Body Care Fare

  • By Marlene's Market & Deli
  • 01 Dec, 2017
Body Care Department Head, Roberta, knows that radiant skin is always in! “Keep that summer skin glowing throughout the cold and bitter winter with yummy body scrubs and butters from V’TAE.

Demure offers 100% mineral foundation and eye shadows that contain no chemicals, hazardous preservatives, dyes, or scents. Treat your skin right with this cruelty-free, light to full coverage powder that provides the natural skinsoothing and sun-protecting benefits of zinc. See and feel the difference of natural beauty today!

Marlene’s essential oils are 100% pure and never adulterated. Laboratory testing verifies the identity of each oil. The oil’s smell, an indicator of quality, is tested by a trained aromatherapist. Physical inspection is done for color, clarity, and viscosity. Marlene’s essential oils are sourced for quality, not price, ensuring the finest grade for aroma therapy.

Federal Way Store Director, Kim, can’t get enough of Earthly Body Skinny Dip Hemp Oil Lotion. “The hemp oil keeps my skin hydrated all day, plus it just smells so good!”

Uncle Harry’s Natural Products is a family-run adventure in innovation, dedicated to making earth-friendly products at people-friendly prices! They are extremely proud to offer some of the cleanest and most affordable body care products available. All of their formulations are handmade using only the finest quality botanicals, including local, organic, and sustainable raw materials.

The Alaffia Neem Turmeric Face Care line offers refreshing and clean mint aromas with a blend of active botanicals—including moringa, yarrow, shea, and tea tree—to deliver antioxidant-rich formulas adept at promoting clarity and a youthful appearance.

For an enchanting fragrance that lasts throughout the day, layer Kuumba Made’s exotic fragrance oils with their new line of luxurious body lotions, including favorites like Persian Garden, Egyptian Musk, and Frankincense & Myrrh.

Market Supervisor, Darcie, shares her favorite essential oils: “Lemongrass’s fresh and citrus-y aroma is great for cleansing and refreshing the air. And if your immune system or sinuses have been compromised, Uncle Harry’s Breathing Mix will give you life!”

Nail polishes and removers by No Miss and Mineral Fusion will keep your nails healthy and conditioned throughout the length of your manicure and beyond. Show your true colors or gift a little nail glitz without all the damaging chemicals!

Cocokind is a certified organic and socially conscious skincare line that is based around virgin coconut oil and plant-based superfoods. Their face and body products are completely chemical-free, preservative-free, and even water-free! With no more than 5 ingredients in any of their products, what you see is what you get.

Seaweed Bath Company is driven by science-backed research, unwavering curiosity, and the desire to offer accessible beauty products that embody the vitality and healing wonders of the ocean. Their proven effective formulas naturally detoxify, replenish, and protect your skin with certified organic seaweed that is sustainably hand-harvested off the coast of Maine..

HerbaTint contains no parabens, ammonias, or harsh chemicals, and is safe for sensitive scalps and previously colortreated hair. Colors, nuances, and shades offer each woman the color that best expresses her personality. Give the gift of natural expression this holiday season!

Naturulz makes remarkably different topical pain and wellness alternatives that deliver powerful nutrients directly to your problem areas. Made without chemicals and synthetic fillers, these products focus on reducing pain, restoring natural wellness, improving circulation and balancing overall health. Naturulz is made in the Pacific Northwest and offers three different formulas for your specific needs: Ultimate Healing Cream, Total Foot Repair, and Total Body Wellness.

Suzi’s Lavender has been devoted to healing and soothing the mind and body for the greater global good since 1865. Calming and rejuvenating organic lavender essential oil-infused creams and balms effectively combat blemishes, eczema and psoriasis, cracked skin, and aching joints.

