BIPOC Soap Makers to Support This Fall

BIPOC Soap Makers to Support This Fall

I don’t know about you guys, but I have become conscious of washing my hands more frequently ever since our world changed last year.

I’m guessing we all have. So today, I wanted to share a few of the dreamiest eco-friendly soaps I’ve picked up over the last few months that keep my hands and body clean (while also supporting BIPOC-owned businesses).

Shima’ of Navajoland carries soaps handmade by artisans of the Navajo Nation. Each soap honors the earth and includes ingredients found in the Southwest like piñon and juniper ash.

The Navajo Tea Soap Bar has a beautifully mild sweet scent. It is made using the flowering greenthread herb, otherwise known as Navajo tea, and infused with carrot and calendula oil, as well as lemon and meadow flowers. Each soap comes with a beautiful Navajo blessing prayer reminding us to “walk in beauty.” 

Erica Robinson is a yoga teacher and the creator of the body care line Asali Aromatics. All of the soaps in her line are made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, cupuacu butter, and clay—all of which highlight its star ingredient, raw unrefined honey (which is said to have antimicrobial properties).

This adorable soap comes in a reusable tin and in six different scents. I picked up the vetiver scent because this essential oil has grounding properties and, as the seasons change, I find that I need a little more calm in my life. 

The confetti soap, made by black-owned brand Rustic Glory Soap Company, caught my eye because it reminded me of terrazzo tile. This cold-pressed soap is made using a powerhouse mix of ingredients like avocado, colloidal oats, and turmeric.

It also utilizes soap shavings from past products so nothing ever goes to waste. It’s scented with lavender and invigorating eucalyptus, so it’s a lovely soap to use in the morning when you need a little pick-me-up. 

Nothing says fall like cinnamon and allspice, amiright? This cinnamon soap, made by the husband-and-wife team known as Bison Star, is a perfect option as the seasons begin to change. This soap reminds me of fall, campfires, and sugar cookies!

The soap comes in a cute heart shape, celebrating one of the founder’s Taos Pueblo heritage, and in the more traditional bar soap with the Bison Star logo.

I talked about Nopalera soap in my favorite bath products post, but I had to include it again because it’s one of my go-to’s.

The unique cactus paddle-shaped soap is infused with hydrating nopal cactus oil and comes in three distinct scents that celebrate Mexican culture. This is a must-have for all of the plant lovers out there. 

These are just a few of my favorites—feel free to leave your recommendations in the comment section below. xo, Amanda

P.S. If you’re feeling inspired to make your own soap, make sure to check out these DIYs. Pumpkin spice soap, anyone?

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