Thursday, 27 August 2009

african black soap all-over-body shampoo


This is my home-made all over body shampoo. It's very easy to make.

Take a BIGISH chunk of authentic black soap( the crumbly brown kind from Ghana).

Put it in some water ,like 1/2 to 1pt,preferably bottled/filtered.

Let it sit for a while, stirring ocassionaly until thoroughly dissolved.

Add 1tsp coconut oil(optional)

Add 5 drops lavender eo

..and 10 drops tea tree eo.

Mix it well. Don't agigtate it too much else it'll get very foamy.

You can use different eos if you like. I like tea tree, it's anti-bacterial and takes care of scalp problems. The coconut oil makes it more moisturising.

And there you have it - African black soap shampoo.

9 comments:

laloced said...

oooh, I've been useing the African Black Soap too as all over bodywash and shampoo and love it! I'm going to try adding the EO or coconut oil and see what happens.

The Woman Inside said...

Thank you for the recipe am going to make it. I have been using black soap on my body and now my face and I have noticed that my face looks clear brighter!!

anthia-ofo said...

you are welcome!

Nubian1 said...

My sister is sending over some Ose Dudu(black soap)from Nigeria. I have very sensitive skin especially my face with issues every week!!! So fingers crossed it will just be what the doctor ordered. Infact i remember as a child and very sickly, my mom used it on me with the herby water (Agbo).

Spiral-Loc said...

You asked: "Are they locked apart from the ends? Would you say extensions helped avoid some of the loc stages like shrinkage?"

It is difficult to answer at this point. I have only taken out 7 ext. from the 275+ Ext. that I have. I believe there will be shrinkage for me next year, but at least I was able to grow another 2 inches while wearing ext.
next month will be two years for me, and after several Retightenings, I'm sure the first 2-3 Inches of {Just} my Hair is locked, and only the few inches "within" the ext. itself is still non locked hair. I am not deeply concerned/worried because if I keep this set just as long as my first set {8+ yrs} then all of my hair will be long and locked. :)

Take Care~
P.S. I'm sorry I "HiJacked" your Black Soap topic/post, but I wanted to answer your questions.

Thandi said...

Where were you when I still had loads of black soap!? How cruel of you! LOL

anthia-ofo said...

Thanks spiral-loc.

Nubian1 is ose dudu exactly the same as alata saminaa (which means nigerian or youruba soap) When yours arrives, let's exchange samples.

Hey Thandi, I though you could no longer post. Glad to see you here.

anthia-ofo said...

Nubian, what's in that herby water? I remember black soap being mixed herbs too but I don't know it is. I want to do a post on various remedies and hair care products used in africa (Ghana)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if anyone can share a recipe for making African Black soap? I use it and would like to make my own it is so soothing. Thanks