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Saffire Blue’s African Black Soap is imported from a Fair Trade Village in Africa that supports both woman and children. The African Black Soap is made from Cocoa pods plus plantain peels, burnt to potash. This potash is added to water and boiled and all impurities filtered after boiling based on specific volumes. They then melt 45% Shea Butter, 30% Coconut Oil and 25% Palm Kernel Oil which is added to the filtered solution. The mixed content is then boiled, which becomes foamy and hardened. The hardened soap is scooped out and dried on platforms for extra solidification.
You can cut the soap into smaller pieces with a kitchen knife or handheld soap cutter. The soap will soften in high heat, and can be melted in a double boiler for re-batch soap making. Please note that this soap will soften to a moldable state, not to a pourable, liquid state.
To use, simply take a small piece of soap, mix in your hand or on a washcloth with water, and bathe as desired. African Black Soap lathers extremely well, so a small amount lasts a very long time.
This product is for use for both body and hair. For great tips on how to use African Black Soap, check out our blog: African Black Soap – the Miracle Soap for Hair & Skin Care
Ingredients: Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Coconut Carbon
Country of Origin: Ghana
Please note: Our African Black Soap does not ship in bars as pictured. Soap piece sizes may vary from small to large chunks.
The black soap I received is in small chunks. How do I form bars of black soap, as shown in the product photo?
- Grate the entire batch of African black soap. The soap should be dry before attempting to grate. Grating wet soap can lead to a mess. If you do not have a cheese grater, try shaving the soap with a sharp knife. The smaller or thinner the pieces of soap, the easier it is to rebatch.
- Fill a sauce pan with water and bring to a boil.
- Add the soap shavings into a boil-safe bag and seal tightly. Place the bag in the boiling water and leave for 20 minutes or until the soap is melted.
- Empty the melted soap into a soap mold. Leave the soap in the mold for approximately three days. If you do not have a soap mold, let the melted soap cool until it is comfortable to touch, then mold with your hands.