Earth Day Guide

Written by Ciarra McLean

With Earth Day upon us, it's the perfect time to reflect on our habits and how they affect the planet. There are so many different ways to lessen your carbon footprint in your day to day life. Here are some great brands founded by women of color that are taking a green approach to things, as well as how KAZMALEJE makes sure we are keeping the earth in mind with each step we take.

KAZMALEJE

Since 2020, we have been working with rePurpose Global and became an official partner for their Plastic Neutral initiative. This means great things for the planet! First, a percentage from each purchase is donated to fund the collection of plastics from landfills and oceans. Second, this employs and empowers individuals in Kenya at a waste management service by the name of TakaTaka Solutions, which puts forth reduce and recycle initiatives. Third, we actively take steps to reduce the amount of virgin plastic used in our products. On top of all that, with each KurlsPlus product, you're getting a durable tool, ensuring you won't be replacing comb after comb.

Beloved Box

The BeLoved Box is not a subscription box- it is a brand that focuses on connecting people with the best version of self-care and couple's care. Gently fragranced with plant based essential oils, their products can be used on the most sensitive of skin.

Black Girl Sunscreen

Created with melanin in mind, this sunscreen not only promises no white residue, it is paraben and fragrance free. In addition to an array of natural ingredients like avocado, jojoba, cacao, you get effective broad spectrum protection from a black-owned brand.

BLK + GRN

A marketplace dedicated to conscious consumption, everything found in the BLK + GRN marketplace is black owned, non-toxic, and tested for quality. From the Chakra Soy Candle by Blue Sage Eco Boutique to an eye serum by Asali Organics, you can find a sustainable way to meet an array of self care needs.

Canviiy

Botanically based, Canviiy provides long lasting scalp care that is completely organic. Sure to soothe and calm itching, the ingredient list boasts great things such as aloe, lavender, honey, and more!

Defense Tea

Local to Miami-Dade and Broward County, Defense Tea sells all natural teas and lemonades with ingredients known to encourage a strong immune system. Made from produce sourced from local suppliers, you're not just supporting your immune system, you're supporting a community.

Jacq's

A vegan skincare brand, Jacq's promises quality, non-toxic products sure to revolutionize your routines. Made from locally sourced ingredients in Miami, you can be sure your skin is getting nothing but nutrients from a company that cares.

  

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LAMIK

So confident in the power of their natural products they have their ingredients listed on the front page, you can be sure that your LAMIK make up is formulated from the best. Organic, vegan, and made with multicultural women in mind, even the packaging is reusable and recyclable. 

NaturAll

A brand dedicated to clean haircare, each item is freshly made using ingredients supporting small farmers in Jamaica and Ghana. With no harsh chemicals to be found, a range of hair types and textures can find the perfect product with NaturAll.

People of Color Beauty

Made with brown skin in mind but perfect for all skin tones, People of Color makes a stunning array of nail polishes. On top of gorgeous colors, each nail polish is Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty free and completely vegan.

Pretty Well Beauty

From teas to make up to shaving, this marketplace promises products made with clean beauty in mind. With sustainable ingredients that you can recognize, you can be sure that every purchase is good for you as well as the planet. Treat yourself to a rose and citrus bath bomb by Malaya Organics  or UpCircle Beauty's clarifying face mask for an all natural, earth conscious experience.

Sensual Candle Co.

A brand with a mission to promote self care and self love, each candle is created with the utmost care. Made from quality ingredients and phthalate-free, each time you light your Sensual Candle promises to be an immersive experience. As an added bonus, the glass the can be reused once cleaned!

 

There are so many great brands changing the game by putting clean beauty first. Be sure to share your favorites with us. Happy Earth Day!

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