Day 8 of Diverse Shopping: For Self Care

The holiday season is upon us and so is the rush for deals and thrills. Consumer dollars can speak volumes to corporations about what we support and value. Consider using your dollars to support BIPOC owned businesses and creatives while also getting something thoughtful, beautiful, and meaningful for the loved ones on your list!


Curated by Regional MAR Directors, here are a few of our favorite things!


As a nice little bonus, the writer of the blog (who is paid an affiliate commission when you use these links to purchase items on Amazon) has agreed to donate the commission to Moms Against Racism at no additional cost to you. Win for you, Win for the BIPOC owned business, Win for MAR!


Don’t forget that you matter too!

  • Gifted Hands makes beautiful, lovely, handmade soap. I love, love, love this line of body products and my husband does too! Naturally scented, hand crafted, beautiful bars of soap your granny would have insisted are too fancy to use, these are also long lasting, paraben free and affordable!

  • Beneath Your Mask has gorgeous, indulgent skin care products that are designed with skin care in mind. If you know anyone with an autoimmune disorder, they likely have much more sensitive skin that people realize. Beneath Your Mask products are designed with them in mind. “Beneath Your Mask was created as a skin, body, and hair rejuvenation line designed to restore, repair, and reverse the toxic effects of environmental hazards, health challenges, stress, and the damage done from countless other unforgiving aspects of our lifestyles.” All Natural product that is never packaged in plastic, this is definitely worth getting for anyone who loves to indulge in self-care, but it’s particularly beneficial for those with PCOS, Lupus, Psoriasis, Chrons, or any other myriad of autoimmune disorders.

  • Find Botanical hair care on https://shopmerakiorganics.com Black, Female Owned: Amber Makupson. Botanical hair care prevents buildup, damage, and endocrine disruption. Meraki was founded in 2018 by Amber Makupson, as a labor of self-love, self-empowerment and dedication to wellness.

  • Haircare by Briogeo for scalp care and to lock in moisture for your gorgeous locs You’ll find everything you need from scalp massagers and masks to vitamins, ensuring that you care for your hair from the inside out. Talk about self-care! (You can also find them on Amazon Briogeo)

  • Hats and Hair Protection by https://www.graceeleyae.com Black, Female Owned: Grace Eleyae Protect that well coiffed mane of yours with these gorgeous hats, beanies, berets, and wraps. Let’s face it ladies, we spend a LOT of money on our hair, and our stylists are begging us to protect it. This company sells modern and cool satin lined slap caps, winter hats, berets and even baseball hats! Her turbans and headbands are so chic. I ordered the Slouchy warm slap!

  • Grace Eleyae sells “silk and satin lined products so you can protect and nourish your hair, anytime, anywhere. Grace Eleyae Inc. was founded on the belief that you should never have to choose between haircare and style.” You can also find them on Amazon

  • Getting personal with your self-care can be natural and safe with Honeypot. Natural products are better for your ...um… sensitive spaces than most mass produced feminine care products on the market. You can also find them on Amazon.

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