Black-Female-Owned Wellness Businesses to Support Now and Always
One way to show solidarity with the Black community—besides educating ourselves and donating to causes like Black Health Alliance—is by supporting Black-owned businesses. We've rounded up Black-female-owned wellness brands to explore and keep on your radar.
BLK + GRN
Founder Dr. Kristian Henderson started her all-natural marketplace, BLK + GRN, as a way to help Black women discover toxin-free products, from hair and beauty to feminine-care. Each brand on the site is run by black artisans and approved by Black health experts.
Nadia Clarke Cordick is a Canadian elementary-school-teacher-turned-fitness-and-nutrition-expert. She started Repetitions Fitness in 2014, helping women adopt healthier lifestyle habits, and uses a range of workouts including HIIT, power pilates, and flexibility training.
Known for their 100 percent edible superfood face masks and latte blends, Golde was founded as a way to bring good vibes into the wellness industry.
jELN—a Toronto-based self-care line—aims to create products with raw ingredients that anyone can pronounce. Products range from a body butter and toner to even a men’s beard oil.
Founded by Brittany Winbush, this candle brand helps deliver a moment of peace and relaxation to your day.
Aba Love Apothecary
Aba Gyepi-Garbrah, founder of Aba Love Apothecary, has set out to change the way people experience skin-care by creating products made from herbal aromatic ingredients.
This ethically-sourced luxury brand caters its products to address the skin-care needs of women of colour.
Known for targeting the gap in the cosmetic industry for women of colour, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand carries a wide range of shades for all skin tones.
Wellness By Saran
Saran Vaughan of Wellness By Saran is a Canadian holistic nutrition practitioner. She offers one-on-one coaching to help women with their hormone imbalances, menstrual cycles, nutrition, fertility, and more.
irise yoga + wellness
Rebeckah Price is a yoga teacher and the founder of irise yoga + wellness. “irise yoga + wellness is about creating space for people of colour to practice wellness and a response to the lack of representation in the yoga industry,” Price tells us. She also co-founded The Well Collective, “with the focus of decolonizing the wellness industry by centring and highlighting BIPOC teachers and voices.” Check out The Wellness Collective’s latest video, Got Privilege?.
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