Self portrait with my youngest

Marlene Rivera, the owner of Musa Natural, was created to create and has been making candles since 2002. She started making candles as a hobby while pregnant with her first son.  While her oldest was a toddler she was made aware that not only was he allergic to the sun but any sunscreen containing paraben.  This is when she became conscious of her environment and what she put both on and in her body. Reading ingredients on lotions, soaps, balms and other products she regularly used inspired her to start making her own along with embracing a “cleaner” lifestyle. 

Musa Natural was born when friends and family began requesting her natural products and offering to pay for a chance to be able to use products on their body containing ingredients they could not only pronounce but were able to trace back to nature.

Why the name Musa Natural?

I wanted a way to incorporate my son into my business name. My son was and is my Muse along with the other two beautiful souls I gave birth to after.  Musa means Muse in Spanish. Muse, as defined by Merrian-Webster, is a source of inspiration. I used the word natural because I knew early on what the core of my business would be.

Marlene Rivera is also a photographer and you can view her work over at Musa Natural Photography.