What is Black Soap?
African black soap is crumbly, soft and unscented. It ranges from a light brown color to a dark brown color and often near black but never completely black, as shown to the left. Most often, the soap is crumbly because of its raw state; however, crumbly does not necessarily mean crumbly like bread crumbs. It is very easy to use.
RECIPE: African black soap is made solely of ALL NATURAL ingredients such as virgin palm kernel oil, cocoa pods and/or plantain skin ashes, palm oil and unrefined Shea butter. The longer the plantain skins are roasted the darker the soap is, but the soap is never completely black. Colors vary from light-tan brown to brown and dark brown
Better known as 'Jelly Jelly soap,' some western countries black market 'FAKE' black soap as an attempt to imitate African black soap. This practice is an insult to Africans who have used black soap for centuries.
The Cleansing Power of...
African black soap has the ability to deeply clean and thoroughly detoxify the skin, remove makeup, reduce oily skin and relieve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, foot fungus, ringworm and skin rashes. Since African black soap is made up of approximately 50% shea butter, it can also help minimize dark spots, marks and skin discoloration as well as even skin tone. African black soap can also be used to heal skin blemishes such as acne, blackheads and occasional breakouts.
For men, African black soap can prove to be an exceptional tool in dealing with unsightly razor bumps as black soap can be used to help minimize the appearance and severity of those razor bumps under the chin and sides of the face. The daily use of African Soap can help keep skin clear and blemish free. Shaving with black soap is far more superior than chemical based shaving creams.
Click here to read a Nigerian journal written by Eke, U. B., Dosumu, O. 0., Oladipo, E. and Agunbiade, F. O. with the Department of Chemistry, University of !lorin. florin on the Analysis of Locally Produced Soap using Shea Butter Oil.