African Black Soap

We have been asked by several customers to create an African Black Soap. Not one to believe in doing anything we can’t do with excellence, we studied up on Black Soap. This brought, to be honest, a good bit of trepidation. We knew up front it used burnt fruit peels😍. How could we incorporate burnt fruit peels?!

The first good thing African Black Soap always has is loads of Shea Butter❤️. And for good reason.

Natural Shea Butter

has an awesome reputation for how great it is for your skin! However, this presented a challenge: too much Shea butter in a soap, and the soap will not have a great lather, and will not have a good, long lasting, consistency.

Another challenge was this: a true African Black soap will have burnt Plantains, Coconut Hulls, or another African fruit in it. This was truly an issue to be solved as the charcoal, in an unstable state, is part of the saponification process in an African Black soap. (Sodium Hydroxide in basic terms is ash water.) Therefore, the soap could turn out differently every time. Obviously we needed a more precise recipe, that would consistently turn out good results, and be awesome for your skin! ( The African Natives know their craft so well that they do produce a consistent product, but we had never worked with pure ash as a saponification method! )

A third major hurdle that had to be figured out was the issue of few ingredients.  Usually African Black has about 3 ingredients (Shea Butter, Palm or Coconut Oil, and Potash), whereas we wanted to include other skin-loving ingredients such as Tamanu and Argan Oils, and Dead Sea Mud. We also wanted to include Green Tea for its great skin benefits, and Tea Tree Oil, as it has a great reputation for everything from teen-age skin issues to wrinkles.

After months of research, and lots of testing, Black soap was born!  Here at Spero Soaps we chose the name Black Soap, rather than African Black Soap, because there are similarities, but also differences. Loads of Organic Natural Shea Butter and Coconut Charcoal🥥 like African Black, but with the addition of other skin loving ingredients, it’s not exactly a true African Black soap.

This soap, between the Natural Shea❤️, Green Tea🍵, Dead Sea Mud, and Tea Tree Oil, has a very herbaceous “green” scent to it, and is creamy and smooth! If you love African Black Soap, or great facial soaps, you’re gonna love💕 this soap!


Olive Oil, Organic Green Tea, Coconut Oil, food grade Sodium Hydroxide, Sustainable Palm Oil, Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, Castor Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, therapeutic grade Tea Tree Essential Oil, Tamanu Oil, Dead Sea Mud, Argan Oil, Coconut Charcoal, Natural Vitamin E, Rosemary Oleoresin, Silk

Instructions for use:

Wet bar and lather well. Rub lather over face gently. Rinse well. Use morning and evening for best results.

This bar may also be used as a mask soap. Collect a dense lather by using less water and apply to face. Leave on for approximately 30 seconds, then rinse as usual.

Product Type: Moisturizing, cleansing facial soap premiumsoaplink  teasoaplink facelink

Our Classic soap line is our original soap line. It is completely natural containing all natural Oils, Butters, and Essential Oils. The prices run from $3-$5.50

*Our Premium soap line contains many botanicals and Super Oils, in addition to all natural Oils and Butters. Most are saponified using special Green or Herbal Teas, Rice or Coconut Waters, or Goat’s Milk. The prices run $6-$8


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