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Raw African Black Soap Imported From Ghana 1lb.

African Black Soap is hand-made in West africa. The aroma and deep rich color result from the CENTURIES OLD extraction process that blends the great ingredients together producing the FINEST SKIN CLEANSER available. Black soap is also known as African Black Soap and is simply referred as ABS. It is an excellent cleanser that is composed of numerous soothing and beneficial ingredients that are abundantly found in nature. Although these ingredients are found all through the world, ABS is traditionally made by hand in Africa. Research has revealed that black soaps might contain many different ingredients, but majority of black soaps contain various oils, like the coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. They also contain ashes from different plants, like shea tree bark, banana trees, cocoa pods, and plantain leaves. Along with these water is used as a base for producing these soaps.

Key features

  • Helps to remove scars caused by acne.Since acne is not caused by dirt, but due to the release of excessive oils within the skin, the soap cannot remove acne. But use of African black soap helps to remove scars cause due to acne.
  • Helps to remove skin irritations.Use of black soap helps to remove skin irritations like rashes.
  • Suitable for all skin types.Black soap can be used for the treatment of problems on all types of skin including the dry and rough, oily and moderate skins.
  • Beneficial for skin diseases.Black soap is very beneficial for reducing the discomforts that are associated with skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema
  • Delays ageing on the skin.Regular use of black soap helps to remove facial lines that are mostly early signs of ageing. Thus black soap can be used to delay ageing of skin.

Honest reviews


Excellent Soap

This is the fourth type of African Black Soap that I have purchased and tried and it is by far the best. It’s very natural and leaves your skin feeling very clean. I actually cut the block in half and have two very good sized bars of soap. I had tried cheaper bars and they did not even compare to this one. Also – the liquid soap I bought had too much conditioner in it and left you feeling almost coated, unlike this soap. It’s also done a great job of clearing up my skin. I love it, and plan on keeping it as a staple in my shower.

Andrea Baytown, TX

Absolutely in LOVE with this soap!!

I couldn’t wait to reap the benefits of this Pure raw organic black soap. Where do I start, this soap has a very earthy smell which isn’t bad at all, it’s super soft, it lathers quickly and immediately goes to work once applied to your face/body/hair. I’ve only used this soap for a few days and OMG what a difference. My skin is soft, silky smooth and just feels clean. For those that have not used this product before a little bit of a warning: it is normal for this soap to make your skin dry because it is pulling out all the impurities, apply a good organic oil and or organic shea butter (something that doesn’t clog pores), and you too will see and feel the difference. I will DEFINTELY be reordering from this seller, great quality product, for those that don’t like the appearance of this soap, get over it! This soap is all natural, raw and organic, very reasonably priced and it comes right from the motherland! What more can you ask for?

Kelli West Richland, WA

Great Soap

I was half terrified to buy this after so many reviews of other ABS with hairs and pieces of wood in it, etc. Well, I haven’t found a hair yet and I haven’t found a piece of wood yet, but I certainly can feel the "grit" of this soap when using it. It is wonderful! My pores are clean and my skin rinses completely. It is an amazing product and I can’t wait to buy more.

Aurora Trinity, AL

Excellent soap/ chemical peel

It lathes up very good with just a little soap; leaves my skin really clean, soft,it looks healthier. My pours appearance and expression lines have diminished a lot. I have freckles that are disappearing!, my body hair is retaking its reddish tint, and my balding head hair feels soft and with stronger roots, also getting thicker. I have sensitive facial skin, therefore after the use of this soap I have to put White shea butter to protect and recondition my skin otherwise it gets really dry and start loosing its natural defenses. If you have sensitive skin, dont use this soap more than once a day and use some White SHEA BUTTER, otherwise skin gets too dry/ itchy. I have some flat warts on a finger and are disappearing too. All and All after only 3 days of use. :O definitively recommend this item.Ps: my girlfriend’s skin is soooooo soft, with no pours, pimples nor black heads. Also she looks younger. After the SOAP she seals her hair with shea butter and Iron/ blow dry her wavy hair, which looks really good after. 😀 She is very happy with this soap and the African White Shea butter combination.Reviewed 9/4/12: bought the same product again, and the Quality it’s still unremarkable. Really pleased

