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10 Benefits of using virgin fresh alata soap (African black soap)

Virgin Fresh (African black soap) is an all-natural soap made in Ghana for generations (West Africa). It is also referred to as Ose Dudu, Alata Samina, and Anago 

soap. Plantain skin ashes, cocoa pods, palm leaves, Shea butter, coconut oil, and seed or kernel palm oil are used to make the soap.

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Virgin fresh alata soap from Abibidwa

Some of the important nutrients found in virgin fresh alata soap

Plantain Peels – They are the potent source of Vitamins B1 and B2, antioxidants – anthocyanins, phenolic compounds, and catecholamines, protein, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin C.

Cocoa Pods – The majority of black soap’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits come from cocoa pods as they are rich in polyphenols and methylxanthines.

Coconut Oil – Nutrients, vitamins, and emollients present in coconut oil are responsible for cleansing and moisturizing properties. Coconut oil is also said to promote collagen production

Palm Kernel Oil – Extracted from the seed of Elaeis guineensis, palm kernel oil is full of Vitamins A, E, and K, palmitic acid, sodium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron, and phosphorous.

Palm Oil – Obtained from the palm fruit, unrefined palm oil (a.k.a red palm oil) is full of vitamin E, alpha, and beta-carotene and other antioxidants, mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, etc.

Shea Butter – Also rich in fatty acids, shea butter is great for well-hydrated soft, and supple skin. It helps repair damaged skin tissues and promote collagen production.

Benefits of Virgin Fresh Alata Soap ( African black soap)

Below are the reasons why people all over the world are happy with virgin fresh alata soap

  1. It reduces blemishes and dark spots.

Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation or age spots, are patches of skin that appear darker than the surrounding skin.
African black soap is unafraid of wounds, blemishes, dark spots, and stretch marks.
It contains ingredients such as shea butter, a revolutionary ingredient that repairs skin by increasing collagen production.

2.It has deep cleansing action:

Lauric acid present in palm kernel oil and coconut oil is the hero ingredient that creates a great lather. With regular use of African black soap, not only will your skin be free of dirt, oil, and grime after regular use, but also keeps the skin dewy and radiant.

3. It’s safe for all skin types

Black soap could be the first choice for cleansing whether your skin type is normal, dry, oily, sensitive or a combination of these. It’s no surprise African black soap is one of the biggest hits of all time. It contains absolutely no chemicals and artificial fragrances that strip the skin’s natural barrier and cause irritations. At the same time, it contains moisture-locking natural ingredients like coconut oil

4.It’s antibacterial

Natural antibacterial properties make African black soap an excellent alternative to chemical-laden cleaners. In fact, it may actually remove more bacteria than chemical cleansers do. Despite its strength, black soap is gentle enough to use on your face, hands, and body

5.It’s a Natural Moisturizer.

No matter what skin type you have, it is utterly important that you keep your skin hydrated. Virgin Fresh (African black soap) comes with a concoction of oils and beneficial shea butter. It hydrates the skin and keeps it from becoming dry by locking moisture in the skin.

6. It’s anti-acne

The lauric acid content (from coconut oil and palm kernel oil) of the black soap is found to be effective in combating the acne-causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. In addition to balancing your skin’s natural oils, the soap’s shea content may help repair damaged cells

7. It helps soothe irritation

African black soap may also soothe itchiness and irritation caused by:

  • eczema
  • contact dermatitis
  • skin allergies

It may even help clear rashes related to eczema and psoriasis. To maximize these benefits, find a soap with oatmeal added.

8. It helps improve skin texture

Hyperpigmentation often caused by inflammation, scars, acne, sun exposure, etc. will eventually become a thing of the past if you use African black soap regularly. Cocoa pod in it seems to inhibit tyrosinase activity, thus making the skin lighter and even. It also absorbs harmful UV light that causes dark spots or skin tan. Allatonin in plantain leaves and shea butter may also help lighten the dark spots and marks on the skin.

9. It’ helps in hair treatment

It helps remove dandruff caused by chemical-rich shampoos and other styling products, hair infection, or dry, irritated hair. It removes dandruff and nourishes the follicles, softens the hair, and promotes hair growth.

Haircare tip: For oily hair, apply the soap-water solution to the scalp and rinse well after 10 minutes. Use coconut oil, shea butter, or extra virgin olive oil to dilute the black soap, if you have normal or dry hair.

10.It helps Reduce Fine lines and wrinkles

Shea butter and coconut oil may help reduce collagen loss and encourage new development.

In turn, this can help plump up fine lines and wrinkles. The rough texture of the soap can also exfoliate dead skin cells that make fine lines more noticeable.

How to use Virgin Fresh Alata soap (African Black soap)

Pull a small chunk of the soap and rub it between your hands, If you prefer a liquid cleanser, you can dissolve your piece of soap in water and apply it directly to your skin. Massage the soap into your skin by using your fingertip or washcloth.  Thoroughly Rinse the soap off with lukewarm water after use.

Afterward, apply your favorite moisturizer to your damp skin. This will help lock in the soap’s natural hydrating effects.

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virgin fresh shower gel

Virgin Fresh alata soap can also be used for bathing, you can do it by pulling a small chunk of the soap into your sponge. We highly recommend Virgin fresh shower gel for bathing

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