Fair Trade Luxury

I love finding products that do double duty: An item that’s a lavish treat but that is also something you can feel good using (and gifting) because it also helps people in another part of the world.

The Fair Trade label is an easy way to recognize products and companies that think in terms of their impact on humanity and not just about the bottom line. In brief, Fair Trade is a name for an economic and environmental program that offers growers and producers of many different types of goods fair wages and resources for the items that they produce. Read more about Fair Trade here: “What is Fair Trade?

Here are today’s picks for some luxurious fair trade products, so you can feel good about treating yourself – and your loves ones – to something special:

mark The Big Fix 15-in-1 Benefits Balm

mark The Big Fix 15-in-1 Benefits Balm
Price: $10.00
Made with Fair Trade Certified ingredients (cocoa butter, olive oil and vanilla, and blended with sunflower oil and beeswax), this balm immediately moisturizes chapped, dry elbows, knees and heels; smoothes unruly brows; softens rough cuticles and leaves skin dramatically softer anywhere you use

In developing countries, it’s common practice for farmers to be paid less than a living wage and for children to be forced into farm jobs in order to help feed their families. Each purchase from the mark. body care collection with Fair Trade Certified- ingredients helps promote a different kind of farming, where fair labor conditions are mandated and farmers are not only empowered but are also given the support to help lift themselves out of poverty. By choosing this Fair Trade Certified- product, you are directly supporting a better life for farming families through fair prices, direct trade, community development, and enviromental stewardship.
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The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub
The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub
Price: $16.00
Think a tropical vacation aura with softer, glowing skin. Then, open the jar of this creamy moisturizing scrub and let its luxurious coconut husks and ground coconut shells gently exfoliate your body while coconut oil and other oils moisturize. Feel pampered in paradise without leaving home. Made with pure Community Fair Trade cold-pressed, organic virgin coconut oil, marula oil, organic soya oil, sweet almond oil and organic babassu oil. Oils are lightly moisturizing and non-greasy.


Fair Trade Foot Lotion
Lush – Fair Trade Foot Lotion
Price: $21.95
At the end of a long day, dip your fingers (or toes) into this creamy pink mixture and let the spearmint and peppermint cool your tootsies while arnica soothes and almond oil and fair trade cocoa butter soften and moisturize. Not only will your feet thank you, but so will those around you when your feet feel soft and smell divine. Use this after a Volcano foot mask for post-pedi softness.