Lucy Perrysburg, OH

The Best Form of Black Soap

I have heard good things about the Dude Osun type of Black Soap, but if you want the most potent type of black soap, you need this…in its RAW form. This works the best for me and those with the common skin issues. It has an earthy smell, no added fragrance, just the cocoa pod elements and plantain skins as well as other vitamin-rich elements.Please consider buying this before any other type of "handcrafted" or "Black Soap" out there

Beverly Prairie Lea, TX

Not impressed at all!

I was very excited to receive my first African Black soap. I had read so many positive reviews. It’s not black, but brown (which is neither here nor there) and does not look like you want to wash with it. Anyway… It arrived promptly and was easy to separate into my own bars because it does arrive in a 1 pound block. Now. I will tell you that I bought the Dudu-Osun soap at the same time for comparison and this is how I reference my likes & dislikes. This Raw bar of soap is priced right until you use it. I was able to cut mine into 4 decent bars. The smell could make you raise a brow. (kinda smells like old dirt…The Dudu-Osun smells much better) but given the ingredients, I figured that was what I was smelling. So after cutting four bars to use in the shower, I was shocked at how fast they melted in the shower…I’m on day 5 of using a bar and it’s almost gone. Even the Dudu-Osun bar lasted longer. When you are washing it’s looks like dirt is coming off your skin(water will never run "clear" and my younger son saw on my soap dish and commented that it look like a piece of poo. LOL But it got me thinking…was I bamboozeled into buying someone else’s waxy dirt? I also have not seen any changes in my skin to attest to the claims that this is a good soap to use to heal things like dry skin and eczema. If you want to try black soap, do order a couple to figure out what you like. I will not be ordering this again.

Elma Sunland, CA

Amazing Soap

This is the only soap that I use on my skin. I melt it down, and have it in a squeezy bottle in my bathroom. It’s an amazing soap, but it does leave your skin a bit dry. You really need a moisturizer afterwards when using it. especially on your hair. My sister is relaxed, and it’s a bit too stripping for her taste, unless she does a deep conditioner afterwards.

Glenda Crockett, TX

Great soap

My skin is so oily I would literally have a new zip everyday until i used this soap. I have a friend who recommended it to me and i have never used another soap since. it works great for your face and body but make sure you moisturize because it will dry your skin out

Olive Martinsburg, OH

Great cleansing soap

This is a huge bar of soap. It looks rather like a large granola bar when you first unwrap it, but don’t eat it! It’s soap! I didn’t use a knife to cut off a bar, I just broke off a piece. It’s a soft soap. It lathers well, and white. I use it to clean my face. I put on a thick layer on castor oil on my face before I shower and let it soak in, then use this soap to wash it off. So you know it cleans well if it can get off a thick layer of oil. It hasn’t a light, slightly earthy smell to it, not unpleasant, but definitely not fragranced. I am a chemical-free household, and am very sensitive to artificial scents, and this doens’t have any. The smell does linger after showering though, sso you’ll continue to smell like soap for a few hours. Not a problem for me. I’m very pleased with this soap and plan on continuing to use it. The huge bar will likely last me a year or more. Yes, it does have little grains of sand-stuff throughout it, and I suppose it could scratch you, but I use this bar straight on my body and haven’t gotten injured yet. If I find a grain, I flick it out with my thumbnail or smudge it hard with my finger and it disappears. I do lather my fingers first before washing my face, I don’t put the bar straight on my face. I’ve always felt clean and refeshed, and my face feels light and the skin smooth after using this soap.

Carolyn Mazie, KY

Multi-Purpose. Better Buy 4 amount.

