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Shea Terra Organics

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Here’s a quick lesson in skincare history: In West Africa, traditional black soap is made by mixing the ash and barks of local plants 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 rich cleansing and exfoliating bar from Shea Terra Organics is the real deal. Made with USDA-certified organic ingredients, it retains all the medicinal benefits of the original African soap.

How it Works

Black plant ash is combined with soothing organic coconut oil and shea butter before it’s cured into bar soap, forming a nourishing cleanser and natural scrub. A natural alternative to microdermabrasion, these ingredients can help heal face, back, and shoulder acne.

How to Use

For body, lather and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing for best results. For face, lather bar in hand, then gently massage into face. Leave on mask for about five minutes. Rinse.

USDA certified organic, virgin coconut cream oil, African black soap (cocoa pod ash, plaintain peel ash, palm kernel oil, camwood), 24% USDA certified organic shea butter, certified organic, extra virgin olive oil, spring water, sodium hydroxide

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This soap has help me polish up my skin and my pores. The bar of soap works wonders for clearing up any deep dirt/makeup and blackhead's. The liquid soap is wonderful too. I would highly recommend.

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Clean & Healthy Skin
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I use this soap on my face in the morning and evenings. It makes my skin feel so clean and it really helps to keep blemishes away. The bar is long lasting and a great value for the outcome.

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good wash low maintanence
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This is a good wash for a low maintenance type of routine. Im glad I tired it out. Its nice.

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Works great! Lasts a long time!
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I am so glad I read the reviews before buying this soap! Someone suggested cutting off little blocks at a time to use and that is the perfect way to use this soap! It will last a really long time. Store it somewhere dry between uses also. I really love this product, My face feels so soft and clean! Cleared up the few pimples I had as well!

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This stuff works!
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I've always had a difficult time finding something that actually works on my skin. I can honestly say that my skin is so much clearer and softer since using this. Doesn't really have a smell, but isn't anything too bad. I love this! Can be drying, so moisturizer will definitely be needed after depending on your skin. I've got combination oily/dry.

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Its okay.
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I loved this product for my body, but it made my face break out more. It doesn't smell very lovely, but it works all over the rest of my body!

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Close but no cigar

This may be a soap made in the style of African Black Soap, and it might be a really nice soap. But it's NOT genuine African Black Soap. I've been handling imported African Black Soap for friends who need it for years and I've never seen it come in actually black-colored. Many users in reviews mention that it's gritty or scrubby, another detail that's not usual. The scent of shea butter is unusual for many US users but it's an easily acquired taste for most people, so that part is likely in the style of the soap being copied here. If you like the soap itself, wonderful! But don't think it's the "real deal" as claimed, because it's not.

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the smell is not overpowering and it leaves my face feeling fresh and clean. It kind of makes a mess but overall, its a GO!

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Love black soap
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This stuff is amazing I am recommending to everyone especially to those acne prone but it firms skin as well so anybody could benefit. There is some things I wouldn't recommend..washing privates and put the soap on a tray bc it stains and it is slightly abrasive so just lather in your hands.

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I love it! It definitely works but I wish it was easier to put on my face instead of having to lather it all over my hands.

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