African Black Soap African Black Soap

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African Black Soap has been around for centuries, it is a traditional all natural soap made in West Africa, mainly Ghana.  Unlike the common soaps, it is made in the absence of sodium hydroxide.  It is made with locally harvested plantains, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, shea tree bark, palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter, and water. The secret recipe has been passed down for generations, that it is not a soap that can be easily made at home.  The general procedure I learned is as follow:

  1. Cocoa beans are sun dried.
  2. Plantain peels are sun dried then roasted in clay pot.
  3. Water and oil is added.
  4. Cook, mix, and stir.
  5. Soap form from the foam on the surface.
  6. Scoop off the foam and set to cure.

Real African Black Soap is never black in color, it is brown or beige with crumbly surface. It is soft with an earthy unscented smell. African Black Soap is a very pure natural soap, it is considered safe to use on sensitive skin. Natives use the soap on newborn babies and many people claim it helps anything from eczema, blemishes, to scalp issues. Our African Black Soap is imported from a Fair Trade Village in Africa that supports both women and children. African Black Soap are made in their purest form, it is highly nourishing and readily absorbs moisture from air. Therefore, we recommend storing the African Black Soap in a dry and sealed container or bag. To use, simply cut a small piece to wash the entire body. Rub between your hands to workout the later, or directly apply to the skin GENTLY (because there are small particles in the soap). African Black Soap is also great for washing hair and helps itchy scalp

Dry Skin:African Black Soap is comparatively strong in healing power and more drying when compare to Savon de Marseille (which is the mildest) and Aleppo Soap. We usually recommend to customers with problem oily skin. If you feel the soap is too drying, try the followings:

  • Try using less by using it only 2-3 times a week.
  • Use natural moisturizer after cleanse.

Oily Skin: African Black Soap is superb for oily skin and acne prone skin. With its' natural exfoliating qualities, it cleanses the pores deeply and keeping the skin hydrated without excess of oil.

Shampoo: African Black Soap is superb hair wash as it removes buildup from styling products and soothes dry, itchy and flaking scalp.

Reaction to African Black Soap:

  • Although most people can tolerate the African Black Soap, there may be a very few may result allergic reactions. We always recommend people to do patch test before using any products.
  • Discontinue use if negative reaction occurs such as rash.
  • If you are latex-allergic you may have latex fruit syndrome, and may have reaction to the plantain ash, palm oil, and coconut oil.
  • If you are allergic to chocolate or caffeine, be aware that African Black Soap is made with cocoa pods & nibs.

For first time users some may find the African Black Soap drying and tight.  This may last for few days and it is believed that the soap is drawing out impurities and excess oils from the skin.  After a few days the PH levels of the skin will balance and return to normal.  This is the reason the African Black Soap is believed to be suitable for both dry and oily skin.

Storing the African Black Soap:

African Black Soap has high concentration of glycerin, which makes it very easy to absorbs moisture from the air. When exposed to air, a thin light colored coat may develop and this is not mold. Cut off small pieces for use and store the rest in a sealed container or Ziploc bag in a cool and dry place.

African Black Soap has been around for centuries, it is a traditional all natural soap made in West Africa, mainly Ghana.  Unlike the common soaps, it is made in the absence of sodium hydroxide.  It is made with locally harvested plantains, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, shea tree bark, palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter, and water. The secret recipe has been passed down for generations, that it is not a soap that can be easily made at home.  The general procedure I learned is as follow:

  1. Cocoa beans are sun dried.
  2. Plantain peels are sun dried then roasted in clay pot.
  3. Water and oil is added.
  4. Cook, mix, and stir.
  5. Soap form from the foam on the surface.
  6. Scoop off the foam and set to cure.

Real African Black Soap is never black in color, it is brown or beige with crumbly surface. It is soft with an earthy unscented smell. African Black Soap is a very pure natural soap, it is considered safe to use on sensitive skin. Natives use the soap on newborn babies and many people claim it helps anything from eczema, blemishes, to scalp issues. Our African Black Soap is imported from a Fair Trade Village in Africa that supports both women and children. African Black Soap are made in their purest form, it is highly nourishing and readily absorbs moisture from air. Therefore, we recommend storing the African Black Soap in a dry and sealed container or bag. To use, simply cut a small piece to wash the entire body. Rub between your hands to workout the later, or directly apply to the skin GENTLY (because there are small particles in the soap). African Black Soap is also great for washing hair and helps itchy scalp

Dry Skin:African Black Soap is comparatively strong in healing power and more drying when compare to Savon de Marseille (which is the mildest) and Aleppo Soap. We usually recommend to customers with problem oily skin. If you feel the soap is too drying, try the followings:

  • Try using less by using it only 2-3 times a week.
  • Use natural moisturizer after cleanse.

Oily Skin: African Black Soap is superb for oily skin and acne prone skin. With its' natural exfoliating qualities, it cleanses the pores deeply and keeping the skin hydrated without excess of oil.

Shampoo: African Black Soap is superb hair wash as it removes buildup from styling products and soothes dry, itchy and flaking scalp.

Reaction to African Black Soap:

  • Although most people can tolerate the African Black Soap, there may be a very few may result allergic reactions. We always recommend people to do patch test before using any products.
  • Discontinue use if negative reaction occurs such as rash.
  • If you are latex-allergic you may have latex fruit syndrome, and may have reaction to the plantain ash, palm oil, and coconut oil.
  • If you are allergic to chocolate or caffeine, be aware that African Black Soap is made with cocoa pods & nibs.

For first time users some may find the African Black Soap drying and tight.  This may last for few days and it is believed that the soap is drawing out impurities and excess oils from the skin.  After a few days the PH levels of the skin will balance and return to normal.  This is the reason the African Black Soap is believed to be suitable for both dry and oily skin.

Storing the African Black Soap:

African Black Soap has high concentration of glycerin, which makes it very easy to absorbs moisture from the air. When exposed to air, a thin light colored coat may develop and this is not mold. Cut off small pieces for use and store the rest in a sealed container or Ziploc bag in a cool and dry place.