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Our African Black Soap base originates in Ghana. Black soap cleanses gently, so it's ideal for people with SD, rosacea, rashes, dryness and other skin conditions. As a raw ingredient, African black soap has a rich dark brown appearance. Black soap is made from locally harvested African plants such palm, coconut and shea butter. The ingredients are sun-dried and roasted, which is how it gets its deep color. Because Pyrithione Zinc is a fine white powder, our finished bars take on light purple/brown/black color. Ground apricot kernels add a wee bit of texture to aid exfoliation.
DermaHarmony African Black bars are a made in a smaller batch process and hand poured into molds. Soda ash occurs on the top (curved side) of the bar. This is a natural reaction of unsaphonified lye reacting with carbon dioxide in the air. The result is thin white layer that is perfectly safe to use. We don't bevel the edges and prefer the rustic look of the bar - variations in appearance and texture are normal and come from ash of roasted plant materials.
5 oz (141.7 G)
Free from sulfates, MPG, paraben, preservatives, and PEG
Glycerin, Saphonified Oils (from palm and coconut), Water, Sodium Oleate, Pyrithione Zinc, Shea Butter, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Ground Apricot Kernel, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid
With our small batch hand made soaps we prioritize the use of recycled and renewable materials. The brown Kraft envelope used by this product is 100% compostable - an eco-friendly choice. The sleeve is made of Kraft paper with an inner plant-based PLA lining. The packaging is ASTM D 6400 and DIN EN 13432 certified. These certify that the PLA and paper will compost satisfactorily, including biodegrading at a rate comparable to known compostable materials. The outer shipper use for 1 or 2 bar orders is also 100% recyclable and made from 100% recycled paperboard with 90% PCC. The pressure sensitive closure uses gum/glue so that we don't need to use plastic tape. Even our thermal shipping label can be recycled or composted.
Made in the USA.
Use within 12 months of purchase.
This is a hand made / small batch product - size, appearance, and shape vary slightly.
It is safe to use this product in your hair in substitute of regular shampoo.
Natural soaps don't perform well in 'hard water'.