Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap Lavender Ylang Ylang Description
- Fair Trade
- Vegan & Cruelty Free
- No gluten, parabens, SLS, synthetic fragrances
- Unrefined ingredients
- Domestic packaging
In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Ossé 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. This is an integral aspect of our true African black soap.
Alafﬁa’s Authentic Black Soap is made from a centuries-old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and West African palm kernel oil. Saponiﬁcation is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking the soap for six hours. The last step is drying and curing the soap in the sun for three weeks, resulting in a gentle hand & body wash.
Azadirachta indica (Neem) Leaf* Aqueous Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*†, Lavandula hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Extract.
*Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient
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