Alaffia, Authentic African Black Soap, Peppermint, 16 fl oz (475 ml)
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- Fair Trade Shea Butter
- For All Skin & Hair Types
- Body Wash, Facial Cleanser, Shaving Soap Shampoo and More
- With Handcrafted Fair Trade Shea Butter
- Fair for Life - Fair Trade Certified by IMO
What is African Black Soap?
In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its yoruba name, Osse Dudu. "Dudu" means the color black, which comes from the extensive "cooking" of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify and purify the skin, and this is an integral aspect of our true African black soap.
Furthermore, our authentic black soap is made from a centuries old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and indigenous West African palm kernel oil. Saponification is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking the soap for six hours. The final step is to dry and cure the soap in the sun for three weeks.
The extensive cooking and curing process makes authentic African black soap mild and gentle, and is the major reason for its great popularity rise in America. The second reason is this soap's versatility. In Togo, our black soap is an "all in one" option for cleaning, and is ideal for faces and babies, shaving, shampooing, and as a general hand & body wash. Scented with invigorating peppermint essential oil.
Facial Cleanser: Apply with palm or facial cloth and massage gently over skin. Rinse clean and pat dry. Follow with Alaffia Face Cream of your choice.
Body Wash: Squeeze onto a wet loofah, scrub or wash cloth and work into a lather on body. Rinse thoroughly.
Shampoo: Apply to wet hair & massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly & condition with Alaffia conditioner.
Also good as: Hand soap, shaving soap, and general household cleanser.
African miner (ocimum canum) extract (aqueous), african black soap (saponified shea butter* (butyrospermum parkii) and palm kernel oil (elaeis guineensis)), lauryl glucoside, peppermint essential oil.
*Certified Fair for Life - Social Fair Trade by IMO
- Domestic packaging
- Fair trade
- No parabens
- No animal testing
- No SLS
- No synthetic fragrances
For external use only. Keep out of eyes.
I have tried many brands of charcoal soap, including bar and liquid form, commercial and natural ones. I have stopped searching since finding this. I have re-ordered several times with iHerb. I use this for face and body and I believe guys with short hair can use this for hair too. With this soap, I do not need to use moisturizer on my body. Yet is is not too oily for my humid tropical weather. In fact, the addition of peppermint is really appropriate for my weather. Great product!
I like that it is in a pump bottle and that it is a multi purpose soap. I use it as a hand wash refill as well. It's not drying on skin and overall pleasant to use. Another bonus is that it's a fair trade product. Just that I am not to fond of peppermint, wish iHerb would stock the unscented version. >>>>>>> Click on my iHerb review page link above to read the rest of my product reviews. I use each and everyone of the iHerb products I bought and take time to review it properly. You can read more about other baby, bath, beauty and health items that I bought from iHerb. >>>>>>> Please click "Yes" if you found my review helpful. Thanks a lot!
Refreshing and gentle
Posted by 4644230862835331689 on Aug 23, 2016
I love this soap a whole lot more than I expected to. I'll buy anything minty, but this was a very pleasant surprise in its quality. A little bit goes a long way and although it's very thorough at cleansing the skin, it does not leave you feeling dry. My skin is a little dry at the moment due to a thyroid issue, but it feels very soft and dewey after a wash with this. I usually don't use soap because I find it too drying but this is great stuff, I'm going to buy more for Christmas presents.
Posted by 4634358152738228570 on Jun 28, 2016
i love it (:
Posted by 4779237245836692617 on Jun 07, 2016
i like it
Authentic African Black Soap
Posted by 5158454076054454474 on Apr 07, 2016
This product left my skin feeling so soft, I use it as a face wash and body wash. The scent is refreshing, and doesn't linger on the body which is great. 5 stars!