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By Tima Samad
African Black soap has been used for centuries in West Africa. It is still made the traditional way from locally harvested plantain skins, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves & shea tree bark, to name a few potent ingredients. It is then fermented which is how the soap gets its brownish-black color.
*Please Note* African Black Soap should not be entirely Black in color. If so, it is not authentic. It’s watered down & mixed with different agents!