Change the World by How You Shop Logo: The U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Below find products to help you take care of your body as well as leave you feeling good knowing your purchase helped the person who made it earn enough to take care of their own body!!  

The Mosaic Collective exists "to empower international small business owners and skills-based nonprofits by offering beautiful products at a price that is fair to the artisans who create them." They sell beautiful toiletry cases.

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They sell beautiful and unique fair trade cosmetic bags and essential oil bags.

Ethical Body Care Products

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader," started in 1946.  They sell fair trade soaps, spa kits, essential oils, lip butter and washcloths. 

(To also find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)

Freedom’s Promise is "a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners

with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and

child exploitation by transforming communities."  They sell cool

eco-friendly cosmetic travel bags, which are made from recycled rice bags!

Trades of Hope sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!"  They offer ethically-made body care products.

Shop with a mission has a "mission is to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." They sell handmade coconut oil soaps from India and fair trade compact mirrors for doing your makeup on the go.

For yet more ethical body care products, check out: 

The Art of Simple's: 

Ethical Shopping Guide: Health & Beauty Products 

or The Note Passer's Guide:

Ethical Beauty Brands.  

For items like toothbrushes and razors, check out


made from recycled plastic yogurt containers.

Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. strives to make a difference by "purchasing hand-crafted goods from the indigenous people of developing nations at their asking price."  They sell handmade soap in a variety of scents.

Papillon Enterprise is "creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  They offer a variety of body care products, including natural soaps, body scrubs and essential oil diffuser bracelets.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell fair trade olive oil and aloe vera soaps. (To search for their products in a retail shop near you, click here.)

Haiti Design Coop works in Haiti to develop "craftsmen and leaders that are able to use their skills to provide for their families and contribute to the development of their community."  They sell a pretty toiletry case.

The Village Country Store is "a fair trade gift shop offering high quality unique handcrafted and handmade artisan gifts and crafts from around the globe."  They offer fair trade shea scrub soap and colorful cosmetic bags.

Elisha C. has a mission "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment" and to "put Haiti in the hands of the Haitians."   They sell all natural, organic body care products, handmade in Haiti, including: essential oils, coconut oil, soaps, body scrubs and travel toiletry sets.

Amani ya Juu is a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sew beautiful and durable cosmetic bags and toiletry cases in African prints.

PROJECT LYDIA is an expansion of Advancing the Kingdom Ministries in Uganda.  They sell soaps, body oil and lip balm.  

(To look for their products in a retail location near you,  click here.)

Little by Little helps keep children in Haiti out of orphanages by reaching out to employ parents who are on the verge of giving their children up due extreme poverty.  They sell essential oil diffuser jewelry and key chains.