Monday, January 17, 2011

African Black Soap

African Black soap is great for acne prone skin.  Personally I love this soap during the summer months because it helps my oily skin, but in the winter it can be too drying. 

This soap can be used for the face, body and hair.

I currently use Dudu -Osun because I broke out from the original/regular black soap.  It was too strong for me and caused bumps all over my face ( they went away over night though)

I will be creating a shampoo soon, Stay Tuned.

 FYI: Because this recipe has high water content, I will be making only enough for one wash. 
 ...and I digress
(All this preservative stuff has me scarRRed....Hi my name is Ms.DIY and I am a germaphobe and potential hypochondriac, LBS!  I can't watch the Dr. Oz show because he's always warning you about different health stuff)

Benefits Of Black soap 
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Black soap is also known as African Black Soap and is simply referred as ABS. It is an excellent cleanser that is composed of numerous soothing and beneficial ingredients that are abundantly found in nature. Although these ingredients are found all through the world, ABS is traditionally made by hand in Africa. Research has revealed that black soaps might contain many different ingredients, but majority of black soaps contain various oils, like the coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. They also contain ashes from different plants, like shea tree bark, banana trees, cocoa pods, and plantain leaves. Along with these water is used as a base for producing these soaps. The many benefits of black soap include:

1.Helps to remove scars caused by acne.
Since acne is not caused by dirt, but due to the release of excessive oils within the skin, the soap cannot remove acne. But use of African black soap helps to remove scars cause due to acne.
2.Helps to remove skin irritations.
Use of black soap helps to remove skin irritations like rashes.
3.Suitable for all skin types.
Black soap can be used for the treatment of problems on all types of skin including the dry and rough, oily and moderate skins.
4.Beneficial for skin diseases.
Black soap is very beneficial for reducing the discomforts that are associated with skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema
5.Helps in removing make-up.
Black soap not only cures skin problems but can also be used as a perfect cleanser for removing make up. It removes every bit of chemicals that can spoil the skin and help to make it clean and fresh.
6.Delays ageing on the skin.
Regular use of black soap helps to remove facial lines that are mostly early signs of ageing. Thus black soap can be used to delay ageing of skin.
7.Benefits to oily skin.
Regular use of black soap helps to remove extra oils form the skin. It is thus useful in preventing the formation of pimples and other problems associated with oily skin.
8.Benefits to the hair.
Black soap can be used for cleaning of hair. After cleaning use your regular conditioner for shiny lustrous beautiful hair.
Black soap contains a very high content of glycerin; it can easily absorb moisture from the air. To prevent it from spoiling due to humidity, black soap must be stored in a sealed plastic bag or dry container. This will give life to your soap

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