Hello my friends, I hope you are warm and well but if you are in the Mid-Atlantic Area you are probably watching the snow fall and listening to the winds whip outdoors. If not, trust and believe it’s on the way.
I love winter but it can be harsh on the body, especially to the face and hands. I find that I am constantly lathering on lotions and creams before bed and upon rising as well as throughout the day. I do, however, try to ensure that the products I use on my body are toxin free and are just as safe as what I put in my body.
Which brings me to today’s topic, is Black Soap better for your body? Over the years hubby and I have used Black Soap, however, only in it’s bar form, never in liquid, which is why when I saw this at Walmart I knew that I had to try it.
I read the packaging which describes Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap as being an All-In-1 for All Skin Types and I was sold because I had always used Black Soap on my face, body and hair so having it in a liquid form would make it easier.
Many people wonder about the benefits of Black Soap versus regular soap, so this is what I found online at BlackDoctor.com:
Black soap cleanses gently, so it’s ideal for people with rosacea, rashes, dryness and other skin conditions. Some African black soap contain a plantain extract, which has antibacterial properties that may help treat acne breakouts. Some people use the soap as a shampoo or mild makeup remover.
If you’re trying to cut back on the amount of toxins you put on your skin, Black soap gently cleanses impurities without the harmful chemicals. Few studies have been done on raw black soap, but available research has shown that black soap does have bacteria-fighting properties that help treat a number of skin conditions.
Some of the uses for black soap are: shampoo (be sure to follow it with your regular conditioner), makeup remover, acne breakouts, fade skin discoloration, dark spots and acne scars, reduce discomfort for psoriasis and eczema, and helps relieve skin rashes.
Black soap is best stored in a container or sealed plastic bag for ideal use. Black soap has a high content of glycerin, so it may be best to speak to your dermatologist before trying ABS if you have a known glycerin allergy.
In reading the label further, it states that Alaffia pays fair wages, empowers mothers and families, and utilizes sustainable wildcrafted ingredients. Funds from the product sales help conduct many empowerment projects in Togo, West Africa, including: Reforestation, School Supplies, Bicycles for Education, Maternal Care, Eyeglasses and School Construction. Yet just another reason to support this company and purchase it’s products.
- ALL IN ONE: Ideal for all skin types as a face and body cleanser, shampoo, hand wash, or shaving product
- NATURALLY UNSCENTED: Pure black soap without any additional scent
- GIVE BACK: Your Alaffia purchase funds empowerment projects helping to break the cycle of poverty
- FAIR TRADE: Alaffia has committed to sourcing 100% Certified Fair Trade Ingredients
- PURITY PROMISE: Gluten free and vegan, without parabens, sulfates, or dyes
Black soap doesn’t have any perfumes or dyes and it doesn’t foam up like regular soap which is another reason why I like it so much. We are getting a natural cleansing without harsh chemicals and it’s soothing to the skin.
Although Black Soap is sold individually and not in multi-packs, it lasts longer than regular soap so it’s a savings in the long run, another reason to purchase.
We have purchased many brands of Black Soap from health and beauty shops as well as from African American vendors, but this was my first try with a brand from Walmart.
However, it won’t be my last buy because it contains Shea Butter which kept my body moisturized without having to lather on lots of lotions as I normally would.
Let’s Chat > Have you ever used Black Soap, if so, do you prefer it over regular soap. Do you think Black Soap is better for the body?