Friday, 25 October 2013

DIY deodorant

Good morning all you Beauties. I'ts been a while. I lost someone really dear to me and I've been grieving.
I am learning to live and cope without this Angel and now I'm back to you my friends churning out some tips on how you can achieve a beautiful you just as nature intends (without the use of chemicals).

Bottled beauty products contain all kinds of harmful chemicals, from carcinogens and endocrine disruptors to allergens. And to top it off, they usually come bottled in plastic that ends up in the landfill when you’re done with that shampoo or body scrub.
Want to whip up your own personal care products? Treat yourself right with these DIY beauty recipes using simple ingredients. Store-bought beauty supplies can be bad news. They often contain toxic ingredients, many of which are misleadingly labelled.

That’s the bad news. The good news? You can easily make your own beauty products to replace those chemical products you find on the store shelves. Check out these recipes for beauty supplies that you can whip up easily at home with no special equipment.
4 Ingredients DIY Deodorant
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda 
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill nicely into a mold, it is nice and creamy at room temperature. To mold mine, I used a foil cupcake liner that I had on hand (a paper one would work fine, too). I pressed the mixture into the liner, dropped it in a teacup, and pressed some more.
Let it chill for about an hour, and you're ready to use! If you want lotion-style deodorant, you can skip the whole cupcake liner step.

But does it work?

I applied a bit of the deodorant and was very impressed! There's no white residue once you rub it in, though I'd definitely recommend applying before you get dressed, since it's a little messier than chemical deodorants. It kept me unstinky for the whole day, despite me skipping a shower.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend this recipe! It came together in minutes, not counting the time to chill. If you're doing it lotion style, there isn't even any chilling required.

Do you have a favorite DIY deodorant? Tell us your recipe in the comments!


Thursday, 4 July 2013

Adenike Ewaroluwa Ogungbe

Hmmm! Adenike Omo Oba that is what I always call you. I can't believe I will be writing a tribute on you but.... Oluwa lo ye. Adenike to rewa to niwa. What a rare combination of beauty, brains, grace and humility. You gave so much love to everyone around you. There was never a dull moment with you.

I can still remember your words when you encouraged me to start olaa naturale products. You said " auntie this thing you make and give to us for free is very good and you should start making money from it". You took it upon yourself to hunt for the packaging. You turned yourself into my chief marketing and accounting officer. Just 2days before your death you were still telling me to bring more soaps that you're out of stock.

That is the extent you'll go to sacrifice your time for others.

You were a very good wife to my brother, you never cease to worry about him. Even after the surgery when you came into consciousness he was the first person you asked for. You said "Abidemi I love you".

I told you he has gone to get food for the baby. Then you asked if I had seen the baby to which I replied no. You asked that I should take care of her and I said we would.

Oh 'Denike! You came, you saw, you fought the good fight and you conquered death.

You were my wife, my friend, my sister, my chief marketing officer, my accounting officer, my confidant.  A wife we are proud of. A wife other wives should emulate.

A woman of grace and virtue. A true icon, an enigma. You have put your footprints on the sands of time, you'll never be forgotten and you'll be greatly missed.

Sunre Adenike! Sunre Ewar! Sunre Omo kareem! Sunre Aya Ogungbe.

O di arinako, o di oju ala. 

Sleep on beloved, till we meet to part no more.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Things every woman should know about her vagina

My intention with this piece is to open up dialogue, educate women, and encourage us all to know, love, and celebrate our bodies. Enjoy the info, and please, pass it on!
  • The only cancer a Pap smear screens for is cervical cancer. It doesn’t check your ovaries, your uterus, or your colon.
    What is HPV? Human papilloma virus is a virus from the papillomavirus family that is capable of infecting humans.
  • How much vaginal discharge you make varies widely. Some normal, healthy women spew loads of discharge and need to wear panty liners every day. Others are bone dry. As long as you are not at risk of STDs and you have no itching, burning, or odor, you’re probably just fine. If in doubt, see your gynecologist.
  • Every vulva is different and special. Some lips hang down. Some are tucked up neatly inside. All are beautiful. Don’t even think about labiaplasty or “vaginal rejuvenation surgery.” You’re perfect just the way you are.
  • Most women don’t have orgasm from intercourse alone. The clitoris is where the action is. Most women who do orgasm during sex have figured out how to with hitting the sweet spot, either from positioning or from direct stimulation of the clitoris with fingers.
  • If you’re hunting for your G Spot, be patient. Stimulating this area usually requires more time and deeper stimulation than most people think. Try using a finger in a “come hither” motion to stimulate the front wall of the vagina, where the G spot lives. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many can’t- and it’s definitely not critical to having a fulfilling romp in the hay.
  • How you choose to decorate is completely personal. Waxing, shaving, tattooing, piercing, or simply going all natural. It’s your choice, and don’t let anyone else pressure you into doing something that doesn’t resonate with you.

