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.
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.