I used to spend $15 for 1lb just about every 6 weeks then I decided to just buy this instead of wasting my $$. I bought this in June 2013. It’s almost February 2014, and I JUST got beyond the halfway point. My block of ABS was about 5" wide and deep and 12-14" long. I use it to wash my face, my body and, occasionally, my hair when I want to clarify.ABS is very drying so make sure you replenish your skin or hair with lots of moisture. For my face I follow the ABS with Argan oil, for my skin I mix my Cetaphil cream with jojoba oil, and on my hair I follow with Knot Today, glycerin, grapeseed oil and vatika oil. (I have 4c hair — if any naturals are reading this).

Jillian Mooresville, IN


Safely packaged and great product to use for toning the skin color back to it’s natural state.Thanks A Lot!

Clarice Pine, AZ

Healing Soap

Great for body acne and rashes and other bacterially-generated skin issues. My skin has healed using this soap and olive oil with tea tree oil as a moisturizer. Together these two will clear your skin so fast and have you touching and rubbing your skin in amazement all day! Love it. Black soap alone can do the job of removing the bacteria. The olive oil and tea tree mix heals the scars and prevents new ones from forming.I like to liquefy the soap to make it last longer and add my own scents to it. I use a cheese grater and grate about 1/4 of the block of soap and then I put the grated soap in a large bowl and cover with 1 cup of distilled water. If I want it thicker I add more soap…thinner add more water. Let the soap dissolve for a few hours and test out the consistency. The powerful properties remain intake either way. I add tea tree oil, eucalyptus, and grapefruit oils. Just my little blend. I plan to try using rose absolute oil but it cost so much!Try it and you’ll see results quickly. Good luck and enjoy!!

Magdalena Cozad, NE

Quality Black Soap

I started using african black soap a few years ago for my face. I have hyperpigmentation and this soap, along with my hydroquinone cream has made a drastic improvement in my skin tone. I Also noticed that since i started using this soap, I don’t get any acne or breakouts and my skin feels soft and smooth. I’m not acne prone, but i honestly haven’t had a pimple in months. I will never go back to using regular bar soap.

Juliette Seneca, WI


Great soap!! I can definitely tell when I haven’t used it for awhile. It keeps my pores cleaned out and my skin so soft. Love it!!

Allison Harpursville, NY

Just what I needed

Starting around the age of 30, I started breaking out. Not bad but enough to be irritating. I had moved to a dry climate and it seemed that anything I used to treat acne would dry me out so bad that my skin would be flaky & scaly. If I used a moisturizer it would either not be strong enough or too strong that I would get another break out. I’ve spent numerous amount of years trying to find the right thing (even getting medication from a dermatologist). Finally about 2 years ago, I discovered lye soap while in MO. It worked wonders but I would still get these little white bumps that would never go away and were hard to get rid of. So a couple months ago, I came across the African Black Soap here on Amazon and decided to try it. I love it! It has a clean, soapy smelly and a wonderful lather. I have not had any acne or white bumps. I did experience a tightness in my face after use that felt like dryness. I took another reviewers advice on that and purchased a bottle of sweet almond oil that I apply after washing. What a wonderful combination! I keep getting compliments… “you look good!”, “have you lost weight?”, “something’s changed for you… you look like you have a glow to your skin”. The only thing that I know that is different is this soap and the oil. Would highly recommend!

Jaclyn Dublin, IN

real black soap

this is real, it’s has a slightly nutty scent (to me at least). it lathers like crazy but isn’t drying. I use it to get coconut oil off my face (makeup remover) and as a quick mask (lots of lather, keep on the 1-2 mins). love it, I just slice off the amount I need.

Dolores Powell Butte, OR

Good stuff!

My husband got this for me as a Christmas gift and it works wonderfully. There is no question about authenticity, because this the genuine article for a great price. I use this for facial cleanser, hand soap, and shampoo.

Katheryn Edmeston, NY


This soap is great. I use it on my skin and hair. The price is better than local stores and the Amazon Prime shipping saves me the trip across town.

