For hundreds of years, women of West Africa made and used this vegetable-based soap to gently cleanse skin and hair. Known as African black soap to the West, locally it is called alata simena, sabulun salo, ose dudu, and anago soap. African Black soap has been shown to fight acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, fight eczema and minimize scars and blemishes. This magical soap is traditionally made with plantain skins, cocoa pods, shea tree bark, or palm tree leaves. Once plant matter is collected, it is first sun dried and then roasted at a consistent temperature until it turns into ash. The ash is added to water and various fats like palm oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and palm kernel oil. This mixture is heated and hand-stirred for a least 24 hours until it begins to solidify, before it’s scooped out and left to cure for two weeks.
Directions: With warm water, wet soap bar and create a gentle lather in your hands (a little goes a VERY long way). Apply lather to face or body and massage gently in a circular motion. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. For best results, moisturize with our the SMOOTH ME OUT Face Butter after use. Store soap in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag.
Ingredients: Palm kernel oil, palm ash, shea butter, cocoa pod, honey, aloe vera, water, lime juiceCaution: Upon first use, skin may feel dry, tight and you may experience tingling or burning. This is caused by the soap drawing out impurities and excess oils, the Ph levels of your skin should balance out after a week of use. Before using African black soap on the face, test on another part of the body. Discontinue use if irritation continues