The soap is made from the ash of African plants. Those plants are locally harvested. Because of the ash in it, it has characteristic black color. In Ghana, this kind of soap is usually made by women, and it is fair traded.
Usage and Benefits and Side Effects of Black Soap
Black soap is being used for many generations and many causes. Black soap has many benefits over commercially manufactured soaps. One of the most common usages is to cure skin conditions and problems such as eliminating blemishes, evening out dark spots, skin rashes, removing body odors, eczema, thinning fine lines and razor bumps. After usage of this soap, the skin is looking healthy.
The black soap is also used for light exfoliation of the skin. It can be used on any skin, dry or oily. There are a lot of vitamin A and E in this kind of soap because of the plantain skins. It also has a lot of iron, and it gives an excellent UV protection because of the high level of shea butter