How to cleanse with Nikki’s Naturals Soft Black Soap

Black soap works by cleansing the skin but without harsh chemicals and is not your regular run-of-the-mill antibacterial grocery store soap. The “authentic” recipe for black soap calls for cocoa pod, roasted plantain skins, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, palm oil and natural sodium.

Basically the ash from the plantain skins saponify the oils turning them into soap unlike traditional soap that uses sodium hydroxide.

When you wash with it, black soap goes to work by penetrating the skin to remove impurities. It does not remove existing acne, instead it helps to prevent excessive oil production and bacterial growth which help to create acne in the first place.

How to use

Face/Body application

1.       Wet hands or wash rag with warm to mildly hot water.

2.       Wet face or body with warm to mildly hot water.

3.       Apply approximately a dime sized amount for face or a little more than a quarter sized amount of the Soft Black Soap in your palm or wash rag for body

a.        Rub between palms or wash rag

b.       You may feel small pieces of plantain skin and cocoa pod ash

      i.      This ash is created in the production of the Raw Black Soap

      ii.      Remove the ash (the ash may irritate or scratch the skin)

4.       Apply soap to face or body rubbing in a circular motion

a.        Wash soap off face after 15 to 20 seconds

b.       Wash soap off body

c.        Pat face and/or body with dry with towel

5.       Apply approximately a thumb nail amount of Nikki’s Naturals Whipped Shea Body Mouse to face and use discretion while applying to body making sure to get full coverage.

a.        The Whipped Shea Butter spreads uniformly and easily

b.       The Shea Butter’s healing and moisturizing properties restore collagen, even skin tone and   rejuvenates the skin.

Wash face with Nikki’s Naturals Soft Black Soap once or twice a day.

Although black soap has a lower pH between 7 and 8 in comparison to traditional soap our skin has a pH of about 4 to 5 so using black soap is like getting a mini peel with each use.

The benefits of using Raw African Black Soap are many but we recommend it be used responsibly

1.       Do not leave the soap on face for an excessive amount of time.

a.        This can cause irritation and possibly dryness of the skin

2.       Do not wash your face with the soap more than twice a day

a.        This can cause irritation and possibly dryness of the skin

      i.      Everyone’s skin is different but apply this a as general rule

3.       The most important thing to remember when using Black Soap is to MOISTURIZE

a.        Using lotions that are water based do not moisturize as well and Shea Butter and in some cases have a drying effect.

4.       Use Nikki’s Naturals Unrefined Grade A Whipped Shea Butter Body Mousse for optimal results