You will be forgiven if you are not sure what black soap is. Black soap (also commonly known as African soap) is the unsung hero of natural skin cleansers and treatments and has only recently received the acclaim it deserves.
Black soap is a natural soap, which is traditionally used to treat problem skin. Working on the skin to remove impurities from within, black soap has a wonderful antibacterial effect. It also has excellent healing properties and can be used for a variety of concerns such as acne, eczema, the elimination of blemishes, dark spots and razor bumps.
As the name indicates, black soap is black in color and is usually made in West Africa (often in Ghana) from the ash of locally harvested plants including, palm tree leaves, plantain, cocoa pods and shea tree bark. It is very often manufactured under fair trade conditions by local tribeswomen who have their own secret recipes, ensuring that the soaps are pure.
Black soap is an amazing natural exfoliator for your entire body: when in the shower, work up lather and apply to reveal a healthier and glowing skin. If you suffer from frequent skin rashes, dry skin, oily skin or scalp irritations, Africa soap is definitely worth a try because it is known to help with these conditions effectively.
Your skin will adore black soap, especially because of the high Vitamin A, E and iron content. In addition, it offers the highest amount of shea butter in any soap currently available, making it a UV protectant. This nutritional content can also even assist your skin in the healing of small cuts and bruises.
Because it contains no harsh chemicals and is full of nutritional goodness, some beauty experts are hailing as the bar of magical soap!