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  • Global Healing.
    Modern Wellness.

    Guided by the legacy of ancient Nubia, the world's first melting pot, we remix global healing traditions into modern wellness solutions.

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    Nubia—a civilization that rose up alongside ancient Egypt—was a center of cultural trade and innovation. Nubians created the chair and pioneered gold mining techniques, and the region flourished as a melting pot. In Nubia, goods, ideas, and customs from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean came together, recombined, and spread across the ancient world.

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    That’s the inspiration behind Nubian Heritage. We bring together traditional healing practices, cultural wisdom, and indigenous ingredients, remix them, and share them with the world. This is our mission: to make cultural exchange the model for transforming the global community.

    We’re advancing wellness—the Nubian Heritage way. Please join us.
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  • Global Healing.
    Modern Wellness.

    Guided by the legacy of ancient Nubia, the world's first melting pot, we remix global healing traditions into modern wellness solutions.

    Next Slide
  • Next Slide

    Nubia—a civilization that rose up alongside ancient Egypt—was a center of cultural trade and innovation. Nubians created the chair and pioneered gold mining techniques, and the region flourished as a melting pot. In Nubia, goods, ideas, and customs from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean came together, recombined, and spread across the ancient world.

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  • Next Slide

    That’s the inspiration behind Nubian Heritage. We bring together traditional healing practices, cultural wisdom, and indigenous ingredients, remix them, and share them with the world. This is our mission: to make cultural exchange the model for transforming the global community.

    We’re advancing wellness—the Nubian Heritage way. Please join us.
    Next Slide
  • Global Healing.
    Modern Wellness.

    Guided by the legacy of ancient Nubia, the world's first melting pot, we remix global healing traditions into modern wellness solutions.

    Next Slide
  • Next Slide

    Nubia—a civilization that rose up alongside ancient Egypt—was a center of cultural trade and innovation. Nubians created the chair and pioneered gold mining techniques, and the region flourished as a melting pot. In Nubia, goods, ideas, and customs from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean came together, recombined, and spread across the ancient world.

    Next Slide
  • Next Slide

    That’s the inspiration behind Nubian Heritage. We bring together traditional healing practices, cultural wisdom, and indigenous ingredients, remix them, and share them with the world. This is our mission: to make cultural exchange the model for transforming the global community.

    We’re advancing wellness—the Nubian Heritage way. Please join us.
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  • Humble
    beginnings

    Fresh out of college and without jobs, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman set out to bring the healing traditions of African black soap and shea butter to the community they loved.

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    Learning from Our Community

    Short on experience but full of determination, we were passionate about bringing our products to our community. As our customers began requesting skin and hair solutions that incorporated their own cultural healing practices and spoke to their unique needs, we drew on the tradition of ancient Nubia, combining and remixing cultural influences from around the globe.

    In the process, we mastered the healing properties of indigenous ingredients such as black seed oil, mango butter, lemongrass, tamanu oil and chai. We are proud to bring new, modern wellness solutions to men and women around the world.

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    Love and Luck

    With a lot of love and a little luck, we’ve grown from Harlem street vendors into a global wellness company. Our journey has been a long one, and it’s far from over. What began in Harlem in 1991 continues as we empower individuals with healing traditions, rituals, and philosophies from around the world. We’re constantly developing new products and remedies, and discovering and forging new paths towards wellness.

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  • Humble
    beginnings

    Fresh out of college and without jobs, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman set out to bring the healing traditions of African black soap and shea butter to the community they loved.

    Next Slide
  • Next Slide

    Learning from Our Community

    Short on experience but full of determination, we were passionate about bringing our products to our community. As our customers began requesting skin and hair solutions that incorporated their own cultural healing practices and spoke to their unique needs, we drew on the tradition of ancient Nubia, combining and remixing cultural influences from around the globe.

    In the process, we mastered the healing properties of indigenous ingredients such as black seed oil, mango butter, lemongrass, tamanu oil and chai. We are proud to bring new, modern wellness solutions to men and women around the world.

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  • Next Slide

    Love and Luck

    With a lot of love and a little luck, we’ve grown from Harlem street vendors into a global wellness company. Our journey has been a long one, and it’s far from over. What began in Harlem in 1991 continues as we empower individuals with healing traditions, rituals, and philosophies from around the world. We’re constantly developing new products and remedies, and discovering and forging new paths towards wellness.

    Next Slide
  • Humble
    beginnings

    Fresh out of college and without jobs, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman set out to bring the healing traditions of African black soap and shea butter to the community they loved.

