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Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap

4.5 oz

Availability: In 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 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 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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Love. This. Stuff.

I bought this once when I needed to get my order amount higher to get some free stuff. Omg, best $8 ever. I have since bought an additional one and another for a friend. I haven't had a breakout since I started using it on my face. I started using it on entire body since I started getting breakouts on my back. This cleared those RIGHT up. The soap has natural exfoliants so using a loofah isn't necessary. Be warned though, because the suds are brown, your shower might start looking ickier sooner. But it was always icky, you just didn't notice. Buy this soap; clean your tub more often.

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This soap is really great after using it on my face it left my skin bright and so clean I will continue to use

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Works so well!

It works so well and it makes my skin so soft! I use it on my whole body. The only thing is, it makes my skin a little dry and you have to be REAL careful when using the bar on bare skin, it's given me a few decent scratches, so put it on your hands first then apply it to your body. Or put it on a wash cloth and rub it together before applying it to your skin. The scratches really hurt... Lol.
Also, I have eczema on the back of my arms and my thighs, and I've only used it for a few days and it's already cleared some of it up! And m
Overall, it has more pros then cons!

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Strange, but worth the try.

I was hesitant to buy this because it is, well, black soap... I was having visions of it staining my shower grout. But, it surprisingly works rather well! The smell was a bit of a turn-off right out of the box (ashy, but not like the reminiscent campfire). But the scent doesn't linger much, and is totally bearable when lathered up. The suds had kind of a brown tinge at the base of my loofa, but was white for the most part. And my skin does feel a bit firmer after use.

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I wanted to try out this product to see if it lived up to the expectations of the positive reviews I read! It absolutely did! It cleared up my skin like you wouldn't believe! Amazing product! I would recommend it to anyone.

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