In honor of Black History month, I kept going back and forth pondering different ways I can do my part. There are countless ways to participate and support our peers, but today I want to talk about supporting small businesses. Small businesses have suffered the most during the pandemic, especially those owned by P.O.C. It is so important to support our local small businesses now more than ever, and for all the years to come. See my Top 10 Female Black-Owned Businesses you should know about below!
As an entrepreneur myself, I know the challenges of establishing a startup, gaining, and maintaining support. Continue reading below to see my list of the 10 Female Black-Owned Businesses You Need To Know About.
If you’re a big Warriors fan, you’ve definitely heard of Steph Curry, but do you know how amazing his wife, Ayesha Curry is? The beautiful Canadian actress has become an author, mother, and chef. She’s appeared on countless cooking shows, along while having her own, Ayesha’s Homemade. Only 31 years old, Ayesha Curry is sure to accomplish even greater success and I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Ayesha Curry has even collaborated with someone very familiar to my page, Michael Mina in the Mina Test Kitchen of International Smoke.
Beneath Your Mask
Who doesn’t want all-natural healing products for your skin and hair? Nourish and transform your hair and skin with pure and non-toxic beauty products from Beneath Your Mask. This brand is handcrafted for those who appreciate luxury, but are also concerned with the products used for the beauty rituals.
After being diagnosed with Lupus, Founder Dana took the leap of faith to create a company of all-natural products. With such a beautiful and inspirational story, these products set the highest of standards as they are the best of the best.
This is a perfect travel or mini kit to try to see which products fit best for you and your beauty rituals.
JADE Swim is classy and sophisticated swimwear with an edge. Former fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski created this sustainable brand to combine her minimalist aesthetic with unique designs. JADE Swim is carefully crafted from luxe fabric to smooth and sculpt the body and its natural curves for all shapes and sizes.
JADE Swim has been featured in photoshoots with many familiar faces.. Rhianna and Kate Upton to name a few..
These styles can be worn from day to night, from beach to city, as swim or ready-to-wear.
It’s time to invest in your health first with K’dara CBD. Living life can be full of daily stressors, little sleep, pain, and that takes a toll on your health. Heal yourself and relax in gentle, natural, and effective ways. This brand is built on the foundation of strong and aspiring women. I can’t think of a better place to purchase from and support!
Katherine is a Dallas-based Cardiovascular ICU Nurse who has been a frontline worker during the COVID 19′ Pandemic. She has seen challenges firsthand of sleep deprivation and chronic pain. Katherine is inspired to help others by sourcing the best ingredients for a variety of organic CBD products.
If you’re interested in more CBD products I’ve tried, check out my blog post on The Best Cannabis Products I Recommend You Try.
Lot XI is an urban apothecary company based in Los Angeles County that has some of the best hand-made products. Their highest priority is making quality products that are both organic and environmentally safe. 15% of the sales are donated to Compton based organizations and mental health support groups for students in the Inglewood area. Check out the Lot XI website here to become a part of their mission while getting some great products.
Lot XI has Body, Face, Bath, Home Essentials, and a new Men’s Collection. Anyone on the hunt for some great gifts?
Every product handled with care, shopping small businesses is the best way to go.
Speaking of supporting small businesses, there’s no one that does that better than Domonique Price. This attorney went from protecting billion-dollar brand to helping thousands of small businesses and nonprofits with protection. Attorney Price will protect your small businesses like it’s a large corporation, check out the Savvy Esq website here.
Domonique Price has a very interactive feed where she has her Instagram Live, “Legal Tea.” Be sure to share this post with your friends and family with small businesses.
Sukie’s Candle Co.
Sukie’s Candle Co. provides premium soy wax candles that are beautifully and exotically scented. Each product is made fresh-to-order and individually hand-poured. These vegan candles are infused with essential oils and environmentally safe and sustainable with no toxins, dyes, or pollutants.
These candles are the perfect thing to add to your house or the perfect gift!
With so many amazing scents, Sukie’s Candle Co. is the way to go.
The Bombchel Factory
The Bombchel Factory is changing lives, with your help. The company trains and hires disadvantaged women in Liberia where they can support their families and take literacy classes. The fierce clothes of their contemporary African pieces are gorgeous! Every item is made with love in West Africa, see The Bombchel Factory website to order today.
These popular tribal prints are sure to make heads turn with these beautiful vibrant patterns and designs.
The Plant Chica
Originally started off as a side hustle, Sandra Mejia had no idea how her business would take off. The Plant Chica shop specializes in wishlist plants, plants that are normally found in warmer climates, or unique plants you can’t find in store. The Plant Chica has high quality and hard to find plants for plant lovers all over the country
These plants are going to be the perfect addition to your home space. Who doesn’t want a jungle of plants in their living or bedrooms?
Working towards a better and environmentally sustainable future, order unique plants to your doorstep.
The Lip Bar
The Lip Bar (TLB) is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand that exists to help change the way you think about beauty. “Without representation, you are seeking validation.” TLB wants to remind everyone to not change the way they look based on what is seen in the media because every skin color is bold and beautiful! Check out The Lip Bar’s website here.
Melissa Butler launched TLB after seeing the media telling women that beauty looked a certain way everywhere she looked. She started making lipsticks in her kitchen since she believed beauty shouldn’t compromise health and there shouldn’t be a standard except yourself.
Never get the wrong shade again, TLB even has a complexion quiz you can take on their website.
TLB is now being sold in your local Target stores, be sure to check them out for the highest quality products.