Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap
Made in the USA
Alaffia’s energizing tangerine citrus Authentic African Black Soap is made from a centuries-old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and West African palm oil. Black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Ossé Dudu. Dudu means “black,” which comes from extensive cooking of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify and purify the skin.
When, in 1996, a young man from Togo, West Africa, met a young woman from rural Washington State. Inspired by a shared calling to do right by the world, Alaffia, a social enterprise, was born. Founded in 2003, Alaffia continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of Beauty, Equality and Empowerment, fair trade, and safe, efficacious hair, face and body care.
- NO! Synthetic Fragrance, Parabens, Sulfates, SLS & Animal Testing
- YES! Natural, Ethical Body Care, Handcrafted, Biodegradable Ingredients, Vegan
- Supporting Equality & Empowering Communities
Additional Product Details
Ocimum canum (African Mint) Aqueous Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elæis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*†, Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Citrus tangerina (Tangerine) Oil, Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass) Oil, Litsea cubeba (Litsea) Oil.
Face Cleanser: Gently massage over skin. Rinse clean and pat dry. Follow with the Alaffia face cream of your choice.
Body Wash: Apply generously, working into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly.
Shaving Soap: Apply and lather evenly with wet hands. Shave and rinse.