Health Benefits of African Black Soap

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I came to know about the Black soap from the African Pavilion in Global village, a yearly shopping festival. We were buying organic shea butter from one of the shops there. The shop keeper took a pack of 6 soaps, handed it to us and said to try it.
As per her word the soap is amazing. It makes your skin, soft, supple and moisturized. It has a rich, creamy lather. Above all it keeps your skin hydrated for long hours.
 It is made of a secret recipe containing all natural things. The secret recipe is handed down for generations. The soap is made of locally harvested African plants.
Wikipedia says
First, they sun-dry the plant matter, such as plantain skins, palm tree leaves, cocoa pods, and shea tree bark, and burn it to ash. Next, they add water and various oils and fats, such as coconut oil palm oil, and shea butter, cook the mixture until it solidifies, and hand-stir it for at least 24 hours. They then scoop out the soap and let it “cure.
Dudu-Osan is a traditional kind of black soap, that has exfoliating properties.
 
 
Benefits
  • Ø African black soap contains shea butter. It moisturizes but doesn’t clog pores.
  • Ø It cleanses your skin
  • Ø Ideal for sensitive skin
  • Ø Soothes eczema
  • Ø Reduces blemishes and dark spots
  • Ø Calms psoriasis
  • Ø Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Ø Reduces skin oiliness
  • Ø Fights fungal infections
  • Ø Removes acne scars
  • Ø And evens out dark spots

 

 
The soap has a pleasing natural scent. The ultimate benefit is it keeps your skin youthful and bright. 

By Swarnambal John

I am Swarnambal John, a health and wellness blogger and a writer.