Essential, Argan, & Moringa Oils from Black Owned Brands

Essential oils are extracted from plants (e.g., lavender and tea tree) using a variety of methods.  They are called “essential” because they reflect the “essence” of the plant.  Essential oils are used for many things such as aromatherapy.  Inhaling essential oils such as lavender may aid with sleep and headaches.  Others such as lemon may…Read more »

Bug Spray from Black Owned Brands

Bug spray is a necessity during hot weather, and you have options from black owned brands.  These bug sprays tend to be deet free, and incorporate natural ingredients with bug repellent qualities.  Examples include eucalyptus, citronella, tea tree, lavender, neem, and more.  Information regarding “natural” bug repellents is provided in the references.  Some of the…Read more »

Natural and Healthful Deodorants From Black Owned Brands

 There are many (40+) deodorant options linked in this post from black owned brands.  They are made with healthful and natural ingredients.  These include arrow root, burdock root, baking soda, coconut oil, magnesium oil, charcoal, aloe vera, Shea butter, beeswax, and essential oils.  Some of these deodorants are specifically designated for men.  There have been…Read more »

Take (Oral) Care With Black Owned Brands

unsplash-logoJoanna Nix Oral care is a routine part of our health and hygienic practices, and in doing so there are plenty of opportunities to support black owned brands.  This includes toothbrush replacement as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing one’s toothbrush every 3 – 4 months.  In reviewing black owned companies with oral care…Read more »