Shea butter, also known as karite butter because it is made from the nuts of the karite tree, is another ingredient in black soap.
Shea butter is used to heal burns, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis and sores, as well as dandruff and stretch marks.
It can diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin while increasing circulation and promoting cell renewal. It contains cinnamic acid, which helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
The active ingredients of African Black soap come from the ash of local plants including:
👉 Cocoa pods
👉 Palm kernels
👉 Shea bark
👉 Palm leaves
👉 Plantain leaves
👉 Potash produced from plantain leaves
👉 Virgin olive oil
👉 Naturally-occurring glycerin
The plantain skin and potash are excellent sources of Vitamin A and E, while glycerin helps the skin retain moisture throughout the day. Palm kernel oil has lubricating properties, which makes it suitable as a moisturizer.
Palm oil and shea butter also serve as the base oils.
All the ingredients combined give the soap its light to black color.
_Traditional African black soap has a rough, earthy texture and smell.
_Despite the ingredients, the soap is not oily.
The grainy texture helps exfoliate dead skin cells off your skin to reveal healthier and smoother skin.
Apparatus needed include
👉 Mortar and pestle
👉 Big bowl
👉 Small bowl or bucket
👉 Hand glove
👉 Double boiler.
Now that you have you bars of African black soap ready, the next step is storage.
The dissolves easily when exposed to water make sure that you store the soap in a dry place.
*_You can cut the bar up into smaller cubes that you can use hbd for each shower to avoid exposing the entire bar to water._*
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