mare & itis

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ABOUT

As an avid traveller and skin care enthusiast, it became difficult to find suitable skin and hair care products in various Asian countries.

This is when an idea sparked: Anele decided to make her own using all natural products! Countless hours of research led to a love for essential oils and natural products. Skin and hair thrives on natural oils.

Mare & Itis started as a travel website to illustrate how easy it was to travel on a budget. Since then Anele introduced a splash of all things aesthetic - lifestyle and design. Anele is an Earth Sciences major, an aspiring Interior Decorator and a lover of all things avocado! 

WHY I LOVE THEM

Anele got in touch with me about my possible interest in her collection. Finding out that she was Durban based, all natural and Earth conscious was a bonus as her natural products filled a gap on the directory as far as good quality home products go.

She had me at zesty kitchen cleaner and since using that for the first time I have only grown fonder of her other products which I can tell she makes with all her love.

The more we can move in the local direction in terms of our product consumption the better and I am so excited to introduce you to this brand.

THIS MONTHS CURATIONS

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SOOTHING LIP BALM

R39

A PERSONAL FAVOURITE

This soothing lip balm is not only completely vegan, petroleum free, and fragrance free but it has been stored in easily recyclable and reusable aluminium screw containers. Good for you AND good for the environment!

Mare & Itis makes use of Kalahari melon seed oil which is abundant in Southern Africa. This is for good reason, as it is high in omega-6 fatty acids, it is moisturising and it reduces inflammation.

The inclusion of mango butter is because it is rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C, which may help protect skin from environmental stressors like sunlight, pollution, and even blue light from screens. Mango butter is easily absorbed by the skin and works as a fantastic moisturiser.

These little 10g tins of delight come in three delish scents:

Cypress and bergamot 

Lavender and geranium 

Peppermint and Lemon

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HAND SANITISER

R49

LUXE ESSENTIAL
50ml

Leaving your hands feeling clean and moisturised, while packed with all the non-toxic goodness that Mare & Itis is known for.

 

With the brilliant addition of vitamin E oil, this Orange and Tea Tree hand sanisiter ensures that your hands do not dry out. 

 

This 50ml bottle is the perfect size to fit into a lot of useful places, such as my everyday handbag, my car's cubbyhole and my desk drawer etc. 

I also absolutely love that this is a quick drying spray formulation instead of that horrendous gel-like consistency that is regularly on offer.

 

It is definitely my go-to sanitiser and I certainly need it a lot!