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March 17, 2020

These 7 Black-Owned Brands Are Cleaning Up on Hand Sanitizer, Soap and Detergent Sales


During a time of panic shopping, it can be difficult to find hand sanitizers and other essential cleaning supplies that consumers may need. Fortunately, there are at least seven Black-owned companies that have exactly what you need to disinfect. Here are our top recommendations:
#1 - The Soap Shop: This franchise owned by rapper turned entrepreneur Soulja Boy sells laundry detergents, dish-washing liquids, body washes and cleaning supplies. Their products are available in giant 2.5 gallon containers, and the laundry detergent is a specially formulated solution for washing clothes in high-efficiency washers that use a low amount of water.

#2 - Nubian Heritage African Black Soap: This Black-owned brand of soap available on Amazon includes various ingredients such as shea butter, palm ash, plantain peel extract, papaya enzymes & salicylic acid. Benefits include targeting troubled skin without over drying. The product can be applied to a washcloth or hands to create a rich lather and cleanse.

#3 - Naked Bar Soap Co.: Based in Orlando, Florida, this Black-owned company produces an extensive line of all-natural, handcrafted soap bars made with various all-natural flavors including African Black soap, Charcoal Anise soap, and Cocoa Coffee Mint soap. They also produce a unique line of salt-based soap bars with flavors such as Almond Cinnamon, Lemongrass Rosemary, and more.

#4 - Garner's Garden: Based in Maryland, this Black-owned company makes 100% all-natural products including hand soaps, body washes, mouthwashes, facial cleansers and oils, and more. They use the best and highest quality of ingredients, and most of their products are organic and toxin-free.

#5 - EcoDaisy: Created by a Black PhD named Dr. Priscilla Johnson who works for Microsoft, this line-up of products include hand sanitizers, hand soap, dish liquid, laundry detergent and multi-purpose cleaners. All of the products are eco-friendly with no harsh chemicals.

#6 - Shea Moisture: This company mostly produces all-natural skin and haircare products, but they also produce an extensive line of soap products including African Black soap, Purple Rice Water soap, Green Coconut and Charcoal soap, Raw shea butter soap, Olive and Green Tea soap, and more.

#7 - The True Products: This Atlanta-based company, owned by 3 African American founders, produce eco-friendly and plant-based laundry detergent and fabric softeners that naturally and safely remove deep stains and tough odors.