20 Women-Owned Businesses to Support

Barbara Estrada | Mar 12, 2020 Shop
20 Women-Owned Businesses to Support


ALMA Aromatherapy

March is the month to support women. When we buy an item from a women-owned business, we make an investment in women's economic empowerment, gender parity in commerce, and innovation overall. 

In the past 20 years, although the number of women owned businesses has grown 114 percent, female entrepreneurs face challenges getting fair access to capital. So, we put together a list of products that women would love for their family and themselves while keeping the planet in mind with sustainable, eco-conscious products

Buying from women-owned businesses is both socially conscious and economically sound. And, who doesn't love that? So, what made the list? Instead of just makeup and seasonal clothes, we included items that range from vitamins to stay healthy to clean beauty products made from natural ingredients.

Psst: If you purchase an item from this post, CafeMom may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.

  • Annie the Alchemist

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    A wellness brand founded by Reiki Certified Annie Vazquez and creator of the award-winning blog, TheFashionPoet.com. Annie found her audience craving daily positive encouragement and advice on a happier lifestyle. The company, Annie the Alchemist lies in living a more happier, spiritual and body positive life.

    "Kindness is a Real Beauty Standard" Tee ($35, Annie the Alchemist)

  • Alma Aromatherapy

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    ALMA is all natural bath and body line based in Miami. Founder Vicky Serra says the company was born out of her own necessity to find beauty products that were simple and natural, yet effective. The products range from natural room sprays to lip balms and natural body oils for the body.

    Lavender + Camphor Body Oil ($29, Alma Aromatherapy)

  • Alamar Cosmetics

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    Veteran makeup artist and social media specialist, Gabriela Trujillo founded Alamar Cosmetics in 2017. The company is named after her birthplace, a neighborhood in Havana, Cuba. Gabriela is a firm believer in cruelty-free and vegan makeup, which is why all her products are created with this philosophy.

    Brighten & Bronze Complexion Trio: MEDIUM/TAN ($25, Alamar Cosmetics)

  • Glossier

    4

    Glossier, Inc. was founded in 2014 on “the belief that beauty isn’t built in a boardroom.” CEO Emily Weiss centered Glossier on the value of the customer’s product experience. It’s a skin care and makeup brand that is cruelty-free and never tested on animals. Some of the products are vegan.

    Cloud Paint Gel-Cream Blush ($18, Glossier)

  • Rizos Curls

    5

    As a young girl, CEO Julissa Prado would save her money to buy every curl product she could find, but nothing worked. While battling with her hair over the years, she would later create an all-natural hair care product line called Rizos Curls for curly-haired girls like herself. This LA-based family-run business recently launched in Target.

    The Complete Rizos Curls 4-Step Bundle ($70, Rizos Curls)

  • Turbie Twist

    6

    Two sisters, Angela and Christina, started their company while in college. The company changed their lives and also the way women dry their hair. In 2006, they invented the revolutionary Turbie Twist and never looked back. Turbie Twists are now sold in major stores like Walmart, Target, Ulta Beauty, CVS, and Walgreens.

    Turbie Twist Cotton Hair Towel ($10, Turbie Twist)

  • The Honey Pot Company

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    The first complete, plant-based feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances the vagina, which is 100% made by “people with vaginas for vaginas” is called, The Honey Pot Company. The products are sold online and at Target.

    Post-Partum Herbal Pads ($8, The Honey Pot Co.)

  • Goddess Garden Organics

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    Fifteen years ago, Nova Covington discovered her baby daughter was allergic to the chemicals in conventional skin care products. Armed with her background as an herbalist and the support of her biochemist husband, she decided to create Goddess Garden. Products are made using plant-based ingredients and pure minerals.

    Sport Natural Sunscreen Continuous Spray ($18, Goddess Garden Organics)

  • Smarty Pits

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    It all started with a lump under the arm. When founder Stacia Guzzo’s mother discovered she had breast cancer, it was through noticing a lump directly underneath her armpit. Now available in over 900 locations nationwide, SmartyPits is proudly aluminum free, paraben free, phthalate free, and propylene glycol free. The company also donates a portion of sales to breast cancer research and survivor support events and nonprofit groups.

    Coconut Mango Super-Strength Formula ($12, SmartyPits)

  • Herbal Papaya Co.

    10

    Dr. Unoma Okorafor, a native of Nigeria, launched a personal journey to find papaya products to support her health during pregnancy. She had been raised on fresh organic papayas and was shocked to discover the radical difference between the non-GMO papaya she was raised on, and the GMO papaya in stores in the US. The team at Herbal Goodness continues to dedicate its time to sourcing and producing the highest quality super fruits.

