Tuesday, December 6, 2022
African American-owned Soap Companies Help Clean Up Your Act
By Margrira, Contributing Writer 
Published November 17, 2022

Hunny Bunny body bar (Courtesy photo)

The immersion of the body into water has a myriad of meanings over and above just keeping your body clean. The ability to decompress after a long day with your favorite face wash, cleansing shampoo, deep conditioner, soap, and body wash cleans and soothes your body and spirit.  

Here’s a growing list of top African American soap companies that are making their mark on the beauty industry.  

Hunny Bunny 


Hunny Bunny Boutique was started by 12-year-old Nya and 7-year-old Zuri and their handmade products are designed for all families. There are many body bar options with some scrumptious scents, like cherry almond swirl, vanilla, and chocolate.  

Blade + Bloom 

CEO Terri has a passion for skincare and fragrance and developed a rich cleansing bar that smells like a sunset on a beach using a blend of lemongrass, ginger grass, and litsea cubeba essential oils. 

Shea Radiance  

Funlayo Alabi, the CEO & co-founder of Maryland-based skincare company Shea Radiance shared the company’s mission and vision — We love to see women win.  

Alaffia body wash (Courtesy photo)


Alaffia (founded in 2004) is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde. The Everyday Shea soap comes in a lavender scent and uses ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil to nourish dry skin. 


Nubian Heritage 

Nubian Heritage is 20 years old, started by Richelieu Dennis, Nyema Tubman, and Mary Dennis. The brand’s goal is to create products that merged global healing traditions with modern wellness. Amazon reviewers note how soft it leaves their skin and how fabulous the scent is. 

Sade Baron 

Sade and Rachel started Sade Baron, mother, and daughter, and started their company in 2016 with popular products like The Activated Charcoal Bar Soap which features coconut oil, rice bran oil, and shea butter. 

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