Eucalyptus + Oats Black Soap Cleanser Bar
Esmes Homemade Traditional Black Soap
The main reason why black soap is highly sought after is because it indeed cures all! Great to quickly snap your skin back into shape. From infections to eczema, its medicinal benefits are endless.
How is it made? Why is it Black?
Plant matter, such as plantain skins, palm tree leaves, cocoa pods &shea tree bark, is first sun-dried &then burned to produce ash-which supplies the alkali required to convert or saponify the oils/fats. Next, water and various oils, such as coconut oil, palm oil, or shea butter, are added to the ash. The mixture is cooked and hand-stirred for at least 24 hours. After the soap solidifies, it is scooped out and set out to cure.
Originating from West Africa Where Black Soap has several names, in one region it is called "Ose-Dudu"and Another common name "Sabulun Salo.
With added colloidal oats to exfoilate and hydrate the skin.
- Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation on the skin.
- Antiseptic: heals wounds from acne, psoriasis, or eczema.
- Antibacterial: kills off a bacterial infection thereby preventing inflammation.
- Antioxidant: protects the skin from environmental damage.
- Antiviral: inhibits the development of viruses.
- Anti-fungal: treats and prevents fungal infections.
- Defends skin from photoaging (damage from UV rays)
- Relieves joint pain
Eucalyptus oil is purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting oil ideal for use on the skin. Its powerful healing capabilities reduce harmful bacteria and infections on contact with the skin. Eucalyptus removes dead skin cells, clear dirt from the pores, boost collagen production, and cleanse the skin from any traces of environmental origins. Heals skin irritations like rashes and dry skin. Because of its antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. They will help to heal the skin and promote the new cell growth for a clearer, youthful appearance. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that diminish redness and acne-related symptoms.
Another powerful feature of Eucalyptus oil for skin is its ability to increase the skin's ceramide content. Ceramides are the fatty acids responsible for sustaining/conserving the skin’s barrier and withholding its moisture content. People with low ceramide levels suffer from skin issues such as dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, and other dry skin related disorders.
Eucalyptus oil helps in retaining the moisture content of the skin quite efficiently, thereby combating such complications. The harmful effect of the sun's U.V rays is tremendously damaging to the skin, causing elastin and collagen degeneration.
BONUS: Natural Stress Reliever
Eucalyptus oil has the fresh aroma of menthol that invigorates the senses and eliminates sluggishness and mental fatigue. It also has calming effects.
This Soap Is Highly Antimicrobial.
What is the difference antimicrobial and antibacterial?
The primary difference between antibacterial vs. antimicrobial substances is the types of microorganisms they act upon. While antimicrobial substances work against a broad spectrum of microbes (bacteria, mold, mildew, algae, and even viruses), antibacterial substances are only effective against bacteria.