Our Founder's Biography

Hello, my name is Jamie Marvel, and I have an interest in developing and providing natural skin care products that are a cut above the average line sold in many stores today. In my search across many years for great, all-natural skin and hair care products, I began to realize that most skin and hair care products are primarily water with emulsifiers, and most contain chemicals that are not good for your skin, the largest organ belonging to humans! In the last couple of years, I have taken a keen interest in developing alternatives to these average skin care products. I began to really see the need for the developing and providing to the public, all-natural products crafted from the finest quality ingredients, with no fillers or artificial ingredients! I want to develop products that make you say, “wow, this is awesome!”. My passion and interest in making great skin and hair products started many years ago, so I thought it might be of interest to tell you a bit about myself, and how Marvel’s Miracles came into being.

     I grew up in a small rural town in central Arkansas with the Arkansas river a couple miles to my south,  and the backdrop of the Ozark Mountains less than 10 miles to my north. The areas around my town were full of streams, woodlands, fruit orchards, and row crops in the bottom lands. I visited my grandfather’s dairy farm almost every weekend with my family. I was able to have so many exciting experiences milking cows, picking vegetables in the garden, fetching eggs from the hen house, bailing hay, taking hikes in the surrounding pastures, streams and hills. I was fascinated with watching and helping my grandmother and mother prepare different foods and how they turned something picked from the garden into something mouth-watering, delicious and aromatic! I remember my curiosity about how and why plants produced such wonder flavors and aromas! I was privileged to help my grandfather hand press sugar cane using a horse drawn press. We turned sorghum into molasses by cooking and skimming at just the right temperature until all the impurities and sour taste were gone, leaving a wonderful black sweet syrup! I remember helping my grandmother “pull” taffy. The memories of handing her ingredients as she mixed them, watching the consistency change as the taffy liquid cooked, and then watching how it became stiff taffy as we stretched it, will remain with me forever!  I also helped my grandmother make lye soap. I was fascinated with the recipe of how soaps are made. The directions of what to add when, heating times and temperatures, addition of more ingredients at just the right time, and watching it turn from a liquid into a bar of soap had me hooked! The same fascination occurred as I was learning to make jams and jellies from the fruit trees she grew. 

     I noticed from a young age the enormous diversity in species of domestic creatures, insects, birds, wildlife, grasses, shrubs, trees, weeds. I didn’t know it at the time, but I suppose at about age 10 I was hooked on the science behind why things are the way they are. I read as much as I could from the one set of outdated Britannica encyclopedias we had, about this diverse planet. By the time I was in high school, I had begun my journey into chemistry, and the nature of the building blocks of life. Studying everything I could in college on subjects such as botany, horticulture, forestry, agronomy, genetics, general and organic chemistry, etc., I began to understand the structure, function, and content of plants. By the time I was in graduate school, I had a decent understanding of the nature and function of plant constituents and how they affect and are used by our bodies. I began experimenting with making my own soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste, ointments, candles, and aromatic massage oils over the course of three decades. I took an interest in the chemical composition of organic compounds found in essential oils, and the benefits derived from their consumption, application to skin, and the positive effects on the mind and body!

     For many years I have been using aloe Vera and tea tree with a base for soothing cuts and scrapes, burns, insect bites, wind burn, chapped lips, dry skin etc. I began to experiment with it and settled on a simple balm that I used for years, modifying the aroma with different essential oils. 

My experiences from a small boy to college, my love of plants and interest in their constituents, and my fascination with the chemistry and resulting synergy of combining natural plant-based materials, pushed me to develop a great natural skin moisturizer that absorbed into and nourished the skin. In the search for a good base for my Balm, I finally used some Shea Nut Butter. I complimented the Shea Nut Butter base with several other proven and well-known ingredients, and fell in love with its aroma, texture, absorption, and affects on the skin! I gave samples to my friends and family with instructions to just use it on their skin in any way they deemed beneficial. Everyone who used my balm loved it as much as I did, and the feedback on its uses was incredible! I believe Marvel’s Miracles has now developed a superior Shea Nut based skin care balm (our flagship product) with concentrated additions of awesome essential oils, vitamins, and soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, that I believe you will absolutely love as well!  

     For the past two years I have been learning about the cosmetic industry and refining my balm, as well as formulating several other awesome natural skin and hair care products. To our skin and hair care line up, Marvel’s Miracles will be adding body lotions, lip balms, body scrubs, massage oils, shampoos, and soaps with Shea Nut Butter. We are also in the process of developing a natural facial cleanser and facial serum, as well as aromatic candles for soothing the mind and body! 

     Our Shea Nut Balm will be the first product launched under Marvel’s Miracles skin care products, and we are excited to make it available to the public! Since we are striving for 100 % satisfaction, all Marvel’s Miracles products will come with an unconditional money back guarantee. Our goal is to develop and make a available awesome skin and hair care products that are natural, not tested on animals, and made from the highest quality ingredients! Thank you for considering our products !