Black Soap - raw 1 lb. chunk
1 lb. chunk
For best results, cut small pieces off of chunk as needed. Use with a wash cloth or sponge. Raw black soap may contain small pieces of charcoal, so rubbing the soap directly on the skin is not advised.
Black soap is generally made from locally harvested African plants such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and shea tree bark. The ingredients are sun-dried and roasted, which is how it gets its deep color. Water and oils such as coconut, palm and shea butterare then added. The soap is then left to sit and “cure.”