Shop Local And Green At This Mazunte Cosmetics Boutique
Nestled in the quaint community known as Mazunte, this natural cosmetics shop offers a wide range of eco-friendly products. Established in the mid 90’s the boutique came to fruition after sea turtle hunting was banned in 1990, a ban that left nearly everyone in the area unemployed.
Luckily, in 1993 founder of The Body Shop Anita Roddick paid a visit to this small beach town. Quickly falling in love with both the town and the people, the idea of a cosmetics shop was formed. 15 families from the community subsequently created the Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte, S. de S.S.
A few years later, with the help of David Hitchen– a trained technician from The Body Shop – locals learned how to use the surrounding resources to their advantage. Learning how to mix, make, and mold organic ingredients into a variety of beauty products. It was this training that turned the Natural Cosmetics shop into the success it is today. The boutique sees each product from start to finish and truly defines the idea of sustainable tourism!
How to get there
Mazunte is located about 45 minutes west of Huatulco. A complete set of directions can be found via Google maps at the bottom of this post.
Below is an incomplete list of available products:
This product is available in a variety of sizes from 30ml to 250ml, prices range from about $1.50 USD to $8.00 USD depending on the size.
Main ingredient: Vitamin C
Ranging in size from 30ml to 250ml, this product is priced from approximately $1.50 USD to $7.00 USD.
Main ingredient: Avocado Oil
Thanks to the guidance of The Body Shop, this boutique offers a wide range of scented soaps. They are priced at approximately $2.50 USD for an 85g bar. Available scents include; Lime, mint, coconut, mandarin, rose, and chamomile…to name a few.
Available sizes are 30ml or 110ml and are priced at approximately $2.00 USD and $4.50 USD, respectively.
This cream deodorant comes in a small 60g tub for about $4.50 USD.
Main ingredient: Coconut Oil
Sun Screen comes in two sizes – 70ml and 170ml – and has an SPF of 20. The smaller size will cost you about $7.50 USD while the larger is about $18.00 USD.
Main ingredients:Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil and Vitamin E
Scented Body Oil
These scented body oils are offered in 4 different sizes from 30ml to 250ml and ranging in price from about $2.00 USD to $12.50 USD. Available scents include green apple, rose and cinnamon.
Main ingredients: Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, Corn Oil and Vitamin E
Main ingredients: Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax with Coco butter in the first and Eucalyptus Oil.
Available in two sizes, this all-natural mosquito repellant costs about $5.50 USD for the smaller one and $10.00 USD for the larger.
If you find yourself in Mazunte be sure to stop by Mazunte Natural Cosmetics, not only will you be helping the local economy but you’ll be walking away with some phenomenal products!