How is Black Soap Made?

How is Black Soap Made?

Have you ever taken a moment to look at the actual ingredients of a “natural soap” only to discover a chemical you can’t even pronounce, not to mention recognize. Natural skin and hair care has slowly become a trend, sadly plenty of beauty products in an attempt to cash in, are simply misleading their customers. African black soap on the other hand  is truly natural, crafted with entirely natural ingredients, butters, and oils. No preservatives, No artificial colors and No artificial coloring.

Traditional black soap also known as Anago or Ose-dudu is a incredible all natural cleanser used in West Africa for hundreds of years. A large majority of the black soap available is produce in Ghana and Nigeria, however other regions also have different versions with specific recipes (formulations) varying on the region.

But in general wholesome ingredients such as dried plantain skins, palm leaves, and cocoa powder just to name a few are gently hand blended to perfection with healing Shea butter in a delicate process First the leaves and bark are sun-dried and then roasted in a kettle or pot at an even, constant temperature, which is important to ensure color, texture and smell. Then water and various oils – palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil (including shea butter and cocoa pod powder) – are added to the mixture and stirred for at least a day. After that, the “soap” is left to set for two weeks to cure.

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