Dudu Osun brand West African Black soap
Dudu Osun - ose / oshe / oche dudu, jabon negro. Yoruba Lucumi Candomble ritual soap
Excellent for the complexion and also for ritual use. A very pleasing scent.
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Each bar is stamped Dudu Osun, is cellophane wrapped and boxed.
What is African Black Soap?
African black soap is a type of natural, hand-made soap that’s ideal for those with oily or acneic skin types, though some can contain properties that are beneficial for severely dry skin. It has been used in Africa for centuries and is typically sourced from West Africa. African black soap is handmade and used as a shampoo, face soap, and body bar. Its black color is due to the ash in the product. Usually black soap is a mixture of water and the ashes of plantain skins or palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, palm oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and honey.” Unlike traditional soaps—which tend to be synthetic—black soap has a rough texture, making it excellent as an exfoliant.
Benefits of African Black Soap
It’s antibacterial. The strong, antibacterial properties African black soap contains make it an effective cleanser and a natural alternative to others that may be filled with chemicals.
It’s anti-inflammatory. The active ingredient in the ashes of the soap is sulfur, a potent antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory agent. The rough nature of the soap exfoliates the skin, and the sulfur kills bacteria and fungus on the skin. This works not only on the face but on the body as well, thus helping with shave bumps.
It’s moisturizing. The oils in the soap stop excessive water loss caused by bathing so the water stays trapped in the skin, locking in moisture. This, combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, makes African black soap great for soothing irritation caused by eczema or psoriasis.
It improves skin tone and texture. The rough nature of the soap helps exfoliate the skin. Over time, it can help with exfoliating dead, hyperpigmented skin.
How to Use African Black Soap
Test patch and your frequency of use will depend on how your skin reacts to it. The key thing to remember with African black soap is that a little goes a long way.
What is black African soap good for?
These properties have positive effects on the skin and can help remove harmful bacteria as well as dirt and impurities. Other benefits of African black soap include: Thoroughly cleansing the skin and removing makeup. Not only is black soap a facial cleanser, but it also cleans just about anything