Ghana Black Soap (Wraps) originated in West Africa, and is made with locally harvested plants. While the ingredients for black soap vary by region, they almost all contain water, roasted plantain skin (or cacao pods, in places where plantains are not native), palm oil, palm kernel oil or shea butter. These ingredients contain antioxidants and moisturizing properties that provide the soap with the medicinal qualities for which it’s known. Variations on this recipe have been used for centuries in Africa. African soap is traditionally used to help clear rashes, acne, or persistent skin blemishes and irritations. This is a powerfully cleansing soap that can be used on all skin types; however, those with dry skin may want to start with testing a small amount or mixing this soap with a gentler soap.
- It’s antibacterial: Natural antibacterial properties make Ghana Black Soap (Wraps) an excellent alternative to chemical-laden cleansers. In fact, it may actually remove more bacteria than chemical cleansers do. Despite its strength, black soap is gentle enough to use on your: face, hands, body.
- It’s safe for all skin types: If you have dry or sensitive skin, you likely already know that scented soaps and lotions are off-limits. African soap is naturally fragrance-free, People with oily or combination skin are also in the clear! African soap can help balance your skin’s natural oil production without stripping necessary oils or adding excess oil to your skin.
- It’s moisturizing: Shea butter is a crucial ingredient in black soap. While shea can help relieve itchiness and soothe dry skin, cocoa and coconut oil add moisture.
- It won’t make your skin oily: If you have combination skin, black soap makes choosing the right soap that much easier. Shea may add moisture, but coconut oil may help prevent overactive oil glands.
- It helps soothe irritation: African black soap may also soothe itchiness and irritation caused by: eczema, contact dermatitis, skin allergies. It may even help clear rashes related to eczema and psoriasis. To maximize these benefits, find a soap with oatmeal added.
- It’s anti-inflammatory: Black soap is rich in vitamins A and E. These vitamins are both antioxidants, which help combat free radicals and attackson otherwise healthy skin tissues. This may be helpful for people who have inflammatory conditions like rosacea.
- It helps fight acne: On that note, black soap may also help fight acne. In addition to balancing your skin’s natural oils, the soap’s shea content may help repair damaged cells. Its antimicrobial propertiesmay even clear severe acne caused by Propionibacterium acnes
- It may help reduce fine lines: Shea butter and coconut oil may help reduce collagen loss and encourage new development. In turn, this can help plump up fine lines and wrinkles. The rough texture of the soap can also exfoliate dead skin cells that make fine lines more noticeable.
- It helps protect against photoaging: Antioxidants found in shea buttercan help protect your skin from photoaging. Over time, sun exposure can cause sun spots (age spots), but black soap may offer another barrier.
- It helps improve skin texture: African black soap is chock-full of natural ingredients, but part of its benefits come from its form. When left unprocessed, the raw ingredients that make up black soap leave the product far less smooth than the average drugstore soap bar. This makes it a natural exfoliant, which may help improve skin texture.
- It helps prevent razor burn and related rashes: Exfoliation is another key factor in keeping your skin smooth after: shaving, waxing, other methods of hair removal. Exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells before they can clog your hair follicles. The moisture in African black soap may also help preventthe lumps and bumps that result from razor burn.
- It may help reduce hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation is often caused by acne scarring and sun damage— two things that African black soap may help soothe or prevent.
- It’s antifungal: One studyon the effects of African black soap found the product effective for seven types of fungus — this includes the common Candida albicans yeast. You can safely use African black soap to help treat conditions like toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.
Recommended Usage 1- 100%
Country of Origin: Ghana
Packaging: Our powders-based ingredients are packed inside zip locks to avoid spillage.
Recommended Storage: Our water/Liquid based ingredients should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 06-2026)
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