Supporting Black-owned businesses is at the core of Love Yours Box, founded by two Black women in Little Rock, AR striving to help women everywhere love themselves more through self-care inspiration and education. Established in 2017, Co-Founders Mia Banks and Lydia Page have featured Black-owned and women-owned brands since its first box was shipped in 2018.
With many companies stepping up to show solidarity and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, here are a some of our faves we’ve had the pleasure of working with:
Chloe + Chad: Vegan, hand-batched skincare products made to order – safe for the entire family. Named after the artisan’s daughter and son; inspired by their overall health and well-being. Chloe+Chad’s Geranium Face Wash works well with normal, oily and combination skin “perfect to create that glow from within that translates to great skin,” says Aisha, Brand Creator.
OMG Wellness Bar: One of the first brands featured in Love Yours Box – talk about the magic of Black women supporting Black women – OMG Wellness Bar has leveled up in the body and wellness space offering candles, face masks, wellness supplements and the Love Yours Tribe fave Whipped Shea Body Butter. OMG Wellness Bar is a family affair with husband and wife duo Curtis and Shayla on a mission to promote natural health and beauty products via holistic bodywork services unique for each client’s needs.
Glam Bomb: Most recently featured in the Spring 2020 Love Yours Box, Glam Bomb’s Shimmering Body Oil works for all hues, so you can glow all summer long. Don’t let this pandemic stop your shine, honey! “So Glow - Super Bomb” is multi-action as a body moisturizer, shimmer, face highlighter or primer. Brand Creator – Lindsay created this brand to truly love herself more after overcoming an abusive marriage. True to its name Glam Bomb ensures each purchase helps another domestic abuse survivor glow up and get back to loving herself.
Taupe Coat: Beauty-preneur Bethany J. peeped a weakness in the beauty game and sold it! Her nail polish brand is the epitome of loving yourself more. Committed to removing all things toxic from her life, Bethany transitioned from a full-time attorney to a full-time beautypreneur. With a variety of nail polishes, including a top coat and nail polish remover, Taupe Coat is 100% black and woman-owned. If you’re looking to keep it clean and cute – you must give this brand a try.
Elevated Scentz: The name fits the product perfectly. Created and curated by a black woman Megan Morris. As a professional makeup artist, she understands the importance of scent as a sensory. With candles like “Black, “Peachy Nude,” and “Royaltea” – this black-owned brand is all about elevating melinated people of the diaspora.
Natural Oats: Created by Keta Browning – a broadcast journalism graduate from Florida A&M – was the first brand to work with Love Yours Box. Natural Oats Soap is a full-service skincare and body line of beautifully-crafted, handmade soaps, oils and lotions. This brand continues to grow, 7 years in the game, it’ll be exciting to see what comes next!
AcCarre Beauty: You are the true face of beauty, and after one use it truly feels that way after you indulge in this brand’s staple product: Multi-Use Skin Care Moisturizing Oil. It’s ideal for any skin type and perfect for the beauty minimalist. Safe for us on body, face, and hair. Just think about the possibilities: Makeup remover, body moisturizer, bath soother, facial oil, cuticle oil…the list goes on. A personal favorite of Co-Founder Lydia Page, AcCarre Beauty is the perfect “edit” to your current beauty routine!