Hey y’all! Welcome back to Miss Rock City. Today’s post is extra special because I’m spotlighting Arkansas’s first eco-lifestyle convenience store. Y’all know I love talking about and supporting small businesses here in Little Rock, so when The Green Corner Store reached out to me and asked me to write a blog post, something told me not to pass this up. If you’d like to want to find out more about this local shop and read ways you can live a greener lifestyle, just keep on reading.

In today’s post, I’ll be talking about the following:

  • What is The Green Corner Store?
  • What I love about The Green Corner Store
  • Easy ways you can live an eco friendly lifestyle
  • My mini-haul featuring some of my newest favorite products

What is The Green Corner Store?

The Green Corner Store is a privately-owned, eco friendly convenience store and tea bar whose mission is to promote sustainable living and provide products for leading a cleaner, greener lifestyle. Green Corner is located at the corner of Main Street and East 15th Street in the SoMa district of downtown Little Rock. They offer a variety of lifestyle products including beauty & personal care⁣⁣ products, food & gourmet grocery, CBD products⁣⁣, tea & coffee⁣⁣, household cleaning products⁣⁣, baby care products⁣⁣, candles⁣⁣, and MORE! All products are sustainable, organic, reusable, recycled, upcycled, or durable.

What I Love About The Green Corner Store

In early September, my friend Rachel, who runs the social media over at The Green Corner Store, asked me if I’d be interested in writing a blog post to highlight the store. So one Saturday, I came in for a meeting and to get a closer look around. The first thing Rachel did was introduce me to the owner, Shelley Green, who asks if I’d like a cup of tea from their tea bar. Their tea bar!!! Cute, right? She brews me a iced cup of Savoy Tea’s purple “Magical Unicorn” and we start chit-chatting about her store and its variety of goods.

Shelley walks me around and shows me everything! From her wide selection of non-toxic, locally-sourced hygiene products to her popular and effective CBD products – some of which she says she’s achieved real results with herself. The way Shelley talks about her products, there’s no doubt in my mind she is 100% knowledge and passionate about each and every one of her vendors.

A few of my favorite things about The Green Corner Store are first and foremost it’s women-owned! As an local influencer and a woman myself, it’s an honor whenever I get to spotlight a woman-owned business. Second, they have a one-of-a-kind tea bar which you can’t find anywhere else downtown. Before COVID (and hopefully after), the tea bar is a charming place to grab a friend and relax with a cup of iced or hot tea. And third, most of their products are locally-sourced which means the store supports and contributes to the health of Arkansas’s local economy.

Ways You Can Live A More Eco Friendly Lifestyle

If you’re like me and don’t know much about the eco friendly lifestyle but are curious, then this section is for you. I wasn’t all that well-informed until a year or so ago when a close friend of mine introduced me to metal straws, reusable bags, and aluminum-free deodorant! Sure, all of these things are mundane, everyday products but to use them instead of what’s convenient has a positive impact on my health, conscience, and the environment we live in. I asked Shelley what are some ways other people can get started on living greener, and she said these are all great ways and that you can pick up any of these items at the store!

So, why eco friendly? Well, The Green Corner Store’s mission is plain, clear, and thoughtful. If it’s better for you, then it’s better for the world. I’d never thought of it this way. I only considered how “trendy” it would be if I switched to metal straws instead of plastic. Whatever the reason, you’re simply NOT hurting anybody by making changes that are better for the environment.

If you still don’t know where to start in your everyday life, another one of my favorite things about The Green Corner Store is on their website they’ve given many tips on how to live greener in every room of your household so check that out sometime! It’s really helpful!

What’s In My Bag?

When I visited The Green Corner Store, I also left with some goodies and some of my newest favorite products that I’m so excited to share! All of these are Arkansas brands and can be found either in-store or online at their web store!

  • PoppyJ’s Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
  • Good Acres Life Pure Aluminum-free Deodorant
  • Pink House Alchemy’s Pumpkin Butternut Spice simple syrup
  • Dempsey Bakery GF rosemary cracker bread
  • Savoy Tea’s Magical Unicorn herbal tea

Thank you so much to Shelley Green and Rachel Syler at The Green Corner Store for sponsoring Miss Rock City and for such a fun day in store! I loved getting to know the you and your mission statement better and learning ways in which I can promote living a healthier lifestyle. If you’re a local and would like to visit The Green Corner Store, their hours are Tuesday thru Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm. If you have any questions, check out their website and follow them on Instagram.

If you liked this post, please like, comment, and share with someone who you think needs to visit The Green Corner Store ASAP! Hope you all have a great day!

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