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Below find products that can help you take care of your body as well as help those who made
them earn enough money to buy the food they need to take care of their own bodies!!
(For more ethical links, check out The Art of Simple's Ethical Shopping Guide: Health & Beauty Products or Freestate's List of Ethical Skincare and Cosmetics or The Note Passer's Ethical Beauty Brands. For items like toothbrushes and razors, made out of recycled materials, check out Preserve)
Ten Thousand Villages started 65 years ago with the Mennonite Central Committee to "provide sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries by creating a viable marketplace for their products in North America." They sell soaps, spa kits, essential oils, lip butter and washcloths. To also find their products in a retail store near you, click here.
Trades of Hope sells products made by women who "have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have HIV/AIDS and leprosy...with Trades of Hope's help, their story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!" They offer cosmetic bags as well as cool scented soap sets.
PROJECT LYDIA "is an expansion of Advancing the Kingdom Ministries which serves Uganda, East Africa. The project helps local widows and abandoned women overcome adversity and thrive in every area of their lives." They sell soaps, body oil and lip balm. (To also look for their products in a retail location near you, click here.)