"Traditional African black soap is brownish-black in color but is never fully black. It has an organic soft shape with an earthy fragrance. My soap actually looks like a fudgey brownie cake without the sweetness! Traditional Black Soap can be used from head-to-toe as a shampoo, body wash or facial soap. I only buy organic fair trade soap from the Togo region. This soap is completely pure and chemical-free-made with natural plant extracts, oils and or butters. This includes Shea butter, palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter. Check the label on your Black Soap, it should not contain cheap oils, fats or fillers-some soaps that are labeled African Black soap in the U.S., Europe & Asia are not pure authentic black soap-they may contain chemical ingredients to obtain a black color.
Black soap is also created with only organic materials such as plantain skin, palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, cocoa pod, natural sodium, tree leaves and barks. Plantain skin is the main ingredient in this soap which contains a natural source of vitamin A, vitamin E, and iron," according to Black Hair Media. Traditionally Black Soap is not black, it is a brown semi-soft soap with a earthy scent. It is also very crumbly when cut. It is completely natural and free of chemicals.
You can easily make a liquid soap with black soap. Start with equal parts or small pieces of black soap, grated or sliced and cover with an equal parts of water, stir & let sit overnight to melt. The next day you add a small amount of oils or butters to make the soap more moisturizing if necessary. For my black liquid soap recipe, I used 1/4 cup soap, 1/4 cup water--I added added another 1/4 cup water the next day after the soap melted, 1 tsp of red palm oil, 1 tbsp of palm oil and 1 tsp of almond butter. Start with a small amount and adjust the proportions until you get the recipe you want.