We are officially three months into 2018, and the spark of energy and revitalization that you felt at the beginning of the year might start to be fading. Whether you’re a blogger, entrepreneur, or business woman, it’s easy to allow self-care to slip to the bottom of your priority list. But without self-care, personal growth and development are impossible.
Here is a list of black-owned subscription services that will help you reclaim your mind, body and spirit. Rejuvenate and re-energize from the inside out with these beauty and wellness boxes curated by black people, for black people that will help you gain your second wind to make it through the rest of the year.
The Home Girl Box:
The Home Girl Box is a monthly compilation of black-owned products that serve as ‘small acts of love for the revolution’ ✊🏾. Each month’s box is inspired by the legacy of an impactful and groundbreaking woman of color. Featured women include Audra Lorde, Cardi B, Assata Shakur, Frida Kahlo, and Angela Davis. Most featured Items range from jewelry and clothing to beauty and home, so you can expect to receive items ranging from political slogan tees, tote bags, body butters and artwork.
Price: $60/box ($45 for Black History Month!)
Average Number of Items Per Box: 5
GeenieBox is ‘a monthly gift of encouragement’ for women of color. Every month, the box is curated with self-help products to help you fuel your purpose, finely curated by successful businesswomen and girl bosses (February’s box was curated by Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement) Each box is limited-edition, only available during the month of its release. A portion of each month’s proceeds benefit a social initiative of Geenie’s choice.
One Box: $45 | Monthly Subscription: $39 | Three-Month Subscription: $121 | Six-Month Subscription: $229.50
Average Number of Items Per Box: 3-4
This bi-monthly subscription-based box sends a care package of personal wellness essentials straight to your door that will help you relieve life’s daily stresses. The bimonthly box comes with five to six items, including beauty, personal development, and health goodies. Only 1-2 products are announced monthly, so the rest of the box is a surprise. Featured products range from beauty, health/wellness and personal development.
Monthly Subscription: $39
Average Number of Items Per Box: 5-6
Home Made Luxe
Home Made Luxe is a subscription service that guides you through monthly DIY projects to deck out your office at home. The monthly box includes all of the tools and instructions for each project, besides tools and adhesives. This is the perfect service for DIY lovers who may not always have the time to skim through Pinterest or take a trip to Michael’s.
Monthly Subscription: $40
Average Number of Items Per Box: Varies Based on Project
Curlbox is one of the pioneering hair care subscriptions services for women of color. Created by CEO and girl boss Myleik Teele, Curlbox is an affordable alternative to buying overpriced full-sized products that don’t work. Every month, they partner with a brand to send a variety of natural hair care product samples to subscribers to help them discover the best matches for their hair.
Monthly Subscription: $20 plus $5 shipping
Average Number of Items Per Box: 5-8