What is African Black Soap?

African black soap or black soap is a kind of soap originating in West Africa.

It is made from the ash of locally harvested African plants, which gives the soap its characteristic dark colour.

Black soap has become a popular toiletry product due to its benefits on oily and acne-prone skin.

In West Africa, especially Ghana, black soap is often made by women using traditional recipes and is often exported through fair trade groups.

How it’s Made? 

Plant matter, such as plantain skins, palm tree leaves, cocoa pods and shea tree bark, is first sun-dried and then burned to produce ash (which supplies the alkali required to convert or saponify the oils and fats).

Next, water and various oils and fats, such as coconut oil, palm oil, and shea butter, are added to the ash.

The mixture is cooked and hand-stirred for at least 24 hours. After the soap solidifies, it is scooped out and set out to cure.

We at PhenakIndia…

Import the fair trade African Black Soap, process it to convert it to luxurious facewash to help you relieve the oily/combination skin issues.

Apart from traditional ingredients used in making African black soap, Phenakindia’s African Black Face wash also contains ingredients like…

  • Wild Honey
  • Glycerine
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Spearmint Essential Oil

It is made by natural saponification process and does not contain any SLS/SLES or Paraben based preservatives…

Preservative we use in making African Black Face Wash is ECOCERT APPROVED and is used in making organic grade cosmetics…



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