Plantain skins are known for their high anti-oxidant ingredients, also for being high in vitamin A and E. Vitamin E is excellent for treating dry skin, eczema and acne. Shea & Cocoa butters are also wonderful for scars, stretch marks and dry skin. This soap is wonderful for the skin, nourishing and with an array of skin benefits.
When I got my first bar of this soap, I treated it the same way as any other bar of soap - well, that was a mistake.
|Yeah, that is a tiny amount of |
soap but just wait!
|And wow...look at all that lather|
from such a small amount.
Commercial soaps, bath gels, and shampoos all have chemicals, SLS's to create lather, but they are suspected cancer causing agents (oh by the way, toothpaste also foams because of this, something to consider!) You can read more about SLS here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/13/sodium-lauryl-sulfate.aspx
So anyway, now on to happier thoughts. I decided that I could try to improve the scent, although I am more used to the way natural things smell now, but that wasn't always the case. The first time I smelled unrefined Shea butter, well let's just say, I was not a fan and thought I would never be able to use this stuff! Well, after a bit of a detox from commercial products, I am happy to say that I am now a fan of natural scents and have gotten used to and appreciate the way real ingredients smell.
So on to the African Black Soap scent, it is a bit reminiscent of burned ash (no surprise as that is how they process the soap, by burning plantain skins to create an ash) and Shea butter. I decided to try and add in lavender and orange essential oils and voila a great light scent, that only gets better after rinsing and oh did I mention how soft your skin is after this? Oh yes, you get soft, hydrated skin that feels like silk, I didn't need any moisturizer after! I've started to even use it on my hair, and again wonderful results. Smooth, soft conditioned hair.
|African Black Soap|
|Cute aren't they?|
I am making up small sample sized bars now for anyone who wants to try it out. They are 30gr bars and are great way to try out African Black Soap for the first time.
$3 for a 30gr bar. Try it out and let me know how much you love it!
keeping you beautiful inside & out