Amanda Clarkia, ID

Great Soap and price

My family has been using black soap for years now. I use it on my face, and my husband says it is one of the best products for helping his face from breaking out after shaving. We have been trying to use more natural products, so I decided to try this raw black soap over the processed kind we normally use. I can say that I would purchase this again. it is a nice quality and quantity.

Leonor Hannawa Falls, NY

Clears Skin Rashes Within A Matter of Days!

I had an allergic reaction and my skin broke out in scaly rashes across my shoulder. After I purchased and used this soap, it cleared it within 48 hours. I then used Shea Butter to keep the skin moisturized. This soap is also good in clearing any previous or old acne scar. (It won’t get rid of acne, though.) I say this is a must-have!

Judi Kekaha, HI

Mixed emotions

I like the fact that the soap is all natural and the price is fair. We cut it into 5 pieces of soap. The soap, which is very soft at first, hardens to become more like conventional soap. But…1) It smells like clay. This is not terrible nor is is terribly appealing. 2) It leaves dark residue on your soap dish or shower shelf. 3) It’s somewhat drying. All in all, if you want an all-natural soap, this is one way to go.

Melva Lehr, ND


I love this soap. It makes me feel very clean and a little goes a long way. The lather is very rich.

Odessa Peoria, IL

raw african

this black soap has a bad smell but it feels good the skin ….

Johnnie Rippon, WV

Got rid of my Scars from Acne

I used to have really bad acne scars on my face and still on my arms and back….. but using this soap it has removed them almost completely……. I have never used anything like this and be so happy to continue using it….. 🙂

Georgina Adamsville, OH

great multipurpose

Highly recommend this product. As a woman of color, my blemishes clears up within weeks even when I don’t use my face oils and astringent. it really helps with acne or give u the spa clean face look within 3 days. I use it to wash my hair and it leaves it super clean. My hair is natural no chemical whatsoever and, I don’t have the curliest hair, but I can manage my hair when it’s wet all suds up. As for body, your super clean and it help any blemish that you have on your skin. It doesn’t have any crazy smell. but if u want a perfume smell, I suggest u use ur black soap first and, then use ur favorite scent after.

Marcie Orangefield, TX

This fantastic soap

It makes an excellent shampoo too.It has positive effects on the skin and now it’s available as an add-on item to prime shipping. This is a great example of positive world trade. It’s imported from Ghana. I’ve picked this stuff up an my state fair in the past.

Faye Coatesville, IN

Great soap

I don’t know if this soap is suppose to burn on your skin, but it did the first time I used it. It does leave your skin very soft and clean though. It smells good too.

Isabelle Alexandria, VA

Depends On The Person

I bought this to help with the little acne that I get and washing makeup off my face. When it comes to acne, I feel like it didn’t make anything worse or better. But when it came to washing makeup off, it took off most, if not all, my makeup in one wash. I also used the soap to wash my body. My boyfriend loved taking showers with this stuff. But I wasn’t too crazy about it. The biggest warning I have for females, and after some extensive research. This soap contains so many different oils that it can mess with your Ph balance. And with that being said, I would be careful on some areas that get washed. I’m still not 100% about this soap. I feel like it works well with some people and not so well with others. It all depends on your skin type and needs.

Hope Leona, TX

Be careful if you have dry skin! Works well!

I like this soap on my face maybe once a week for a deep cleaning. It tingles and stings a bit but my face thanks me after! Cleans out pores well. If you have dry skin like me maybe use only once or twive a week as it dries out skin. I sent my mother some and she uses every day. She said it made a positive difference with one wash. Powerful good stuff!

Ursula Fraser, CO

Love! Love! love!

Wanted to purchase but read negative reviews, so I changed my mind, then decided to purchase, so happy I did, love love love my skin is squeaky clean,soft and smooth with one use. No complaints here!!

Stella Corbettsville, NY