I’m beyond excited to share today’s brand, Marley Natural. In high school I went through a huge Rastafarian stage. Not in the way that first comes to your mind. You wouldn’t have found me wearing yellow, green, and red, growing out dreads (though I’ve always deeply wanted to), or with posters on my wall. Personally, at the young age of fourteen, I was completely intrigued by Rastafarian diet (Ital – vegetarian, fresh fruit, veggies, no preservatives), natural alternatives with a holistic approach to life/illness, and most interesting the spiritual aspects.
I discovered Bob Marley, not through popular culture, but through holistic curiosity. My intrigue was peaked by this (late) fellow Aquarian that sang about unity, love, and abstaining from all things Babylon.
So when I had the honor of discovering the Marley Legacy’s latest all-natural body care line, I HAD to try. What peaked my interest (even more than the chic/stylish branding)? The fact that it is paraben, sulfate, and cruelty free! AND the leading active ingredients are cold-pressed hemp seed oil and botanicals sourced directly from Jamaica. Since the F+N community is ingredient driven, let’s just get down to it!
ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND | smells like a soft summer day. Apply to your points, and let the relaxation begin. This roll-on is a masterpiece comprised of marula, baobab, grape seed, cold-pressed hemp seed oil, rosemary and lemongrass extracts, and notes of bergamot, geranium, and chamomile.
HEMP SEED OIL BODY LOTION | is a moisturizing uplifting hug – in a bottle. It is comprised of shea butter (my favorite ingredient of all time), marula, baobab, sesame oil, cold-pressed hemp seed oil, and notes of rosemary and lavender.
HEMP SEED BODY WASH | won’t strip away your body’s natural oils, and I love leaving it on in the shower for a couple of minutes so the steam will help the oils penetrate deeper into the pores to pull out extra debris. The eucalyptus alerts your senses instantly while the ginger increases circulation. The natural ingredients include cold-pressed hemp seed oil, coconut oil, ginger and eucalyptus.
HEMP SEED BODY SALVE | is my favorite item of all!! I love melting it in my palms and adding it to my body while my skin is still slightly damp. Cold-pressed hemp seed oil, coconut oil, ginger, cerasse leaf extracts, notes of rosemary & peppermint. It penetrates deeply, wakes up your senses, and leaves the perfect subtle shine.
HEMP SEED SOAP | is incredibly moisturizing. More so than any bar I’ve ever used. One wash will leave you feeling smooth and hydrated. Ingredients include olive, coconut, safflower, and cold-pressed hemp seed oil with the note of eucalyptus.
HEMP SEED LIP BALM | is loaded with skin feeding hydration. The lip balm is made with cold-pressed hemp seed oil, marula, baobab, coconut oils, cocoa butter, and vitamin C & E. This lip balm leaves my lips feeling soft and protected from the elements.
On a vibrational level, these all-natural body care essentials really embody the new wave of sophisticated island culture. One that is conscious, holistic, and chic.