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[Video] We Got ‘Em on Texture

I don’t know your favorite skincare brand (hopefully it’s us, lol!) and what their claim to fame is, but here’s one thing I know… we got ’em on texture.  We posted this video on Instagram of team member Maiyah scooping a fresh batch of Mocha Latte Blended Butter, and it got mouths drooling. The fluffy, creamy decadence of it all!... Read More...

Self-Care Via Whipped Butter 🌿🧘🏽‍♀️🛀🏽

The other day we got a hand-written card from a customer. She thanked us for our products and said that a favorite part of her day is applying our Sandalwood & Bergamot Blended Butter. It’s a sentiment we often hear from customers — that our whipped butters are essential parts of their self-care routines and that applying our fragrant butters to their skin is...... Read More...
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Shea butter is Harvard approved 🎓

Harvard Medical School recently released a list of recommendations for dealing with dry skin. It includes 1. Avoiding harsh/drying soaps.  2. Showering in warm — not hot — water. 3. Applying moisturizers to damp — not dry — skin. 4. Using gentle skincare products. 5. Using a humidifier. 6. Using thick creams instead of lotions.  From the article; “Ointments or creams are much...... Read More...
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How We’re Different Than The Body Shop

Body butter is done by the beauty and skincare giants. And yet we regularly get customers who, after trying our butters, swear off major retailers. Why is this? It’s in the fact that we’re handmade. Take for instance The Body Shop. Here are the ingredients for one of its most popular body butters; Aqua / Water / Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter /...... Read More...

[Customer Story] How BGLH Marketplace Butters Comforted During My Mother’s Battle With Cancer

At BGLH Marketplace our primary goal is to become a part of your homes and lives, whether you’re 22 years old or 82 years old. So when customer Jonathan Gipson shared how our butters went from being a grooming product for him to a soothing product during his mother’s battle with cancer, it really touched us. He was kind enough...... Read More...
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How Long Do Our Butters Last? 🤔

Last week we asked our customers to complete a survey of their buying habits. We wanted to know how frequently they purchased, how long our products lasted them and what triggered a purchase.  31% of customers said they bought from us twice a year. 20% said they bought about three times a year. 15% said once a year. 9% said once...... Read More...

My Take on the H&M Debacle

H&M recently came under fire for how it styled one of its models, a young black girl with natural hair. Many people complained it didn’t look much thought went into styling the girl’s hair. As a mother of 3 natural haired children, I’m torn. Yes, absolutely H&M should have (and could have!) done a better job. But kids aren’t always cooperative when...... Read More...

How we wound up in one of Brooklyn’s only black-owned pharmacies

Back in February 2018 a BGLH Marketplace customer named Jessica was visiting Qwik Meds, a black-owned pharmacy here in Brooklyn. The pharmacy owner, Shileen Jefferson, shared that her clientele was looking for effective natural moisturizers but she was having trouble finding them. Jessica happened to have a 0.9 oz Whipped Cocoa Butter in her purse and shared it with Shileen, who wanted to learn more, so a few weeks...... Read More...