- Product Highlights
- Formulated With Handcrafted & Certified Fair Trade Shea Butter
- Great as Gentle Facial Cleanser, Shampoo, Body Wash & More
- Specially Cured to be Mild & Gentle Enough for All Skin & Hair Types
- Scented With Ivigorating, All Natural Peppermint Essential Oils
SKU 187132002703 Quantity 16 fl oz Liquid (475 ml) Fragrance Peppermint Dietary Needs Cruelty Free, Fair Trade Certified, Free of Artificial Fragrance, Gluten Free, Paraben Free, SLS Free Directions
Facial Cleanser: Apply with palm or facial cloth and massage gently over skin. Rinse clean and pat dry. Follow with Alaffia Face Cream of your choice.
Body Wash: Squeeze onto a wet loofah, scrub or wash cloth and work into a lather on body. Rinse thoroughly.
Shampoo: Apply to wet hair & massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly.
Also good as: Hand Soap, Shaving Soap, and General Household Cleanser.
Warnings For external use only. Keep out of eyes. Ingredients African Mint (Ocimim canum) Extract (Aqueous), African Black Soap (Saponified Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) and Palm Kernel Oil (Elaeis guineensis)), Lauryl Glucoside, Peppermint Essential Oil…for product label information including a complete list of ingredients, click all product images above.
- Product Details
What is African Black Soap?
In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Osse Dudu. "Dudu" means the color black, which comes from the extensive "cooking" of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify and purify the skin, and this is an integral aspect of our true African black soap.
Furthermore, Alaffia African Black Soap is made from a centuries old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and indigenous West African palm kernel oil. Saponification is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking the soap for six hours. The final step is to dry and cure the soap in the sun for three weeks.
The extensive cooking and curing process makes authentic African black soap mild and gentle, and is the major reason for its great popularity rise in America. The second important reason is this soap's versatility. In Togo, Alaffia African Black Soap is an "all in one" option for cleaning, and is ideal for faces and babies, shaving, shampooing, and as a general hand & body wash. Scented with invigorating peppermint essential oil.
Alaffia was founded with the moral objective of alleviating poverty in West Africa. We do this through fair trade of our base ingredients and our Alaffia community empowerment projects, such as bicycles for education. Since 2005, we have distributed 4,000 used bicycles to disadvantaged students in our Togolese communities, encouraging girls to stay and succeed in school.
Fair Trade Shea Butter
For All Skin & Hair Types
Shampoo and more
With Handcrafted Fair Trade Shea Butter
Fair for Life
Sustainable SKin Care
Handmade; Domestic Packaging; Fair Trade; No Parabens; No Animal Testing; No SLS; No Synthetic Fragrance; Gluten-Free; Biodegradable
Handmade by Alaffia in Olympia, WA USA from ingredients made by our Certified Fair Trade Cooperatives in Togo, West Africa.
African Black Soap Brand: AlaffiaPrice: $7.39 - In stock
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