What Makes Our Black Soap… Black? Part 2
by Yoyin Familusi
In our last post on Black Soap we covered the rich history of Black Soap as well as what makes it black, and in this post we are going to talk about our Sewa Black Soap and how it is different! We hope you enjoy and as always please let us know if you have any questions about any of our products!
What makes Sewa Black Soap special
Aside from the Neem leaves, we have augmented the recipe of our Black Soap to make it special and unique for our customers! The base of our Black Soap is made with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and our potash made from only cocoa pod ash. We source our Blacksoap base from an amazing social enterprise in Northern Ghana. While the black soap base is great on its own it can often be drying so to mitigate that we enrich it with Olive Oil and glycerine for a truly deep and moisturizing clean. So many of our customers love our Black Soap for so many things, and many have found it is great to use for dermatitis, rashes and on their face for clear skin!
Other Black Soaps
West African Black Soap is not the only Black Soap on the market, there is a Moroccan Black Soap as well. West African Black Soap contains the plantain skins, potash and the other ingredients listed above, whereas Moroccan Black Soap is mostly puree’d olive and oil. Both are full of history and tradition, but made so differently. Which is one of the reasons I bring my Black Soap to Canada, to carry on the traditions of home, and teach people about my history and culture.