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The Original “It” Soap: Black Soap

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“It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you- without a strong rhyme to step to.”


So, I haven’t created an original post since Monday…  I find it hard to write about beauty, fashion and or shopping when there are a ton of people who’ve been furloughed and don’t know when they will be back to work…but I digress.

While in the shower and thinking about original posts, I wondered if I had wrote anything about black soap.  Black soap was the first post on my original blog and when Pink Gumbeaux was created (although you wont find it, I deleted a lot of older posts).

Any who… what’s black soap?

“All natural black soap is made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil for an all-natural cleansing process. Plantains skins are largely what make this black soap so effective. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron. When black soap is made, the skin of the plantain is dried under the sun and then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve the perfect brownish black color, texture & smell. Afterwards, cocoa pod powder is added. Cocoa pod is the shell of the cocoa fruit and also has natural healing properties.”


I’m not sure how I found out about black soap but I’ve been using it for the last several years.  I use it to remove makeup, I’ve used it to wash my hair (it will get it squeaky clean so I don’t recommend that you do this too often…) and I use it as a body soap a few times a week for my eczema.  Since using black soap, I have no eczema breakouts and no indication that I even have eczema (no marks or scarring) which is a good alternative to that crappy steroid cream they prescribe…

Other benefits:

  • Black soap works on most skin types including rough and dry or sensitive skin.
  • Help clear skin bumps and spots by using black soap daily.
  • Helps relieve acne, oily skin & other skin problems.
  • Black soap is also great for removing makeup.
  • Black soap benefits against premature facial lines and wrinkles.
  • Black soap can also be lathered and used as an effective shampoo.


You can buy black soap online or at health/organic type of store.

Warning: black soap is not BLACK.  Authentic black soap (with all the above listed benefits) looks like the picture above.  Also, this soap smells like dirt (which is why I follow up with oatmeal soap or something else that smells better, lol).

Happy Hunting!

Originally posted on Pink Gumbeaux (at Blogger).

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