Cooking for Real


Cooking for Real


Cooking for Real


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Pull out your virtual shopping cart and get ready to shop with a purpose — Amazon Prime Day is here! This year, the two-day event, taking place on October 13-14, is paying close attention to small businesses. So, you know we had to take things a step further and highlight our favorite small, Black-owned businesses.

That’s right! Not only can you shop and save a good coin, but you can support your community. We know the pandemic has created some unprecedented hardships for small business owners. So,  Amazon has positioned small businesses to shine, giving them a dedicated space at the forefront of its Prime Day site.

Rivaling Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day is one of the company’s biggest sales of the year. With products up to 50% off, Prime members can take advantage of huge savings across the site, all while supporting small, Black-owned businesses. 

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Chef Essie Bartels adds some Ghanian flavor to New Soul Kitchen with Chef Jernard. (Source: CLEO TV)

Ready to shop?! From Chef Essie Bartel’s Essie Spice to Bea Dixon’s The Honey Pot, and more, you’ll want to screenshot the list of our 21 favorite, Black-owned product deals Amazon has to offer.

>SEE RELATED: Hi Haters! The Honey Pot Owner Says Sales Are Up 50 Percent Since Trolls Called Her ‘Racist’

See the full list of Amazon’s Black-owned businesses HEREBut, keep scrolling for our favs!

1. Essie Spice Mini Essentials Collection


We’re rooting for everyone Black AND our friends on CLEO TV. We’d like to think of Chef Essie as a good friend since she’s stopped by New Soul Kitchen a time or two. We know a delicious meal starts with the right seasoning, and we love the Chef Essie has done the hard work by curating this mini essentials collection of the best spices you need to have in your pantry.

After adding it to your cart, check out how Chef Essie spiced up this dish on New Soul Kitchen.

2. The Honey Pot Company


Bea Dixon founded The Honey Pot Co. after suffering from bacterial vaginosis for months without getting any relief. She created The Honey Pot Co. to solve for her problem and the problems of others using the power of herbs. The line includes feminine hygiene products from feminine washes, wipes, and pads.

ALSO SEE: Hi Haters! The Honey Pot Owner Says Sales Are Up 50 Percent Since Trolls Called Her ‘Racist’

3. BLK and Bold Coffee


Rise and shine with this good Black-owned coffee. BLK and Bold Coffee offers an assortment of coffee flavors and you can purchase them grounded or as the whole bean.

4. Mented Cosmetics


Melanin-friendly makeup made for us by us — what’s not to love about it.

5. True Laundry Detergent


True Detergent is 4x concentrated and allows consumers to use less soap. It is void of any caustic ingredients and animal essences thus making it a truly safe detergent for all types of machines and fabrics and also safe for the whole family.

6. House of Marley Get Together Mini Wireless Portable Bluetooth Audio Speaker


This mini wireless portable bluetooth audio speaker by House of Marley is so sleek, we can’t help but dance just looking at it.

7. ThunderB Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone


Sleek and stylish as your at-home or work office, the ThunderB charger is an essential gadget to keeping your phone fully charged — and, it’s wireless! We love it!

8. Ankara African Earrings


Yes, to fashion that represents the culture. Need we say more.

9. Ankara African Headband


Hair loves, get into these hair adornment Ankara prints. 

10. Good Hair Conditioning Styling Creme


Hair loves, there’s nothing more that we love than good hair adornment than good hair care products. Get into these products by Good Hair — yep, good natural, kinky, 4B type of good hair!

11. Natural V.I.P. Lavender Detangling Hair Milk


Because hair care is essential for maintaining our beautiful tresses, we couldn’t just leave you with only one hair care option. Check a few more out.

12. Miss Jessie’s


Because hair care, duh! We love Miss Jessie’s line of hair care products that keep our curls fresh and poppin’.

13. Rosemary and Lavender Whipped Shea Butter for Hair and Body


It’s a spa day at home. Take a trip to an oasis in your home with these nice products, and might we add beautifully designed products.

14. Ghinny Water Bottle


We love good functional products like the Ghinny water bottles which are uniquely designed to help you reach your daily water consumption goal.

15. Darling & Co.’s Modern Alphabet Affirmation Flash Cards


For your mind and spirit, Darling & Co.’s modern alphabet affirmation flash cards, not only nuture the mind but build the spirit of our young, Black sons and daughters. This product is definintely for the culture.

16. Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten


Since we’re talking kids, check out these teething mitten. Cute designs and made by a Black-owned business — we can dig eat.

17. Darling & Co.’s Anti-Scratch Newborn Baby Mittens


More children-friendly products from Darling & Co. We love these anit-scratch newborn mittens.

18. Dew Burst Dry to Wet Wipes


Y’all know we’re all about staying clean and safe out in these streets. Dew Burst created the cutest, and most compact way to stay clean with these dry to wet wipes.

19. Iya Foods


What would a Black-owned list be without a few food products. Check out these pantry of Black-owned foods with a healthy kick.

20. SheKiss Women’s Fashion


You’ll be date-night ready in these styles from SheKiss.

21. Cee Cee’s Closet


We love a good headwrap that protect our tresses and looks cute while doing it.