    Next Slide
  • Next Slide

    Learning from Our Community

    Short on experience but full of determination, we were passionate about bringing our products to our community. As our customers began requesting skin and hair solutions that incorporated their own cultural healing practices and spoke to their unique needs, we drew on the tradition of ancient Nubia, combining and remixing cultural influences from around the globe.

    In the process, we mastered the healing properties of indigenous ingredients such as black seed oil, mango butter, lemongrass, tamanu oil and chai. We are proud to bring new, modern wellness solutions to men and women around the world.

    Next Slide
  • Next Slide

    Love and Luck

    With a lot of love and a little luck, we’ve grown from Harlem street vendors into a global wellness company. Our journey has been a long one, and it’s far from over. What began in Harlem in 1991 continues as we empower individuals with healing traditions, rituals, and philosophies from around the world. We’re constantly developing new products and remedies, and discovering and forging new paths towards wellness.

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  • Advancing
    Wellness

    The Nubian Heritage Way. Learn more here.

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    Empowering
    Communities

    When we invest in women’s shea butter cooperatives in Ghana, we don’t just buy their products—we help them develop self-sustaining businesses. Beyond simply paying an ethical wage, we also work to ensure that that the efficiency and profitability of the co-ops increase.

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    Commerce Can Change the World

    The women we work with in Ghana become our partners, not just our suppliers. As their income rises, they experience greater health, access to education, and increased economic independence. With the help of what we call “Community Commerce”, these empowered individuals change their own lives for the better. These benefits ripple across the community and strengthen future generations.

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    Empowering
    Communities

    When we invest in women’s shea butter cooperatives in Ghana, we don’t just buy their products—we help them develop self-sustaining businesses. Beyond simply paying an ethical wage, we also work to ensure that that the efficiency and profitability of the co-ops increase.

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    Commerce Can Change the World

    The women we work with in Ghana become our partners, not just our suppliers. As their income rises, they experience greater health, access to education, and increased economic independence. With the help of what we call “Community Commerce”, these empowered individuals change their own lives for the better. These benefits ripple across the community and strengthen future generations.

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Products

  • African Black Soap

    African Black Soap

    Combines the ancient medicinal properties of African black soap with hydrating shea butter.

    Problem Skin
  • Raw Shea Butter with Frankincense & Myrrh

    Raw Shea Butter with Frankincense & Myrrh

    Shea butter in its purest form is infused with an essential oil blend to rejuvenate all skin.

    All Skin Types
  • Honey & Black Seed

    Honey & Black Seed

    Anti-oxidant vitamin-rich Arabian honey and traditional black seed boost moisture for dry and dehydrated skin.

    Dry Skin
  • Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver

    Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver

    Combines the protective, healing, and rejuvenating qualities of hemp seed oil, neem oil and vetiver.

    Oily, Dry, and Troubled Skin
  • Mango Butter

    Mango Butter

    Blends the moisturizing and restorative properties of mango, shea, cocoa, & avocado butters.

    All Skin Types
  • Goat’s Milk & Chai

    Goat’s Milk & Chai

    Combines rose water and goat's milk with finely ground chai and rose petals to condition and soften skin.

    All Skin Types / Sensitive Skin
  • Lavender & Wildflowers

    Lavender & Wildflowers

    Calms the body and mind with essence of lavender.

    All Skin Types
  • Coconut & Papaya

    Coconut & Papaya

    Blend of coconut oil and papaya hydrates, brightens, and firms.

    Dry, Dull, Aging Skin
  • Lemongrass & Tea Tree

    Lemongrass & Tea Tree

    Lemongrass and Tea Tree features healing properties and powerful aromatherapy.

    Oily and Troubled Skin
  • Olive & Green Tea

    Olive & Green Tea

    Green tea and olive oil moisturize and soften skin.

    Normal to Dry Skin
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    Nubian Heritage

    African Black Soap

    Heritage

    African black soap, made from palm ash, tamarind extract, and plantain peel, has been used on the continent of Africa for centuries to treat eczema, acne, oily skin, and other skin ailments. This line balances problem skin, combining African black soap with hydrating shea butter, aloe vera, and sandalwood oil.

    Use

    Traditionally used for problem skin. Daily use will result in cleaner, clearer, healthier skin.

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    Raw Shea with Frankincense & Myrrh

    Heritage

    Historical references to shea butter date back to the reported shea butter caravans of Cleopatra's Egypt. Frankincense is known for its toning and anti-aging properties, and myrrh’s use can be dated to an Ebers Papyrus recipe for a facial mask, circa 1580 B.C. Raw shea butter (shea butter’s purest form) has the highest level of healing and rejuvenating properties.

