What is Black Soap?
The authentic version of black soap
is an age old recipe that was developed centuries ago and passed down through
carefully guarded family secrets.
Black Soap comes mostly from the Ghana
region of Africa, where plantain, its derivative, is plentiful. Once the pods
of the plantain are harvested, they are mixed with shea butter, another local
worth source and other ingredients like palm oil and cocoa pod powder. Some recipes even call for tropical honey and
other secret ingredients.
What does black soap look like?
Real Black Soap is pretty ugly. It
actually looks more like brown clumps than black…very brown and very earthy,
thankfully with no telltale odor or smell. Called ‘du-du’ by the locals, use
Here is a picture:
How is African Black Soap Used?
Black African Soap has been known to
relieve troubled skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema, which is why it is
held in such high esteem. Many people swear by its magical qualities for
troubled and dry skin.
What is Mooseberry’s version of black
soap and why should I try it?
At Mooseberry, we’ve taken this
ancient secret recipe and basically converted it into a modern day recipe that
retains the great qualities of the ancient soap while adding a few beneficial ingredients
of our own. One addition is pure organic
charcoal (made from the charring of local cherry pits). This obviously makes
the soap black in color. The Bio-Char purifies the skin and extracts toxins,
unclogging nasty pores. Rich in vitamins and iron, this charcoal in
Mooseberry’s version of black soap, adds to the deep cleansing action of the
What else do we add and why?
We add local unprocessed honey – anti-oxidant-rich, antiviral, antifungal…the
wonders of honey and the list goes on.
We add lots of extra vegetable glycerin, a humectant for the skin, meaning
it draws moisturize to your skin
rather than away from it, which can
dry it out.
Essentially, we’ve added the rich emollients of honey, shea, and an awesome blend of essential oils
know to be anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and with amazing benefits to your skin
and mind. With the purifying qualities of natural charcoal, our blend of oils
and the ancient qualities of Dudu, you’ve got yourself an incredible new age Black Soap recipe.
More Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bartolotta is the owner of Mooseberry Soap Company, a global organic soap and
body care company.
You can link to this article. Please do not make copies of