Thursday, 4 December 2014

The beauty benefits of African black soap

The Beauty Benefits of African Black soap
Seeking ferociously clean and nourished skin! Let your senses run wild when you experience the hydrating, healing and soothing effects of pure black soap. In this article I will share with you the origins and beauty benefits of African Black Soap plus let you in on why I love Olaanaturale Liquid Black Soap

The wild and often harsh plains of Africa are known to be one of the oldest and wisest continents in the world. All that visit this sacred land can’t help but feel the connection to its heart and spirit, it’s a land where many people come home a little different, even a little better. I know I do.


The wind that sweeps across the savannah carries with it many ancient secrets, and thousands of years ago it whispered to the women of Africa the sacred recipe of Black Soap.

 Originating from West Africa, black soap has a very mild and earthy aroma and is a natural source of Vitamin A, E and Iron. The luxurious creamy lather leaves the skin moisturised, nourished and soft. African Black Soap has been used for generations as a natural remedy for soothing acne, healing eczema, repairing premature aging and nourishing the skin and hair

Its Origins
Its methods and secrets have been passed down from generation to generation, with the women respecting its origins; they work hard at keeping the soap closely connected to Mother Nature and avoid exploitation and imitations.

 Black Soap is made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder and kernel oil. The skin of the plantain is dried under the hot African sun and then roasted in a clay oven; then all the ingredients are grinded together to form a concoction that becomes a nutrient dense skin food.

 You can buy African Black Soap in cake, paste or liquid form, some black soaps can be drying on the skin so it’s important to hunt down the ones that are made with ingredients that have moisturising properties such as shea butter, coconut oil, honey and cocoa pod.

 The Beauty Benefits of African Black Soap
Due to the purity and simplicity of the ingredients, Black soap is one of the healthiest soaps for your skin and hair. Here are just a few of the benefits of using African Black Soap:

 Protects the skin from premature aging:  The rich source of antioxidants and vitamin A found in black soap makes for a nourishing feed for the skin. The antioxidants boost skin cell renewal which helps promote a suppler complexion while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A encourages collagen production which results in plumping out the skin and reducing those signs of premature aging.
Improves skin texture:  Black soap works on a cellular level. Brimming with vitamin E it helps strengthen and repair tissue structure so that you are left with a clearer and velvety skin texture.

 Fades skin discolorations: Vitamins A and E help repair environmental damage, a great remedy to fade those dreaded brown spots, age spots and discolorations. Regular use of black soap will leave you with a more even skin tone.
Reduces inflammation and skin irritations: Black soap is high in lauric acid giving it anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help reduce inflammation and skin irritations. The vitamin A and E helps repair skin and soothe dry and irritated skin, relieving dry patches, rashes and red areas.

 Reduce acne: The cleansing and antibacterial properties of black soap help heal and soothe problem skin conditions like acne. It is also non-comedogenic so you don’t have to worry about blocking pores.
Deep skin cleansing: Black soap has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is great for deep pore cleansing. It also is effective at removing makeup because of its rich content of oils and butters.

 Banish those razor bumps: The rich resource of fatty acids work to reinforce the skin’s lipid barrier and lock in moisture. The high content of shea butter helps soothe and repair the cells around the hair follicle, reducing any inflammation.
A natural exfoliant: The ashes in black soap provide exfoliating properties to shed off dead skin cells which reduce fine lines, soften and rejuvenate rough skin and encourage cell renewal.

That is why I love using Olaa black soap. Olaa black soap is handcrafted with love. It is loaded with butters, oils, herbs and gently perfumed with essential oils.

Olaa black soap is a gentle body wash that is good for both the body and the planet, by supporting Olaanaturale Black Soap you provide an incentive for villagers to continue producing these ancient natural formulaes that sustained Africans long before the advent of chemically based substitutes.

Aside from being a nourishing cleanser for hair and skin, it is great for removing makeup, using on babies and disinfecting inflamed and irritated skin. Oh and women don’t get all the fun, yes Olaa Black Soap is great for shaving, the luxurious lather makes for a great natural alternative to those mainstream shaving creams and foams.
There is a versatile bottle of Olaa liquid black soup,  made only with organic and wild crafted ingredients, each bottle contains, cocoa pod, coconut oil, and lemon grass essential oil. I found the coconut oil very moisturising on my skin. And you will be happy to know that there are no hidden nasties or chemicals. The product contains:

•No preservatives or nasty chemicals

•No artificial fragrance or colour

•Is kind to our animal friends by not testing on animals

•Suitable for vegetarians & vegans

 You can purchase a bottle of this liquid black soap from:

1. Vcare supermarket 77, Opebi road Ikeja Lagos;

2. Leeroy beauty shop 22 Sunrise plaza Odozi Street, beside dankaro estate gate alagbole Akute road. Lagos.

3. Lovy Institute Makun Sagamu Ogun State.

4. For home or office delivery email or call 08020924020.