SAVE on 2 large bars. Real, authentic, traditional recipe black soap is actually brown (exact color & hardness varies). Used on all skin colors & types: normal, sensitive, acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc. Gently cleans, detoxifies & softens skin, hair, beard. Detoxifying fights free radical damage to skin, hair and the entire body. Lather in hands or cloth, then apply to skin (contains nut shell particles). To shampoo, apply lather with hands (avoids hair stuck to bar). Cut & store dry portion in container / bag in dry area for longest use. Traditional ingredients: shea, plantain skins, cocoa pods, African plant & bark charcoal (detoxifies), vegetable glycerin. Contains nuts; consult MD first if you already have known or severe allergies or a significant medical condition. Bars are usually between 5 and 7 oz. each (size varies since bars are hand-cut). Exact color and hardness or softness varies from batch to batch. White areas are due to the soap absorbing moisture from the air.
Black Soap Benefits:
How to Use Black Soap (don’t rub on skin/hair directly):
Rub the wet bar between hands (or on a washcloth, sponge or puff), then rub soapy hands or cloth onto skin and hair.
Note: rubbing soap bar directly into hair will cause hair to become stuck to the bar. Rubbing the soap bar directly on skin other than palms instead of onto a cloth or sponge is not recommended since it can contain small particles of pods and shells which can scratch.
Black soap absorbs water easily. Since it is softer than commercial soap, it comes off the bar more easily, meaning less rubbing to release soap. When starting another bar, just push the old soap sliver onto the new piece and the two will easily unite, reducing waste.
How to Store Black Soap:
Pure traditional African black soap is a soft milled soap and has very high natural glycerin content. As a result, it readily absorbs moisture from the air. It must be stored in a dry location or in a sealed plastic bag or it will become softer as it absorbs moisture.
When exposed to the air, it will have a thin white colored film. This film is not mold it is caused by absorption of water from the air. This can be avoided by keeping the soap in a dry location away from moisture until ready for use.