Market Clerk, Catarina, and Deli Clerk, Chloe, suggest giving the gift of crafty cleanliness! Let a body care expert help you put together an impressive Spa Day basket in a few simple steps. Throw in some fun and glittery Pacha bath bombs, soothing face masks from Andalou, and revitalizing coffee scrub from CocoRoo!
NOW® Solutions essential oil kits and ultrasonic diffusers make the perfect gift. NOW’s diffusers use tap water and ultra-sonic vibration to create an aromatherapy mist that soothes the senses. With several essential oil kits to choose from, it’s easy to give the gift of natural aromatherapy this holiday season!

AnneMarie Borlind Natural Beauty has been the forerunner in innovative and nature-friendly cosmetics for decades, using scientifically-proven ingredients to soothe, regenerate, and balance your skin’s natural flora. Try AnneMarie Borlind LL Regeneration line—free of preservatives, fragrances, and synthetic colorings.

Look no further than Badger for all natural and certified organic gifts—from lip, mind and body balms that protect and soothe, to pure and gentle products for baby’s delicate skin. There’s even something for the well-groomed man. As a family-owned and operated B-Corp company, Badger has been keeping people and the planet happy for over 20 years.

Cinnamon and Orange Holiday Spray
by Aura Cacia

Create a cheerful holiday mood with this spicy, sweet air freshening and body spray.

18 drops sweet orange essential oil
18 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
2 fl oz water
1 2-oz amber mist bottle

In bottle, combine essential oils and water. Replace lid and shake until well blended. To use, shake bottle and mist into airspace around home. A portion of every Aura Cacia purchase supports their Positive Change Project, which helps women who are trying to better their lives in the face of overwhelming difficulties.

Refresh your skin from the ever-present UV rays of the sun with Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum. It’s packed with antioxidants that protect against and reverse sun spots and fine lines and improve the texture of stressed out skin!

Give the gift of happy skin this holiday season with Trilogy limited edition Botanical Beauty gift sets. Offering a range of options to suit all complexions, these certified natural skincare collections come in reusable boxes and will be sure to surprise and delight friends and family alike!

Tacoma Market Manager, Jeanne, recommends Trilogy Active Enzyme Cleansing Crème. “It deep cleans your skin, leaving it perfectly clean and protected—this product is critical for wise women’s skin!”

It was love at first mist when Market Supervisor, Karen, tried Wild Carrot Herbals Love in a Mist Facial Toner. Key ingredients of softening Sake, strengthening rose geranium oil, and brightening wild carrot essence hydrate and balance your skin like a warm summer rain.
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
by Mitra Mohandessi

Persian cuisine is rich with hearty, nutrient-dense, and wonderfully flavorful dishes – Borani Esfanaj, or spinach borani, is no exception. Borani is a Persian dish made with yogurt and a cooked vegetable. Spinach borani is packed with flavor and healthful ingredients - suitable for any time of the year, but important enough to be present at every Persian New Year dinner table. To this day, I enjoy spinach borani, just as I did as a child, when I would come home from school and have it as my afternoon snack. Typically garnished with yogurt and served with bread, this recipe is a perfect appetizer for your next gathering… or just a Tuesday evening.
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
by Organic Valley

Break a piece of chocolate covered toffee and try not to smile. We dare you. Organic Valley Unsalted Butter is the secret ingredient to this family-table favorite.

Makes 25 bite-sized servings.

¾ c Organic Valley Unsalted Butter
1 c granulated sugar
1/3 c water
1/8 tsp salt
6 oz dark chocolate, melted
2-3 tsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped
Kosher or coarse sea salt, to taste
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
by Oksana Mulyukova, ND, EAMP

With winter comes cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, and peppermint everything! But the shorter days and longer nights can create a difficult time for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). According to The Academy of Family Practice, up to 25% of the U.S. population suffers from SAD—a type of depression that typically starts in the late fall or early winter and goes away during sunnier seasons. If you are one of many who finds their mood darkening as days grow shorter, you may be experiencing SAD.

SAD is not caused by the cold, but by the diminished light. People who live in northern latitudes where days are shorter in the winter suffer from SAD at a much higher rate. In fact, only 1.5% of Floridians experience SAD, whereas up to 12% of Washingtonians struggle with it. Researchers think that lack of sunlight affects brain chemistry leading to higher levels of melatonin and lower levels of serotonin, as well as lower levels of vitamin D.

