100% Natural. Yes, real African Black Soap is really black. It is not brown (or purplish)- it is truly black in its 100% raw form. Some soaps have been dyed black to imitate this truly natural wonder, but there is no mistaken that this ashy soap is the 100% pure thing. "Activated charcoal" soaps were created to imitate our popular African Black Soap, but nothing works better to cleanse, refine, firm, get rid of acne and wrinkles like 100% pure, authentic African Black Soap.
Size: 8 oz.
Rumors have it that real black soap is actually brown. What? Stop the record. Wouldn't brown soap be called, well, brown? Shea Terra Organics de-mystifies the myth of true African black soap, right here in this jar. Feast your eyes upon the real thing and all of your doubts will be put to rest. Yes Atlanta, African black soap really is black.
So what makes African black soap black anyhow, and what am I going to get in this jar? Tradition has it that the first African black soap was invented by the Yoruban tribe of Nigeria. Believed to have migrated from Egypt, or perhaps Nuba, Southern Egypt, this tribe had significant knowledge of herbal medicine. Although a few of the original ingredients have probably changed a little, the age-old method of producing true black African black soap remains the same. Plantain peels, cocoa pods, camwood and palm kernels are roasted together in clay ovens. In order to make soap one must have oil and potash. The ashes of the pods and peels act as the potash, and the oil rich kernels exude their oil right in the clay oven. The ashes are then broken down, packed, flown to Dulles Airport and then packaged in this convenient jar awaiting all your African black soap fantasies.
100% Pure African Black Soap is in its raw powder form. Nothing has been added to it. You add your own water and depending upon how much you can make the soap into a putty or a liquid. Use it all over your face and body, as well as on your scalp. This power soap clears skin from a multitude of pathogen-borne diseases. Many acne sufferers can't believe how well their skin has improved after only a few uses. 100% Pure African Black Soap dissolves sebum in the skin, which holds onto dead skin. Once washed away, you will not believe how much younger, firmer and healthier your skin will look. The soap is used by men to ward off razor bumps as it keeps the skin even and irritation-free. Working away at dead skin, it even helps decrease pigmentation.
With all that being said you are probably wondering wouldn't it be better to just buy a bar of African Black Soap from a local retail chain. No!!! Nothing could be farther from the truth. Yes the bars might be shiny, nicely packaged and smell like perfume (why do they say natural fragrance when they are made from perfume anyhow... that's another story entirely). But, there are tons of imitation black soaps on the market. Although they claim to be true African Black Soap, they are nothing but vegetable based soaps that have been dyed black. Why are we telling you this? Because we believe it is an insult to the original makers of real African Black Soap. This is not much different from Amish dolls made in China or American Indian relics made in Singapore. Furthermore, imitation black soap won't do anything more than any other regular bar of soap made with chemicals. Without true African black soap, you never reap all its therapeutic benefits.
Contains only: cocoa pod ash, plantain peel ash, locally produced palm kernel oil, camwood bark
How to Use
Add a little water to a spoonful of African Black Soap. Form soap into a paste. Apply to skin. Rinse off. African Black Soap can be made into a liquid by adding more water. Use on face and body. When diluted, may be used to shampoo hair.
Shea Terra Advantage
100% pure black soap
no artificial dyes or fragrances
herbal, all natural formula
Posted by alana on 3rd Aug 2014
I don't normally write reviews, but for this product I had to! I've always had little blackheads around my nose and chin area, which seemed impossible to remove. I have literally tried everything! Even expensive facials could only, sort of, rid them for a day or two. With this product, I made it into a paste and scrubbed it into my problem areas, and I kid you not, after 2 days of use my pores were completely clean. I now use this twice a week while using the rose hips and black soap cleanser as my everyday face wash and I have not yet seen a blackhead in sight! So frickin' thrilled!
Posted by Chantelle on 12th Jul 2013
I purchased this product because I have heard that African black soap can tone, tighten and help repair stressed skin. I have some stretch marks on my abdomen. I use this product to make a masque and generously apply it to my problem areas, let it sit for about 15 minutes then rinse off in the shower. The results are incredible after the first use let alone after consistent use 3-4 times a week. This product is helping me even out the skin tone on my problem areas while exfoliating and keeping my skin firm.