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May 2017

Lifestyle/Eco Fashion, Product Reviews

MORE THAN A TOWEL-MARMARA IMPORTS

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Are you looking for a 100% organic towel that can be used in so many different ways?  Then look no further because Marmara Imports towels can be used for hair, sport/workout, garden, kitchen, bath, beach, and even as a shawl.

Marmara Imports

Marmara Imports was so kind to send me this beautiful 100% organic cotton hand towel woven in Turkey.  This is a lot more than a towel, it is natural, eco-friendly, fairly traded towel that supports local artisans and preserves ancient traditions.  Marmara Imports was founded by two life long traveling friends, Carol and Susan, from Boston, MA that fell in love with Turkey and textiles.  The founders wanted to share the beauty of Turkey and textiles with everyone and founded Marmara Imports.  They are also partnered with Lalay their Turkish Business partner and shares founder of Lalay, Figen Subasi’s dream of opening a school to teach younger generations the art of hand looming textiles.  Their mission:

 To offer exceptional, eco-friendly, fair-trade textiles to the U.S. market and beyond. We support global artisans in their endeavor to sustain not only themselves and their families but also the ancient ways of weaving.

Marmara Imports also offers many products in their shop like: organic beach/picnic towels; table cloths; blankets; kitchen towels; napkins; pillow covers and more.   I hope to replace all my conventional products with their environmentally friendly products one day.  So let’s get to the vibrant wonderful towel they sent me.

South Beach Hand/Hair Towel $16

I received the South Beach Hand/Hair Towel in Turquoise which measures 19 X 39 inches.  This is actually really big.  Look at it spread out on my table and on my 5 year old daughter:

GPB M Towel on Table

GPB M Towel 5 with Mad

INSTRUCTIONS

GPB M Towel care

When the company gives you instructions with their product my advice to you is to read & follow them.  I’m not always the best at reading instructions before I use something, but this is a unique Turkish towel that needs a little extra before the first use to increase absorbency.  It’s pretty simple, I just soaked my towel in a big bowl of cold water for about 6 hours, followed by drip dry, then washed (with safe laundry detergent of course).

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This towel is not only gorgeous, but a game changer for my hair.  It doesn’t pull at hair like conventional heavy towels do.  I wrap this around my hair right after getting out of the shower.  So I can wear it for a while because it truly is lightweight.  Plus, it absorbs all the water making my curly hair more manageable and healthy.  This towel is so soft, compact and light weight, it’s going on my next trip so I don’t have to be without it.

Plus, it’s so important to me that it is made with safe organic cotton, not like conventional cotton that can be taxing on the environment and involves toxin heavy insecticides spraying.

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Bottom Line

As you can tell I’m so impressed with this beautiful and stylish 100% Turkish organic cotton towel.  This is a must have for my hair.  Plus with the safe organic cotton, supporting artisans and the environment it is a win win!  I can’t wait to add more of their lovely eco-friendly line to our home.

XO

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  GPB received this towel from Marmara Imports, opinion and review is my own]

Product Reviews

GOODS FROM NATURE- Nourishing Body Oil

GPB GFN Body Oil

Goods From Nature

Goods From Nature was founded when Abby, the founder, was in college she started buying more natural products and thought she would try to make her own.  After making her own products and getting amazing reviews from her friends and family she took the leap and Goods From Nature was born.  Abby’s goal is to help others choose natural products instead of commercially produced products with synthetic chemicals.  Good From Nature has a variety of products in their shop, such as Hand & Body Balm, Gift Sets, Skin Healing Salve, Hydrating Botanical Mist, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Face Oil and Organic Linen & Pillow Case Shams.  Also, you can try samples sizes of all of her natural products.  Goods From Nature wants to:

Nourish your skin and reduce your chemical load, one product at a time.

When Abby reached out to me to try her products, I told her I would be honored to try her body oil.  I adore body oils!  So let’s start looking at the Goods From Nature Body Oil.

GPB Goods from Nature

Nourishing Body Oil $30

If you know me, you know I’m always using body oils.  Definitely what my dry body needs all year round.  This body oil is so lovely with a spicy, nutty smell.  I like to use on wet skin after getting out of the shower or bath.  The oil soaks in, leaving skin smooth and hydrated without a greasy feeling.  Goods From Nature uses safer ingredients including:

  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Organic Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Unrefined Shea Butter
  • Organic Tamanu Oil
  • Organic Borage Oil
  • Organic Amaranth Oil
  • Palmarosa EO
  • Ginger Grass EO
  • Nutmeg EO
  • Clove EO
    • After researching all the ingredients I reached out to Abby about Skin Deep’s Rating of 5 for clove essential oil, she informed me that she uses a very small amount in her body oil and is safe to use as long as someone doesn’t have an allergy to it.

GPB GFN ingredients

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GPB Bottom Line

This is a lovely body oil, that leaves skin feeling soft and silky, not greasy.  I can’t wait to try more products.  Have you tried any of Goods From Nature products?  I love to support indie beauty brands.  I will leave you with something Abby said about the Green Beauty Movement and I feel the same way about being a part of it:

The green indie beauty industry is growing and evolving and I am so excited to be a part of this awesome movement. And I’m deeply grateful to be able to join a community of women encouraging and supporting each other as we all make better choices for our health and our natural beauty.

Hugs & Kisses

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  GPB received This Nourishing Body Oil from Goods From Nature, all opinions are my own.  Results may vary]