Support Black Businesswomen: Urban Fire Products

I recently got the following email from a reader

After 5 years of trying, I finally opened my own company on the web!


I'm an Organic Soapmaker and I designed a line of soaps just for our skin. Can you please spread the word to your peers/ family/ friends in TX? I'd appreciate any support.
and I'm more than happy to oblige (keep 'em coming!).

It's not just the organic factor or Black businesswoman factor which has me taking notes on my to-buy list, but the trivia factor.

***Customer Favourite!***

We can't seem to make enough of this yummy, fudge-scented soap! The first time I made this soap, my friend's daughter tried to take a bite! Did you know that chocolate, like honey, is an all-natural moisturizer? Made with buttermilk and 100% real dark chocolate, this soap washes clean off you and your washcloth. I use this soap during the harsh winter months for extra dry skin.
No...I had no clue chocolate was a moisturizer. And I can't wait to see what it does for my skin.


  1. Oooh, sweet (no pun intended)! I'm going to add her store to my favourite's list on Etsy right now.

  2. Congrats to the opening of her store.

    You know...Im going to play devil's advocate with that soap. If I was an unsuspecting child that looked at that soap, I would have thought it was chocolate candy or sorbet. That is some interesting looking soap. I hope that owners soap continue to do well.

    1. Right? I thought at first she was selling candy.

  3. I've encouraged her to refer other such businesses. If you ladies know of any, send them my way.

  4. Oh man, I want to eat it too. I've seen chocolate-scented shampoo and conditioner in a store before, but I thought it would just be there for the smell.

  5. I do my part...in supporting black businesswomen. I have met one, in her shop, and tried some of her hand-made products for nappy hair, so far I like it, and it's cool that she's from the same Caribbean island as myself too. I can't afford her products all the time, it's a bit expensive for me (I'm often broke), but I make the effort once in a while and incorporated her products in my routine.

    Chocolate in cosmetics sounds like a great idea. Nowadays, you have to have innovative and interesting ideas for new products to be more competitive on the market, and it's good that she's taking note and suggesting this :)

  6. Thank you to all my supporters. And especially to K for doing this. If we would all just buy from each other, black wall street would be back in full swing.


    1. I'm buying the chocolate soap this week. How long does shipping typically take?

  7. I'm officially a fan. Since I finished Death by Chocolate, I ordered the Beauty Bar and Oatmeal, Milk 'N Honey Soap.

  8. Her soaps are awesome! I always use the ancestry bar soap, both for my hair and body. Visit her store at www.urbanfireproducts.etsy.com and


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