African Black Soap

Have you heard of African Black Soap?

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Though there are over 100 varieties of African Black Soap, most of them come from Western Africa – handcrafted by village women who make the soaps for themselves, and to support their families.

Ingredients like plantain skin, cocoa pod powder, tropical honey, and virgin coconut oil create a pure, gentle, and cleansing blend that is excellent for healing, restoring, and bringing balance to the skin.

  • Rare tropical honeys contained in black soap, are known to soften and smooth the skin
  • Black soap is rich in vitamins that are essential to healthy skin and hair
  • Black soap contains a high amount of glycerin, which absorbs moisture from the air and deposits it into the skin, making the skin soft and supple 
  • For centuries, Africans have used black soap to help with acne, oily skin, clear blemishes and various other skin issues. Many have found it effective for skin irritations and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis 
  • Women often use black soap during and after pregnancy to prevent stretch marks and to protect against dry hair and skin
  • The high shea butter content in black soap leaves the skin smooth and protected
  • African black soap is unique in that it contains no preservatives, color enhancers, or fragrances
  • African black soap creates a soft lather without the animal fat additives that are commonly used in soaps

I love African Black Soap!

Black soap collection

My favorite is Nubian Heritage Black Soap. I’ve tried several, including an African Black Soap bar that my parents like a lot, but this one tops them all for my skin. 🙂 It contains other beneficial ingredients along-side the actual black soap, and is pretty thick – in comparison to the Dr. Woods brand that my brothers use for skin and hair {which is more of a lighter shampoo consistency}.

Mineral rich dead sea salt and jojoba beads slough off old skin while oats and aloe extract, soothe and firm. The high concentration of Shea Butter maximizes moisture retention and promotes healing

Mmm… and did I mention that they all seem to smell WONDERFUL!? I haven’t found one that didn’t smell nice yet. 🙂

I highly recommend African Black Soap for all skin types. It is full of amazing, cleansing, healing, moisturizing, skin-loving ingredients! 🙂

P.S. My favorite African Black Soap tends to leave my skin feeling a little dry at the end {I usually let the soap soak in for a few minutes before I wash it off}, so I use this amazing, moisturizing lotion immediately afterwards.

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