Fellas have you ever gone to the barber shop and ended up with those unsightly razor bumps on the back of your neck; or are you looking for a shave cream or lather that is more natural?
Black soap is your all-in-one soap. It does not have a scent and is very neutral. Black soap has natural antiseptic properties and lathers up perfectly for your shaving needs. Ladies you can also use this soap to shave your legs.
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This is the type of Black Soap intended for use on sensitive skin and hair. Bulk African Black Soap - Traditionally made in Ghana, West Africa (this kind is also made in Nigeria, West Africa) Totally organic, this black soap is the real thing. Black Soap is also known as Anago Soap or Alata Soap in Ghana, and as Ose Dudu in Nigeria. Black Soap is made from roasted cocoa (chocolate) pods, plantain skins ashes mixed with palm oil. Black Soap is especially recommended for the very young and the elderly, or anyone with tender skin. It leaves the skin smooth and soft. It also works well with the use of moisturizing pure African shea butter, which I also carry. Raw Black Soap is prized for its quality antiseptic properties and for its gentleness on the skin and hair. Black Soap is also good for after shave hairline and facial bumps. I am glad to be able to offer you this soap at a wonderful price.
Active ingredients in Black Soap:
Water, cocoa pod ashes, plantain skins ashes, and palm oil.
Benefits of Black Soap:
Traditional African Black Soap is centuries old, has numerous benefits and is not scented. For centuries, Africans have used Black Soap to help relieve acne, oily skin, clear blemishes and various other skin issues. Many swear by it for skin irritations and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as well. African Black soap has also been used to achieve quality beautiful skin. Africans have also used this natural soap for bathing and washing their hair. It's excellent for removing make-up too. Black Soap will leave your skin silky soft and clear. African people also use Black Soap to rid the skin of rashes, ring worm, measles, and body odors.
It is used as a natural shampoo to avoid dry itchy scalp. Black Soap is so highly thought of, it is also used in African spiritual purifications.
African Black Soap can be used in its natural form for the face, body and hair.
Brief history of Black Soap:
If you haven't used this soap before, it's a little bit crumbly in nature and softer than most soaps. It has a delicate texture & a natural earthy smell. It is not oily or scented. Black Soap or African Black Soap also known as Anago Soap or Alata soap, originates from West Africa. It has been used for centuries in countries like Ghana and Nigeria. It's methods and secrets have been passed down from generation to generation to keep the soap close to mother nature and avoid exploitation & imitations. This African Black Soap is not the mass produced African Black Soap in boxes all over the market.
African Black Soap comes from plantain skins originally. Plantain is a rich source of vitamins A & E and iron. (plantain is a popular food in Africa & other parts of the world. It looks much like a banana, but it's bigger and longer.) The skin of the plantain is dried to a specific texture under the hot African sun and then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be kept precisely at a constant temperature in order to achieve a particular color, texture & smell. The roasting of the plantains determines the color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted, the darker the soap. Next, the roasted skins of the Plantain are mixed with Palm oil and Palm Kernel oil to form the soap. These oils are in their purest form - without refining - and they make for a highly nourishing soap. Different African tribes make their own variations of Black Soap, as do separate Countries and their recipes are highly guarded.
African Black Soap comes in blocks or chunks and is easily formed into bars or customized to create personalized soaps. It is also a great base ingredient for creating your own personalized soaps and can be melted and customized by adding moisturizing ingredients, such as unrefined shea butter, and essential oils. It can also be made into a liquid soap by adding water to it.
Using Black Soap:
Break off a bar-size piece from the bulk, then press it to shape with your hands, or use it as is. Rub the bar between your hands (or on a washcloth would also work), then rub your soapy hands on your skin and hair. (If you rub the bar on your hair, it will get hair stuck to the bar.) Black soap absorbs water easily, so keep it from sitting in water or it will dissolve away. The soap holders covered with little vertical fingers work well. Because this soap is softer than commercial soap, it comes off the bar more easily, so less rubbing of the bar is needed to release enough soap. When you start another bar, just push the old soap sliver onto the new piece and the two will easily unite; leaving no waste.
Storage of Black Soap:
Pure traditional African black soap is a soft milled soap and has a very high natural glycerin content. As a result, it readily absorbs moisture from the air. It must be stored in a dry location or in a sealed plastic bag or it will become soft as it absorbs moisture. Black soap exposed to the air will have a thin white colored film. This film is not mold, it is caused by absorption of water from the air. This can be avoided by keeping the soap in a dry location away from moisture until ready for use.