Having a spa day is one of favorite ways to spend a weekend afternoon, so when I recently discovered the spa collection at The Little Market, I decided to pick up a few goodies for a little girls spa afternoon. Spa lovers can enjoy bath bombs, soap, sugars, soaks and candles all in one of the variety of scents that range from florals (lavender/rose), citrus (lemon/orange), and coconut/vanilla. Since chamomile has always been one of the most soothing scents for me, (I’ve been enjoying chamomile tea for a little bit of me time for years) I picked up a bar soap, candle and sugar scrub.
One of the things I love the most about The Little Market (founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla) is that their products are fair trade, ethically sourced and artisan made. With each purchase you receive a little card that tells you about the artisan who made the product you’re using, and I love the each purchase helps to empower women as they work to create better lives for their families.
Since I’m more of a shower girl (unless I end up with a gorgeous clawfoot tub someday) the bar soap works well both in the shower, or as a soothing soap to have by the sink.
The bar soaps are Made by DWC (Downtown Women’s Center) of Los Angeles, California. The organization was founded to fight against chronic unemployment and homelessness. Participants in the DWC program are taught social and vocational skills so they can rebuild their self-esteem, and develop new talents and skills.
While I don’t tend to burn candles very often, I love keeping this candle open in my blogging studio giving my creative space a spa like aroma. After all being relaxed is essential when you’re working on a deadline!
The candle was handmade by Moo Kho of Prosperity Candle who as a child fled her village in Bruma and settled in a refugee camp. After four years in the refugee camp, Moo Who was able to relocate to the US. In 2010, she joined Prosperity Candle and received her first paycheck. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.
I loving having a good sugar scrub to use in between pedicures. My skin gets try easily, so having a sugar scrub to scrub away any dry skin is how I keep my skin looking it’s best.
The Sugar Scrub was made by young mothers who are part of Bright Endeavors in Chicago, Illinois. The organization helps young women work their way out of poverty by teaching them to make smoking salts and sugar scrubs that are sold exclusively at The Little Market. All of the materials used to make the sugar scrubs are sourced from the US.
About the Brand
The Little Market is a fair trade shop founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla where customers can purchase beautiful products handmade by artisans around the world. We provide design insights, helping our partners to showcase their traditional skills and cultural techniques to a broader audience. We practice fair trade principles, and every purchase from The Little Market generates meaningful income for the artisans and their families.
Working through cooperatives and social enterprises, our artisan partners improve the quality of life in their communities in a number of ways, including literacy workshops, business training, and health programs. Women artisans are often able to work from home while caring for their families, and they can use the extra income to send their children to school. Oftentimes these children will be the first generation to graduate high school.
The Little Market is an independent nonprofit, charitable organization [501(c)3]. All sales revenue generated is retained within The Little Market, and any surpluses are used to purchase product and expand the number of artisans we work with around the world.
For those of you who might be wondering where the little marble tray from is from… It’s from Pier 1 Imports and you can check it out here.
This post is not sponsored, I just love supporting brands like The Little Market.