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Mongolia's female entrepreneurs make cosmetics from the steppe

From yak's milk to sheep's tails, traditional recipes are going abroad

Otgontsetseg Ganbaatar, co-founder of organic soap maker Gilgerem, makes a batch of camel bone marrow soap. (Photo by Ochir Khaidui)

ULAANBAATAR A group of female entrepreneurs is developing a new use for the tens of millions of yaks, goats and sheep on Mongolia's vast steppes -- a range of organic cosmetics and skin creams, often based on traditional recipes, that is rapidly attracting attention from foreign buyers.

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