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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.

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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.

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Fitness Empire

 

Toronto-based fitness expert Heather-Wilson Phillips has grown her “side hustle” into a full-on fitness empire. Her training package includes a workout calendar, exercise demonstrations, as well as a grocery guide and meal plan.

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Repetitions Fitness

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.

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Golde

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.

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jELN

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.

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Massy Arias

Health coach Massy Arias sets out to help people adopt a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Join her 45-day challenge if you’re looking to change your life in a sustainable way.

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Alexandra Winbush

Founded by Brittany Winbush, this candle brand helps deliver a moment of peace and relaxation to your day.

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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.

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Epara

This ethically-sourced luxury brand caters its products to address the skin-care needs of women of colour.

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Fenty Beauty

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.

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Black Girl In Om

Black Girl In Om was founded by Lauren Ash to help fill a gap she saw in the wellness industry. The brand’s platform aims to create a safe space for women of colour to explore mindfulness and self-care.

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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.

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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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