The African Black soap is one of those natural products with few ingredients, making it pure and raw. It has been used for a very long time in Africa. The African shea butter soap is very different from a normal bar of soap, the traditional black soap is never uniform and smooth even when cut into a bar shape.
African black soap comes in different shapes and sizes, depending on the formation. The African Fair Trade Society has some of the most natural products such as the raw soap. The most natural aspect of the raw African soap is that it does not have any artificial fragrance; it is described to have an earthy scent. The soap is free of artificial coloring or preservatives. The soap is not necessarily black; it ranges from light brown to deep black in color. The process of making the soap involves sun drying of the plantain leaves and then burning it into ash. The darkness of the soap depends on the time, the plantain is roasted for. Sometimes when the soap appears jet black in color, it is said to contain artificial dyes, hence not pure in genre.
The raw African soap is said to be beneficial for acne, blemishes and various other skin conditions. Based on the African folklore and tradition, the natural soap is highly valued for bathing and washing hair. One of many ingredients of the black soap is charcoal which removes bacteria and dirt from pores, hence serves as an excellent product against breakouts. It is known to be nature’s purest soap which helps cure all kinds of skin problems and works well on different types of skin, found authentically in the areas of Ghana and Nigeria in Africa.