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african black soap body wash

with Oats, Aloe Vera & Vitamin E
Detoxifying & Balancing

Treat skin to a total cleansing experience with this combination body wash that helps combat the appearance of breakouts while gently exfoliating from head to toe. Mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt and Jojoba Beads slough off dead skin while Oats and Aloe Extracts soothe skin. The high concentration of Shea Butter maximizes moisture retention revealing healthier looking skin.


Apply to washcloth or hands, create rich lather and cleanse, or add a capful to warm water to create a spa bath. Follow with your favorite Nubian Heritage Body Lotion or Infused Butter. Avoid contact with eyes.

Size and Dimension

13 fl oz.
2.25 X 2.25 X 8


African Black Soap, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Oil Soap), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), Lauroyl Lactylate (Palm Kernel), Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Jojoba Beads, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Salicylic Acid, Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*


African Black Soap, made with Palm Ash, Tamarind Extract and Plantain Peel has been used in Africa for centuries to minimize the appearance of skin blemishes and other skin ailments. Historical references to Shea Butter, a staple of African pharmacology, date back to the reported Shea Butter caravans of Cleopatra’s Egypt.

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African Black Soap



african black soap body wash is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why change a product that was most excellent??? Just recently stocked up on the african black soap body wash at the local sprouts, noticed the label changed right away and just knew a formula change probably followed, and a very dissapointed one at that... why change the sea salt from dead to regular... and no more deionized water, and don't see the salicylic acid listed either...... this new formula took away the essentials and added more un naturals...why? I just might be jumping to another product, and after years of having such great things to say about this company Thomas Kestner
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can finally wash my face with soap! I just bought this body soap and I'll NEVER buy another brand again! It even has tea tree oil to soothe my aching body! I used to never wash my face with soap because of the way my skin felt afterward (so I'm sure I stripped my skin of valuable oils, etc) but with this soap, my face feels soft and smoothe and didn't feel tight when I smiled. And just look at the ingredients!
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Wash Forever! This is a luscious and gentle soap, but, the most wonderful thing about it is the scent. It is warm and delicious, worth getting up early in the morning for.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible new formula What happened? Your African Black Soap was the greatest body wash ever but now that you changed the label and ingredients it's just not the same at all. It leaves my skin feeling sticky instead of soft. Please go back to the old recipe!
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not save This soap has gluten in it and i have to watch out very carefully that it doesn't come ommy lips and mouth and always traces be on the skin.Because gluten sticks.So not save for glutenintollerance people.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the product. This is a great product. It has a good smell and lather. I use it daily and will continue to do so. I purchase my first bottle at the African Market Place festival in California ca 2006.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stuff! Excellent quality leaves no residue behind as well as has a very pleasant fragrance to it. Will assist in healing most minor skin conditions.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Face and body feel super clean! Another great product. I tried the bar soap & this product. I like this better. Less mess
Date published: 2016-09-06
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I have used the african black soap for years as my primary body wash to deal with my sensitive skin/psoriasis. My last purchase had a label changed along with the entire formula.. You've added way more ingredients (27) and much harsher chemicals. Why?

Asked by: Oregon Man
Hello Oregon Man, Thank you for reaching out to us. What has changed is our label… not the performance or benefit of the products themselves. We are in the process of updating our labels to be INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) compliant which changes the ingredient list to items that may sound scary. In order to be considered for third party certifications and programs, for example being able to label our soaps Rainforest Alliance certified or RSPO certified, we have to comply with INCI. A byproduct of this change is the elimination of the origin and common names of our ingredients. A few examples, where we used to be able to label Tea Tree Oil as Tea Tree oil, we now list Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil. In the case of Sweet Birch Oil, INCI compliance requires Sweet Birch Oil be listed as Methyl Salicylate. I hope this answers your question. Sincerely, Taylor
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2016-12-06

Is this the same as the bar soap but in liquid form?

Asked by: Lily
Hello Lily, Thanks for your question. Yes it is.
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-10-25

Does the African black soap body wash come in a bigger bottle?

Asked by: Phil
Hi Phil, Thanks for your question. That is the biggest size we have.
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-09-26

Hi can I use this product on my naturally kinky hair?

Asked by: Bri97
Hello Bri97, Thanks for your question. Sure, but a better product would be the ABS shampoo.
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-09-14

Is the african black soap body wash the old formula as indicated by the label shown or the new  revised formula and new label?

Asked by: nearnorth
Hello, Thanks for your question. The African black soap body wash matches the ingredients shown here.
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-09-14

How much does it wieght? 

Asked by: Quest
Hello Quest, Thanks for your question. It is 13 fl oz.
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-09-14

Hi, I've purchased this product before and I LOVE it and swear by it. I've seen it sold recently in Whole Foods with a different packaging style (white label) and it appears to be a different formula. Has the product changed forever? Please say no!!!!

Asked by: Midnith
Hey Midnith. I just bought this (Black Soap body wash) like a week ago or so from my local Whole Foods. I have a black labeled bottle. I don't recall seeing the one you described with the white label. So while I can't answer the formula change is the black you might ask the Whole Foods customer service local to where you are. They are pretty knowledgeable. And if they can't answer for you on the spot, they'll probably have a quicker response to a question like that as a large bulk purchaser of a product like this. By the way, I like the soap I got....I think I used it a long time ago, but forgot about it, but I really like it. I got on this site to see if I could use the soap on my face as they don't specify so on the packaging, but by the other answers given it seems as though it was formulated to do that as well. Hope you found this helpful.
Answered by: noma
Date published: 2016-09-09

What is the pH of this body wash?

Asked by: Kate
Hello Kate, Thanks for your question. The PH of body washes: 5.0–7.0
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-08-30
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