Black History Month: Celebrating + Uplifting The Black Community, Including Black-Owned Businesses

This February will be the first Black History Month since the Black Lives Matter movement last May, following George Floyd’s death. The past year has taught us, more than ever, that raising awareness and support for our Black communities should be made a top priority. With Black History Month here, there’s no better time than right now to support Black-owned businesses and help them through the disproportionate impact they have faced due to the pandemic.

Black History Month is not only about celebrating Black heritage and culture, it’s also about uplifting the Black community in every aspect possible, including Black-owned businesses.

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Butter By Keba 

Butter By Keba is a premium line of all-natural moisturizing products paired with clean fragrance and designed for anyone who desires softer, smoother skin or loves smelling amazing all day. Their products are blended with the best plant-based ingredients, then infused with essential oils and phthalate-free fragrance synergies that have been created using a perfumer’s technique. Butter By Keba has found that fragrance is an extension of our personalities that can be enjoyed and used to connect with each other. If you are looking for smoother softer skin or struggle with finding a fragrance that isn’t overwhelming and compliments your unique body chemistry then you must try Butter By Keba!

Price: $7.00 – $95.00

Heathmade

Founded and created by a ten-year-old, Heathmade makes sure to provide the best quality ingredients in their products. Heath made and designs his premium, alcohol-free products from hand sanitizer, lip balm, deodorant, and lotion bars to gently cleanse your skin with a combination of soothing aloe vera gel, anti-inflammatory witch hazel, wondrously scented & antimicrobial essential oils, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E oil.

Price: $8.00+

Kazmaleje 

Kazmaleje is a hairline designed for women and men with textured hair that can be difficult to manage. This female, black-owned business is empowering women and men to rock their natural curls and celebrate unique style with the use of KurslPlus detanglers and combs. The combs don’t break in your hand like other less durable ones! Plus, they mimic finger combing your hair, which is a textured hair gal or guy’s dream!

Price: $14-$42.40 

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Ecoslay

Give your hair the love it needs to stay hydrated and healthy this winter! Made from natural ingredients, Ecoslay’s hair care products are just what you need to give your hair the boost and nutrients it needs to maintain its natural beauty. Pick from their Orange Marmalade Curl Definer to help get those summer waves, Matcha Boost to strengthen brittle, dehydrated hair, and Banana Cream or Rice Pudding to deep condition and add hydration during the cold, dry months.

Price: Under $30.00

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So Supple Organics

So Supple Organics believes that simple and natural is better when it comes to skincare. So Supple Organics offer handmade skincare and hair care products made from all-natural and organic ingredients. Their formulations are inspired by ancient beauty recipes used from time immemorial to maintain beautiful and healthy skin and hair. All products are handmade of the highest quality natural and organic butters, oils, and herbs sourced from Ghana, India, and Australia. You can be sure that each ingredient is carefully chosen for a beneficial purpose.

Price: $15.00-$89.00

Mocktail Club

When you think mocktail, are you thinking club soda with a splash of lime? No more — get ready to have your taste buds tantalized with the luscious non-alcoholic drinks from Mocktail Club. Made in the US with the highest quality and natural ingredients, Mocktail Club creates healthy, refreshing drinks reminiscent of classic cocktails, but with a modern twist. Each of these sophisticated drinks is created with functional benefits and include antioxidants and prebiotics for digestive health.

Price: $16.95 for 4 -pack

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The Sip – Champagne & Sparkling Wine Gift Boxes For Every Occasion

The Sip believes celebrating should be fun, stress free and tasty! As a black women-owned business founded by two best friends Erica Davis and Catherine Carter, The Sip offers an array of sparkling wine and champagne from around the world in a gift-ready box, making it convenient, affordable, and fun to discover new bubbly without breaking the bank. Choose from a variety of selections such the Rosé All Day Box for rosé lovers, the classically fabulous Deluxe Box, and more. You can even keep the pour flowing bi-monthly with their subscription services where you’ll discover sparkling wines, by the glass, 6 times a year to keep your palate fresh and satisfied.  Not only is it the gift you keep on sipping, when you take a sip, they give a sip…literally!  As Oakland natives, the duo has started a gift back initiative, Take A Sip, Give A Sip, that pledges that for every Sip purchase, they will give access to clean water for women and children in need through the East Oakland Community Project (EOCP).  The Sip has provided 670 gallons of water and counting!

Price: Starting at $39.95

SOULTOX 10ph Alkaline Natural Mineral Black Water by Lucky Soul USA

Soultox is an all-natural, powerful antioxidant mineral water made with a proprietary Fulvic & Humic Acid formula that helps you hydrate, all while helping your mind, body, and soul recover. Created by Lucky Soul, this inspirational, black-owned apparel, and wellness lifestyle brand has a mission to inspire the mind, body, and soul. This 0 sugar, 0 carbs, and 0 calories recovery drink is made with Fulvic & Humic acid, one of the most powerful, natural supplements for maintaining the body’s metabolic and healing functions. It’s a complete source of plant-based nutrients with 77 Trace minerals, 11 natural amino acids in an alkaline balanced state. For body-builders and exercise enthusiasts, Soultox naturally cleanses the body and is perfect for detoxing from the stress of everyday life.

Price: $3.39 per bottle or $39.00 (12-pack)

Available on Erewhon Market & Amazon

Viva La Silk – Hand-Dyed Silk Scarves, Kimonos, and Wrap Pants

Fashion designers are making their mark in the apparel industry by bringing their own culture to the runway. Viva La Silk is one of these brands. A black-owned business, the company was founded by artist My-Cherie, who blends her Afro-Caribbean heritage in all of her wearable art designs. All of their scarves, kimonos, and wrap pants are made with 100% silk, hand-dyed, hand-painted, and hand-sewn in small batches in Austin, TX. Their dyes and paints are non-toxic, eco-friendly, and made in the USA, plus a few of their designs are created from repurposed silk!

Price: $28.00 – $130.00

Journacy 

Our bag is not a backpack; it is a wearable statement. One that proclaims, “I am an amazing father” on my terms. The Journacy Bag is designed for the kind of men that make fatherhood an aspiration.  For fathers, expecting fathers and father figures who are excited to fill this bag up, go out, and experience the world with their kids. This sleek design redefines the way you see “dad bags” the same way the men wearing it have re-imagined fatherhood. The Journacy Bag is a tribute to the elevated father and so special we are offering only 500 uniquely numbered bags as a limited first edition. The Journacy Bag is versatile and allows for a seamless transition from a journey in the park, making memories to your meeting at the office building legacy. With its water repellent interior, the Journacy bag understands stuff happens, and prepares for it, so the fun doesn’t have to stop. This bag is the perfect companion for every part of your Journacy.

Price: $275.00

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