THE MAGIC OF BLACK SOAP
DISCOVER ALL THE BENEFITS OF THIS ANCIENT SOAP
Black Soap originates from plantain skin. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron. The skin of the plantain is gingerly dried to a precise texture under the hot African sun. It is then roasted in clay. The heat must be constant in order to achieve a particular color, texture & smell. In some recipes, cocoa pod is used instead of or in an addition to plantain skins. Cocoa pod is the shell of the cocoa fruit.
The next process is very delicate because if it is not done properly, with the right ingredients, there will be no soap. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm oil, palm kernel oil to form the soap. The roasting of the plantains determines the color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted, the darker the soap.
-As a face treatment, black soap enhances the skin's natural PH-balance thereby restoring the skin's natural protections which fights damaging bacteria, revives pores, improves skin tone, texture and color.
-African black soap is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols.
-African black soap contains antibacterial properties that aid in the prevention of acne and blemishes. Black soap penetrates the skin to pull embedded impurities out of the skin. It helps to prevent excessive oil production and hinders bacterial growth from developing on the skin.
Cleanser/facial: You can use this natural soap for just your face if you wish. It deep cleans and is especially helpful to acne prone skin. You can use it as a cleanse or give yourself a facial. It's simple. Get a small towel, dip it into some warm water, squeeze out and place the towel over your face for about 10 seconds or until the towel goes cold. Repeat several times. When you are done, wash your face with our black soap. Shampoo: Before there was shampoo, there was black soap. Since centuries ago, Africans have been washing their hair with this amazing soap. Used as a shampoo, black soap can leave your hair healthier, shinier and with more bounce. Simply, wet your hair, rub black soap in your hair until it lathers. Wash your hair, rinse & repeat the process until your hair is clean. African black soap can be used to treat and prevent dandruff; the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties contained in African black soap are beneficial for prohibiting bacterial growth on the scalp and relieving minor scalp irritation. If you are experiencing excessive dandruff or itching of the scalp, please contact a trichologist, a professional skilled in treating scalp disorders.