Traditional "Raw" African Black Soap originates from West African regions in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, and Morocco. It has been made by local tribes like the Hausa, dating as far back as the Pharaonic period when it was used for cleansing and purification in spiritual ceremonies. Also known as Anago or Alata Samina, which translates as “Black” Soap or “African Black” Soap, each tribe has their own secret recipe for making it that is passed from generation to generation. Traditional “Raw” African Black Soap is not the mass produced Black Soap found in boxes in stores around the world. It has a delicate natural texture and is known by its rustic, patchy, crumbling appearance that has a rich and creamy lather.
Our Traditional "Liquid" African Black Soap is a great all-natural cleansing substance for the hair, face and body. Traditional "Raw" African Black Soap is made with Plantain and Shea Butter which make it ideal for those with normal or sensitive skin. Plantain is an "alterative herb", one of about 100 plants that cleanse and correct impure conditions of the blood, eliminative tissues and organs. Plantain has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial properties and can also relieve rashes, itching, bleeding (internal & external), bee stings, spider and snake bites. It is an "all around" herb that can also be used internally and externally for serious health issues like tuberculosis and syphilis.
Traditional "Raw" African Black Soap is a natural pH balancer for all skin types and is recommended by dermatologist and physicians, even Dr. Oz has highlighted it on his show. Its anti-septic properties lend to its ability to normalize various skin conditions from those suffering from acne to those with eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It has even been used on rashes, ringworm, and to prevent body odor. In Meritah (Africa), water is added to Traditional "Raw" African Black Soap then mixed with certain herbs and drank to help with ulcers, digestion, and other stomach and throat issues.