Natural Shampoo / Clarifies
For hair, African black soap helps to clear dandruff, itchy scalp and clarifies the hair and scalp from product build up. It is mild enough to be used on babies and the elderly and can be used regularly.
For the skin, it helps with eczema, psoriasis, acne, pimples, dark spots, oily skin and because it has Shea butter, it acts as a natural sunscreen, with a very low SPF though.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), African black soap paste, lauryl glucoside
African Black Soap, aka Black Soap, has long been used to heal problem skin. It is good for evening out dark spots, eczema, razor bumps and eliminating blemishes. It is also used to lightly exfoliate and give you healthier looking skin. The soap can also be used on your body or hair or for oily skin, dry skin, skin rashes, scalp irritations, body odours and is good for sensitive skin which makes it ideal for babies and the elderly. It is made in Ghana from the ashes of locally harvested plants and barks such a plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and Shea tree bark, water and various oils like palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil ad also Shea butter and cocoa pod powder
Lauryl glucoside belongs to a class of ingredients called “glucosides” which are made by bonding the base group with sugar (instead of sulfuric acid). Lauryl glucoside is an non-ionic surfactant that can be used as a foaming agent, conditioner or emulsifier.
To make lauryl glucoside, lauryl alcohol—an essential fatty acid derived from coconut—is combined with glucose to produce lauryl glucoside, a mild, gentle cleanser that doesn’t dry skin or strip it of it’s natural oil.
Ideal for use in facial cleansers and hair care products, it’s listed on the Safe Cosmetics Database and the GoodGuide database as being extremely safe. In addition, it’s approved for use in certified organic cosmetics by both the Organic Food Federation and EcoCert.
Reactions to African Black Soap
Although these are very rare, it is good to know in case you are that one in a million.
- If you are latex-allergic you could have latex fruit syndrome and could have a reaction to the plantain ash in black soap, as well as palm and coconut oil.
- If you have a chocolate allergy or are sensitive to caffeine, also be aware that there could be a high concentration of cocoa pods (which make the ash) used in the soap.
- If you break out in a rash or contact dermatitis discontinue use and consult your dermatologist.
CAUTION: Our products do not intend to heal any medical condition and you should always consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.