Black Soaps and More from Touch of Africa
100% Vegetable Based

From the African Karité – The Tree of Life

African Black Soap Ingredients:

Palm Oil
Palm oil is an ingredient in black soap that is rich in antioxidants. It contains both tocopherols and tocotrienol, both forms of vitamin E, which is used in the treatment of acne and eczema. Palm oil also contains carotene. Carotene, tocopherols and tocotrienol all help reduce cell damage caused by toxic substances and environmental pollution, notes

Shea Butter
Shea butter, also known as karite butter because it is made from the nuts of the karite tree, is another ingredient in black soap. Shea butter is used to heal burns, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis and sores, as well as dandruff and stretch marks. It can diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin while increasing circulation and promoting cell renewal. It contains cinnamic acid, which helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Palm Kernel Oil
Palm kernel oil is another ingredient in black soap, an oil that is extracted from the fruit seeds of the African palm tree. It is used to increase the lather and hardness of soap and is high in lauric acid, which helps to destroy organisms like fungus, bacteria and viruses. Palm kernel oil is similar in nature and properties to coconut oil.

Cocoa Butter
Black soap also contains cocoa butter, a natural fat extracted from the cacao bean. notes that cocoa butter is a very good moisturizer and is readily absorbed by the skin. It is often recommended for the treatment of eczema and dermatitis.

Lye Component
Black soap gets its distinctive color from a form of potash, potassium hydroxide, which is derived from the ashes of plantain skins, cocoa pods and shea tree bark and the by-product of shea production.

The ash in African black soap provides gentle exfoliation. This gentle exfoliation may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and discolorations and reduce razor bumps,


1 – Black soap should not be exposed to excess water; it will last longer if you use individual pieces for separate uses. The crumbly soap should break apart fairly easily.

2 – Moisten the soap by wetting your hands or wash cloth;use latter as neded, then rubbing the soap between your hands. This will make the soap “firm up” and hold together better. Do not run the water over the soap.


African Shea butter and African shea butter soaps, are imported from a co-op of women, in West Africa, where the proceeds from their labor goes directly toward their economic empowerment, and enriches the lives of their families. By purchasing and supporting women’s Shea and black soap cooperatives, we are consciously assisting African women, and their families, by enforcing a sense of empowerment and aiding economic efficiency.

Shea butter soaps are guaranteed to delight your senses. You can use them for a deep cleaning of your face, body and for hair shampoo that leaves you moisturized and feeling revitalized.

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