  • The vagina is like a bicep. Use it or lose it. If you don’t have a partner, pick up a battery-operated boyfriend to help keep things healthy as you age. But don’t worry- it’s usually not an issue until after menopause, when fragile vaginal tissue can scar and shrink. If properly tended, your vagina will be able to pleasure you until the day you leave this life.

  • While men do pee out of the penis, women do not pee out of the vagina. Know your anatomy. There are three holes and countless other sexy structures. Find your way around on the Pretty Pink Pussy Tour. Get a hand mirror and go to town.
  • The vagina doesn’t connect to your lung. If you lose something in there, don’t worry. Reach in all the way and pull it out. Do not- I repeat- do not, go hunting for whatever you’ve lost with a pair of pliers. If you think you put something in there and you can’t find it, chances are good that it’s simply not there. Think of your vagina as being like a sock. If you lose a banana in a sock…it stays in the sock.
  • Yes, it’s true- your vagina can fall out. Yes your vagina can turn inside out just like a worn out sweat sock and hang between your legs as you get older. But don’t fret- this condition- called pelvic prolapse- can be fixed.

  • There’s no such thing as being revirginized. Once you lose it, it’s gone. Just so you know.
  • You can catch sexually transmitted diseases even if you use a condom. Sorry to break it to you, but skin of the vulva can still touch infectious skin of the scrotum- and BAM! Warts. Herpes. Molluscum contagiosum. So pick your partners carefully.
  • The vagina doesn’t need to be douched. As a friend says, My vagina doesn’t need to be cleaned up. It smells good already. Don’t try to decorate. Don’t believe him when he tells you it smells like rose petals when it’s supposed to smell like pussy. That’s what they’re doing – trying to clean it up, make it smell like bathroom spray or a garden. All those douche sprays – floral, berry, rain. I don’t want my pussy to smell like rain. All cleaned up like washing a fish after you cook it. I want to taste the fish. That’s why I ordered it.” Amen, sister.
  • Menstrual blood is supposed to clot, so don’t freak out. Usually, what you think are clots are just pieces of uterine lining. As long as you’re not losing too much blood, small clots during your period need not concern you. Clots are just nature’s way of keeping you from bleeding too much. Blood is supposed to clot. It’s when the clots are large or you start to hemorrhage that we start to worry.
  • Lots of vaginas need help lubing up during sex, especially as you get older. Don’t be afraid to slick on some lubricant like K-Y Jelly or Astroglide (coconut oil is a great natural lubricant).

  • Vaginal farts (some call them “queefs” or “varts”) happen to almost all women at one time or another, especially during sex or other forms of exercise. Don’t be embarrassed. You’re perfectly normal.
  • Vaginas stretch out when you have babies vaginally. It’s natural but it can leave you feeling a bit loosey goosey. Kegel exercises (contracting the muscles of the vagina) really do help. To do them, practice stopping the stream of urine when you pee. There- that’s the muscle! Now contract and relax it 10 times for three or more sets several times per day.
  • Some women do ejaculate during orgasm, but you’re normal if you don’t. The controversial “female ejaculation” most likely represents two different phenomena. If it’s a small amount of milky fluid, it likely comes from the paraurethral glands inside the urethra. If it’s a cup, it’s probably pee. Many times, it may be a little bit of both. But don’t stress out about peeing on yourself. Put a towel under you and surrender to the experience.
  • Sex shouldn’t hurt, but it does for many women. If you’re one of those women, see your doctor. So many women are too embarrassed to say anything, so they suffer in silence. There are things we can do to help.
  • Safe sex (or even just orgasm alone) is good for you. Benefits include lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke, reducing your risk of breast cancer, blostering your immune system, helping you sleep, making you appear more youthful, improving your fitness, Regulating menstrual cycles, relieving menstrual cramp, relieving chronic pain, reducing the risk of depression, lowering stress levels, and improving self esteem. So go at it, girlfriends!

