One could say Earthly Body's Marrakesh Original shampoo and conditioner has an "effective" fragrance. (Elana Ashanti Jefferson, The Denver Post)

Gone Hemp: Earthly Body’s Marrakesh shampoo and conditioner (review)

Earthly Body’s Marrakesh Original Shampoo and Conditioner with Hemp and Argan Oils

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The concept of “fragrance layering” was key during my years of slingin’ soap at the mall. (That’s shopgirl-talk for clerking at a bath and body store.) All I had to do was zero in on those customers who hurried into the store and made a beeline for a single favorite soap bar, then regale them with the benefits of stepping up their scent devotion — literally layering on their fave fragrance — to include lotion, potpourri, makeup blotters, shampoo, scented drawer liners … and cha-ching! What started as an $8 sale snowballed into a $60 sale.

Memories from that college mall job came flooding back as I tried Earthly Body’s Marrakesh Original Shampoo and Conditioner with Hemp and Argan Oils. The botanically-infused formula that is used to make these products produces a spicy, woodsy aroma that’s appealing in the bottle, but downright inescapable after stepping out of the shower.

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Hair washed and conditioned with Marrakesh is shiny and light, because this shampoo-conditioner combo lacks many of the saturating chemicals of traditional hair-care products.

But those locks will be saturated for the rest of the day with a woodsy, earthy, slightly-masculine aroma reminiscent of patchouli oil.

And while the fragrancing here is, ahem, effective, what’s most notable about these Earthly Body products is what they don’t contain: parabens, sulfates and in the case of the shampoo, coloring.

Pair that with the fact that hemp on its own is endorsed as a sustainable crop because it boasts myriad manufacturing uses without depleting natural resources at the rate of other crops, and this is a company that consumers with conscience can feel good about supporting.