You’ve probably heard this a hundred times this week, but: we are living in unprecedented times. No one really seems to know what’s going on or what to do next, and it’s okay to be a little (or a lot) worried. The best thing we can all do right now is wash our hands and stay home.
If you’re having trouble finding soap or toilet paper right now, this article will give you some great, black-owned options to choose from — because now more than ever, it’s important that we stick together and support each other.
Garner’s Garden Hand Sanitizer
This black-owned brand offers a few different options for the coveted hand sanitizer. It comes in a gel or natural alcohol version, in 1 or 2 oz. Regardless of how you use it, this sanitizer is made with all natural ingredients including safflower oil, tea tree oil, and lemon grass. These essential oils smell good and work better to remove bacteria and microbes from your skin. Try this 100% non-toxic, natural sanitizer now.
Hairizon Hand Sanitizer
Hairizon is a black owned beauty brand that offers not only hand sanitizer, but multipurpose household cleaner as well. Both products are made with natural essential oils of your choosing, with options ranging from rosemary to peppermint to eucalyptus and more. The hand sanitizer and sanitizing spray are made with locally sourced, high proof alcohol, aloe vera, and other natural ingredients.
Lizzie’s Natural Hand Soap
Lizzie, real name Christen Elisabeth, started her All-Natural line to help others battle skincare concerns like hers – eczema. Her products are made with fresh and natural ingredients and plenty of black woman love. In addition to body washes, laundry detergent and dryer balls, and eczema-friendly lotions, Lizzie offers a soap in two different scents – lavender rosemary for relaxation and peppermint for that tingling clean.
Freedom Paper Company
When Queen Beyonce said “Freedom, Freedom, Where Are You?”, she must have been talking about Freedom Paper Company. This black-owned brand has tapped into a highly sought after market right now – toilet paper. They offer multiple sizes and kits for coronavirus concerned customers. Each roll is made with 2 ply, recyclable paper material that’s perfect safe for your pipes. The Freedom family also offers other essentials such as nitrile gloves, cleaning packs, paper towels, and trash can liners.
True Smart Pouch Laundry Detergent
Is keeping your clothes clean an important part of your sanitizing routine? If not, it should be. With various research supporting that corona can last for a hot minute on different surfaces (including our clothing), you’ll need a quality detergent to use.
That’s where TRUE comes in. True detergent is safe for your skin and for animals, because it’s never tested on them and doesn’t use any by-products. The detergent is also biodegradable and safe for the environment. If you’re still skeptical, True offers a 30 day guarantee that if you don’t love their product, they’ll give you your money back.
The Green Laundress Multi-Purpose Spray
First, I have to let you know, BLK + GRN is a wonderful, sustainable shopping market for black vendors. Their Artisans provide high quality products that are good for the environment, your wallet, and you. Case in point, The Green Laundress, owned by Erica Ahmed, is an eco-friendly company based in Maryland that offers beauty and cleansing products, including this multi-purpose cleaning spray! This spray uses trusty Castille soap, distilled water, and other safe ingredients for your home.
If you’re like me, you may be one day away from a full body HAZMAT suit. I’ll tell you what everyone’s told me: don’t panic! All you can do is the best you can to stay clean and stay home. If the cleaning sprays, detergents, and sanitizers aren’t enough for you, have no fear because ThreeZ is here.
THREEZ was started by three young black babies in 2008. The company sells products ranging from paper supply to commercial janitorial products, including their own branded goods. Even better, the company regularly gives back to community and financial literacy programs. THREEZ is a one stop shop for all your corona fighting needs:
Let’s stimulate our own black economy and keep supporting us!
Charlot is a Kinesiology student at Louisiana State University and a budding writer for GROW/N. Second generation Nigerian immigrant, likes music, travel, cycling, and food!