Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime? The stat underscores the momentousness of the month of October, known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's an important time of year to lend support to our friends and family currently in the battle, while also brushing up on prevention measures. Brands also jump in, putting their full weight into raising money for organizations that support breast cancer research, treatment, and awareness.
So what are some ways you can join the cause? These 9 Indies go all-in this month to boost breast cancer awareness, many for reasons all-too-personal. Scroll down to see how you can shop in support of charitable groups so you can look good, feel good, and do some outstanding good all at once!
1. Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In Conditioner, by Thank God It's Natural (Illinois)
Maker: Chris-Tia Donaldson
Every October, Thank God It’s Natural mobilizes against breast cancer in a BIG way. Join founder Chris-Tia this Saturday, October 23rd, for Cocktails for the Cure, a fundraising event featuring live music, poetry readings, cocktail demos, and conversations with special guests. Proceeds from this event benefit the tgin Foundation—an initiative Chris-Tia started to help provide support for uninsured women undergoing breast cancer treatment.
2. Juniper and Grapefruit French Rose Clay Soap, by Earth Elements Soapworks (Maryland)
Maker: Kellie Martin
This month, Earth Elements Soapworks donates 10% of proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Lather up with this Juniper + Grapefruit French Rose Clay Soap for a toning, soothing cleanse, or relax and exfoliate with the Coconut Rose Body Scrub. Storewide sales benefit charity this month, so load up your bathroom vanity with all things sweet pink!
3. Breast Cancer Awareness Candle, by Olive Roots (Ohio)
Maker: Kristin McGinley
When a dear friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, Olive Roots wanted to find a creative, powerful way to raise awareness. So, she collaborated with a local artist to wrap a love crush-scented candle in a cheerful and uplifting one-of-a-kind label. Pick up one for you and one for a friend—100% of sales are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
4. Daily Skincare Kit, by Rozetree Botanicals (California)
Maker: Tenli Van Rozeboom
Founder Tenli transitioned to maker-preneur from a career as a licensed physical and lymphedema therapist. She worked extensively with breast cancer patients, developing an unrelenting passion for education and prevention. To support Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, she's donating 15% of Rozetree Botanicals‘ October sales. Time to upgrade your skincare routine!
5. Exotic Flare Earrings, by 49rose (Michigan)
Maker: Kimberly Willis
After struggling with her own bout of chemotherapy, founder Kimberly became self-conscious of her appearance. So, she started 49rose to help women experiencing similar image issues! As an ultra-chic personal shopper and stylist, she's become the go-to hook-up for survivors looking to feel good through fashion. Shop stunning statement pieces from her store to support her incredible mission!
6. Berry Beautiful DewLips Balm, by Zhi Bath and Body (North Carolina)
Maker: Kimberly Cross
Pucker up! It's time to smoothen those lips and help kiss breast cancer goodbye. Zhi Bath and Body donates 100% of the proceeds from this dewy berry balm to a favorite charity of her cousin, who sadly lost her fight with breast cancer earlier this month.
7. Breast Chakra Massage Set, by GingerChi (New York)
Maker: Anna Lam
GingerChi joins the fight against Breast Cancer by donating 10% of all October sales to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. After performing your monthly self-exam, pamper yourself with this Breast Chakra Massage Set. The Rose Quartz Crystal is infused with vibrations of compassion and self-love, making it the perfect companion for the spa-like massage oil's lifting, toning, and calming qualities.
8. Fight Like a Girl Breast Cancer Awareness Candle, by Raynham Candle Company (Massachusetts)
Maker: Nikki Otto
Light this Fight Like a Girl Breast Cancer Awareness Candle to ignite more than a flame, but a rallying cry to stand up for all of the brave warriors fighting the battle against breast cancer. With each sale, you won't only shout your support from the rooftops, but Raynham Candle Company will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
9. A Light for the Fight, by Melt Magic Candles (California)
Maker: Azizi Horn
The springy aroma of Honeysuckle Jasmine is just one sweet thing about this candle. Even better than the beautiful scent? For each one you purchase, Melt Magic Candles donates $1 to the American Cancer Society. Plus, Melt Magic Candles tops each one with sparkly wax pink ribbon embedded in a heart to light up your home with supportive, loving vibes.
Questions for discussion and sharing
While you're here, make sure to check out essential resources for detecting and preventing breast cancer. We'd also like to hear what ways you support this important cause during the month of October. Let us know in the comments!
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