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Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz

Authentic African Black Soap. Body Wash. Facial Cleanser. Shaving Soap. Shampoo  and More. With Handcrafted Fair Trade Shea Butter. Fair for Life - Fair Trade Certified by IMO. What is African Black Soap? In West Africa authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name Osse Dudu. "Dudu" means the color black which comes from the extensive "cooking" of soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify and purify the skin and this is an integral aspect of the true African black soap.  . Furthermore the authentic black soap is made from a centuries old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and indigenous West African palm kernel oil. Saponification is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils then cooking the soap for six hours. The final step is to dry and cure the soap in the sun for three weeks.  . The extensive cooking and curing process makes authentic African black soap mild and gentle and is the major reason for its great popularity rise in America. The second important reason is this soap's versatility. In Togo the black soap is an "all in one" option for cleaning and is ideal for faces and babies shaving shampooing and as a general hand & body wash. Scented with a clarifying blend of citrus essential oils.
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5 out of 6(83%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz
Review 1 for Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
newflowers
fromLong Beach, CA
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
great soap, great price
 September 27, 2013
"For about a year, I searched for a liquid bath soap with no sls, no harsh chemicals, and no scents that make me sneeze. The onset of menopause did crazy things to my skin making it more sensitive and so dry that it flaked and itched - both uncomfortable and unattractive. I first discovered Alaffia African Black Soap Tangerine Citrus at WF and knew my search was over after the first use. However, the smaller 16 ounce size cost more than double the Vitacost 32 ounce refill. Yay Vitacost!
The citrus scent is clean and fresh, not at all sneeze or allergy inducing. The soap itself has a viscous, slippery feel. Because it has no artificial chemicals, the lather is not the same as "regular" soap, yet there are a few bubbles. Whether I am taking a morning shower, dirty from gardening, or sweaty from bike riding, this soap always cleans and rinses well leaving me fresh without tight, dry skin. The light citrus scent rinses away. I even replaced my expensive facial cleanser and use this instead. I have no problem with soap reside on my skin, my shower tiles, or my bathtub. I have even used this soap when bathing my grandsons, one of whom has very sensitive skin.
I highly recommend Alaffia Black Soap for everyone, especially those with sensitive, dry, or menopausal skin. I will continue to buy this soap from Vitacost."
+4points
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Review 2 for Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
Msovrproof
fromLong Island , ny
Age:35-44
Gender:Female
Secret everything elixir
 May 11, 2013
"This product is just gold. I have been using it for almost a month now and skin feels super soft and smooth. I also use it to wash my hair and its cleanses and hair feels amazingly soft. My husband uses it to shave, he doesnt care much for the scent but loves how non irritating the product is to his skin, Will get unscented for him. I'm in love! Even more so because apportion of my purchase goes to a good cause."
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz
Overall rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5
CALigurl951
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
disappointed
 May 2, 2013
"This stuff here I DON'T like. I thought that I would love this. Because I love the smell of black soap and I love the smell of citrus.But the smell reminds me of dirt and citrus. I did use it as a body wash and a shampoo on my 3c-4a hair. The results are nothing to rave about. I felt as if I had just washed my hair/ bathed with some 99cent store shampoo/body wash.... to give you guys an idea of what i do like it would be Nubian Heritage... and that's what I was kinda expecting with this"
-5points
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Review 4 for Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
CrunchyMamainLA
fromLos Angeles, CA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Hands down favorite soap!
 December 9, 2012
"I discovered this by accident while looking for something else and I'm so glad I did! During pregnancy I'm extremely sensitive to smells and this really nice, mild, lemongrass scent is clean and fresh but not overpowering. It has made my skin so happy, it never feels dry anymore, and I love having a product I can use on my body and face and not worry if my children get into it."
+3points
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Review 5 for Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
sweets85
fromPrince Georges County MD
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Great Product ...
 October 8, 2012
"I truly enjoyed this product and it lasted for months! I use it to cleanse my face, wash my hair and body. It's safe for babies and children.
One Thing...
I wished it lathered a little more. I think something I'm getting over with using natural soaps it that they won't always lather like the synthetic soaps. it held up well and honestly it's healthier for me and my family...so the excess bubbles are something I'm willing to let go."
+10points
10of 10voted this as helpful.
Review 6 for Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus -- 32 fl oz
Overall rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5
Anyutka
fromPhiladelphia
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Love it!
 July 2, 2012
"Smells great! Makes my hair soft and full. Great ingredients."
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.