Authentic African Black Soap-Vanilla Almond (32oz)
In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Ossé Dudu. “Dudu” means the color black, which comes from extensive “cooking” of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify & purify the skin. This is an integral aspect of our true African black soap. Alafﬁa’s authentic black soap is made from a centuries old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and West African palm kernel oil. Saponiﬁcation is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking the soap for six hours. The last step is drying and curing the soap in the sun for three weeks, resulting in a gentle hand & body wash for all ages.
Ingredients: Azadirachta indica (Neem) Aqueous Extract, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*, Lauryl Glucoside, Vanilla Extract, Prunus dulcis (Almond) Extract *Certiﬁed Fair for Life-Social & Fair Trade by IMO
Very gentle on my eczema!
Posted by Bree on Mar 29th 2016
I normally use African Black soap in the form of a bar, but decided to use this particular product to try something new.
I've been dealing with mild eczema breakouts for the past two or three years, and had grown accustomed to utilizing black soap to cleanse as well as to heal scarring. Although the bar soap could be a little tough for my eczema spots to handle, it still was pretty good at fighting back any new itchy spots forming on my skin.
When I tried this product, I didn't experience any of the burning I normally did when using black soap. Alaffia's African Black Soap is clearly much gentler, but still effectively cleans my skin, offers the same healing effects, and also doubles as a GREAT facial wash.
The only negatives I can say about this product is that I tend to need to use a lot to get a "fuller" effect", although this may be due to my own user preference and heavy handedness. I expected the smell to also be a little bit more vanilla-y, but the almond scent definitely overpowers it.
All it all, I really enjoyed this product, and would definitely buy again!