Marzena from Green Envy Cosmetics uses pure essential oils for their healing properties and to give each item its subtle, fresh scent. She will be at the pop-up shop on May 27th, make sure to come say hi and learn more about aromatherapy at her booth!
Who are the brains behind Green Envy Cosmetics? Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Marzena. I’m the owner, founder and the crafter at Green Envy Cosmetics. A makeup artist and skin care expert working in TV and the cosmetic industry for over a decade. I am a single mom and a world traveler. I love to travel, and be around nature and ocean. Living a healthy life style is important to me. I love hiking, long walks, and yoga. I’m a positive, happy person with days of bitchiness, that’s why my product “Bitch days” was created.
How did you first become passionate about aromatherapy? What inspired you to create?
I began to examine the ingredients in beauty products many years ago. I was surprised to find that most commercial brands contained chemicals that are toxic to our bodies as well as the environment. Yet, I was not convinced that we have to sacrifice our health to achieve beauty. And that’s how the idea of Green Envy Cosmetics started.
I was always interested in aromatherapy and holistic health. I’m using only high quality ingredients. Only the finest essential oils. My products are handcrafted in small batches.
What is your favourite part about your job?
I really enjoy creating new products. Always so many ideas in my head! I love doing research to find the best possible oils for my creations, and I love to see the awesome reviews my products get. Most importantly, I love making things that make you happy.
Do you have any tips for people thinking of starting their own small business? Or attending a market for the first time? What do you wish you knew for your first market?
Go for it! Don’t wait for the perfect moment, money etc. Always go with your passion. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. If you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve your dream.
What’s your favourite part about living in the lower mainland?
I’ve lived in the lower mainland for over 19 years. BC is a perfect place for a nature lover like me. I love the beautiful views we can enjoy here every day. I like long walks and hiking, being in nature always helps me clear my mind and gives me inspiration.