5 Gifts from Black Owned Beauty Businesses to Treat Mom for Mother’s Day
While we do love the idea of sending moms to a spa for Mother’s Day, we also love the idea of giving moms everything they need to facilitate luxurious spa treatments from the comfort of home! Gifting beauty treatment products is not only a great way to ensure mom gets the VIP treatment on Mother’s Day, but we’ve chosen products that mom can use over and over again. And if you’re a mom, you know a little weekly skin/hair-care-self-care can go a long way!
We’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite beauty treatments, from black-owned businesses, that you can not only gift to mom on Mother’s Day – but also set the stage for her to have a proper “spa treatment” with them on Mother’s Day. And for moms who are reading this... just send it to whoever needs the hint ;)
54 Thrones - Get Up & Glow Discovery Set
This 54 Thrones kit includes deluxe products to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and moisturize the skin. Inside you’ll find 1 Egyptian Lavender + Moroccan Mint Beauty Butter, 1 Beldi Moroccan Body Mask, 1 Minona Glow Body Oil, and 1 Makeda In-Show Body Melt. Gifting this to mom is as simple as buying, wrapping, and creating an uninterrupted evening by facilitating care for the kids :) These dreamy products will do the rest!
From 54 Thrones:
"African-grown, pure & organic plant botanicals blended to protect, soothe and nourish your skin. 54 countries; 54 Thrones. The name 54 Thrones distinctively represents Africa's 54 countries.
Christina (founder) travels to each country to source our key ingredients, personally meeting each artisan, cooperative members, and businesses that we work with. Collaborating to create authentic, sustainably-made beauty products inspired by ancient African tradition. The result; high-quality, African-grown ingredients, backed by women who've cared for their skin with these natural ingredients for generations."
Nyakio - Facial Oils Discovery Kit
Nyakio is a sustainable skin- and body-care line inspired by founder Nyakio Kamoche Grieco’s family beauty secrets and travels. Handmade with cold-pressed oils in small batches, all of the formulas are made with sustainable, ethical, and natural ingredients from around the world. Their facial oils discovery kit comes with 3 of their most popular cold-pressed small batch oils:
Marula & Neroli - Brightening Oil
Manketti & Mafura - Anti-Aging Oil
Maracuja & Yangu - Rescue Oil
By using only the highest quality ingredients, Nyakio products are not only good for your skin but also good for the planet.
"As a young girl, I spent a lot of time in Africa with my family of medicine men, farmers, and educators. My favorite memory is of my grandmother teaching my mother and me to crush coffee beans and rub them on our skin using a piece of sugarcane to remove dry skin. I discovered that memories like these are shared by women around the world. Cultivated global beauty secrets and traditions are brought to you through friends, family, and travel for ageless beauty."
hunnybunny Boutique - Subscription Boxes
For a gift that keeps on giving for mom, hunnybunny is a boutique manufacturer and retailer specializing in all-natural bath and beauty products. Many of the items used to create their products are food-based items you would find in your kitchen! With their subscription box options, you can choose between monthly or bi-monthly deliveries of all-natural, handmade soaps, moisturizers, and facial regimens.
"Before it hits the shelves, every hunnybunny product must pass the "Owner's Challenge" - is it good enough and safe enough to be used on the company's two owners, Nya and Zuri. Made by a mother for her children, there is no higher standard. Before your family uses it, our family uses it. Compare labels. Our ingredients are pure and natural. Our ingredients are few. The result is a superior product that is luxurious, safe, and worthy of being used by the most important people in your life."
Pholk - Get Your Glow on Daily Ritual Set
The gift of a bit of added luxury to mom’s everyday routine, this Get Your Glow On Set by Pholk is designed for daily self-care. It includes their best-selling Glow Replenish Face Wash, Honeysuckle Rose Face Mist, and Rose Gardenia Skin Nectar. The entire line of Pholk products is 100% vegan with zero synthetics and is inspired by the wisdom of ancient African beauty rituals.
"Niambi Cacchioli (founder) was born in Georgia and raised in Kentucky where no matter how much money you had, everyone had a garden or vegetable plot. So, she grew up with the notion that Black folk were Green folk. It wasn't until her academic travels with the Africa Centre and UNESCO that she discovered otherwise.
During her travels, she struggled to find products that suited her combination skin. She would visit local apothecaries and load her shopping cart up with all kinds of butters, oils, plant waters, and clays, and experiment with the simple beauty recipes that her Nana taught her. While whipping up her own beauty products, She began to think of skincare as a Diaspora Folk Beauty Culture where African-derived beauty wisdom is adapted with local ingredients. Infusing these two principles, Pholk Beauty was born.
As an academic turned beauty activist, Niambi infuses Pholk with her love and knowledge of the African Diaspora's healing and herbalist traditions. Her calling is to welcome women of color into the natural skincare space by thinking about both lifestyle and skin needs and crafting a brand narrative that celebrates women of color as innovators of culture."
Piece Together Your Favorites from BLK + GRN
If you’re wanting to add a bit more of a “personal” touch to the gifts you’re choosing for mom, BLK + GRN is a one-stop-shop. It’s a marketplace made to discover and support Black women and artisans in the beauty and wellness space, and there is a wealth of exquisite products to choose from! From bath soaks, to skincare, to nail kits and makeup… this inclusive marketplace has it all. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below but definitely shop around if you feel so inclined. You really can’t go wrong.
Many of these brands will be having sales around Earth Day (4/22) so make sure to follow them along with Ade + Ayo on social media, handles are below! And if you have any other brands that you’d love for us to check out, be sure to drop them in the comments.54 Thrones | Nyakio | hunnybunny | Pholk | BLK + GRN
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