African black soap is traditionally made in West Africa from ash of locally harvested plants and barks such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark. The actual ingredients and recipes are kept highly secret. Our African black soap is known for its excellent cleaning capability and the soft moisturizing lather that it has. A little bit goes a long way. This product is safe to be used on both the skin and hair. It can be dissolved into liquid by soaking it overnight.
DO NOT WET THE ENTIRE BAR TAKE OFF A SMALL PIECE AND STORE THE REST WRAPPED IN PLASTIC IN A COOL DRY PLACE
Benefits of using African Black Soap: Due to the abundance of antioxidants and vitamins A and E in African black soap, there are many skin nourishing benefits. It helps to heal skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, fades skin discolorations, relieves dry and irritated skin, and evens skin texture and tone.
Take a quarter sized amount of black soap from the small piece that you have set aside, run it under the water to wet your hands, create a lather and apply the lather directly to the area that you are needing to cleanse. Wash the area thoroughly and rinse the skin with cool water. If you are using this as part of your Skincare Routine we highly recommend following up with a toner and moisturizer of your choice. Our Unrefined Ivory Shea Butter is a great option.
If you will be using this as a body wash or shampoo we recommend 1oz of African Black Soap to 8oz of distilled water soaked 12-24 hours as a base recipe to create a liquid African Black Soap cleanser. This liquid can applied directly to the scalp, hair, face, body or application tool that you will be using to cleanse the area. A small amount of liquid will create a good lather. Do not keep this liquid mixture for longer than 7 days.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING A PATCH TEST TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SKIN AGREES WITH THE NEW PRODUCTS THAT YOU ARE APPLYING.
Warning: External use only. Consult your dermatologist or test it out if you have known allergy.