The Orange Owl in Essex Junction is one of the many local businesses that will be at the Made in Vermont Marketplace.

The founder, Akshata Nayak, creates vegan skincare products all by hand from start to finish. She makes lip balm, body scrub, body butter, face scrubs and more. She also donates 5% of each sold item to “The Schooling Project.”

The Schooling Project provides avenues for children to gain the financial means necessary to stay in school. To shop local, help your skin and the cause, you can find the Orange Owl products locally, online and at the Made in Vermont Marketplace.

The market is April 16 and 17 at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction. Adult tickets are $6 and that gives you access to meeting many local business owners all from Vermont.