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For “bacne” sufferers, apply to affected area once daily to scrub away dead skin.

Shea Terra Organics 100% Pure African Black Soap

$18.00 Ships Free
8 oz

Availability: Out of stock


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Here’s a quick lesson in skincare history: In West Africa, traditional black soap is made by mixing the ash of local plants and barks with healing oils. Rich in vitamins A and E, it’s become prized by women around the world for its abilities to battle blemishes and the signs of skin aging. This powerful powder is African black soap in its raw form, which, when mixed with water, creates a scrub that gently washes away dead skin. Its raw, organic formula—no harsh chemicals, dyes, or additives—leaves skin clean, rejuvenated, and healthy. The multifunctional formula also calms irritated scalps, clears up acne, and soothes razor bumps.

How to Use

The soap comes in pure powder form. Add a spoonful of water to powder to create a paste, then gently massage onto face and body with fingertips. The more water you add, the thinner the paste becomes. Wash away with water. To create shampoo, dilute with water.

Cocoa pod ash, plantain peel ash, locally produced palm kernel oil, camwood bark

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So In Love!

I was really attracted to this product since it is 100% pure and natural. I bought this about a month ago and the bottle was shaped a little differently but this bottle looks like it would be a little less messy than the one I have. The top narrowed and had a smaller neck making it a little difficult to scoop out. The first time I used it I was skeptical since it is like washing yourself with mud and doesn't smell too fantastic. However when I got out of the shower I have never felt so clean! Also my skin is much clearer, even, and it's great at exfoliating! I'm going to use this forever :)

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A Little Goes A Long Way

This powder is great. I like the versatility of it- that it can be mixed with other ingredients for different uses- and it travels very well.

This black soap will probably last me forever. I bought it almost 8 months ago and I'm not quite half way through the container. I use it as simply as mixing a little with water to foam up and wash my face, neck, and hair, or get creative and mix it with sugar or honey for a body scrub or face scrub. I also appreciate the shape of the jar. It fits right in on my counter, and I know that I can easily recycle or reuse it once I (finally) finish what's inside.

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Black Soap

I'm not sure how I feel about this product. I can't see it actually doing anything miraculous however my skin appears very clean after I use it. I just wish it did more for blackheads

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This product lives up to its descriptions, but is very, very messy. It works great on acne and blemishes, but is easier to use if you pre mix it before you get in the shower.

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Awesome in a jar

I love this. I tend to get back acne and when I use this for I can start to tell a difference right away. It can be messy but it's totally worth it! I love this product and highly recommend this product.

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