    Papaya Leaf Extract Juice Liquid - 1oz ($35, Herbal Goodness)

  • ClassPass

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    Fitness doesn’t always have to be a drag. ClassPass, a mobile fitness app, was born in 2013 after Founder Payal Kadakia struggled to find a dance class to take after work in NYC. Fitness classes range from yoga to cycling to CrossFit, you name it. The app makes finding and booking classes effortless and is now changing how people live their lives.

    Membership Plans (starts as low as $9, ClassPass)

  • Dazzle Dry

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    Dazzle Dry is the only vegan nail care system to dry in just five minutes and last up to three weeks. After learning about the skin dangers of artificial nail enhancements, with 35 years experience as a bio-organic chemist, Dr. Vivian Valenty became determined to find a more natural alternative that is now her signature formula.

    Livin' La Vida Yoga Nail Lacquer ($18, Dazzle Dry)

  • Passion Planner

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    When the founder of Passion Planner, Angelia Trinidad, faced “post-college anxiety” after graduating from college in 2012, she decided to conquer her fear. She designed the Passion Planner, a personal organizer, to help people simplify life and focus on the personal and professional goals.

    2020 Dated Brilliant Blush Passion Planner ($17, Passion Planner)

  • Natural Earth Paint

    14

    Natural Earth Paint was founded in 2011 by Leah Fanning, a professional artist, mom, and environmentalist. She started her natural and nontoxic art supplies and crafts company for children and adults by operating out of a 100% solar powered facility. After becoming pregnant with her first child, Leah immediately disposed of all of her toxic and synthetic products to create eco-friendly art supplies and face paints.

    The Mini Natural Face Paint Kit ($13, Natural Earth Paint)

  • Rhoost

    15

    Rhoost co-founders Vianka Perez Belyea and Tavinder Phull promise innovative grooming, safety and travel products that are safe for babies, safe for the environment, and easy to use. Their goal is to help parents spend more time having fun with their kids, and less time worrying about them.

    Baby Grooming Kit ($24, Rhoost)

  • Lunchskins

    16

    “Making choices that are good for you, your family, your wallet, and the planet can be tough,” notes the Lunchskins website. Lunchskins founder Kirsten Quigley knows life can be a balancing act, which is why Lunchskin bags are durable, affordable, and an alternative to single-use plastic bags. For every order made, a portion of proceeds is donated to help support the fight against ocean plastic and provide smart, easy, healthy, and sustainable alternatives.

    Plastic-Free Starter Kit (Compostable Paper Sandwich Bags + Biodegradable Paper Straws) ($7, Lunchskins)

  • NuAngel

    17

    NuAngel manufactures environmentally friendly, ecological, and hypoallergenic cotton products to support breastfeeding, infant care, and beyond. Designed by a certified lactation consultant, registered dietitian, and mother, items include natural cotton washable nursing pads, biodegradable disposable nursing pads, and maternity/nursing pillow sets. The products are sold online and in select Walmart stores.

    Trinity II Nursing Pillow ($28, NuAngel)

  • Happi Tummi

    18

    Founder of Happi Tummi Nanette Meneses was thrilled when her baby girl was born. But, being a first-time mom, she was nervous about her baby's continuous crying. Doctors told her that the baby was suffering from colic and the only solution was to simply “ride it out.” After researching and testing herbs, she created a little fabric pouch and belly wrap with seven natural organic herbs and ingredients. Now, pediatricians, lactation consultants, nurses, doulas, chiropractors, and other medical practitioners across the US recommend Happi Tummi for colic and gas.

    Happi Tummi Elphi Waistband and Herbal Pouch ($30, HappiTummi)

  • MinkeeBlue

    19

    Tired of carrying so many bags? Sherrill Mosee, inventor and designer of MinkeeBlue set out to solve a problem she calls, the "overload bag syndrome." With a MinkeeBlue, women can take items normally carried in her purse, lunch bag, and laptop bag, and organize them into one bag.

    The Ella Tote ($159, MinkeeBlue)

  • Dazey LA

    20

    Clothing for people who care. Dazey LA’s mission is to empower women through conversation. All of the collections revolve around a subject that modern women struggle with. Creator of the clothing line, Dani is a self-taught artist, muralist, graphic designer, fashion designer, interior designer, and photographer.

    Womxn for Change Tee ($52, Dazey LA)

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