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By B2N, Dec 6 2016 11:31AM

African Black Soap
African Black Soap

African Black Soap

Our African black soap is the original thing! It is imported from Ghana where it is hand pressed and processed by women in a small village in Ghana. It contains no scents, preservatives OR chemicals. It is processed in a small village in Ghana.


Our suppliers are a non-government organisation established to help the in the village of Pusu-Namogo, particularly the vulnerable women, children and elderly, to rise out of poverty.


Active ingredients include virgin palm kernel oil, and potash from the ashes of plantain leaves. Plantain is a rich source of vitamins A & E and iron. Plantains are a member of the banana family.


For centuries, Ghanaians have used Black Soap to help relieve acne, oily skin, clear blemishes and various other skin issues.


Many swear by it for skin irritations and conditions such as Eczema and Psoriasis. African Black soap has also been used to achieve beautiful skin. Africans have also used this natural soap for bathing and washing their hair. It's excellent for removing make-up too! Black Soap will leave your skin soft and clear.


Suggested Uses:

Traditionally, African Black Soap has been used to treat rashes, Acne, Eczema, Dandruff, Ring worm, body odour and much more. The African black soap helps keep the skin clean and helps against premature facial lines. It is great for showering, bathing, washing of the hair, face and the feet. Black Soap is recommended for the young and the old. Black soap leaves the skin smooth and soft & as a facial soap it is excellent for clearing acne.


The Production Process:

SUN DRYING - The skin of the plantain is sun dried to a specific texture and then roasted in clay like oven. During drying, the heat is kept at a constant temperature in order to maintain a particular smell, colour and texture of the dried plantain leaves.


ROASTING OF PLANTAIN SKIN - The plantain leaves are then roasted. The roasting process determines the colour of the African black soap. The longer the roasting process, the darker the black soap.


MIXING OF PLANTAIN WITH PALM KERNEL OIL - After the roasting process, the plantain skin is mixed with pure, unrefined, natural Palm Kernel Oil. This process leads to the formation of the soap. No scents, preservatives, chemicals, colour enhancers, dye, charcoal or fragrances are added during mixing.


PACKAGING - The African black soap is then poured into moulding blocks and then heat sealed.

Our unique and quality controlled production process makes our traditional African black soap produce a very thick and soft lather which leaves your skin moisturized & soft.


Our African black soap has a natural earthy smell.

Why not give this unique ethical soap a try!! Click here to order.


By guest, Oct 13 2016 12:26PM

Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. English common names include: moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree, or benzoil tree. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, and widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas where its young seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables. It can also be used for water purification and hand washing, and is sometimes used in herbal medicine.


Health benefits of moringa

Moringa plant possesses unique nutritional qualities that hold promise to millions of impoverished communities around the world who in need of nutritional supplements like protein, minerals, and vitamins.


Moringa greens (leaves) are an excellent source of protein which is a unique feature for any herbs and leafy-greens in the entire plant kingdom. 100 g of fresh raw leaves carry 9.8 g of protein or about 17.5% of daily-required levels. Dry, powdered leaves indeed are a much-concentrated source of several quality amino acids.


Fresh pods and seeds are a good source of oleic acid, a health-benefiting monounsaturated fat. Moringa, as a high-quality oilseed crop, can be grown alternatively to improve nutrition levels of populations in many drought-prone regions of Africa and Asia.


Fresh leaves and growing tips of moringa are the richest source of vitamin A. 100 g of fresh leaves carry 7564 IU or 252% of daily-required levels of vitamin A! Vitamin A is one of the fat-soluble anti-oxidant offering several benefits, including mucus membrane repair, maintenance of skin integrity, vision, and immunity.


Fresh moringa (drumstick) pods and leaves are an excellent sources of vitamin-C. 100 g of pods contain 145 µg or 235% of daily-required levels of vitamin-C. 100 g of greens provide 51.7 µg or 86% of daily-recommended intake values of this vitamin. Research studies have shown that consumption of fruits/vegetables rich in vitamin C helps the body develop immunity against infectious agents, and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals from the body.


The greens as well as pods also contain good amounts of many vital B-complex vitamins such as folates, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and niacin. Much of these vitamin functions as co-enzymes in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism.


Furthermore, its greens (leaves) are one of the finest sources of minerals like calcium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. Iron alleviates anemia. Calcium is required for bone mineralisation. Zinc plays a vital role in hair-growth, spermatogenesis, and skin health.


We sell Moringa in a variety of sizes. Please visit our online shop or email us for more information.


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