African Black Soap
What is it?
Black soap is generally made from locally harvested African plants such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and shea tree bark. The ingredients are sun-dried androasted, which is how it gets its deep color. Water and oils such as coconut, palm and shea butter are then added.
Made with secret recipes passed down from generation to generation, there are several formulations of African black soap on the market today that may add in oats, honey, or aloe. But the core ingredients of traditionally made African black soap include native plants like plantain skins, cocoa pods, shea tree bark, or palm tree leaves.
What is it made of?
Cooking bananas (or Musa paradisiaca) are a good source of antioxidants, protein, folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, potassium, and vitamin C.
Rich in antioxidants, cocoa pods – or the shells that house the treasured cocoa bean – also have strong anti-inflammatory properties.
A well-rounded ingredient indeed, coconut oil cleans and moisturizes the skin, and helps kick start collagen production.
Obtained from the seed of Elaeis guineensis, palm kernel oil is rife with several types of fatty acids.
Derived from the fruit of the palm tree, unrefined palm oil (known as red palm oil) is abundant in vitamin E, alpha and beta carotene and other antioxidants, as well as essential fatty acids.
Also plentiful in beneficial fatty acids, shea butter is a prized ingredient for silky smooth skin. It helps repair damaged skin tissues and boost the body’s ability to generate collagen.
- Natural Skin Cleanser
- Good for All Skin Types
- Gentle Exfoliation
- Fights Acne
- Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Evens Skin Tone
- Treat Eczema
- Minimize Scars & Blemishes
- Clarifying Scalp Treatment
- Naturally Anti-Fungal