I remember my first encounter with African black soap, the local unpackaged kind. I was a bit repulsed and at that time felt a little superior for using dove. How little did I know at that time. Now African black soap is one of the best things that has happened to me.
African black soap typically contains – Plantain skin ash which is the main ingredient is a natural source of vitamin A, vitamin E, and iron. Cocoa pod ash, palm kernel oil. Some people add extra ingredients like the one I use also contains honey, shea butter, osun (Camwood), Aloe Vera, and Lime. It is made mostly by Nigerians and Ghanaians. It is important to note that African black soap is actually brown not black. If it is black, it is fake.