African Black Soap

African Black Soap

6.50

African black soap is traditionally made by women in West Africa, in countries such as Ghana. Different tribes may have slightly different recipes to their black soap-making, the colour of different soaps may vary, but the foundation is the same: local plants and their barks are dried and roasted in a pot until they turn to ash. These plants include plantain skins, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and the bark of the shea tree, which release the saponins to create the soapy and cleansing property when roasted. Oils such as coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil and shea butter are added to the ash and stirred for a minimum of 24 hours. Lastly, the soap is left to cure before it is either used or parcelled to be distributed internationally.

African black soap is a powerful natural soap, use sparingly
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mported from a Fair Trade Village in Africa that supports both woman and children
NT WT. 80g

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