08 Jul Benefits of Black Soap
While you might be thinking yuck! Black soap, as in a soap that is literally black on your skin and you are wondering if it would not even add more dirt to your body (without offence to anyone or any skin tone), we bring you the good news of this amazing natural skincare product. For a very long time, black soap has been used to get rid of skin problems and of course like its other natural skincare companions like Shea butter and Coconut oil, it is only gaining more popularity in recent times (one which it quite deserves I must say).
There are numerous benefits associated with the use of this amazing skincare product. While we may not be able to highlight it all, here are some few ones that are impossible to miss.
Evens out the skin tone:
This is perhaps the starting point of the goodness this product has to offer. The continuous use of black soap helps to even out an uneven skin tone. Do you have dark inner thighs? Or perhaps you have been struggling with black armpits for some time? Do you have some stubborn spots on your body that have vehemently refused to go after trying series of expensive products? Not to worry, using the black soap will gradually make every uneven part of your skin (in terms of its colour) get its natural groove back in no time!
Not only does black soap start its awesome mediation from evening out the skin tone and clearing the dark spots in the process, it also helps in removing any blemishes on the skin. Are you a guy and razor bumps keeps killing your shine anytime you shave? Are you a beautiful lady but eczema chose the most visible part of your skin to display itself? Not to worry, black sop is for everyone and anyone!
The benefits of black soap is truly countless and includes the following: it helps in effectively thinning fine lines, does the double duty of nourishing your hair while acting as a shampoo, for makeup lovers, black soap helps medicate your face while taking on the duty of acting as a makeup remover, helps to treat effectively acne breakouts, acne scars, reduce discomfort for psoriasis, among lots more other uses.
Brethren, really, there is no need to break the bank to exfoliate your skin. Black soap can also be used to lightly exfoliate the skin and give you healthier looking, glowing skin. This natural skincare product works just fine for your body and does the same wonders to your hair. For those with excessively dry skin, watch black soap perform magic on your skin and no, the ones with oily skins are not left out. It does wonders on sensitive skins, body odours, skin rashes and scalp irritations. As you would get to see when we talk about how black soap is made, the plantain extract gives the soap Vitamins A & E, and iron and of course it also offers UV protection due to its high Shea butter content.
You might wonder how this is a benefit but really it is. The uniqueness of black soap is actually unrivalled and this is largely due to the fact that it contains no colour enhancers, has no artificial preservatives, or even fragrances. It is 100% natural, all a work of nature! And yes, it also creates a soft lather without the animal fat additives that are commonly used in soaps made in the US.
Just before we move to another topic, we would quickly add that another benefit of black soap is it eliminates fungal skin infection. It contains anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that fight off fungus, bacteria and other microbes that fight off skin infections. It’s high amount of glycerine, which absorbs moisture from the air and deposits it into the skin, makes the skin more supple and soft. Are you having a baby and you want to prevent stretch marks and dry skins that mostly accompanies pregnancies? You might want to consider the use of this amazing product
How is Black soap made?
By now, the world has come to know that we are blessed by nature. Virtually everything around us has its special use and all we have to do is find out then enjoy the quite interesting benefits. This brings us to the question of how black soap is made and no, it is not made from charcoal!
Black soap is made from the barks of locally harvested plants and barks such as cocoa pods, plantain, Shea tree bark and palm tree leaves. You will agree with me that this a very long time ago might have not made much sense but now, makes a whole new degree of sense to out skins.
So after these ingredients are gotten, there are steps to be followed in making black soap. Firstly, the barks and leaves are sun-dried and next, they would be roasted in a pot or kettle at an even constant temperature, doing this is important to ensure a fine texture, exotic smell and of course enhance colour. Lastly, water and various oils; coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil which includes cocoa pod powder and Shea butter, are then added to the mixture and stirred for at least a day. The soap is then left to set for two weeks to cure and there you have your all natural black soap ready for use. I can tell that you are nodding your heads in agreement that this natural skin care product is truly amazing.