Black Soap is a well-known skin treat in this part of the world. For most people, black soap is the perfect organic solution as it is renowned for being uniquely made with only natural ingredients. More often in recent times, skin and beauty enthusiasts are leaning towards organic skin staples to reduce the risks of future skin damage and black soap is one of those staples.
Recently pronounced as having reached Holy Grail status in the beauty world, black soap is a mixture of natural elements such as palm kernel oil, raw shea butter, camwood, and coconut oil among others. All the ingredients used in making the black soap have specific valuable properties that make it a powerful skin-nurturing soap.
There are many reasons why black soap is a user favorite, one of which is its multipurpose qualities. Because of the assortment of healthy ingredients mixed in it, black soap can work as both body soap and shampoo, as it works for both the skin and hair. It can also be mixed with other natural ingredients in small portions and used as a face mask.
Beyond nourishing the skin, black soap also serves as a cleanser. This is because it has natural bactericide properties that are an excellent substitute for chemical cleansers. It gets rid of more bacteria than chemical cleansers. It is so fascinating how this soap is so gentle on the skin, despite its obvious cleansing strength. It is also a good thing since it is mild enough to work with all skin types. Whether in dry or oily skin, it naturally helps to balance the skin’s production of oil without stripping away the essential skin oils or adding harmful oils that can cause breakouts.
Since unrefined shea butter is a vital ingredient in the making of black soap, it possesses the moisturizing and healing qualities contained in the butter. It also contains cocoa pod ash, which helps to moisturize and relieve irritated or itchy dry skin. The balance of ingredients in our black soap makes it able to clean the skin without leaving any oily residue or giving a greasy feel. You will find that after using the black soap, your skin feels smooth and clean.
Another feature and benefit of black soap is its anti-inflammatory properties. This is due to its abundance of vitamins A and E. These vitamins are both antioxidants that help battle free radicals and attacks on otherwise healthy skin tissues. It also soothes other skin irritations or reactions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis among others. The healing and repair capabilities of this soap on the skin are very nearly limitless. As far as fighting skin issues go, black soap also helps to fight acne and repair damaged cells. Its disinfectant properties are instrumental in killing bacteria causing acne or any other skin blemishes.
Exfoliation is also one of the functions of black soap. This is in large part due to its sometimes grainy texture. Exfoliation like this helps reduce fine lines by getting rid of dead skin cells and plumping up the skin. It also helps to keep the skin smooth after shaving, waxing, or any other form of hair removal, as dead skin cells are removed before they can clog your hair follicles. This will in turn help prevent the lumps and bumps that normally occur because of razor burn.
According to a study on the effects of black soap, there are seven types of fungus against which black soap is effective. One of them is the common ‘candida albicans yeast’, which means that you can safely use black soap to help treat conditions like athlete’s foot.
Other ways black soap improves skin health include helping to fade discolorations, fighting hyper-pigmentation, and detoxifying the skin. Although most unprocessed black soaps have a rough texture, our organic handmade Black Soap is smoother and tailored to ensure ease of use for every skin type.
It is safe to say black soap has gone beyond just being for cosmetic purposes and has transitioned into being a key factor in ensuring holistic skin health and wellness.