What is Black Soap?
Black soap also known as traditonal African black soap (anago soap, alata simena, and dudu-osun), has long been used to heal problem skin. is a africa soap,which is made from the ash of locally harvested plants and barks such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark.
Oftentimes the soap is made by women and is fair-traded, though not always. Black soap is traditionally made in west Africa, typically Ghana, from secret recipes. Different tribes and communities have adopted their own specific (secret) blend of oils and cooking techniques, which can be seen in the different color variations among black soap.
Varieties of black soap actually made in Africa tend to be pure, while soaps made in Europe or the United States sometimes have added artificial ingredients.
How to make the Black Soap?
The traditional procedure for making African Black soap requires some muscular power. The base oil is extracted from palm by hard pressing.
First step，sun-dried the leaves and barks.
Second step, roasted in a kettle or pot at an even, constant temperature, which is important to ensure color, texture and smell.
Third step,mix and stir. put water and various oils – palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil (including shea butter and cocoa pod powder)
Last step，Semi-liquid hot soap is then scooped off from the pot until it become cool and hardn.
Whats the functions of Black Soap?
The soap can be used on your body or hair and face.
It’s good for thinning wrinkles, evening out dark spots, eczema, razor bumps and eliminating blemishes.It gives you healthier looking skin.
It is also works for oily skin, dry skin, skin rashes, scalp irritations and is good for sensitive skin.
There are many other claims to the benefits of black soap, which may be proven/disproven by the user in future.
Some people with caffeine sensitivities may need to test our soap that contains cocoa pods .