African Black Soap : Benefits, Ingredients and Side effects

The first time I used the African Black Soap, I was in the University. I must tell you, I tried the African Black Soap only to feel among. Unlike everyone else, I switched to African black soap then just because. There’s something about being a naturalist I guess. It eventually turned out really good. I have had people use African black soap for various reasons that were more intentional than what I used it for. Most often than not, it is to arrest a skin problem they are tired of. Check out: Nivea Natural Fairness Review When I was in 300L, my friend, whose father has a natural care soap and beauty company gifted me with another black soap. This one was in a very big jar and it was nothing like the raw African black soap. It was already processed, scented and made softer. I liked this especially because it foamed so quickly and well. Yes, the smell too. The smell of this one was particularly refreshing. The raw African black soap doesn’t smell too good. So, I have this colleague of mine who even though likes African Black soap constantly trolls it for its smell. She once said it smells like Yoruba charm. I have no idea how she knows the smell of Yoruba charm. Generally, using African Black Soap in school was a signal to everyone that you are particular, in fact, very particular about your skin and skin care as a whole. People would normally go for different kinds of the sweet smelling toilet and other special types of soap. Black soap was like going the extra mile to care for your skin regardless of the smell and look of the soap. I remember how vividly this soap was recommended to a friend who had spoilt her skin with all forms of chemicals and overuse of different inorganic products. They asked her to let her skin heal and use the raw black soap in the process. You will later read of the benefits of the African Black Soap as you continue reading. There are so many black soap recipes and I am very sure many of them have been prepared to reduce the naturally offensive properties of the soap. So I suggest that if you want to really harness the benefits of Black soap or are using it for a particular purpose, it is advised that you go for the raw, unadulterated African Black Soap. Contents1 What is African Black Soap?2 Ingredients of African Black Soap3 How to make the raw African black soap4 Benefits of African Black Soap5 How to use the African black soap6 Side effects of the African black soap7 Popular brands of African Black Soap8 Frequently asked questions about African Black Soap8.1 Does African Black Soap Work?8.2 How can I use the black soap to clear my acne?8.3 What brand of African black soap is the best?8.4 What ingredients are in African black soap? What is African Black Soap? African Black soap is a type of soap that originates from the Western region, West Africa. In Yoruba language, it is popularly known as ose dudu. It is most common in Ghana where they have different recipes of the black soap handed down to them from generation to generation. Black soap making, source: thehealthpilot It seems to be like the African black soap in itself is a culture as there are different recipes. This soap is made from the ash of African plants that are harvested locally. Dudu Osun is a popular trademark of the African Black soap (ose dudu) in the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. This is derived by combining the original, raw, African black soap with camwood tree leaves. Ingredients of African Black Soap 1. Plantain skin ashes 2. Palm tree leaves 3. Cocoa powder 4. Palm oil 5. Shea butter 6. Shea tree bark 7. Cocoa butter (optional) 8. Tropical camwood tree (Pterocarpus osun) (optional, as in dudu osun) How to make the raw African black soap Remember that I mentioned that there are various recipes of the African Black Soap. In fact, different families and communities have their own secret recipes of this soap for achieving their own special kind of beauty. Nevertheless, there is a general and most common way of preparing the African black soap. First, they harvest the plant materials they are interested in using to make the soap. Some of these plant materials include skins of peeled plantain, leaves of palm tree, the bark of shea trea, cocoa pods, and any other plant that is peculiar to the recipe. These harvested materials are made to dry thoroughly under the sun. After they are dried completely, they burn them up and turn into ash. After this, water is added with different types of oils and fats. Oils and fats such as shea butter, coconut oil, palm oil and any other oil that is included in a unique recipe. These three mentioned are basically what’s added to the ash mixed with water. After these different oils and fat are added to the ash and water mixture, it is cooked until it solidifies. Then, it is hand-stirred for at least 24 hours. The soap is then scooped out and made to “cure”. Watch this interesting documentary on the making of the African black soap by Spice TV Africa  Benefits of African Black Soap Many of the benefits of black soap are derived from the individual healing, beneficial attributes of its components. With the ingredients of African black soap mentioned earlier in the process of making the soap, it is evident that a lot of naturally beneficial items have been mixed together to produce a natural cure to many skin problems. 1. It heals skin scars and blemishes Black soap is capable of reducing the sight of blemishes and even the appearance of stretch marks. Remember that the African black soap contains shea butter. What shea butter does is to boost the production of collagen. It also … Continue reading African Black Soap : Benefits, Ingredients and Side effects