Today's small business that I love is Marfa Brand.
I use their fancy, fragrant, dreamy bars of soap. The scent they make for El Cosmico - it's called Ranch Road - is my favorite. With "notes of Lapsang Souchong Tea and essential oils of cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver, juniper berries, clary sage, cardamom and clove," it smells a little earthy and mysterious on the skin.
As their name implies, they're located in Marfa, Texas, a tiny town that I've grown to love. I've also gotten to hang out with Ginger, the boss of the operation, who is tall and trustworthy and sparkles when she smiles.
Made with the "finest natural olive, coconut, palm, avocado, and almond oils with shea butter, botanicals, and pure essential oils," these bars are top notch.
I used to be the kind of person who would scoff and say, "Ten dollars for a bar of soap?!" But then I realized the act of granting yourself luxury can be transformative.
Premium ingredients, beautiful packaging, natural scents, a lingering fragrance, a heft when you hold it in your hand...
When you allow yourself luxury, you're saying that you are worth it. You are worth a little extra time and effort. Imagine, then, the vibe you give off. Worthy. Valued. Beautiful.
Ten bucks for a little luxury...sounds like a bargain to me.