Unrefined raw African black soap is natural and one of the healthiest yet unheard of soaps you will find. This handmade premium black soap contains more benefits for healthy skin than you can imagine. Raw African black soap is made by hand from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil for an all-natural cleansing process.
Plantain skins are largely what make this black soap so effective. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron. When black soap is made, the skin of the plantain is dried under the sun and then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve the perfect brownish black color, texture & smell. Afterwards, cocoa pod powder is added. Cocoa pod is the shell of the cocoa fruit and also has natural healing properties. This soap is 100% organic and vegan as well.
The next part of the black soap making process is very precise. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm kernel oil, pure honey, shea butter, camwood, coconut oil and water to form the soap. The roasted plantains determine the color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted, the darker the black soap will become.
As with any soap, the primary benefit of using black soap is cleansing. Black soap is a multi-purpose cleanser which can be used by children as well as adults. Black soap can also be used to remove makeup. Charcoal in soap may help absorb bacteria and body odors, providing more thorough cleansing. Black soap works on most skin types including rough, dry, or sensitive skin.
African black soap can be applied to the hair as a gentle cleanser. It contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, a lathering agent that strips the hair of its natural oils. Because black soap is rich in glycerin, it leaves hair clean, healthy and light when used as a shampoo.
Prevent Signs of Aging
African black soap is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. This is beneficial for suppressing free radicals that cause premature aging.
Black soap can help reduce acne outbreaks by reducing oiliness and killing bacteria which cause acne. Charcoal is known for its absorbent properties. Some proponents say using black soap reduces the appearance of acne scars.
African black soap can be used to treat and prevent dandruff. The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties contained in African black soap are beneficial for prohibiting bacterial growth on the scalp and relieving minor scalp irritation. If you are experiencing excessive dandruff or itching of the scalp, please contact a trichologist, a professional skilled in treating scalp disorders.
African black soap can be converted into a liquid form when it is added to water for several hours. Add small pieces of the African black soap to a disposable container; cover them with water and leave them overnight. You can use the liquid form as you would the solid form.
Users of black soap report that it leaves their skin soothed, reducing irritation from rashes and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The ashes used in black soap have been used as a traditional folk treatment for skin irritation. Some black soap formulas contain honey, also known for its healing properties. Black soap can be used by people with sensitive skin.
The ash in African black soap provides gentle exfoliation. This gentle exfoliation may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, discolorations, wrinkles, and reduce razor bumps.
We recommend cutting a piece off and storing the unused piece in a cool dry area either in a zip lock bag or Tupperware. Black soap has natural glycerin so it will naturally absorb moisture from the air and become darker in color and softer in texture when left exposed.
To use Black Soap for a shower or bath, wet your sponge or wash cloth, rub the black soap on the sponge or wash cloth and you are ready for a shower or bath.
To use Black Soap for hair, wet your hair, rub black soap in your hands until it lathers, massage scalp and rinse. It is not recommended to rub the soap directly onto your hair.
To store Black Soap in the shower after showing or bathing, do not leave black soap in water. If storing in a soap dish, make sure the soap dish is well drained. If storing black soap on a surface, make sure surface does not have a puddle of water.