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Our Feature in Black-Owned Brooklyn 😍

We are so excited to share our recent feature in Black Owned Brooklyn! Black Owned Brooklyn, or BOB, is an influential Instagram accountand website highlighting black-owned Brooklyn businesses with a focus on unique and up-and-coming brands. The owners of the account often first visit a business to test everything before giving the co-sign. Unbeknownst to us Cynthia (one of BOB’s owners) came by our shop a...... Read More...

“I Didn’t Have Any Stretch Marks With My Pregnancy”

About a month ago we announced our ‘Butter Babe’ series to highlight our awesome customers. Shauna from Acworth, Georgia is our second feature!  My name is Shauna. I’m a middle school match and science teacher. How did you first discover BGLH Marketplace? I first discovered your butters and soaps back when you had your BGLH blog. I would read the articles...... Read More...

“My skin has become very soft and radiant”

About a month ago we announced our ‘Butter Babe’ series to highlight our awesome customers. Linda from Richland, Washington is our first! Check it out;  My name is Linda. I’m a graduate student at Washington State University and I work as a technical writer. How did you first discover BGLH Marketplace? Two years ago I started my natural hair journey and was looking...... Read More...

Blended Butter to the Rescue!

My kids spent the first half of the summer with their grandparents (my parents) and I recently flew to Denver to pick them up. I was worried my parents — now in their mid-60s — wouldn’t be able to handle a 6, 4 and 2 year old, but they did really well! Well, except in one department — hair.  They...... Read More...

Blended Butter to the Rescue!

My kids spent the first half of the summer with their grandparents (my parents) and I recently flew to Denver to pick them up. I was worried my parents — now in their mid-60s — wouldn’t be able to handle a 6, 4 and 2 year old, but they did really well! Well, except in one department — hair.  They...... Read More...

34 Things I’ve Learned in my 34 Years

Bet on yourself. It’s one of the safest bets you can make. Family is foundational. Lots of people have good ideas. Not many people have the patience to execute them. Gratitude is key. Use gratitude to frame your life. Social media only tells half the story. Sometimes less! Take it with a grain of salt. Don’t rely on social media...... Read More...

6 Ways to Avoid Dry Skin

Harvard Medical School just released a list  of recommendations for dealing with dry winter 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...... Read More...