It's safe to say that there are lots of things to love about African Black Soap! It's one of the newest additions to the Candora Soap and Soap Supplies line. African Black Soap will be offered as a Wholesale Supply Product, as well as a 'bar by bar' purchase that is cut up and ready to go. As much as I would love to take credit for making the soap, I can't. It's not made by us. It comes handmade from Africa.
Our African Black Soap comes from Ghana. Ghana is a country located on the west coast of Africa. The best African Black soap is reputed to come from there. They use centuries old techniques to create it and it's made from just over 50% Virgin Shea Butter. It also contains Palm Kernel Oil and Coconut Oil with the base component being Cocoa Pod Ash. And that's it. Only 4 ingredients! With no added scent or colour, it's as natural as any bar of soap can be. And it's not only a body bar, but it makes an incredible shampoo bar as well.
African Black soap is said to have many benefits. I personally find it to be a moisturizing bar to both skin and hair, and it's gentle to the most sensitive skin. I'm told that people use the soap for a variety of reasons and some of these reasons are that:
~ It deeply cleanses. It works great for deep pore cleansing because of it's antifungal and anti bacterial properties. Those that suffer from acne may notice improvement.
~ It firms skin tone.
~ The antioxidants in African Black Soap can protect the skin from free radical damage, which is a cause of premature skin aging, wrinkles and facial lines.
While African Black soap is not actually black in colour, it does have black flecks throughout. It has a light to dark brown hue and has a bit of an earthy, natural scent. It produces a nice lather and leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. It's physical texture is soft and somewhat crumbly, but can be easily molded back into shape. It's not quite your typical bar of soap.
If you've never tried African Black Soap, I would recommend that you do.
As a side note.. because it's a soft soap, it needs a bit of extra attention to make it last longer. Be sure to rinse the lather off of the soap and drain well after each use.