For hundreds of years, women of West Africa – particularly in Ghana – made and used a vegetable-based soap to gently cleanse skin and hair. Known as African black soap to the West. The core ingredients of traditionally made African black soap include native plants like plantain skins, cocoa pods, shea tree bark, or palm tree leaves. Once plant matter is collected, it is first sun dried and then roasted at a consistent temperature until it turns into ash. The ash is then added to water and various fats like palm oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and palm kernel oil. This mixture is then heated and hand-stirred for a least 24 hours until it begins to solidify before it’s scooped out and left to cure for two weeks. African black soap is a traditional skin and hair cleanser used for its cleansing and natural clarifying properties. It is both simple and highly effective for keeping skin looking its best. Natures’ African Black Soap is made from Palm Ash, Cocoa Pods, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Plantain Peel. This ancient wisdom blend helps exfoliate gently, fight acne, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, even skin tone, treat eczema, minimize scars & blemishes, calm the skin and clear scalp build-ups. It leaves skin soft and refreshed, making it perfect for helping relieve symptoms of eczema or psoriasis especially. The original healing formula contains vitamins A and E which strengthens and repairs damaged skin.