Impact | Gifts that Give Back: Jabonarte Soaps

What I love to do most on The Basic Goods is share with you all the talents, missions and big hearts of people I am lucky to call my friends. This one especially strikes a chord with me because Nia Salas, founder of the Costa Rican-based social enterprise Jabonarte, was my fearless leader on a volunteer trip to Costa Rica years back. The kindness, warmth and pride of the Costa Rican people who welcomed me and my father into their community made such an impression and today I’m deeply honored to have an opportunity to give back again.

Jabonarte is a social enterprise in San José, Costa Rica that designs, creates and sells artisanal soaps. By employing women who have survived domestic violence every purchase helps to ensure permanent jobs and safe futures for the makers and their families. 

So friends! I strongly suggest being one of the first people to help Nia and the women of Jabonarte succeed by buying their soaps for Christmas. Plus, who could resist the magic of handmade Costa Rican soaps? I mean, really.  Especially when you can choose from…

  • Goat Milk + Lavender
  • Coconut + Lavender
  • Honey + Lavender
  • Lemongrass + Lavender
  • French Clay Soap
  • Moroccan Clay
  • Activated Charcoal

Since the soaps are made with care in Costa Rica be sure to order by DECEMBER 4th to get yours in time for Christmas. Not in a hurry? Order anytime after that for a treat-yourself moment.

Check out their Etsy shop + place your order!


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