Over the course of February we will be highlighting our Black Owned Businesses here on our blog, as well as on social media.
First up is NaturalAnnie Essentials, here is a little about Annie came to be:
NaturalAnnie Essentials is a black woman owned and family operated lifestyle soy candle company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We create pure soy candles with a feel-good vibe! Fun and relatable, our natural candles fill your home and lift your mood with vibrant scents so that it feels like home.
When I’m not chasing my daughters Tiffany and Thalia I’m usually creating all the things in my candle studio. I am a mom, I am a girl boss, and I stumbled into the exciting world of candle making by accident. When my first daughter was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, I turned to natural remedies to help her after she had a severe skin breakout due to a number of surgeries. I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica with my grand and great-grandparents where it was the norm to use herbs and oils for medicinal purposes, so when I got undesirable results from prescribed medications, I turned to my roots for a remedy. My blends of essential oils, herbs, and natural butters were what finally got my daughter some relief. My passion and knowledge grew and I later decided to channel them into developing my unique brand...and so NaturalAnnie Essentials burst into life!
Our candles are scented with oil blends that are 100% vegan, 100% eco-friendly, and 100% recyclable. The oils are never diluted, so each has a strong concentrated aroma that doesn't disappear when burned in a candle.
Second is Nubian Heritage, here is some background on this top rated brand:
Nubian Heritage got its start on the streets of Harlem. Fresh out of college and without jobs, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman set out to bring the healing traditions of African Black Soap and Shea Butter to the community they loved. Short on experience but full of passion and determination, they mined their knowledge of culturally authentic healing traditions to create natural skin and body treatments to share with their families and community. That was back in 1992, and they've held fast to that commitment every day since.
Passionate about sharing the healing possibilities in Nubian Heritage soaps and other products as well as the cultures they come from, Dennis and Tubman were guided by their community's demand for wellness products that spoke to their unique needs. Expanding their reach for the rich healing philosophies of ancient cultures, their passion spread to communities around the globe.