(Slso known as "African Black Soap")
This traditional African soap is made following the practices of the women of Ghana and other regions of west coast Africa who make this soap by-hand and have for generations. They use a mixture called "black soap powder" which we follow, originally created by the village women. The powder (made into a paste) is created of burned palm leaves which are added to cocoa pod husks, burned plantain skins, African honey, and virgin African shea butter. The soap is always unscented. The color of the soap is determined by how long the plantain leaves are burned.....don't be fooled by imitation ABS - African Black Soap, that is merely soap colored with a black oxide colorant! In true ABS, the plantain skins are the key ingredient and what creates the dark color of the soap! This African black soap is handmade by age old tradition. Every African family has their own secret method passed down to each generation. The finished soap is reknown for helping to heal lesions and alleviating many skin irritations and conditions. Here at Ancient Alchemy we studied, mimicked, and recreated African traditional methods, adding some of our own tricks (for a soap not crumbly like most ABS's directly from Africa), and offer you this updated bar to soothe your skin, whatever it's condition, and to honor the black magic of this wonderfully pure soap that originated in Africa!
Antiquarian Recipe - African Black Magic
Distilled water, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, olive oil, sodim hydroxide (lye), castor oil, virgin African shea butter, burnt leaves of palm, plaintain, and cocoa pod husks.
This soap is UNSCENTED, as per tradition.
Note: No sodim hydroxide (lye) remains in the finshed soap product.