  • Wednesday, 20 March 2013

    Even Out your skin tone naturally

    As we get older, acne and aging occur, skin tone can become uneven and discolored. There are a lot of skin toning products out there, but there are less harsh, natural methods that can help even your skin tone as well.
    Washing your face with a natural, organic cleanser like our traditional black soap is key. Look for a cleanser with a glycerin or castile soap base that cleans without stripping the skin's protective acid mantle.

    Lemon Juice 

    Lemons are fruits that are acidic, so applying lemon juice to skin can help maintain the proper pH, which is important for keeping skin tone even. The citric acid in lemons is a natural way to lighten and even out skin tone by applying the juice to skin for 15 minutes once weekly and then rinsing it off. One important thing to remember when using lemon juice is that if you have any cuts or scratches, it will cause them to burn. Using it as a toner is a perfect way of including it in your beauty regime. Fill a water bottle or other container with one part freshly squeezed lemon juice and five parts filtered water. Apply the lemon juice toner with a cotton ball and do not rinse off.


    Oatmeal can be a natural way to even skin tone because it can act as an exfoliating agent, that breaks up dirt and bumps on your skin for a more even surface and tone. Before applying oatmeal, mix it together with a bit of honey so that it is more of a paste. You should leave it on your skin for a few minutes before rubbing it with your fingers. Make sure to wash all the paste off and apply sunscreen.

    Using a high SPF sunblock that contains vitamin C and E is your first line of defense in treating your uneven skin tone, and getting the bright, even skin you desire. Even if you don't believe the sun is the cause of your problem, sun will make the marks darker and possibly create more. If you don't have the time to make your own lemon juice, look for products containing vitamin C. Studies have shown that vitamin C exhibits skin brightening and bleaching properties. Vitamin E protects against damage from reactive oxygen-free radicals and UV rays, natural Shea butter has loads of Vitamin E.


    Honey can be used to even skin tone because it works as a moisturizer and has antibacterial properties that can reduce the size of acne scars and blemishes, it also has a bleaching effect on the skin. I suggest using natural honey because it has even more antibacterial properties than any other honey. The honey adds moisture thereby preventing your skin from drying out. 


    Milk is a great way to naturally soften and lighten your skin for a more even tone. It works on melanin to lighten the skin, diminishing the appearance of darker blemishes and scars. It also softens the skin, which is great for people with dry or flaky skin. Just dab a little on after cleansing your face with a gentle, natural cleanser, I'll recommend black soap any day, any where; and allow to sit for 20 minutes, then rinse off.

    Natural Oils   
    Massage your face with nourishing oils -- sweet almond, coconut, olive, shea butter and jojoba oils are good choices -- before going to bed, allowing oils to soak into the skin overnight can contribute to glowing skin in the morning. Apply the oil to the skin using your fingertips. Use caution when massaging the sensitive tissues around the eyes.

    Apply a homemade, natural face mask once or twice per week. Mash one ripe banana with one egg white and coat your face, neck and decolletage with the mixture. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.

    Eat Nutritiously

    If you want beautiful skin, you must eat nutritiously and drink plenty of water. Water helps keep your skin hydrated and moisturized, making it less prone to wrinkling and losing elasticity. Eating a healthy diet that includes a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy foods, and lean meats or protein sources, is very important. Foods that are high in antioxidants are especially important to eat, as they help fight the damaging effects of the environment that build up in the body and cause aging. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect skin from the sun, and is found in fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, blueberries, cabbage and raspberries. Vitamin E is another nutrient that is vital to skin health, as it helps skin maintain its vitality and youth while fighting the harmful effects of environmental pollutants. Good sources of vitamin E include spinach, turnip greens, peanuts, wheat germ, almonds, sunflower seeds, vegetable oil, coconut oil, Shea butter and whole grains.

    Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

    Practice healthy lifestyle choices. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as they pump harmful toxins into the body that trigger stress and aging. Smoking causes wrinkles and sagging of the skin, and drinking alcohol depletes moisture in the skin and can trigger broken blood vessels and uneven skin tone. Develop healthy habits such as exercising regularly, which gets blood circulating in the body and stimulates skin cell growth, regeneration and moisture. Also use stress management techniques to reduce stress in your life, as stress can contribute to aging of the skin, breakouts and other skin imbalances. Manage the stress in your life by getting enough sleep, taking time to relax each day and slowing down your pace of life.

    In order to see result from any treatment, it's important to continue using it for at least 3-4 weeks.

