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Alaffia Skin Care – Empowering Communities through Fair Trade

Alaffia is one of the most well-known fair trade organizations in the natural body care industry. Founded by couple Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, they work to empower West African communities and foster gender equality through the fair trade production and distribution of natural body, skin, and hair care products. Their offerings include deodorants, shampoos and conditioners, lotions, balms, oils, body wash, bar soaps, bubble baths, hair styling gels, moisturizers, serums, scrubs, and more. These items are produced using unrefined shea butter, virgin coconut oil, and other natural products that protect hair and skin against sun and wind damage.

By following fair trade practices, Alaffia ensures their producers are paid a fair wage and provided with fair working conditions and equal employment opportunities. This also ensures environmental stewardship as well as cultural and economic sustainability for local West African communities. Additionally, a price premium above the minimum fair trade cost for products is set aside for development projects in Alaffia’s producer communities.

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evanhealy 30% off Pop-up Sale

Sunday, April 30 | All day | Selby store

Co-op shoppers receive 30% off all evanhealy products

Join us on Sunday, April 30th at our Selby-Dale store to save 30% on all evanhealy skincare products in our wellness department all day long. Plus, visit anytime between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a chance to meet with evanhealy skincare experts to discuss how their trio of oil, water, and clay can nourish and heal your skin.

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New Year Detox Recipes

Green smoothie

Try these delicious juices and smoothies that blend detoxifying fruits and vegetables to help you feel great for the start of the new year. Read more …

Celebrate Wellness in the New Year

The New Year calls for celebration, reflection, and the making of positive resolutions. Join us this January for our annual Wellness Wednesday New Year 2-Day Bonus Sale and attend upcoming co-op classes to learn how to improve care of your personal health and well-being.

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Late night remedies

Feeling it this morning? Here are a few tried-and-true late night remedies to get you back on your feet. Read more …

Gifts for under $10, $20, $30

Shopping for the holidays and staying within a budget can be hard to swing. These gift ideas list examples of what we offer within certain ranges (under $10, $20 & $30) – you can’t go wrong with any of these high-quality items. Read more …

DIY Gifts

There’s something about a DIY gift that says a little something extra. These body care products are easy to make and will make the person you give them to feel extra-special. Look for the DIY station at all our stores to find the ingredient you need.  Read more …

Stocking stuffers for under $10

Think it’s impossible to find high-quality stocking stuffers? Not true! We have a wide assortment of gifts and goodies to fill the stockings of all your loved ones. Everything listed here is under $10! Read more …

Gift Ideas for Children

Mississippi Market has extra special gifts for the children in your life this holiday season. Either locally-made, fair-trade, or non-toxic, these gifts will not only put a smile on your little one’s face, they also make a positive impact in the global community. Read more …

Back to school with aromatherapy

How about adding aromatherapy to the list of back-to-school supplies? Essential oils offer many benefits to any back-to-school scholars you’’re sending out the door this fall – —from creative inspiration, Read more …