As the title suggests, Nubian Heritage is a grass roots company that started on the streets of Harlem. They provide natural, organic, ethical, animal and cruelty free hair care and skincare products. The founders were fresh out of college and jobless, but full of passion and determination. They decided to partner up to bring the healing traditions of African Black Soap and Shea Butter to the community they loved and thus Nubian Heritage was born! Since 1991 they have used their knowledge of culturally authentic healing traditions to create their natural skin and body treatments and have continued ever since.
Named after ancient Nubia, which is considered to be one of the world’s first melting pots and center of cultural trades. It was a place were goods, ideas and customs from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean came together, influenced each other and spread across the ancient world. This history has inspired them to bring together traditional healing practices, cultural wisdom and indigenous ingredients, remix them and create natural modern solutions for skin and hair. Their mission is to make cultural exchange the model for transforming the global community.
They have successfully utilized natural ingredients from around the world, such as Black Seed Oil, Buriti Oil, Haitian Vetiver, Tamanu Oil, Mango Butter, Raw Shea Butter, Frankincense, Papaya Extract, Myrrh, Neem Oil, Lemongrass, Chai Tea, Avocado Butter, Tea Tree Oil and many more. But it’s just as important to also note what’s not in their products. For over 23 years, we’ve been proud to manufacture products without potentially harmful synthetic ingredients that may have an impact on our health and our environment. Nubian Heritage products do not contain Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Paraffin, Gluten, Propylene Glycol, DEA, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Petroleum, Triclosan, Synthetic Fragrance or Artificial Color. The brand is cruelty-free and doesn’t test on animals.
Not only do they support the environment, they support the economy and women! They have pioneered a Community Commerce program. They ethically source Shea Butter, which is a central ingredient in their products, from seven women’s co-ops in Northern Ghana, working with over 700 women. They pay an ethical wage premium and monitor practices to ensure that the efficiency, health, quality of life and profitability is elevated for members of the co-op. The co-op members are not only suppliers but partners, which has allowed a rise in income, and they have experienced greater health, better access to education and have the benefits of financial freedom! What an amazing company indeed!
Their journey has been a long one but it’s only the beginning. What began in Harlem continues globally as they continue to empower individuals with healing traditions, rituals, and philosophies from around the world. They are constantly developing new natural products and remedies, and discovering and sharing new paths to wellness.
Let’s Explore Nubian Heritage’s Products
Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Body Wash & Scrub – is made with certified organic ingredients. It is an exotic blend of Jojoba beads and mineral-rich Dead Sea salt, which entraps and removes dead skin with its creamy lather. This soap provides a thrilling and complete cleansing experience and treats the skin with fine exfoliation from head to toe. The presence of high amounts of Shea butter promotes healing and maximizes the moisture preservation through its hydrating properties and balances problem skin. It has active botanical extracts and salicylic acid to more effectively treat acne, balance skin tone and improve skin texture.
Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap – African Black Soap by Nubian Heritage is also organic and free of chemicals. It is an exotic blend of Shea butter’s exquisite hydrating and healing properties with palm ash, tar, plantain and tamarind’s ancient medicinal properties. This special formula is enriched with vitamin E. It performs deep cleansing and makes skin feel fresh, healthy and even through exfoliation. African Black Soap is safe and effective to use to treat skin problems including acne, psoriasis, oily skin, and eczema.
Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed Bar Soap – Black seed, also called the seed of blessing, is found in the Tomb of King Tutankhamen. The extraordinary medicinal properties of this seed proclaim it as the “cure for all diseases”. Black Seed strengthens the immune system, increases blood circulation, prevents external infections and makes the skin smooth and fairer in complexion when applied externally. Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed Bar Soap has wild Arabian honey, apricot oil and black seed oil, which exfoliates dead skin and acts as a cleanser, skin softener and conditioner. Great for combination skin and oily skin types. The exotic fragrance of the soap makes it suitable for both males and females.
Nubian Heritage Carrot & Pomegranate Bar Soap – is a nutrient rich soap that contains ground pomegranate, carrot oil seeds and cranberry seeds along with Shea butter. It has Calendula extracts which acts as an anti-inflammatory with minerals, Vitamins (A, F and E) and moisturizers treats the skin with TLC. Improves skin’s appearance, clears pores and rejuvenates dull and mature skin. Nubian Heritage Bar Soap with Carrot and Pomegranate prevents damage to the skin from environmental stressors and restores skin’s natural glow and softness by stimulating the cell renewal and deterring the early onset of wrinkles.
Nubian Heritage Goat’s Milk & Chai Bar Soap – Conditions and softens skin, it is recommended for those with sensitive skin. Goat’s Milk soap contains calcium, chloride, manganese, proteins, Vitamins, B6, B12, A, E and conditioning lactic acid that soothes the skin and protects it from hazardous environmental skin degrading elements. Skin-softening Honey is added to this naturally rich, moisturizing Goat’s Milk soap with Rose Extracts. Rose Water works with the essential fatty acids found in Goat’s Milk to cleanse, condition and soften skin. Finely ground Chai and Rose Petals provide light exfoliation while Organic Shea Butter hydrates the skin.
Nubian Heritage Papaya & Coconut Bar Soap – Formulated with rich, all natural, tropical ingredients high in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, Coconut Oil and Papaya Extract nourish the skin. They enhance skin’s firmness, smooth away wrinkles and stimulate collagen production, to enhance elasticity of skin. Vanilla Beans buff skin as Papaya’s enzymatic action gently exfoliates away dead skin cells, stimulates blood circulation and loosens pore blockage. Organic Shea Butter and Coconut Oil rehydrates the skin leaving it moisturized and renewed.
Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver Bar Soap – Made with Finely crushed Hemp Seed and Vetiver which gently polishes and cleanses rough, dry, dull looking skin in this unique Shea Butter soap. Ultra-moisturizing Neem Oil soothes the skin leaving it soft and hydrated. With a combination of anti-inflammation, healing and rejuvenating properties, this bar soap offers an effective anti-bacterial formula that is suitable for all ages and beneficial for skin types.
Nubian Heritage Lavender & Wild Flower Bar Soap – Contains Lavender essential oil, Lavender is one of the most flexible aromatic plants, used especially in essential oils. It has traditionally been used to treat almost every type of skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, rejuvenating, soothing, antiseptic and deodorizing properties, Nubian Heritage has combined the extracts of this plant to make a perfect soap that not only heals the skin, but also refreshes the mind and body. Nubian Heritage Bar Soap Lavender and Wildflowers conditions and balances the skin, refreshes and soothes the tired muscles, which appeals the senses and relaxes the body.
Nubian Heritage Lemongrass & Tea Tree Oil Bar Soap – Tea Tree Oil, known for its potent healing and remarkable anti-bacterial properties combines with naturally invigorating Lemongrass and ultra-moisturizing Shea Butter to help soothe uncomfortable skin. For centuries, Lemongrass has been used in purification rituals and to endorse psychic awareness with its sweet and strong lemony scent. The combination of lemongrass and tea tree oil creates a powerful blend of anti-inflammatory attributes. Orange Oil refreshes with its ability to invigorate the senses. This refreshingly deodorizing soap moisturizes and tones while gently cleansing the skin. In addition to their incredible effects of the skin, these exotic essential oils are revered for their fragrant aromas.
Nubian Heritages has something for everyone, for every skin type and every skin problem. They have a variety of products with an array of natural and beautiful smelling natural ingredients. So try one of their amazing bar soaps today for beautiful, healthy and glowing skin!
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