Recently, black soap has become increasingly popular. Many tourists bring this new product from abroad as a precious souvenir. What are the beneficial properties of black soap are described in this article.

What is black soap? Recipe

It is a tool consisting of oil and ash. The last component determines the color of the product. For the manufacture of black soap using ash from the leaves of bananas, cocoa beans, palm and plantain, shea bark. Among the oils, olive, palm, coconut and shea butter are the most popular in the production of exotic soaps. The composition of the means of different brands may vary. Each manufacturer uses its own black soap recipe.

Black soap can be liquid or solid. Although it is called black, but in fact its color is dark brown. It has an ancient history and has been used to treat skin diseases. Also, the peoples of Africa made black soap for washing their hair.


Making black soap is a simple pattern. First, the leaves and bark of the trees are burned to get ash. Then it is mixed with water and passed through a filter. To get a black soap, add one or more oils to an aqueous solution of ash. All components constantly interfere for 24 hours and leave for 2 weeks for the soap to reach.

Most manufacturers produce black products in beautifully packaged briquettes or in liquid form in branded glass or plastic containers. But natural black soap should be sold in shapeless large-sized briquettes and have a viscous structure. Each buyer, the seller cuts with a knife a piece of a certain weight or size.

Today, black soap is sold in every shop that specializes in organic cosmetics. All counters are filled with this facility in Egypt, Africa and many other countries. Also, black briquette can be ordered online.

Black soap has a unique composition. Ash and oils contain many beneficial substances that positively affect the skin and help normalize metabolic processes. So, the composition of black soap contains vitamins A and E, known as antioxidants. They affect the regeneration of the skin and help keep its youth longer.

Also, black soap has anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it is recommended to use for the treatment of acne and other skin diseases.

An important advantage of black soap is its natural composition. For its manufacture use only ash, organic oils and water. No sulfates, dyes, flavors or preservatives. Therefore, black soap is considered a real treasure for those who appreciate natural products.

Applying soap for beauty

Black soap can be used for both face and body. It promotes the exfoliation of dead cells and gives the skin freshness. Therefore, to prolong the beauty of the face and preserve its youth, experts advise using black soap for daily washing. It is enough to cut a small piece from the briquette and rub it well in the hands until a thick foam is formed. The procedure is preferably carried out in cotton gloves. Apply the resulting foam on the face and body, then rinse with warm water.

It is very useful to periodically make a mask of black soap. For its preparation, you need to cut off a small piece of briquette and put it in a container with warm water at a ratio of 1: 2. Wait 10 minutes until the product is disintegrated. Then add some honey to form a thick paste. The resulting remedy is applied to the face and neck and leave for half an hour. After this time, wash off the mask with warm water.

This remedy is indicated for people with problem skin. The mask of black soap does well with acne and acne.

Application for hair

Many experts advise using black soap for hair. It restores well the hair with damaged structure and saturates it with useful substances. To this end, manufacturers produce special shampoos based on black soap. They have a soft texture and gently care for curls.

Wash hair with black soap should be carefully. On wet curls need only apply foam.

Do not wash your hair with solid soap! First, such manipulations can severely damage the hair. Secondly, the soap is badly washed off.

Medical Use

Black soap is often used to treat skin diseases. So, many people with eczema, acne and dermatitis are not suitable cosmetics with a chemical composition. Aggressive components can cause side effects such as redness, dry skin and itching. Black soap has no chemical additives, which eliminates complications. Therefore, people with skin problems can safely use African soap.

In addition to the natural composition, it is important to note the presence of vitamins and nutrients that have a calming effect. Also, black soap has a low pH level, close to that of the skin. This means that the African remedy gently cares for the skin compared to conventional cleaning products.

Black soap can be used for preventive purposes. It has an antibacterial effect and protects the skin from harmful microorganisms.

Body care

For the care of the skin of the whole body, some manufacturers produce black soap for the bath. This tool can be used to wash hair.

The tool for the bath is usually available in a plastic jar with a large lid on the twist. It has a smooth liquid consistency, like shampoo or shower gel.

Bath soap well nourishes the skin, contributes to its recovery. Regular use of the product significantly improves the condition of the integument. This soap can be used in the shower. But to achieve the best effect, it is recommended to use it in the bath.

Black laundry soap

Dark soap, known as economic, has unique properties. This brown briquette with an unpleasant odor is an indispensable tool in everyday life.

Laundry soap contains from 65 to 72% of fatty acids, which effectively fight infection and dirt.

The advantages of laundry soap:

  1. Natural composition.   Laundry soap is made from environmentally friendly hypoallergenic raw materials. It is recommended to use for washing children's clothing, bed linen.
  2. The beneficial effect on some tissues.   For example, woolen products after washing with laundry soap become softer.
  3. Medicinal properties.   This detergent is used to treat inflammatory processes, some gynecological diseases, to disinfect wounds and cuts.
  4. Antibacterial action.   Soap successfully copes with fungi and dangerous microorganisms. In some areas of medicine it is still used as an antiseptic.

Consumer opinions

It turns out that many people buy black soap. Reviews about its quality and usefulness are only positive. Especially appreciated the black soap women. In their opinion, this tool is ideal for daily face and body care. Soap absolutely does not dry the skin and nourishes it with useful substances. And those who had acne or dermatitis, managed to successfully get rid of their problems.

A lot of feedback concerns the composition of black soap. The absence of chemicals is an important advantage of this detergent. Therefore, black soap is completely safe.

Black briquette is odorless, although for many it looks like it is associated with household soap. But these are completely different means.

Black soap advise cosmetologists and dermatologists. Compared with chemicals, it does not give side effects and is always well tolerated by the skin. However, it is cheap and sold in almost every store.

As for the shortcomings of black soap, it is poorly washed off the hair. Most people use this product only to wash their skin.