Natural remedy is the trend nowadays. We will find several products coming from herbs and other organic resources. Health conscious individuals look for ways to maintain their good wellbeing or recover from a certain illness through supplements and medications coming from Mother Earth. We have to consider every single body part, especially the largest organ in our body – our skin. It covers and protects all other parts within it. The question is how do we cleanse, soothe, exfoliate and heal our skin?
Commonly used is a white soap if not a lightly colored one which really looks refreshing. Different brands of soap offer various benefits – cleansing, moisturizing, whitening, acne treatment and the like. But when we use these soaps we’ll later find out that they do not reach our expectations. Our beauty and healing objectives are compromised because the ingredients are mostly artificial, chemically treated and very much commercialized. Bottom line is that it is harsh to our skin.
Then, Black Soap is the key! Black Soap is also known as African Black Soap since it originated in Ghana, West Africa. It has been used for centuries in Ghana and Nigeria to wash their black hair and skin. Because of its healing wonders other countries adopted its secret ingredients. Ingredients somehow are varied and mixed but still upholding its nearness to nature. With the intention of being natural, artificial fragrances are not added but rather earthly scents with aroma therapies are used. Even though the black soap originated in Africa and is used by black people it doesn’t mean that only blacks can use it. It is suitable for all hair types and skin types regardless of color. May it be a normal, oily or a combination type of skin Black Soap fits them all. Moreover, an infant’s delicate skin and the drying skin of the aged will surely benefit from the therapeutic sensation of the Black Soap.
As users, we normally read behind the soap’s box its ingredients and scrutinize if they are really valuable for skin care and hair care if applicable. Well, that of a Black Soap is breathtakingly pure – no synthetic components blended in it. It is made from 7 essential oils (palm kernel oil, coconut oil, unrefined shea butter, neem oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil and lemon grass oil), and cocoa pod ash. To fully comprehend on how our hair, scalp and skin can benefit from Black Soap’s marvels. Let us discuss one by one its ingredients and how they can enhance our hair and skin’s condition.
1. Palm kernel oil has anti-aging formula which prevents and treats surface lines and wrinkles.
2. Coconut oil is known to be the healthiest oil for hair, scalp and skin care. Coconut oil naturally nourishes hair by preventing dandruff, lice and lice eggs to thrive on our hair. Further, coconut oil re-grows damaged hair and makes our hair shiny. As to the skin, coconut oil is a perfect moisturizer for all skin types and has no undesirable side effects on the skin. It is also known for treating various skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
3. Unrefined shea butter being on its uncultured structure contains more vitamins and minerals ideal for treating burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. Shea butter facilitates eradication of wrinkles by increasing skin’s moisture, renewing cells and enhancing blood circulation. Shea butter also has an element that shields the skin from damaging UV rays called cinnamic acid.
4. Neem oil is a type of vegetable oil just right for dry skin. And, oily skin can also gain relief from neem oil since it has anti-bacterial properties that eliminate the causes of clogged up pores and zits. Neem oil alleviates dry and itchy scalp, dandruff and psoriasis, and offers silky, shiny, stronger hair and hair growth.
5. Lavender oil has a calming aroma that soothes the skin. Lavender oil has antiseptic and antifungal properties – it hastens the cure of numerous skin ailments such as acne, wrinkles and psoriasis. Lavender oil restores wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns too. When it comes to hair care lavender oileliminates lice and lice eggs or nits.
6. Eucalyptus oil similar to lavender oil promotes aroma therapy as well, and constitutes a desirable scent. Eucalyptus oil being antiseptic and anti-parasitic cleanses the skin, gets rid of skin infections, and aids in the healing of wounds.
7. Lemon grass oil is ultimate for both dry and oily skin conditions by stabilizing sebum levels in the skin. Lemon grass oil also has this fresh earthy fragrance that pacifies an exhausted body.
8. Cocoa pod ash or natural potash is used to convert the oils into soap. And, being an ash (finer version of a charcoal) also has curative results – gently exfoliates and absorbs bacteria causing germs leaving your hair, scalp and skin clean and refreshed.
Black Soap cleanses, soothes, exfoliates and heals. Black Soap cleanses from head to toe, from babies to the elderly, and from simple dirt to complicated types thriving bacteria and fungi. . Black Soap soothes, relaxes and calms us from exhaustion and discomforts through aroma therapy. Black Soap gently exfoliates skin and reduces the early signs of aging. Lastly, Black Soap heals various skin problems, infections and conditions. Black Soap is indeed the key to health and beauty!