We at Indy Maven wanted to highlight some notable local beauty and candle businesses owned by Black women so you can #ShopBlack, not only in February, but all year long. From vegan candles to self-care beauty products, here are eight Indianapolis-area candle and beauty companies where you can directly support female Black business owners.
Make It Classy
If you are looking for some self-care beauty products that are free of parabens and artificial fragrances, Make It Classy has the goods for you. Founded and owned by Victoria Smith, the product range includes soaps, body scrubs, hair conditioner, and face masks that are bound to become instant favorites.
Upgrade your beauty care with vegan soap bars, hair growth oils, shower steamers, and more from Ope Ojo’s ORIRE Organics. The company also sells natural and organic products for babies and men, but don’t forget to treat yourself, too … you deserve it.
Three DOPE Souls
Three DOPE Souls has a mission of empowering women to love themselves through self-care. The company aims to accomplish that goal not only with beautiful candles and relaxing bath soaks, but also by hosting a variety of events where women can work towards being their best selves.
Body butter that smells good, feels good, and is healthy for your skin? ROJOrganics has the moisturizer you need. Founded by Indianapolis native and registered nurse Jade J. Parker, the company specializes in “providing therapeutic space for individuals suffering from chronic illness and minority skin issues.” Their variety of organic skincare products are sure to elevate your self-care.
Megan Lilly is the Editorial Intern at Indy Maven and is currently shopping for these products for herself.
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