Many of the beauty, grooming and well-being products available on market stalls and in local shops are made from natural ingredients, with quite a few being vegan and cruelty-free. Check with the stallholder or shopkeeper to get more information.
In many instances you’ll find quality comparable to big national and international brands or high street shops at a lower cost.
Here’s a selection of what you might find, with the widest variety usually available on Fridays and Saturdays:
Head to Amora Naturals for face, lip and body products featuring Argan oil, as well as soy wax candles made with natural essential oils including lavender, geranium, rose and more.
Suneeta Cosmetics was featured on BBC’s Shop Well for Less and stocks a comprehensive range of products for face, body and hair free from parabens, palm oil, SLS, phthalates and other nasties.
New to the market on Fridays & Saturdays is beard & shaving brand Sweyn Forkbeard. Find beard oils, shaving creams, after shaves, finely crafted razors and blades.
Moon Karma is the go-to stall for yoga information and accessories. The founder hails from Kathmandu and in addition to organising yoga trips to Nepal is also a qualified yoga instructor!