Traditional Raw African Black Soap Net Wt. 120g (4 oz.)
Traditional Raw African Black Soap originates from West African regions in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo and Morocco. It has been made by local tribes like the Hausa for centuries, dating as far back as the Pharaonic period when it was used for cleansing and purification in spiritual ceremonies. The soaps color is actually brown not black and the way it is made varies depending on the region of the continent you are in. Plantains grow in abundance in Central and Western Africa but not in Eastern regions, therefore these countries will use plantain skin and bark in their traditional soap recipes. Even in modern colonial times it is still used in the same regard since its inception plus many other ways like; "new birth" healing baths for newborn/infant babies, wound cleansing and healing, itchy skin and hair, dermatitis skin issues, sensitive skin, eczema and most skin issues. Its main ingredient is pure charcoal that comes from shea and or plantain trees (bark) in the region where the soap is made.
Also known as Anago or Alata Samina, which translates as “Black” Soap or “African Black” Soap, each tribe has their own secret recipe for making it that is passed from generation to generation. Traditional Raw African Black Soap is not the mass produced Black Soap found in boxes in stores around the world. It has a delicate natural texture and is known by its rustic, patchy, crumbling appearance that has a rich and creamy lather. Traditional Raw African Black Soap is vegan produced, free from fragrance, preservatives, sulfates or any un-natural or harmful ingredients. Traditionally made in West and East Africa by local tribeswomen from special secret recipes, it is often fairly traded. These soaps are more likely to be pure the way our ancestors intended, whereas commercial soaps made in the U.S. or other countries may include additional harmful artificial ingredients, or soap that is "dyed" to resemble the authentic raw African black soap. Beware of the phony knock off raw African black soap on the market.
*Anti-Fungal (toenail fungus & athlete's foot) *Facial and Body Acne *Reduces Hyperpigmentation *Unclogs Blocked Pores *Evens Out Dark Spots *Helps Improve Skin Texture *Minimizes Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Scars *Reduces Oily Skin *Minimizes Eczema & Psoriasis
*High Mineral Content *Highly Concentrated *Balances pH *Anti-inflammatory *Soothes Irritated Skin *Anti-septic *Anti-microbial *Rich & Creamy Lather *Wound Mending *Deep Cleanses *Anti-bacterial *Ideal For Sensitive Skin
Ingredients: *Saponified Butyrospermum Parkii or Vitellaria Paradoxa (Shea) Butter, *Plantago Lanceolata (Plantain) Ash, *Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Leaves, *Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Pod) Ash (Potash), *Virgin Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil.
*=Clean Ingredients - Organic, Kosher, Wild-crafted, or Non-GMO
Directions: Break a piece of your black soap, avoid exposing to excess water; constantly running water over the soap will cause it to dissolve quickly. It will last longer if you use individual pieces for separate uses and keep soap dry when not in use. The soap should break apart fairly easily. Moisten the soap by wetting hands, then rub soap between them. This will make the soap "firm up" and hold together.
Hair & Scalp: Wash hair and scalp with the soap. Do not run the actual soap through hair, as it may cause the ends to split and break. Instead, lather hands with the soap using warm water, then wash hair with lather. Work lather through hair and massage scalp to ease itching and flaking. Rinse hair with water.
How to Store
Traditional Raw African Black Soap has a high glycerin content and absorbs water easily, so it should be stored in a plastic bag or dry area away from the tub and shower when not in use.