    Monday, 11 March 2013

    Making your own sugar scrub

    Sugar is the generalized name for a class of chemically-related sweet-flavored substances, most of which are used as food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources (sugarcane and sugarbeets).
    Sugar is not healthy for you to eat, but these sugar body scrub recipes are great for your skin! Sugar cane produces glycolic acid, which is a natural alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. The roughness of the sugar also exfoliates and the oils moisturize and hydrate the skin.
    Homemade sugar scrub, is extremely moisturizing and exfoliating and costs very little to make. These scrubs can be used on your face, feet or as a homemade body scrub.
    These sugar scrubs can last for up to 3 weeks (You do not need to keep them in the fridge). They are all easy to make, just mix the ingredients in a bowl and store in a air tight container. Also keep your scrub away from water or bacteria to prevent it from going rancid.

    Some of my favorite natural sugar scrub recipes
    Cinnamon brown sugar body scrub recipe
    1 Cup brown sugar
    ½ Cup of jojoba oil
    ½ tsp of Vitamin E oil
    ½ tsp Cinnamon

    Lemon brown sugar scrub recipe
    1 Cup brown sugar
    ½ Cup coconut oil
    ½ tsp Vitamin E oil
    ½ tsp of Lemon essential oil

    Vanilla sugar body scrub
    1 Cup brown sugar
    ½ Cup Jojoba oil
    ½ tsp Vitamin E oil
    1 tsp Vanilla extracts (extract from vanilla pods)

    Eczema Mint foot & hand scrub
    1 cup brown sugar
    ½ cup olive oil
    ½ tsp Vitamin E oil
    5 drops clove oil which is antibacterial.
    5 drops Shea butter oil, which has anti-aging properties
    5 drops Wintergreen oil, which is good for treating skin diseases such as eczema and other skin infections.
    10 drops peppermint oil

    Peppermint body sugar scrub recipe
    1 Cup white sugar
    ½ cup jojoba oil
    ½ tsp Vitamin E oil
    5 drops of peppermint essential oil

    Fresh homemade facial scrubs to be made as you use them:
    Lemon, honey scrub
    ¼ cup brown sugar
    1/8 cup of Grapeseed oil
    1 Tablespoon of Raw honey
    ¼ tsp Vitamin E oil
    A few drops of fresh lemon juice

    Almond scrub
    ¼ cup white sugar
    1/8 cup Almond oil
    1 Tablespoon raw almond pulp
    ¼ tsp Vitamin E oil
    2 drops of essential almond oil
    (If you have leftovers, use it as a foot and body scrub)

    Creating your own sugar body scrub recipe
    You should add 1 part sugar with ½ part oil, I like adding vitamin E oil, because it is so good for your skin. Vitamin E oil is also a natural preservative. Then just add any essential oil of your choice.
    Here are some ingredient options:
    Sugar: Use either white or brown sugar, some like to use organic raw sugar.
    Oil: Olive oil, Almond oil, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Grapefruit oil, corn oil, Peanut oil, Avocado oil, Shea butter or any other oil of your choice
    Essential oil: Peppermint oil, Lemon oil, Lavender oil, Chamomile oil, Rose oil, Rosemary, Juniper oil (great for eczema) and many others.
    How to use your sugar scrub:
    How to exfoliate: Massage the scrub into your feet, hands and any other area; leave on while applying instead of rinsing off as you go along. Massage gently using your fingers or a face cloth in circular motions.
    Use it as a shower scrub: You could get into the shower before-hand, scrub all over and then have a lovely wash, no mess no fuss!
    Extra notes on sugar face scrubs
    If you have oily skin, its best to use Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Sage essential oils, and jojoba oil as a base oil. You can also use less oil in the mixture, if you have oily skin, add just enough to moisten the sugar.

    You only need to exfoliate with your homemade sugar scrubs, once per week to make a difference to your skin.
    The ingredients in the scrub will settle, so they need to be mixed up a little before use every time.

    Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    Stretch marks? Get rid of it the natural way.

    Can stretch marks go away? If you catch them while they are still healing, you can greatly reduce the appearance of stretch marks. There is no 100% natural stretch mark removal treatment, but you can help them heal much faster.  25 Weeks - Identical Twins - Pregnancy Belly Gallery

    Stretch marks, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, which over time may diminish, but will not disappear completely.
    Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, hormone replacement therapy, etc.

