African Black Soap

Raw African Black Soap



Black soap (African Black Soap, raw african black soap) is made from the ash of locally harvested plants and barks such a plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark. Black soap is traditionally made in West Africa, typically Ghana, from secret recipes.

Lather and wash to cleanse skin.

What are the benefits of black soap?

Washing with black soap aids in the clearing of skin blemishes.  Some people have noticed a difference in their skin after a few days of use. Additionally it cleanses gently, so it's ideal for people with rosacea, rashes, dryness and other skin conditions.

What are the uses for African black soap?

Some of the uses for black soap are:

  • heals problem skin
  • clears pimples, acne, black head, white head, hyper pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • fade skin discoloration, dark spots and acne scars
  • reduce discomfort of psoriasis and eczema
  • helps relieve skin rashes.

Who is black soap meant for?

Black soap is meant to be used by anyone and everyone, and can be used on all skin types.

Why is it called African Black Soap?

African Black Soap gets its name from the original translation of what it was called in Africa.  African black soap or ose dudu originated with the Yoruba people in Nigeria and the Yoruba communities in Benin and Togo. The Yoruba words ose (“soap”) and dudu (“black”) literally translates to “the black soap.” It is also called anago samina in Ghana.  (Anago is the name of a Yoruba sub-group in what is now Republic of Benin). Samina means, “soap” in the Twi dialect of the Akan language.

What's the difference between black soap bars and raw black soap?

Raw black soap looks like brownish chunks, and can be used like any other soap. It contains no extra ingredients except for the base ingredients of potash, shea butter, and natural oils such as palm kernel and coconut. Black soap bars contain the original ingredients plus additional ingredients that can have other beneficial properties.