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Black Soap from Africa
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Black Soap Made in Africa

Regular price $5.25

Description

Black Soap is a soap generally made in Western Africa where most of its ingredients are readily available. The color of the soap is brown the color of the African Black Soap varies from light-brown to very dark-brown depending on the region it’s made in, since the availability of the ingredients varies. The soap can be molded and cut into any shape, it is usually found in most West African markets in a ball or round shape.  The Black Soap is goes by many names, but the most common is Ose Dudu, which comes from the Yoruba language of Nigeria, Benin and Togo.  Ose Dudu means literally soap (ose) Black (dudu).  It is commonly known as Alata Samina or Anago Samina among Ghanaians.

Preparation of African Black Soap

Dried plantain, banana peels, cocoa pods, Shea tree bark, and dried palm tree leaves are first burnt in a large pot, vat or kettle to ashes. Water is then added to the ashes and filtered; Oils such as Shea butter, Coconut oil, Palm Kernel oil and Cocoa Butter are then added to this water to create the soap.  Herbs and age old formulations make the difference in the resultant soap.  The soap is then hand stirred by local women for at least a day and then set out to cure for two weeks.  Each region or tribe have their own recipe that has been handed down through generations.

Uses

You can use this soap on your body, face and hair. Black Soap traditionally has been used to relieve rashes, scalp irritations, and softens rough skin, acne, blemishes and other minor skin problems.  Black soap gives your face a deep cleansing, leaving it fresh and healthier. Regular users report it has been used to relieve eczema, ringworm, and razor bumps as well.

INGREDIENT QUICK FACTS:

All Ingredients Sourced from Africa
Scent: Unscented
Color: Natural from the soap making process

Ingredients: Ashes of Plantain peel, banana peel, cocoa pods, Water, Shea butter oil, Coconut oil,Palm Kernel oil and Cocoa Butter oil.

Imported from Western Africa

PLEASE NOTE: Handmade soap will last a long time but only if kept dry between uses. Use a soap dish that drains and keep it in a place away from standing water.

NOTE: Our images are for reference only. Products are made by hand using natural ingredients. Please allow for color and design differences in your finished products.

IMPORTANT: Discontinue use if any irritation occurs.  

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Customer Reviews

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T.F.
Happy showers. :relaxed:️

Exceptional lather. Effortless suds. I feel like I've washed off years of mildewy dirt every time I use it. It gets all the stubborn grime. Nice delicate earth aroma. Fantastic soap.

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T.F.
Happy showers. :relaxed:���

Exceptional lather. Effortless suds. I feel like I've washed off years of mildewy dirt every time I use it. It gets all the stubborn grime. Nice delicate earth aroma. Fantastic soap.

T
T.F.
Happy showers.

Only wish it was triple milled and came in cut bars like the other soap offerings. Additionally, you will want to let soap dry after each showers or else the soap will produce a slimy, gelatinous texture.

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J.K.
Love it

I use it a couple times throughout the week and it lathers quite nicely. A great soap.

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j.
Great soap

We love this soap