What is black soap? Authentic black soap is dark brown in colour with black specs throughout, hence the name “black soap.” Black soap is made from harvested and air-dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and various oils and butters – coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and kernel oil. It is rich in naturally occurring vitamins E and A and antioxidants. Black soap can be used for… Conditioning shampoo. It’s gentle because there’s no artificial lathering agent. Also, its antibacterial properties prevent dandruff. Facial cleanser. It prevents excess oil production in oily-skinned individuals. Its antibacterial properties help prevent acne. Because it’s all natural, it’s also great for sensitive skin. Body soap. The vitamin A and E will keep skin smooth and soft.
NOTE: Even though REAL black soap is all natural, you should do a patch test if using it for the first time, as you may be allergic. Also, always read the ingredients when purchasing black soap (it should contain roasted plantain skins, cocoa pod, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, palm oil & natural sodium) to ensure you are getting the real deal.