African Black Soap also known as Dudu Osun has been used for centuries to assist people with a wealth of skin issues. Most notably for eliminating dark spots, thinning fine lines, eczema, razor bumps and other blemishes. It also serves as a great exfoliating soap and is known to give peoples skin a healthier glow.
In this African Black Soap Review you will learn the following:
- How African Black Soap is made
- How to use African Black Soap
- The results of using the soap
- Where you can buy Black African Soap
How African Black Soap is made
African Black Soap is made from the ash of plants and barks including plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark. To begin with the leaves and bark are dried in the sun and then roasted in a pot for several hours at an even temperature. Water and a plethora of different oils are then added to the leaves. These oils include palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil (consisting of shea butter and cocoa pod powder). These are all stirred into a mixture and left to stand for around 24 hours. At this point the mixture would have begun to harden. It is then left to set into a solid compound and then it is cut into pieces.
African Black Soap derives from west Africa, and in particular Ghana. Different tribes and communities have over the centuries adopted their own unique methods for making the soap. This has resulted in the soap having an array of different colors. Originally the soap was used to heal cuts, but now it’s uses have transcended healing only sores. It’s also very good for lightening dark spots, treating eczema and fixing other skin blemishes.
How to use African Black Soap
African Black Soap can be applied on it’s own or mixed with a variety of oils for specific results. If using it on it’s own simply mix it with a bit of warm water and apply it to the skin as a lather. Leave it on your skin for several minutes before washing it off. Monitor the effects the soap has on your skin over the following days and if there are now issues continue to use it.
For best results we advise mixing the soap with a few drops of Argan Oil. African Black Soap can dry out ones skin, and so mixing the soap lather with a few drops of Argan Oil will help prevent your skin from drying out too much.
Our tester wanted to get rid of some black spots on her chest as well as dark spots under her arms. After using the soap for only 3 months she began noticing the dark spots under her arms were getting lighter and the black spots on her chest were fading.
She continued to use the soap for another 3 months by which stage the dark spots under arms had completely disappeared. She was able to achieve these results by using African Black Soap every second day for a 3-4 month period. During this time she closely monitored the effects the soap was having on her skin. She also mixed the soap with Argan Oil to help keep her skin moisturized.
African Black Soap is not renowned as a skin whitening soap per se, although over time one can see skin whitening effects. If you are looking for a soap with faster acting skin whitening ingredients then why not consider trying a Kojic Acid Soap. The current two most popular brands of Kojic Acid Soap are Kojie San and Marie France.
Where to buy African Black Soap
If you are living in Europe or the USA, African Black Soap can be bought at a variety of African market stalls or African shops located in areas where the west African diaspora tend to live. Remember that the soap also goes by the name of Dudu Osun. You can also buy the soap online through a variety of ecommerce stores like ebay or Amazon below.