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.
iHerb Customer Reviews
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!
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!
Posted by 5056703104376958658 on Jan 10, 2016
Love the scent
Finally found it!!
Posted by 5426349331243435667 on Jul 14, 2015
This all natural, gentle soap is what I have been looking for for a long time .. I just didn't know where to find it. After the first use my girls complained of feeling sticky after washing with it, and wanted to avoid it second time round, but we quickly realised that it actually leaves a squeaky clean feeling that is 'rubbed away' when you dry yourself with a towel. So happy it rates so well on the EWG Skin Deep website and will absolutely buy again.Tangerine one is gorgeous too.
좋아요 다 좋은데
Posted by 5346230223703620331 on May 02, 2015
시어버터가 여드름에 안좋을까봐 걱정했는데 비누라 그런지 괜찮았고 정말 잘쓰고있어요 근데 왜 이제 못사는거죠???? 아시는분 있나요 이거 왜 주문이 안되는거에요?????
Posted by 4837057301225315793 on Apr 23, 2015
Firstly, I love the smell. However, I've learned that it is not advisable for menthol (peppermint) to come into contact with the skin. I will try the Tangerine Citrus next time. The soap itself is good, soothing and moisturizing! I don't feel that it does something special to get rid off my occasional breakouts, but at least I think it doesn't break me out itself.