    Factors that may cause or contribute to getting stretch marks
    •    One of the biggest causes of stretch marks is pregnancy. Pregnancy stretch marks and breast stretch marks go hand in hand sometimes (especially if Mom is carrying more than one baby).
    •    Weight gain and weight loss.
    •    Hormonal changes and puberty.
    •    Diet and exercise.
    •    skin bleaching or what we refer to as "toning".
    •    Ethnicity: Darker skin individuals are less likely to get stretch marks.

    Areas of the skin mostly affected
    Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, but are most likely to appear in places where larger amounts of fats are stored. Most common places are the abdomen (especially near the navel), breasts, upper arms, underarms, back, thighs (both inner and outer), hips, and buttocks. They pose no health risk in and of themselves, and do not compromise the body's ability to function normally and repair itself.

    How to prevent stretch marks:
    •    Exercise: Exercise keeps your skin firm and helps in preventing stretch marks to a certain degree. Avoid excessive weight lifting, which can also stretch the skin.
    •    Diet: Eat plenty of foods containing Vitamin C and E, which promote tissue growth. Moms who are expecting should try to keep weight gain to a minimal, this will help prevent stretch marks.
    •    Oils: Keep your skin supple and hydrated by applying, coconut oil, tissue oils, Shea butter or vitamin E oil. Especially important during the last few months of pregnancy and when trying to lose weight.
    •    Folic Acid: Moms who are pregnant are usually given folic acid tablets for the growth of baby, but folic acid can also help heal stretch marks from the inside-out.
    •    Hydration: Keeping the skin moisturized by using natural moisturizers or cream, regularly and by drinking plenty of water daily, will keep skin hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and can also protect your skin from the sun.

    How to reduce stretch marks:
    •    Half part jojoba and half vitamin E oil. Mix and rub into stretch marks at least once daily. This will help new red stretch marks, heal quicker and better.
    •    Butters (Shea butter, cocoa butter) for stretch marks: These butters are known home remedy for stretch marks and will help reduce the appearance of them.
    •    Almond and coconut oil is especially good for treating stretch marks because of its high vitamin E content. Vitamin E moisturizes and helps build collagen and elastin. They are also safe to use during pregnancy.
    •    Lavender and chamomile oil is also often used for massaging the affected areas during pregnancy and lactation.
    •    Some have found good results by scrubbing the stretch marks with an apricot scrub. Oats scrubs are also just as affective.
    •    Rid stretch marks with Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera contains salicylic acid which helps remove stretch marks. You can place Aloe on the skin topically or put some Aloe Vera in a morning smoothie. Aloe can be mixed with some jojoba, olive or coconut oil for a great topical stretch mark treatment.
    •    Take a daily vitamin supplement of Vitamin E and K.
    •    Removing stretch marks via surgery and other invasive treatments like laser removal of stretch marks: This is a last resort and can be very expensive.

    •    Fresh stretch marks usually get itchy when they start to heal. Do not scratch your stretch marks, you could do more damage. A warm shower and above mentioned oils should help with itchiness.
    •    Avoid any skin products containing alcohol, which will just dry out the skin.

    Tuesday, 15 January 2013


    Soft, smooth and supple skin the desire of every beauty conscious woman, women from the beginning of time have sort for the secret to agelessness.
    Olaa Shea butter moisturizes to help skin appear smoother, making wrinkling less noticeable. (i know, cause i use it) Shea butter also helps to even skin tone and eliminates rough, scaly, dry skin; making skin softer and supple.

     Shea butter is very good for dry and brittle hair and prevents breakage.       
    Olaa Shea butter, Pure and unrefined.

    How To Apply Shea Butter For Everyday Use!

    Before application, melt completely by rubbing in your hands until butter is perfectly liquid, get yours HERE: Ewar studio, 25b Summola street Mende Maryland. Lagos.

    Revitalizing Your Hair

    Good for Revitalizing your hair, the day before shampooing, oil hair by massaging the points with a big rot of butter. Wrap your hair in a hot towel; your keratin will absorb all what is required.

    Love Your Face

    The face is the main beneficiary of the daily use of Shea butter especially for those with dry skin; concentrate on inner parts (lower part of the nose, the corners of lips). Massage about ten minutes.

    Protect Your Body in Winter

    All of your body parts that are exposed are attacked by the cold weather. The film that Shea butter leaves on your skin will screen and protect it for hours. Never forget that the fight against aging begins with protection. Order now!

    Dry Hair Care

    If you have very dry hair, ten minutes after shampooing, apply a little Shea butter to bring brightness and life to your hair.


