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Alaffia, Authentic African Black Soap, Tangerine Citrus, 16 fl oz (475 ml)

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  • Expiration Date: May 2019
  • Shipping Weight:
    1.42 lbs
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  • Product Code: ALF-00271
  • UPC Code: 187132002710
  • Package Quantity: 16 fl oz (475 ml)
  • Dimensions:
    8.6 x 2.4 x 2.4 in, 1.2 lbs
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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
  • Domestic Packaging
  • No Parabens
  • No Animal Testing
  • No Synthetic Fragrance
  • Non-GMO
  • No SLS
  • Gluten-Free
  • Biodegradable
  • Safe for Babies

In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Ossé 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. This is an integral aspect of our true African black soap.

Alaffia's authentic black soap is made from a centuries old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and West Africa palm kernel oil. Saponification is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking the soap for six hours. The last step is drying and curing the soap in the sun for three weeks, resulting in a gentle hand & body wash for all ages.

Fair for Life: 74% of all ingredients are Fair Trade Certified. Handmade by Alaffia in Olympia, WA USA from ingredients made by our Cooperatives in Togo, Africa.

Suggested Use

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 Cleanse.

Other Ingredients

Ocimum canum (African mint) aqueous extract, saponified butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter* & elaeis guineensis (palm kernel) oil*, lauryl glucoside, citrus dulcis (orange) essential oil, citrus tangerina (tangerine) oil, cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass) oil, litsea cubeba (litsea) fruit oil.

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


iHerb Customer Reviews

Cleanse well and amazing scent!

Posted by 5726318943648523991 on Jul 22, 2017 | Verified Purchase

I use this as a facial cleanser and it cleans my face really well. My skin is now more glowy, I get a lot less pimples and it doesn't dry me out. The scent is wonderful, but might be a bit strong for sensitive skins. And be really careful with this cleanser, it burns my eyes.

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Posted by 5262462037184150319 on Jul 17, 2017 | Verified Purchase

Clean well with nice smell

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smells good!

Posted by 4716116993834399434 on Jul 16, 2017 | Verified Purchase

like the smell

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Posted by madacala on Feb 12, 2017 | Verified Purchase

Smells very nice, good for my skin, but it doesn't make much foam on hair.

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Good product - bad service

Posted by 5150577373476034463 on Dec 03, 2016 | Verified Purchase

I really love this soap and the cause so, it feels like a great product to keep buying. The smell is great and I prefer it to the other varities by this brand. I really don't know why i keep buy-in from Iherb because their customer service is so bad though. The first time I placed an order here, I could not figure out how to make a return and I contacted customer service to help but never even got a response. Now, when i received this product, the pump was completely broken to the point that it is not even usable and I think I am just going to keep it because I know customer service is not going to help - this may be my last purchase from this site. ...which is a shame because they offer a lot of great items.

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