Happy Holidays! Did you know October is National Women’s Small Business Month? The focus and support of female-led businesses is especially important this year as COVID has significantly impacted women in the work place and many have had to step away from their jobs to care for children and family members. Some have even coined this challenging time as the first “female recession”.
In support and celebration of women-founded businesses (and all women, really), we’ve partnered with some of our favorite woman-owned businesses in the naturals category and are sharing our top product picks from each others’ brands
Allyson Owens, Founder of Pleni Naturals picks:
Honeybee Gardens – I love their Effortless Eyeliner Pencils in all sorts of fun colors. I personally have colors Jet Set, Blue Jeans and Smoking Gun but with my hazel eyes I reach for the color Passion the most. The pencils are soft and blendable yet stay put. Highly recommend. And fun story; my sister didn’t know I am friends with Melissa, founder of Honeybee, and she bought me the same Passion eyeliner pencil that I already have. Twin power! Ha! And clearly these pencils make a great gift!
Kosmatology – Every year I buy a bunch of their Holiday scented hand soaps and give them away as gifts (plus keep a few for next to our bathroom sink, too!) Their Holiday soaps are so festive and I love they are also Made Safe Certified.
Luna Nectar – Their Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum is a must! If you use this product on your eyelashes and/or eyebrows you will see a difference! I gave this serum away as THE holiday gift to a few of the ladies in my life last year.
Erin’s Faces – It’s a toss up between Erin’s Faces Matcha Mascara and the Radiant Firming Concealer. But since I wear concealer more than mascara I am going to say their concealer is my top pick! It makes a great gift as the concealer is packaged in glass which feels more substantial and fancy! FYI, their Matcha Mascara is packaged in glass, too!
Tuore – I really love their Coconut Cleansing Powder. Sometimes I use it alone or mix it with another cleanser and leave it on as a mask! So multipurpose and so fun to use! Makes a great gift for the skin care lover in your life.
Molly’s Suds – I religiously add the Oxygen Whitener in every load to freshen up the laundry and keep fabric looking bright. It’s a must for us. I like this product as a gift for someone who usually uses bleach to whiten and brighten clothes as this is definitely a safer option and it works. I've given this product as a gift long before the holiday season has started as it's hard to find a fabric brightener that really works!
Lagunal Herbals – Have you tried their Nail Restoration Balm? It’s great for weak, brittle nails (which I have, unfortunately) and this makes my nails stronger and healthier. Plus I love the way it smells. Great stocking stuffer!
More #NaturallyWomanOwned Founder Favorites Below!
Melissa, Founder of Honeybee Gardens Picks
Janice, Founder of Kosmatology Picks
Mia, Founder of Luna Nectar Picks
Erin, Founder of Erin’s Faces Picks
Monica, Founder of Molly’s Suds Picks