If you’ve heard all the hype about African Black Soap, but have no idea why or what it is then keep scrolling to find out why you NEED to add black soap to your skincare routine.
What is black soap?
African Black Soap is made from locally harvested sun-dried African fruits and plants such as plantains, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and shea tree bark. The ingredients are then roasted in a pot for hours, which is how it gets its deep color. Water and oils such as coconut, palm, and shea butter are also mixed in to add moisture.
How do I know my black soap is real or fake?
With many people realizing the amazing benefits of black soap, several companies have tried to recreate and mass produce it. Not only do they add harsh chemicals that are NOT found in real black soap, but they take business away from the African people who produce it.
With all the fakes out there, how can you spot REAL black soap? Here are some key differences:
Black soap is not actually black.
Black soap is typically a dark brown or tan color depending on how long it has been boiled.
Black soap is not smooth.
Black soap is full of natural ingredients so it’s chunky and usually not a uniform shape.
Black soap is malleable.
Unlike other soap bars, black soap is soft and malleable. You can break it apart and it dissolves fairly easily.
Benefits of REAL Black Soap
Regular mass produced soaps you find at the store often contain ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, harsh silicons, aluminum oxide, and magnesium. These ingredients can wreak havoc on your skin by irritating or drying it out.
Black soap is different. It’s made with all natural ingredients so it should not irritate your skin and all the nice oils keep it moisturized. Many people have seen benefits from using black soap like a reduction in acne, faded scars, soft skin, and so much more!
Alikay Naturals has 100% real raw African black soap. Our Amazing Black Soap Bar is REAL black soap imported from Ghana from so you don’t have to worry about any added harsh chemicals or preservatives. It’s gentle enough to use twice a day. For blemish free skin we recommend washing your face with it every morning and night. You can also use it on your body! Cut the bar into small pieces and store the extra soap in a cool dry place to make it last.
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