Why are some people more susceptible to SAD than others? There are several attributes that may increase your risk of SAD:
• Being female. SAD is diagnosed four times more often in women than men.
• Family history. People with a family history of other types of depression are more likely to develop SAD than people who do not have a family history of depression.
• Having depression or bipolar disorder. The symptoms of depression may worsen with the seasons if you have one of these conditions.
• Younger age. Younger adults have a higher risk of SAD than older adults. SAD has even been reported in children and teens.

What can be done to alleviate symptoms of SAD? There are several simple things you can do every day to make winter blues go away:
1. Exercise regularly to increase the production of our “feel good hormones” which stimulate the thyroid gland and decrease the sense of lethargy.
2. Eat healthy foods high in vitamin D or take a supplement. Talk to your doctor about a blood test to measure your vitamin D levels and recommend a daily dose.
3. Use light therapy to replace the diminished sunshine of the darker months. Mood-boosting bulbs can be found to fit a majority of fixtures. There may be some side effects of light therapy such as dry eyes, headaches and insomnia. Discuss using light therapy with your doctor if you have bipolar disorder or taking any medications that react to bright light.
4. Acupuncture can alleviate symptoms of depression and SAD. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that electro-acupuncture – in which a mild electric current is transmitted through needles – was as effective as one of popular anti-depressant medication in reducing symptoms of depression.

If you recognize a pattern of SAD in your winter blues, don’t wait to address your needs. Know with confidence that there is a variety of treatments that can help.

Dr. Oksana Mulyukova is a naturopathic physician and an acupuncturist who practices in Tacoma and Lakewood, Washington. She is an in-network provider for major insurance companies. To learn more about, Dr. Mulyukova or to schedule an appointment go to
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
Hydroflask is the perfect companion for your hot cocoa on-the-go! Tacoma’s Mercantile Department Head, Brigit, loves how they keep your beverages at the temperatures they were meant to be enjoyed, when and wherever you want to drink them!
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
Body Care Department Head, Roberta, knows that radiant skin is always in! “Keep that summer skin glowing throughout the cold and bitter winter with yummy body scrubs and butters from V’TAE.
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
“I love giving food as a gift – a cheese, meat and seasonal fruit basket is usually something everyone can enjoy.” Perishable Department Head, Ashely, suggests Olli salami, Laura Chenel goat cheese, and some apples and pears to sweeten things up!
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
Deli Clerk, Jaron, believes that the keys to a successful winter holiday are the complex floral flavors, spicy aroma, and citrus hoppiness of HUB Abominable Winter Ale.
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Dec, 2017
Marlene’s is proud to introduce artisan spirits into our Beer and Wine Department! You asked for liquor and liqueurs from local and organic distillers, and we delivered! You can now find carefully crafted spirits that are held to the same high ingredient standards Marlene has set for the rest of her store.
By Marlene's Market & Deli 01 Nov, 2017
Ready or not, folks, the holidays are arriving. Time is certainly flying by!
Our people have been hard at work filling our stores with the very best products we can find so that you can prepare for a wonderful season with family and friends.

This issue is just FULL of delicious recipes. Everything is easy to prepare and all
ingredients can be found right here at Marlene’s.

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed this month, take a look at the Thanksgiving offerings from our catering department. Every year our Food Services Director, Mary puts together an incredible, wholesome menu with side dishes, main dishes, and desserts. There are even gluten-free options for most items.

Thanksgiving dinners go quickly so be sure to put your order in early!

The turkeys will be landing at our stores mid-month. We will have free-range and organic options, as well as the ever-popular heirloom turkeys. All will come in a variety of sizes.

For those who lean toward a plant-based diet, we have delicious main dish options like the Tofurky Feast and Celebration Roast!

Of all the things I am thankful for, my customers are at the top of the list. THANK YOU for the love and support these many years we’ve spent together. I am wishing you all health and happiness today and always…

Much love,
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