Acne, eczema and aging Oh My! We have probably all had some type of skin problem, it is said that 90% of people will suffer from acne at one point in their lives.
So, I would like to shine the spotlight on something I have recently been infatuated with african black soap. It has been used for centuries healing skin disorders, not to mention the hair benefits. I have been using it as a shampoo lately, and have loved the results!
“Wait!”, you say, “I have dry, or oily, or sensitive skin, I couldn’t use soap on my face.” This soap is very unique, made out of Shea butter and palm kernel oil, so it is gentle enough for babies! I have dry skin and it definitely did not make it drier, if anything it helped!
This seems to be a good explanation of how it is made:
“Black Soap or African Black Soap comes from plantain skin. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron. (It looks like banana but much bigger. It does not taste like a banana & has to be cooked before eating) The skin of the plantain is gingerly dried to a precise texture under the hot African sun. It is then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve a particular color, texture & smell. The next process is very delicate because if it is not done properly, with the right ingredients, there will be no soap. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm oil, palm kernel oil to form the soap.
African Black Soap is centuries old, has numerous benefits & is not scented. It can be used by anyone who wishes to improve the quality of their skin.” – Pinterest
You can buy it in a bar or liquid form. I bought mine from the brand Alaffia, although I am looking forward to making it myself one day.
So how do you use it?
- Face Wash, I bought mine in liquid, and use it every morning, and sometimes in the evening to.
- Body Wash, because of it’s detoxing properties, it serves well as a body wash.
- Shampoo, this soap makes a very lovely shampoo, it lathers so it is a step up from no-poo baking soda, which I normally use.
I’d love to hear about your uses of this soap!
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