    This collection is infused with essential oils to create an aromatic experience with skin-revitalizing properties. Nutrient-rich soymilk and vitamin E aid in keeping skin soft and supple.

    Use

    This line is beneficial for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

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    Honey & Black Seed

    Heritage

    Honey has historically been used to comfort skin and heal wounds. Black seed—which was found in the tomb of King Tut—has been celebrated for its ability to strengthen the immune system, increase blood circulation, and smooth uneven complexions. Black seed oil (nigella sativa) was reportedly used by Queen Nefertiti to maintain her exquisite complexion. This line uses vitamin-rich Arabian honey, with its high concentrations of skin-regenerating proteins.

    Use

    This line is beneficial for dry skin. Natural enzymes and proteins boost the skin's ability to retain moisture.

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    Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver

    Heritage

    Cultivated in China as early as 4000 BC, hemp has a long history of use for food, fuel, and skincare. Vetiver, known in Asia as the "oil of tranquility," is used in tropical communities to create calming, soothing remedies. Anti-inflammatory neem oil forms the foundation of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian practice of healing.

    This line combines the protective and rejuvenating qualities of hemp seed oil—rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids—with neem oil and fragrant vetiver.

    Use

    With additional hydration from jojoba oil, mango seed butter and vitamin E, this collection benefits all skin types.

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    Mango Butter

    Heritage

    Indigenous people of the rainforest and tropical regions have long used mango butter to restore flexibility, reduce degeneration of skin cells, and protect skin against exposure. The seed of the mango tree, first cultivated on the Indian subcontinent and in eastern Asia more than 4,000 years ago, yields an excellent moisturizer. This line combines mango, shea, and cocoa butters with jojoba oil and aloe vera. Vitamin C helps protect skin from both damaging free radicals and premature aging.

    Use

    This line benefits all skin types.

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    Goat’s Milk & Chai

    Heritage

    Featured on the walls of Egyptian and Abyssinian tombs dating back to 500 B.C., the rose was used in Cleopatra's legendary milk and rose petal baths. Chai, grown on East African family farms, is rich in antioxidants, which help fight skin damage and premature aging. Rose water, goat's milk, chai, and rose petals condition and exfoliate. Lactic acid soothes skin, while shea, cocoa, and mango butters moisturize.

    Use

    This line softens and hydrates skin. Recommended for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

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    Lavender & Wildflowers

    Heritage

    The historic use of lavender as the most versatile therapeutic botanical essence dates to its use as a perfume by the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and the people of Arabia. We blend lavender—with its anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating, and deodorizing properties—with fragrant wildflowers, shea butter, and vitamin E to help balance and condition skin and refresh tired muscles. The relaxing aroma appeals to the senses.

    Use

    Balances and conditions the skin while calming body and mind. All skin types.

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    Coconut & Papaya

    Heritage

    Since the 1st century B.C., the coconut tree and fruit have been a vital source of shelter, transportation, and nourishment for people in South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. Coconut oil has long been used as an excellent skin softener and protector. Papaya contains papain, an enzyme used for centuries to gently dissolve dead skin cells and stimulate circulation.

    Here, coconut oil softens and smoothes, while vitamin-rich papaya cleanses and vanilla beans gently buff away dry skin. The rich shea butter and coconut oil combination rehydrates the skin, improving suppleness and protecting against moisture loss.

    Use

    Anti-aging, firming, and brightening for dry, dull, and aging skin.

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    Lemongrass & Tea Tree

    Heritage

    Steam-distilled lemongrass has a strong history of use in medicine and purification rituals in the West Indies, Africa and South America. Tea tree oil's remarkable anti-bacterial and healing properties are a perfect complement to the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of lemongrass. We use Madagascan lemongrass oil and Aboriginal tea tree oil to tone and clear oily skin.

    Use

    Aids in clearing oily and troubled skin.

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    Olive & Green Tea

    Heritage

    Coveted for its moisturizing and skin-softening properties, the olive is also a symbol of strength, peace, and fertility in the Mediterranean and northern African regions, and has been used for centuries in treatments for body and hair. Green tea, referred to as the “fountain of youth” in Asian cultures, is revered by naturalists for its powerful anti-aging and antioxidant properties.

    This line blends the softening and regenerative benefits of olive oil with shea butter and green tea. Shea butter and olive oil restore moisture and soften skin while green tea helps protect the skin from dehydration, environmental exposure, and premature aging.

    Use

    Deep hydration for normal to dry skin.

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