Alaffia, Authentic African Black Soap, Vanilla Almond, 16 fl oz (476 ml)

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Product Overview


  • All-in-One
  • Body Wash, Shampoo, Shaving Soap & More
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Ethical Body Care
  • All Skin & Hair Types
  • Hand Soap
  • Safe & Gentle
  • Ethical Trade
  • Gluten Free
  • Handcrafted
  • Vegan
  • No Animal Testing
  • Paraben Free

Alaffia's Authentic African Black Soap is made from a centuries-old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and West-African palm oil�. Saponification is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking it for six hours. That last step is curing the soap in the sun for three weeks, resulting in a gentle hand and body wash.

In West Africa, black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Osse Dudu. Dudu means "black", which comes from extensive cooking of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify and purify the skin.

�Orangutan safe

Suggested Use

Facial Cleanser: Gently massage over skin. Rinse clean and pat dry. Follow with the Alaffia face cream of your choice.

Body Wash: Apply generously, working into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly.

Shampoo: Apply to wet hair and massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly and condition with Alaffia conditioner.

Also Good As: Hand Soap, Shaving Soap, and General Household Cleanser.

Other Ingredients

Azadirachta indica (neem) leaf aqueous extract, lauryl glucoside, saponified butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter* and elaeis guineensis (palm kernel) oil*�, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) extract, prunus dulcis (almond) extract.

*Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient

�Orangutan safe


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