Alaffia Black Soap, Authentic African, Tangerine Citrus

For all skin & hair types. Equality. Empowerment. Beauty. All-in-one. Body wash. Shampoo. Shaving soap & more. Fair Trade shea butter. Handcrafted. No animal testing. No synthetic fragrance. Non-GMO. No SLS. Gluten-free. Biodegradable. Safe for babies. Domestic packaging. No parabens. In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Osse 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 for all ages. This bottle is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. Please, keep the cycle going! Alaffia Empowerment: Maternal Health Care: We pay fair wages to members of our shea Butter Cooperative in Togo, Africa. Funds from this and our other Alaffia products help conduct our empowerment projects. Alaffia reduces the maternal death rate in Togo by providing comprehensive prenatal care to 1,000 women each year. Saving mothers empowers women and nurtures future generations. Learn more at Bicycles for Education Project: 5,300 bikes distributed. Reforestation Project: 25,00 trees planted. School Supplies Project: 8,000 student recipients. Fair for Life: 74% of all ingredients are Fair Trade Certified. Handmade by Alaffia in Olympia, WA USA from ingredients made by our Cooperatives in Togo, Africa.