at Kelly Ann’s, and they loved it. So she hired a chemist to perfect the recipe and began selling the butter at her shop. Soon nearby salons were requesting it, and now Body Butter is available in more than 500 upscale resorts, spas, and salons across the country.
"It’s a true butter, not just a thick lotion. It’s very moisturizing and full of vitamin E," says Flynn-Rose. "It melts into the skin; you don’t have to reapply. It stays on all night and doesn’t stain the sheets."
Body Butter is available in 2-oz. ($13) and 8-oz. ($27) packages, in six scents—vanilla l’orange, milk and honey, ginger lime, French lavender, rosewood geranium, and rosemary mint—or scent free. Kelly Ann’s Day Spa, 607 Gregory La., Ste. 180, (925) 944-5655, www.spablends.com.