** Alaffia African Black Soap All-in-One 476ml
Best before Dec 2023
Best before Dec 2023
Alaffia’s Authentic African Black Soap is likened to the home remedies of Togolese mamans. It’s made from a centuries-old recipe of handcrafted fair trade and unrefined shea butter and Orangutan-safe West African palm oil†, and enhanced with calming lavender oil.
Saponification is reached by adding potash (made from plantains and leaves) to the hot oils, and then cooking it for six hours. The last step is curing the soap in the sun for three weeks, resulting in a gentle and effective cleanser that clarifies and softens skin.
This sulfate-free liquid soap is suitable for any skin type, even the most sensitive. Wild Lavender is a calming and herbaceous aroma with soothing floral notes that create a relaxing and refreshing "spa-like" shower experience.
† The natural West African palm oil used is grown and harvested by small-scale farmers in the Maritime region of Togo, from the town of Tsevie to Kpalime. The oil is extracted by a Fair Trade cooperative in Sokodé using traditional methods. When palm oil is grown as an industrial plantation crop, such as in Indonesia and Malaysia on newly cleared rain forests or peat-swamp forests rather than on already degraded land or disused agricultural land, it can contribute to the endangerment of animals such as the Orangutans. However, this is not the case with the small farms that Alaffia receive their palm oil from in Africa. Oil palms are native to West Africa and have been grown as part of multi-cropped sustainable small farms for centuries. Furthermore, it is important to point out that Orangutans do not exist at all in Africa.
Face Cleanser: Gently massage over skin. Rinse clean and pat dry. Follow with the Alaffia face cream of your choice.
Body Wash: Apply generously, working into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly.
Shaving Soap: Apply and lather evenly with wet hands. Shave and rinse.
Lavender - Ocimum Canum (African Mint) Aqueous Extract, Saponified Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter and Elaeis Guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*, Lauryl Glucoside, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil.
Peppermint - Aqua/Water/Eau, Lauryl Glucoside, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Ociumum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Limonene, Potassium Hydroxide.
Tangerine Citrus - Aqua/Water/Eau, Lauryl Glucoside, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Ociumum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Potassium Hydroxide.
Origin: Handmade in Olympia, USA from ingredients made by cooperatives in Togo West Africa.
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