    The superficial layers of the skin absolutely require an acceleration of blood circulation. The butter will penetrate deep into your skin, leaving a satin finish to the skin. The protection is real and will last a long time.
    Shea butter helps diminish wrinkles by moisturizing your skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation.

    Do you have Dry, chapped hands? You’re in luck!  I use Shea butter on my hands (especially after dipping my hands in soap)and they are smooth and wrinkle free.

    Kissable Lips
    Shea butter softens the lips and gives them a protective film against dryness and cold. Shea butter also helps irritated noses due to allergies or colds. A little Shea butter maybe applied in each nostril.

    Relax Your Muscles
     Apply carefully on arms and thighs for instantaneous muscular well-being.


    Applying Shea butter immediately after shaving or waxing will prevent irritation and to give your skin a lustrous, satiny look and feel.

    Essential For Baby's Daily Care

    Africans have been using Shea butter daily for centuries as a unique link between mother and child to prevent delicate baby skin irritations. Call 08020924020 to order yours now.

    Shea butter is used for the management of sinusitis and relief of nasal congestion (it works like magic). This is due to its hydrating properties which help in relaxing the tension in the facial skin thus easing respiration.

    To Regain Freshness

    Apply butter to every part of your body after a warm bath.
    Olaa Shea Butter Cream
    I love it!

    Your skin suffers during the whole summer. Regular use of Shea butter in addition to sun screen products, before and after sun exposure, leaves you with tanned skin and avoids peeling.

    Uses For Men And Athletes
    Lined skin has gone out of fashion for men. Use Shea butter after shaving for a healthy and younger feeling skin, gentlemen should at least once a week, apply a generous amount from head to foot, with special care for joint (elbows and knees), toes, heels and nails.

    Shea Butter and Sport

    Shea butter is particularly recommended for sportsmen. It has been used by Africans for centuries to relieve muscles tension and stress, Shea butter accelerates warm-ups, afterwards Shea butter helps drain toxins from sore muscles for a faster recovery.

    Take note that Raw Shea butter offers the highest amount of anti-aging nutrients. This is Shea butter that has not been exposed to a refinement process. Order yours now! ) 08020924020, or send email to or or visit Ewars studio 25b Summola Street Mende Maryland Lagos. 

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    Sunday, 6 January 2013

    Benefits of natural black soap

    Black soap, or African Black Soap, has been used for generations as a natural remedy for acne, eczema, body odor, and for various skin conditions, it's the only soap that's good for all skin types. Its many uses include using it as a body soap for cleansing or lathering, as a shaving foam to prevent bumps, and using it as a shampoo--all with the main goal of using a natural product to keep skin looking its best.


    Natural black soap originated in West Africa. Ose dudu, as it is called locally, is typically a combination of the cocoa pod (husk), plantain skins, coconut oil, palm oil and essential oils. Used for generations, black soap and its benefits have been a staple for the relief of skin blemishes and everyday hygiene. Although its roots are in Africa, black soap is now sold across the world and on the Internet, used by people of all backgrounds.


    Natural Black Soap is whitish, greyish, brownish/black in color and texture would depend on the methods of processing, which are diverse. Because it is natural and unscented, it has more of an earthy scent, which is also beneficial for skin types that are irritated by fragrance. it's the only soap in the world that does not require lye but lathers more than any other soap without the cancer-causing laurel sulphate.


    This multi-purpose, all-natural soap is used for issues ranging from rashes, eczema, acne to dandruff. Although it's most commonly used to keep skin blemish-free, other uses include as a shampoo, body soap and face wash, plus its highly effective in keeping your Ankara, Kampala and other colorful fabrics in top shape. 

    Natural black soap works for all skin types, from rough to sensitive, and is said to keep skin smooth and hydrated because of its high concentration of glycerin--but without increasing oily skin for those prone to it. It helps work against premature signs of aging and wrinkles, alleviates bumps and spots, is great for removing makeup, and is good for deep cleaning without drying out or irritating skin. Black soap also helps remove body odor and exfoliates skin.The plantain skins give the soap Vitamin A & E, and iron. Because the soap has the highest Shea butter content of any soap, it also offers UV protection. The soap is also good for sensitive skin, meaning its a good option for babies or the elderly.


    The colour of Black soap vary depending on the traditional method of making it and the length of the roasting period . The fake black soap doesn't contain all of the natural ingredients and lye are always added to it.

    To get your natural black soap contact us : or call 08020924020