Today we are celebrating Black History Month by sharing some of our favorite Black-owned businesses with amazing missions. This month and throughout the year, Beauty By Earth aims to support, recognize and heighten visibility for Black-owned businesses in our community. From clothing to cosmetics, these brands have something perfect for everyone. Join us as we explore 6 Black women-owned brands you've got to try!
Why We Think Supporting Black-Owned Brands Matters
Now, more than ever, we need to uplift and encourage growth within our communities. That's why we strive to use our platforms as a place for advocating for an inclusive space for all. It’s a privilege and joy to be blessed with such a vibrant and diverse community. At Beauty by Earth, we hope to help that diversity thrive. That means celebrating our uniqueness and supporting mutual equality and respect. For Black History Month, in particular, we recognize and appreciate those influential Black leaders in our community. We encourage you to join us in using this time to reflect and celebrate!
Supporting the Black community can include donating to organizations, celebrating growth and history, and amplifying those around us. As a small business ourselves, we love shopping other brands as a way of showing our support and love.
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1: The Honey Pot Company - The Female Black Owned Brand Revolutionizing Periods
This unique brand offers ladies a plant-derived alternative to traditional feminine products (yup, we're talking pads and tampons, ladies). Inspired by the use of cotton and lavender in their own lives, the Honey Pot Company Black founder Bea Dixon wanted to create a better option. Dixon became obsessed with plant-based alternatives to feminine products and decided to make them herself!
And wow did she succeed! These aloe-infused beauties are like cooling pillows of bliss as opposed to traditional period pads. And, unlike those other pads, these babies are 100% biodegradable. Say goodbye to those mountain-of-amassed-used-pads languishing in a landfill for 300 years. These pads are crafted from 100% cotton. When you're done with them, just chuck 'em wherever (there's no need to worry about irresponsible bin disposal!)
Why We Love the Honey Pot Company
This Black woman-owned brand checks all of our boxes:
- Small Business hustle
- Sustainable products
- Natural Ingredients
- Promotes women and the destigmatization of periods
Last but not least, The Honey Pot Co. encourages customers to get in touch and share their stories and experiences. Because periods shouldn't be a point of shame. Amiright?
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Grab these luxurious, plant-infused feminine products on the Honey Pot Company's website, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, or many more locations.
2: Earth Mama Medicine - A Black Owned Business That Knows Healing
Earth Mama Medicine is the brainchild of Veldaya, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. It sells natural supplements, oils, and ebook references for physical and spiritual healing and wellbeing.
Like other holistic shops, Earth Mama Medicine takes into account the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person. Holistic healers utilize many different methods to achieve balance in their patients, from conventional medicine to Ayurveda. In keeping with this view, Earth Mama Medicine sells many different types of holistic supplements and oils.
Some of these offerings include:
- Balance Bac Tincture— A harmonizing herbal tincture formulated to eradicate infections in the body caused by overgrowth of yeast and imbalance of bacteria.
- Reproductive Remedy Herbal Tincture— Reproductive Remedy is a moisturizing herbal tincture formulated to support the reproductive system.
- Earth Mama Reset tea— this tea blend promotes overall wellness for tired mamas
In addition to these products, Earth Mama Medicine also provides references for holistic remedies to different conditions.
Product Spotlight: Affirmation Books
- Affirmations for Manifesting, Each book is 44 pages of high vibrational text intended to guide all beings towards manifesting that which you desire.
Why We Love Earth Mama Medicine
This Black woman-owned brand has so much to love!
- Promotes whole-person wellness 🙌
- Uses natural ingredients and essential oils
- Filled with resources on clean living, emotion, spiritual, and physical healing, and tips on coping with stress and anxiety.
Product Spotlight: Reset Tea
As big tea lovers, we have to take a moment and tell you how lovely this Earth Mama Reset tea is! (Maybe that's why it's always selling out)
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3: Black Vibe Tribe - The Black Owned Brand That's Gone Viral
It's pretty likely you've already seen or heard of Black Vibe Tribe. Trinity Simone, creator and founder of the apparel brand, first went viral by posting a photo of herself modeling one of our very own T-Shirt Creations, "Support Black Womanhood":
Since then, this young Black entrepreneur's brand has skyrocketed in popularity. The Black Vibe Tribe website offers all kinds of swag including shirts, tanks, kids apparel, sweatshirts, stickers, and more.
You can snatch up your favorite piece on the Black Vibe Tribe website. Or you can win one by entering their contests on Instagram.
Why We Love Black Vibe Tribe
We love this brand because:
- It celebrates and honors the Black community
- Its designs are modern, stylish, and striking
- It's a great example of one young woman making a big impact!
As people who believe in the power of positive messaging, Black Vibe Tribe is a perfect fit for us!
Black Vibe Tribe Product Spotlight
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4: Black Girl Nerds - Where you can support a Black owned business and feed your nerdiness simultaneously
Black Girl Nerds is another popular brand that goes against the grain. Their site offers nerd-related content with a focus on Black women in pop culture. Oh, and did we mention this spunky brand has it's own blog and podcast too? Pretty cool in our book!
Why We Love Black Girl Nerds
We're head over heels for Black Girl Nerds because:
- It highlights fun and creative aspects of Black pop-culture
- It's all about telling little girls to DREAM BIG because one day they'll make those dreams a reality
Black Girl Nerds Product Spotlight
We love the PROUD TO BE NERDY tee by Black Girl Nerds! It's got all the fun vibes of an 80's sleepover without the bad hair.
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5: Miss Jessie's - Empowering girls and women of color to embrace their natural hair texture
Miko and Titi Branch, Black sisters and creators of Miss Jessie's products wanted to empower young black girls with the message that their hair matters. That's why the brand specializes in products for curly, kinky, or wavy hair. It aims to help women of color embrace their natural beauty while finding the perfect product, designed with their hair in mind!
This woman-owned small business also launched the #MyHairStory campaign. This unique campaign helps young girls to embrace their natural hair texture rather than seeking to change it. This movement features real hair, from afros to dreads, with statements on what womens' hair means to them. It inspires us all to love our natural beauty more!
Why we're loving this black owned beauty brand
- It encourages girls to embrace their natural beauty.
- It provides a space for girls to share their personal stories.
- It empowers young black girls with the message that "your experiences are unique"
Miss Jessie's Product Spotlight
We love the GROW STRONG MAFURA-NATURAL HAIR GROWTH OIL for promoting healthy curls by hydrating parched locks and preventing split ends.
Need some moisture in those locks? Try PILLOW SOFT CURLS. It's a gentle cream that transforms curls into big, soft, pillowy bliss!
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A List of Other Black-Owned Businesses You can Support
Addie Rawr | Art and stationary
Alex Hudson | Photographer
Beautiful You Studios | Photography
By Way of Dallas | Designer
KL Photography | photographer
Magnificine | Videographer
Phoenix Michele | Photographer
The Amber Studio | Wedding photographer
The Emma Rose Room | Venue | Irving