Raw African Black Soap
African traditional black soap is one of the most beneficial yet unheard of soaps you will ever find. Made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil for an all-natural cleansing process. Plantains skins are largely what make this soap so effective. Plantain is a fruit that grows in Africa & South America that looks similar to a banana, except it is much larger and tastes altogether different. You can find plantains at many ethnic or international grocery stores. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron. When black soap is made, the skin of the plantain is gingerly dried to a precise texture under the sun. Afterwards, it is roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve the perfect brownish black color, texture & smell. Afterwards, cocoa pod powder is added. Cocoa pod is the shell of the cocoa fruit and also has natural healing properties.
Black soap is good for acne, oily, can be used as a gentle exfoliating soap? This soap can be very soothing. Black soap helps in reducing irritation from rashes and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The ashes used in black soap have been used as a traditional folk treatment for skin irritation. Black soap can be used by people with sensitive skin. Raw African black soap can also be used as a shampoo bar, excellent for the hair and gentle. Black soap is also gentle enough for baby skin.
Traditional Black Soap contains mainly water, cocoa pod ashes, plantain skins ashes, and palm oils.