Age long African Black Soap made the TRADITIONAL way, BY HAND, from PURE NATURAL INGREDIENTS & HERBS from the tropical rain forest and Savannah regions. ..NOT MANUFACTURED BY BIG CORPORATIONS, WHO DO NOT CARE WHAT THEY PUT INTO SOAP. This soap takes weeks to make, they ensure the FINEST ingredients, pounding and molding the ingredients together, until they have the PERFECT bar.
This soap is SUPERB for skin blemishes, eczema, dry skin, marks or EVEN used as a SHAMPOO BAR to moisturize your hair. Coats skin/hair follicles WITHOUT leaving HEAVY BUILD-UP or THICK FILM, instead, you are left with clean, crisp & light feeling. Heavy build-up stunts growth of hair & can inhibit bacteria in skin....producing bumps/acne/lesions etc.
Made in Nigeria, NO preservatives, biodegradable, NO artificial colors. Provides rich creamy lather & leaves skin siky smooth.
The color of this type of soap ranges from light brown to deep black, depending on indigenous ingredients and method of production. Palm oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa butter and shea butter are commonly used as base oil, while the lye component, usually in the form of potash (potassium hydroxide), is derived from the ashes of plantain skins, cocoa pods, shea tree bark and the by-products of shea production.
African Black soap is a great moisturizer. It is mild and good for sensitive skin. It is well known for its healing or dermatological properties. Partly because of the plantain skins used in its production, the soap is rich in vitamins A and E, and is considered a treatment for eczema and acne. It is even said to provide relief to children suffering from ring worms and measles. African Black soap is also a natural shampoo for the hair, and has been prescribed for dry, itchy scalp. This beneficial effect on the scalp is attributed to the lubricating property of palm kernel oil.
Because it is soft and dissolves in water easily, the soap should be left to dry when not in use, preferably deposited in a slotted soap dish where it can drip dry.
How African Black Soap Is Made
The traditional procedure for making African Black soap requires some muscular power. The base oil is extracted from palm by hard pressing. In the meantime, lye in potash (potassium hydroxide) or ash is made by burning cocoa pods and plantain skins. The resulting ash solution and the palm oil are mixed and cooked in water. Semi-liquid hot soap is then scooped off from the pot and placed on a table to cool and harden.
Today there is some concern over the inclusion of synthetic ingredients of dubious safety in the mass production of what some large cosmetic companies call African Black soap. These include the harsh degreaser and foaming agent sodium lauryl sulphate, and the chemical preservative Parabens, both of which are also found in most liquid soaps.
TIP: for a longer lasting soap, store in a soap dish. This allows the soap to air dry & not melt...prolonging use of the same bar & saving you money.
TIP 2: for an even skin tone & healthy glowing skin, apply my nigerian nectar/shea butter to skin right after showering/bath to "deeply" moisturize & protect your skin from the elements. Apply right after showering or use my convenient packaging IN your shower to remind yourself to moisturize, this ensures "deeper" moisturization by applying it while skin is still wet & pores are opened to soak in ALL nutrients/vitamins & minerals!!
ingredients: PURE honey, SHEA BUTTER, OSUN (camwood), potassium palm kernelate, sodium palm kernelate, glycerine, aloe vera, lime juice, lemon juice, water and fragrance.
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