Alaffia's Extra Rich Authentic African Black Soap contains additional fair trade shea butter for a skin cleansing & moisturizing experience that is silky smooth. In West Africa, black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Osse Dudu. "Dudu" means the color black, which comes from extensive "cooking" of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify & purify the skin.
Use: Pump small amount into hand, lather & apply to body with water for gentle cleansing. Suitable as a facial cleanser, body wash, shampoo, hand soap, and shaving soap.
Water, saponified butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter* (&) elaeis guineensis (palm kernel) oil*.
*Certified Fair for Life-Social & Fair Trade by IMO
No chemical preservatives, color enhancers, or synthetic fragrances used.
100% of all ingredients are Fair Trade Certified. Handmade by Alaffia in Olympia, WA USA from ingredients made by our Cooperatives in Togo, Africa.