African Black Chakra Soap
A classic now back in stock. I have firmed up this precious shea butter based soap and added some sandalwood and patchouli before pressing them into the chakra molds. Can be used for all skin types, excellent for eczema, psoriasis, rashes or other skin issues. See my African Black Shampoo for more ways to use this luscious soap!
Black soap is 100% plant based, a legacy of ancient traditions, an art passed down from generation to generation. Native to West Africa the composition of the black soap varies according to the plant materials found abundantly in the region where the soap is made.
Just like black spruce is not really black, black soap is not quite black: it has an appearance ranging from beige/brown to very dark brown all depending on the raw materials used.
The most common ingredients found are; ashes from plantain skins, banana leaves and skins, palm leaves and/ or cocoa pods. The ashes are then mixed with palm oil, coconut oil and/or shea butter.
It was called black, as opposed to soaps made from fats, which appear whiter.
Our African black soap is imported from Ghana, where it has been used for centuries and handcrafted with traditional ingredients (beware of synthetic imitations, jet black bars).
African black soap actually looks more like a dessert, it's crumbly texture resembles apple crumble. Odourless, it creates a rich lather that can be used to wash yourself from head to toe, including hair and gentle enough for a baby' skin. It's powerful grease lifting action is also great for cleaning the home.
African black soap has many beneficial properties that improve the appearance of your skin.
- cleans deeply
- remove impurities
- reduces acne
- rich in iron and vitamins A and E
- reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- strengthens hair