African Black Soap
African black soap is soft and pliable, a little lathers a whole lot and goes a long way. To use, pinch a small marble size amount off the bar and roll into a ball, then you can use that piece until you need more, keeping the main bar fresh and dry. The soap comes packaged in a round plastic container with a screw cap for easy storage. Makes removing your individual pieces easy and keeps the rest of the soap like new inside the container.
You will get 3.5 oz of soap with each order. Since only a small amount is used at a time, this soap lasts and lasts!
African Black Soap – Read before using
Black soap is 100% natural and vegan. It is the purest form of soap and has a natural earthy clean aroma. The soap is dark to light brown in color, with a consistency similar to bread dough. Black soap produces a rich, emollient lather and gives the skin a soft clean feel. It is is made by roasting cocoa pods, palm fronds, and wood to make ash, then mixing with oils, butters, and other ingredients. The ash from roasting is used in place of conventional lye to turn the oils into soap.
There may be pieces of wood or pods (remnants from the ash used) in the soap that can be scratchy. Don't rub this soap directly on the skin, but feel for and remove any hard ash remnants and then rub together in your hands (or on a loofah) to lather, then use that lather on the skin.
Ingredients: Honey, shea butter, camwood, palm kernel oil, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash, aloe vera, lime juice, water.
Is African black soap for all skin types? African black soap is considered to be safe and beneficial for all skin types—dry, oily, normal, combination and even sensitive in some cases. While some find the soap moisturizing, others might find it drying. Skin will react in different ways depending on the individual, especially since black soap can vary from batch to batch.
Upon first use, even those with oily skin might notice that the skin feels dry and tight. This might last for a week. It’s believed this is caused by the soap drawing out impurities and excess oils.
The soap can also cause a tingling sensation leading to red skin. This also seems to eventually resolve, but before using African black soap on the face, do a patch test on another part of the body, like the inside of the elbow.
- If your skin feels dry, try using less often. Start out by using it every other day then gradually increase.
- Be sure to use moisturizer at least daily as part of your skin routine.
· Black soap is great for oily and acne prone skin. It’s efficient for deep pore cleansing because of its natural exfoliating qualities. For some oily skin types it seems to keep the skin hydrated without increasing oil production.
- Even if you have oily skin you should moisturize at least daily as part of your skin routine.
Reactions to African Black Soap
· If you develop a rash, discontinue use.
· If you have a chocolate allergy or are sensitive to caffeine, also be aware that there could be a high concentration of cocoa pods (which make the ash) used in the soap.
Care & Storage of Black Soap
· Make It Last! Keep the main bar packaged the way it is received (plastic wrapped inside the container) and store in a cool, dry place.
· Since black soap absorbs water, don’t let it sit in a puddle after use. Keep it dry to prevent dissolving.
· When exposed to air black soap can develop a thin glycerin film. This is not harmful and will wash off.