mare & itis
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
This non-toxic bug spray can be used all year round by adults and children alike.
Instead of containing harsh chemicals and alcohol that can dry out your skin, this insect repellent contains witch hazel and vitamin E-rich sweet almond oil as its base.
Not only do I love the fact that this insect repellent is nothing like those awful smelling, aerosol, chemical ones of my youth, it comes in a much handier, easy-to-use size. So simple to pop into one's bag when heading on holiday. (I hate packing big full-sized, bulky products when I'm only needing a small amount)
MY REAL SQUEEZE FACEMASK
HAVE TO HAVE IT
Hailing from the Jeju Islands of South Korea, Innisfree strives to create environmentally sustainable skincare products. Made from 100% eucalyptus fibers, these masks also contain no harmful ingredients for you or the environment.
Take your skincare regime to the next level by incorporating one of the My Real Squeeze Masks. After cleansing your skin, apply the face mask for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash off and reveal fresh new, hydration!
My Real Squeeze Masks come in 3 levels of hydration:
• Water base: Light & Fresh
• Essence base: Deeply Hydrating
• Cream base: Intensely Nourishing
CALMING BODY OIL
Enjoy that spa feeling at home with this Calming Body Oil by Mare & Itis Shoppe.
Use it either straight on your skin or a tablespoon in your bathwater for a soothing and relaxing soak.
Lathering on this oil will feel indulgent, moisturising and sensual. I much prefer an oil to a lotion and this one, I must say, is a winner.
It contains a combination of all my favourite essential oils that I know are pure goodness for my skin: Grapeseed oil, kalahari melon seed oil, sweet almond oil, cedarwood essential oil, fennel essential oil and lavender essential oil!