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Liquefied Black Soap 4 Oz.

Liquefied Black Soap is a All Natural Soap that cleanses the hair and body completely and leaves no residue of any kind. Black Soap has no sulfates or synthetic chemicals that are harmful to the hair follicles or skin lipid. Liquefied Black Soap is highly concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Liquefied Black Soap 4 Oz.
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ABOUT BLACK SOAP Oct 5, 2009 | By Rose Kivi, livestrong.com

 

Black Soap, also called alata samina or anago samina, is a traditional handcrafted West African Soap. The soap contains roasted plantain skins, bark from the silk cotton tree water, according to the Journal of African Society. Black soap is used by West Africans to cleanse the body and hair. Due to international exportation, black soap is a source of income for the West African villagers who make it. The soap is sold internationally on the Internet, at health food stores and in specialty stores.

IDENTIFICATION - As the name suggests, black soap is dark brown to black in color. Black soap gets its dark color from the main ingredient---roasted plantain skins. The longer the plantain skins are roasted, the darker the final color of the soap.

ORIGINS - Black soap is hand made in West Africa---predominately Ghana and Nigeria. The exact recipe for the soap varies according to the tribe who makes it. Family members orally pass down black soap recipes to the next generations. Variations of the recipes include the addition of cocoa pods or palm oil to give the soap a smoother texture. Some recipes do not include silk cotton tree bark.

PROCESS - The process for making black soap is lengthy and tedious. First, plantain skins are spread out to dry in the heat of the sun. After the plantain skins are dried, they are roasted in an open fire inside of a clay oven. The dried and roasted plantain skins are ground into a fine ash and mixed with ground up bark from the silk cotton tree. The plantain ash and ground bark are mixed with water and cooked in a pot over a fire, while it is stirred constantly, until the mixture thickens. Once the thick mixture cools enough to touch, it is shaped into balls and set aside to completely harden into a ball of soap.

FEATURES - Black soap is completely natural and lye free, making it an ideal personal hygiene product for heath conscious consumers. Info-Ghana describes black soap as "the only soap in the world that does not require lye, but lathers more than any other soap."

EFFECTS - African black soap is rich in vitamins A and E; both nourish and soothe the skin. The soap is gentle enough for sensitive skin and is recommended as an all around skin treatment soap. Besides being used as a cleanser, in West Africa the soap is used to treat acne, rashes, skin discolorations and dry skin. The soap can be used as a shampoo for normal cleansing or to treat dandruff.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/26468-black-soap/#ixzz2HcTJZXJM

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The is the best shampoo
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This is the best shampoo, I have ever used. I have the kind of hair that does what it wants; however, I now shampoo only with the Liquefied Black Soap my hair loves it. I also use it to wash my face and body as well. It doesn't leave any residue. and a little goes a long way!
Liquefied Black Soap 4 Oz.
Liquidfied Black Soap
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I have used black soap (bar) for years and after being introduced to the liquid version I love it even more. It actually last longer then the bar soap, but give me all the same benefits. if ANYONE IS ON THE FENCE ABOUT IT LET HELP TRY THE LIQIID TYPE. It travels well also.
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Great soap
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I ordered many of these for Christmas gifts. I first started using the soap this summer and found it to be great for my overly sensitive skin. I cannot use harsh soaps and was so pleased to find this natural one. I am excited to share with family and friends.
 

 

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