from nubia (via harlem), with love

Nubian carving (if you’re curious about Nubia,    read here   )

Nubian carving (if you’re curious about Nubia, read here)

All natural deodorant is the latest buzz, and there are a lot of options out there at the higher end of the price spectrum. We’re always looking for smooth formulas that really work, pure ingredients, and of course … amazing scents. But an affordable price really helps make this option make sense, given its an every day thing. Nubian Heritage, created by two Harlem street vendors in 1991, hits all the key points. Richelieu Dennis & Nyema Tubman have brought the healing traditions of African Black Soap and Shea Butter together to deliver an amazing product with SEVEN scent options that I’m personally rotating - and I’m loving every one.

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Cruelty-free andmade from pure non-GMO glycols derived from corn, they really work (with a 24 hour claim). Here’s a quick guide to the scents:

If you love warm, woody, close-to-skin scents:

Patchouli & Buriti, Abyssinian & Chia Seed,  Raw Shea Butter 

Patchouli is one of my all-time fave scents ever!

If you love unique florals with a unisex vibe:

Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver

If you love gourmand scents that aren’t too sweet, but snuggly:

African Black Soap, Coconut & Papaya (not too fruity, very pure coconut scent), Honey & Black Seed