August is Black Business month, and even though it's almost over there are many reasons to support them regardless of the season. Buying from local black businesses is a beautiful, intentional act. Spending your money with a black-owned business is spending your money on a dream and being able to feel the effects of helping that dream much faster than spending with a larger one. PLUS small local businesses like Buena Botanicals are hyper invested in their communities, doing the work to positively impact people and the natural environment around them.
Impact- verb: /imˈpakt/: To have a strong effect on someone or something.
The beautiful thing about this impact I’m referencing is that it works both ways. Both the business owner(s) and yourself are benefiting. When you invest in businesses with strong core values and a positive mission like Buena Botanicals, you become a part of it to!
When I met the owners of Buena Botanicals, we simply talked. Before I knew anything about the products I knew them- Coral and Rah. They are sisters in real life and in business. They wanted to “create a business seeded in their common passion for holistic healing, community, self-determination, plant medicine, and love for Mama Earth.” These ladies put their heart and soul into Buena- from the natural ingredients, to the packaging, and the branding. You can see it. And when you use their products, you get to feel the heart and soul too.
If you’ve read my last post, you’ll learn about my personal experience with the benefits of their Moisturizing Face & Body Cream and the healing effects it has had on my skin.
You will know what I mean when you buy one of their products for yourself. You have everything to gain from helping yourself heal and also helping others Make Life Buena! You don't have to take my word for it though, grab something from their Green House and see for yourself!
Here’s a task for you:
-Write down a list of products you buy regularly.
Then, take about ten minutes to use your beloved Instagram as a search engine reviewed and captured by other locals. I suggest first thinking of your own circle of friends and what businesses they have that you can spend your dollar with:
-hairstylists who style your hair for your date night
-fashion brands who can clothe you for your next night out
-fitness trainers who sell a workout guideYou get to benefit from the product and then take a picture of you wearing their gear, style, etc. This spreads impact. Think about this when you decide where you’d like to eat next, spend time with your friends, or heal your body.