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Alaffia, Extra Rich Authentic African Black Soap, Unscented, 8 fl oz (235 ml)

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  • Expiration Date: Jul 2018
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 lbs (0.38 kg)
  • Product Code: ALF-00012
  • UPC Code: 187132000129
  • Package Quantity: 8 fl oz (235 ml)
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 1.9 x 7.1 in, 0.7 lbs (0.32 kg)
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Product Overview


  • Equality - Empowerment - Beauty
  • All-in-One- Body Wash- Shampoo- Shaving Soap & More
  • Fair Trade Shea Butter
  • For All Skin & Hair Types
  • Handcrafted
  • No Animal Testing
  • Fragrance Free
  • Non-GMO
  • No SLS
  • Gluten-Free
  • Biodegradable
  • Domestic Packaging
  • No Parabens
  • Fair For Life

Alaffia's Extra Rich Authentic African Black Soap contains additional fair trade shea butter for a skin cleansing & moisturizing experience that is silky smooth. In West Africa, black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Osse Dudu. "Dudu" means the color black, which comes from extensive "cooking" of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify & purify the skin.

Suggested Use

Use: Pump small amount into hand, lather & apply to body with water for gentle cleansing. Suitable as a facial cleanser, body wash, shampoo, hand soap, and shaving soap.

Other Ingredients

Water, saponified butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter* (&) elaeis guineensis (palm kernel) oil*.

*Certified Fair for Life-Social & Fair Trade by IMO

No chemical preservatives, color enhancers, or synthetic fragrances used.

100% of all ingredients are Fair Trade Certified. Handmade by Alaffia in Olympia, WA USA from ingredients made by our Cooperatives in Togo, Africa.

iHerb Customer Reviews

Good soap!

Posted by SunnyRose on Oct 14, 2016

Great soap for sensitive skin.

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Thick and creamy

Posted by Reviewer1998842 on Sep 14, 2016

It is thick and creamy but doesnt't lather very much. It is ok for the body, but doesn't feel good on the hair. I don't like the smell of it. It is unscented but the ingredients has some scent to them ofcourse. It's a bit smoky, like inscense. I like that it has a pump, but I couldn't get all of it out with the pump 'cause it is to short. It was very difficult to get the rest out of the bottle, and it was quite a lot left.

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Multipurpose Quality Soap

Posted by 4982891922149833470 on Aug 28, 2016

I bought this item randomly at a store a few months ago. I noticed that when I started to use it, it cleared up my acne prone skin, especially during the summer. Last week, I decided to try it on my kinky (4b/4c) hair while on vacation in the Caribbean. I had salt water built up in my hair. This cleaned my hair, but was very gentle (b/c of the shea butter). I followed up with a conditioner, and my hair is extremely manageable. This is the first product I've ever had that I can use on my body, face and hair. IHerb please don't stop selling this product. It is fantastic.

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be gentle when lathering soap on face

Posted by findcount on Aug 05, 2016

face and feel sore and reddish if you lather too much and too hard on the skin...........but skin is left squeaky clean and blackheads and whiteheads are diminishing...........dark spots also fading........skin tone more even and lighter................all this after just a couple days of use

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not blacks, brown

Posted by 5434633240790813268 on Jul 07, 2016

no happys so many because colours also dryness.

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