Episode 17: Buying Black and Living Green with Dr. Kristian Henderson of BLK+GRN

Summer Rewind: Buying Black and Living Green with Dr. Kristian Henderson

Today, we’re talking to Dr. Kristian Henderson, professor of public health, a natural lifestyle enthusiast, and the founder of BLK+GRN, an all-natural marketplace by all Black artisans. BLK+GRN curates products that are sold in categories like skincare, home, bath and body to meet the needs of wellness seekers who want to buy Black and live green.

Kristian’s latest entrepreneurial endeavor is the culmination of her belief in #BlackGirlMagic and her experiences in the public health industry. She is an unshakeable optimist who is passionate about helping women cultivate a lifestyle that’s free of artificial ingredients, toxins, and harmful chemicals. She believes that doing so is the only way to foster true happiness.

75% of the products marketed to black women contain toxic ingredients. @drkristianh of @blkandgrn Click To Tweet

We had an inspiring, insightful conversation that will have a positive takeaway for everyone. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to share her story and mission.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • How to make the switch to non-toxic products.
  • Toxic ingredients we should avoid.
  • The importance of supporting black-owned businesses.
  • What inspired her to start BLK+GRN.
  • Self-care tips for black girls.

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