One of the best ways that I have discovered local, natural, or organic products has been through visiting markets. Depending on the country you live in or the language spoken where you live, Googling what you’re looking for might not be as simple as you would expect.

Both in Egypt and Lithuania, I’ve found many small, local businesses at markets. For example, bar shampoo wasn’t even a thing that I knew existed until I picked up a card for Solidu shampoo at a local fair. Since then, I’ve discovered several other locally made solid bar shampoos by wandering through street markets. Also, the smaller businesses are often cheaper than larger online companies.

So, if you have moved to a new place, haven’t quite figured out the language, and can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, go visit a market!

Photo of Vilnius market (Kaziuko mugė) by my husband