Let these local BIPOC and women-owned wellness businesses keep you calm, relaxed, and feeling your best.
DIY queen Joi Bonman sells seriously luscious vegan CBD-infused body products. The Ethereal massage oil and whipped CBD body butter ($26) come in three scents: calming Aja (lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang), refreshing Persephone (rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass), and the autumnal Demeter (sweet orange, pink grapefruit, cinnamon). Apply to your neck or shoulders at bedtime for maximum relaxation. The bath fizz ($12) or soaking salts ($16) are ideal for soaking thy feet for a home pedicure.
Elderberries, organic ingredients, and tea are at the heart of new WOC-owned business Rose and Root. Their organic tea satchels ($5 for six) blend dried elderberries, echinacea, and chamomile. Or cop a bottle of Immunity Drops ($10), a concoction of elderberries, raw agave, organic coconut sugar, and lemon juice, helpful for zhuzh-ing up yogurt or smoothies.
Dental hygienist Ingrid Adeogun launched eco-friendly dental products company Panga to reduce waste from the nonrecyclable plastic toothbrushes we’re supposed to replace every few months. In addition to selling bamboo toothbrushes (from $4.49), Adeogun says she has also helped dental offices around Portland transition to bamboo. Accessorize with compostable floss picks ($9.95) and a U-shaped copper tongue scraper ($12.49).
Esthetician and herbalist Melissa Fuller is killing it with her farm-grown seed-to-bottle skincare line. The popular seaweed facial scrub (from $20) is gentle enough for your daily regimen. The All-Heal salve, meanwhile, is great for anything from burns and cuts to dry skin.
Black-owned shop Stella and Meeks’s washable 3-D masks (from $12) have thin, flexible ear straps that are comfortable and don’t get stretched out. Upgrade your mask game with prints including adorable apples, houseplants, honey bears, ice cream cones, and the infamous PDX carpet.