At Indie Business Network, we LOVE to celebrate small business owners! We are always on the lookout for exciting ways to showcase the artisans that make up our thriving membership base. February is a special time of year to shine the spotlight exclusively on black-owned businesses from all corners of the United States!
So let's dive in! Ready to replace big-box beauty products with skincare essentials made with gentler, all-natural ingredients? Maybe you need a hand sparking romance this Valentine's Day! Whatever beauty and self-care essentials you're on the hunt for this month, these black-owned businesses have just what you need!
Stock Up on Beauty and Self-Care Essentials From These 9 Black-Owned Artisan Businesses
Floetry Shoppe (CA)
Maker: Florence Wadley
Birthdays, weddings, housewarmings, and going-away parties—for anyone on your gift list this year, Floetry Shoppe is your go-to girl. If you're tired of generic gifts, you'll love Florence's unique and fun offering that'll score big points with friends and family!
Maker: Camillia McKenzie
A family that makes together, stays together! In every bottle and jar, this family-run business adds bounce and shine to your tresses. CamiNaturals focuses on your whole household so men, women, boys, and girls can proudly rock their natural ‘do.
Cocoa Body Co. (NC)
Maker: Stephanie Harry
Cocoa Body Co. channels her passion for mental health awareness into a maker brand that elevates your daily routines with an added spark of heartwarming encouragement. With her rich body butters, soft vegan soaps, soothing shower streamers (and more!), she wants to make daily self-care as enjoyable, rewarding, and refreshing as can be!
Good Day Scents (Washington D.C.)
Maker: Jeremy Brooks
With Goody Day Scents in your corner, positivity is your new superpower. Light one of these candles, and you'll see why every day is a good day! From Good Vibes to Unwind, each cheerful candle in Jeremy's line fends off the worries and the drama, instantly boosting your mood.
Maker: Natasha Baptiste
A beauty routine shouldn't feel like a chore—it should feel like a special self-care treat! That's why owner Natasha says Phenixology is not just a name, but a lifestyle. Her line shines with self-love and empowerment, so you not only look your best but feel your absolute best from the inside out.
Made by a Black Girl (VA)
Maker: Mack Jones
Your skin is begging you to dump that supermarket soap! Made by a Black Girl handcrafts beautiful floral, buttery soaps that soften and shine. Owner and Creator Mack plans to expand into beard washes, body butters, and deodorants, so this maker business is definitely one to watch!
Young Hope Candles (AZ)
Maker: Denice & Jasmine Young
These candles not only brighten your day—they brighten the future of young academics, too! Young Hope Candles is on a mission to support students pursuing higher education. Know of a student that could use financial assistance—and a brand new computer? Have them apply for the Young Hope Scholarship!
Prissy Home Essentials (GA)
Maker: Shiryra Crabb
Overwhelmed by the pandemic, Shiryra needed to find a creative outlet. So she channeled her joyful energy into making candles and melts that could spark a happy moment for others. She complements her soft and whimsical scents with chic and stylish candle jars that'd make any home decorator swoon.
Kaila's Kandles (MD)
Maker: Kaila King
Our brains strongly link the sense of smell to our memories—and Kaila's Kandles knows all the right ways to invoke its power! Whether you're looking for a cozy scent like By the Fire or a romantic fragrance like Foreplay, Kaila's handmade line sparks new memories and inspires you to reminisce about cherished old times.
Questions for discussion and sharing
Looking to fill your shopping bag with even more products from black-owned businesses? Check out other rockstar makers:
- 9 Black-Owned American Artisan Businesses
- 9 Black-Owned American Artisan Businesses (Part 2)
- 9 Black-Owned American Artisan Businesses (Part 3)
- …and find a new black-owned business weekly on Instagram!
Share some black-owned businesses that you are enjoying supporting in the comments below. Let us know in the comments!
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