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5 Sleep Essentials Every Badass Black Girl Needs to Add to Her Routine

A great night’s sleep is important to help you feel and look your best. We’re bringing you five sleep essentials that you need to add to your night-time routine.

The FORVR Mood silk pillowcase is one of our faves. Silk pillowcases are known to have anti-aging properties for the skin (great for wrinkles) and anti-frizz properties to prevent a bad hair day! After this purchase, it will be smooth sailing (pun intended) for a good night's sleep. This pillowcase also comes in multiple colors for every mood.

A Black-owned company that produces silk bonnets and headwraps with a feminine and afro-chic aesthetic. We all know that hair bonnets are essential for protecting our hairstyles. Silk also helps to prevent breakage and helps to keep your hair hydrated. RegalIvy is inspired by sub-Saharan Africa and celebrates women as Queens which is exactly how you should sleep.

Lavender is great for aromatherapy. It’s said to have many benefits such as promoting calmness and wellness. It also helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and is a great sleep aid. This Lavender moon body and pillow mist is vegan and cruelty free so you can sleep at ease.

This Black-owned candle business brings the best candles (with the best names). Our favorite candle? Sunday Serenade. With a dream-inducing concoction of essential oils such as Rosemary, Sage and Lemongrass, you’ll have a cozy night sleep.

It’s never a bad idea to reflect on your day. Journaling your day is a peaceful process that can help you sort out your feelings, goals, and ideas for a good night’s sleep (and an even more successful day tomorrow). Journaling helps you remain still and present in the moment. In the busyness of life, a few moments of stillness is a good thing.

Sleep is important to your health and wellbeing. We want you to know that we’re rooting for you and we hope that our five essentials become your top favorites! Drop down below some night-time essentials that you can’t sleep without.


Minerve Jean is a Haitian-born storyteller who shares her poetry and writings unapologetically. She believes in the power of words and their ability to help and heal. Her debut book For The Secrets That Gave Themselves Away is an anthology of raw poetry where she uses words to paint pictures that will resonate with the human soul. She has also contributed pieces to Hercampus, Orange and Blue Magazine and MLNNYC. In her free time, she likes to snack on Avocado toast and curl up with a good book.


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