How to Make Liquid Black African Soap

Updated February 21, 2017

Black soap is a traditional soap from Africa that is known for its highly moisturising properties. Black soap can be particularly hydrating for extremely dry, ageing or chapped skin. Black soap can be used in brick or liquid form. Although you can buy black soap at speciality bath shops, they can often be costly. One solution is to make your own liquid black soap at home using the traditional ingredients that are found in traditional African black soap.

Pour 4 cups of water into a pot.

Heat the water until it starts to boil.

Add in 3 tbsp each of chamomile and lavender flowers.

Boil the flowers for four hours.

Strain out the flowers, and allow the mixture to cool completely.

Add in 170gr. of black soap, 113gr. of shea butter and 56.7gr. of cocoa butter. Mix well with a spoon.

Add in 59.1ml. each of sweet almond oil and jojoba oil. Mix well.

Add in 56.7gr. each of honey and glycerine. Mix well.

Pour the liquid black African soap into a pump bottle for use.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Water
  • Chamomile flowers
  • Lavender flowers
  • Strainer
  • Black soap
  • Cocoa butter
  • Shea butter
  • Spoon
  • Jojoba oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Honey
  • Glycerine
  • Pump bottle
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