Thank you for ordering our first Culture Box:
THE RENEWAL BOX
This box is dedicated to 2020. The year that showed us how important it is to slow down and practice being well. We popped in some of your favorites (clears throat) PLANTAIN CHIPS, and of course included items made by local artisans who are creatively supporting and advocating for BIPOC communities.
*10% of proceeds will be put toward POC's micro loan fund
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Your favorite fashionista could NEVA! Little miss Yesmín is a force to be reckoned with. You can find her creating in fashion school, or exploring the world around her.
POC is so excited to team up with Yesmín to provide you with 1/2 cup of acorn flour blessed and ready to add to a dish. Acorns have been part of Native American food supply for thousands of years. They are a good source of protein, healthy fats, carbohydrates and other healthy minerals. whats-more, they can be stored for long periods of time before one chooses to prepare them.
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Mmmmm ....if you have dry skin, then you already know that natural oils are the way to go. For centuries now, shea butter has been used as a moisturizer in Ghana and other parts of Africa. Naturally, it's popularity made it's way to black America. You can often find shea butter vendors at your local community fair, park or neighborhood market. Sure, big brands make shea butter products but everyone who uses shea butter knows to get it hand made- kinda like sea moss! We've made a small batch of Shea Butter with Lavender and Vanilla Soap for this month's box and already know y'all are gonna hit us back with a photo of your glowing skin!
Shea Butter Benefits:
Has been used for centuries as a wrinkle reducer. Shea butter contains essential fatty acids, along with vitamins A and E, which are imperative to maintaining your skin's elasticity and suppleness.
Has natural anti-inflammatory properties that have been known to heal scrapes, cuts and burns; relieve sunburn and rashes; take the sting out of insect bites; and ease the pain from muscle fatigue and arthritis.
The antioxidant activity of certain active compounds in this butter, such as linolenic and linoleic acid can help to prevent oxidative stress in the skin, which can reduce the likelihood of wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of premature aging.
Using shea butter on your scalp and hair can help to increase growth, prevent hair loss, and reduce inflammation. This simple fix can lead to less dandruff.
(1) POC Plantain Chips
Our signature plantain chips made their debut in the Haiti Box this summer. With such an overwhelming positive response to them we decided to bring them back.
"Plantains with eggs, plantains with sauce, plantains before rice, fried plantains, green plantains, yellow plantains. Baby Plantains. Haitians just love plantains Okay? They also make them the best. Don't believe us? Wait till you try our plantain chips seasoned with garlic, parsley and a few other Haitian signature spices."
(1) Reawaken Journal
Designed by the lovely Reanna Shay, Reawaken journals help us all reflect and connect to our true self. Take a moment to reflect on the year that is 2020 and imagine 20201. Take your time. Read what you wrote out-loud and then write some more!
1. What are three surprising things that you observed about yourself this year?
2. What relationships thrived this year? Which died? Why?
3. Describe the pandemic in 3 words
4. 2021 Affirmations
Not only are we giving back to ourselves but a portion of the money goes towards building and funding schools in Ghana, Mali and Indonesia all thanks to Denik Notebook.
(1) Acorn Ornament
These ornaments are hand made by Nicholas Hummingbird (@native_hummingbird) and hand picked by his 3 year old son Tuhui! NAME A BETTER DUO? Nicholas dedicates his life to advocating for environmental and social justice.
Hang this ornament on your Christmas tree / holiday celebrations or gift it to a loved one and tell them of Nicholas and Tuhui!