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African Black Soap is an excellent facial or all-purpose soap. Many even use it as a shampoo. It is especially recommended for individuals with sensitive skin. In Togo it is known for making skin smooth and is traditionally used on infants and children. African Black Soap is also used to treat skin irritations, acne and other skin conditions. It may be drying to some individuals so feel free to ask for a sample to see if it is right for you. Authentic Black Soap is NOT black and molded into pretty shapes like some you may see in the mass marketplace - it is a mottled tan soft soap and rather....well, it is rather aesthetically challenged (ie - ugly).
Our authentic African black soap is made in Togo from pure virgin oils following fair trade and organic guidelines. The ingredients of our African Black Soap are virgin palm kernel oil, pure unrefined shea butter and potash produced from the ashes of plantain leaves and bark from a local tree called Agow. The high percentage of shea butter (48%) is one of the unique features of our soap. The soap-making process is highly sophisticated, and requires hand-stirring for at least a day. After the soap has crystallized, it is allowed to cure for two weeks. There are absolutely no chemicals added as preservatives, color enhancers, or fragrances.
African Black Soap is formed into bars or balls with pressure. As soon as you begin using the soap, the contact with water will make it keep its shape. Also, you can make a liquid soap by filling a container loosely with the black soap and adding distilled water to fill. The soap pieces will dissolve into the water and form a versatile liquid soap. ABS is a soft milled soap and has a very high natural glycerin content. As a result, it readily absorbs moisture from the air. It must be stored in a dry location or in a sealed plastic bag or it will become soft as it absorbs moisture. Black Soap exposed to the air will have a thin white colored film. This film is not mold, it is caused by absorption of water from the air. This can be avoided by keeping the soap in a dry location away from moisture until ready for use. Net wt 3 oz