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.
FAVOURITE FINDS FROM THEIR LATEST COLLECTION
SKIN HYDRATING TONER
IN MY VANITY
Dry Skin/Sensitive Skin
This is the latest range from Mare & Itis and it's all about showing off the glow!
I don't use natural skincare willy nilly but Anele gifted this toner to me to try and it has been really wonderful, working as it says for my sensitive skin.
It is especially formulated to hydrate your skin and not dry it out which can be the case with some toners on the market. When my skin is sensitive and dry the last thing I want is to strip it of all its oils which only results in over production of more oil and eventually breakouts and an unbalanced skin.
This Witch Hazel toner is mild yet cleans my skin well, removing any excess dirt whilst hydrating my skin. My face is left ready to collect and absorb it's serums!
Cruelty-free | Non-toxic Beauty | Mild
It's Spring. The sun will be shining, the rain will be pouring and water will be sitting pretty in bird baths, gutters and gardens. Result: the return of the mosquito. My least favourite of all the insects. Not only does that little buzzing menace ruin sleep, cause itchy bites and fly faster than I can catch it, but it also requires the use of chemical body sprays that stick and smell just to protect your self from the little vampire like menaces.
UNTIL NOW...Mare & Itis has developed a DEET-free, non-toxic bug spray that you can use all year round. Instead of containing alcohol that can dry out your skin and other harsh chemicals, this contains Witch Hazel and vitamin E rich Sweet Almond Oil as the base.
Not only does it smell mighty fine but it's great for your skin and it keeps away those pesky mozzies. It's a must have this season. My only concern is that I think I may need a bigger bottle.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
ON MY WISHLIST
All the Mare & Itis products are pure and natural. Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant and it has many uses.
This special essential oil has an array of health, skin and hair benefits such as:
a treatment for a variety of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and other digestive issues, as well as the common cold and headaches!
Use it as a topical application for relief from itching, muscle pain, and headaches,
a flavouring agent in foods and in products such as mouthwashes and
a fresh, pleasing scent added to soaps and cosmetic products.
Studies have shown that peppermint oil can also alleviate a dry, itchy scalp.
Whatever you buy this useful bottle of minty freshness for, there are a few things you should note:
It’s important to remember that peppermint essential oil is very concentrated and should always be diluted properly before topical use. Only a few drops are needed for diluting in an ounce of carrier oil.