What Is Black Soap ?
What Is Black Soap ?
For centuries, Ghanaians had used Black Soap to help relieve acne, oily skin, clear blemishes in various other skin uses. African black soap has also been used to achieve beautiful skin. Africans of also use this natural soap for bathing and washing their hair. It's great for removing makeup. Black soap will leave your skin soft, clear and smelling delicious. This soap is not scented.
Alata Samina or Anago Samina is the term used in the local dialect called Twi to refer to black soap or African Black Soap. Alata or Anago is a reference to the people of the northern region of Ghana, mainly the Hausa tribe. Alata Samina is now used all over Ghana.
Glaxo or African black soap comes from plantain skin. It is a natural source of vitamin A and E and iron. Plantain is a popular food in Africa, South Africa and other parts of the world. They can be found in ethnic or international grocery stores such as Latino, Caribbean for African. It looks like banana but much bigger. It does not taste like banana and has to be cooked before eating. The skin of the plantain is gingerly dried to
precise texture under the hot African sun. It is then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve a particular color, texture and fragrance. In some recipes, Cocoa Pod is used instead of Plantain skin. Cocoa pod is the shell of the cocoa fruit. The cocoa beans are used for making chocolate or cocoa butter, among other things.
The next process is very delicate, and if it is not done properly, with the right ingredients, there will be no soap. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm oil, palm kernel oil from the soap. The roasting of the plantain skin determines the color of the soap. The longer the plantain skins are roasted, the dark of the soap. African black soap is generations old and has numerous benefits and is not scented. It can be used by anyone who wishes to improve quality of their skin.
BUYERS BEWARE: Fake black soap is hard. It is died black. It does not contain any traditional ingredients. Instead, it is loaded with cheap vegetable oil and stains your wash cloth. This soap is chemically processed.