African Black Soap Gel

Our flagship African black soap boasts of an exceptional handcrafted formula based on cocoa which is gentle but effective in cleansing and exfoliating to maintain healthy skin & hair.


Squeeze a small amount into a sponge/hands and lather with water.

Potassium palm kernelate (saponified palm kernel oil) ,Glycerin, Aqua, Potassium cocoa butterate (saponified cocoa butter), Potassium shea butterate (saponified shea butter), Potassium cocoate (saponified coconut oil) , Potassium baobabate (saponified baobab oil) ,Betaine (natural) and Parfum. (All natural ingredients are fairly sourced in Ghana).

*unscented variant does not contain parfum

Allow 2-5 working days for delivery. See returns policy for returns.
African Black soap gel can be naturally drying for the skin however to combat this (for especially dry skin types) ensure to moisturiser after.


Natural Ingredients

Recyclable Packaging

Vegan Friendly

Ghana Made

Ethically Made

Cruelty Free

What is African black soap?

African black soap also known as Alata Samina in Twi Ghanaian dialect is an ancient beauty soap which traces its origin in West Africa. This soap is a beauty secret that has been passed down in families for generations.

African women are known for their glowing, flawless, and youthful skin. Often people ask what their secret is, since they live in a sun-drenched environment that can be harsh on the skin. Their secret lies in the use of nature inspired beauty products.

Unlike synthetic soaps, African black soap is handmade of natural plant based ingredients, to keep all its healing properties, and nutrients.

How is it made?

Traditional Handcrafted Recipe

Our African black soap is ethically handmade by traditional methods native to Ghana. The cocoa pod husk which is rich in potash is locally sourced from Tafo, Eastern region of Ghana. This is mixed with natural ingredients in a saponification process to form cocoa soft soap. This exceptional recipe is based on natural Cocoa by products made in exclusive partnership with the Cocoa Research Institute Ghana.


Made with natural ingredients

Consists of rich cocoa pod ash from the cocoa fruit. This is rich in anti-oxidants that fights against free radicals & ageing by firming the skin. The cocoa pod ash helps to soothe and treat acne, rashes, rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Contains cocoa butter which is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. Also cocoa butter is known to be rich in antioxidants which help in fighting skin ageing, dark patches & dull skin.

Contains raw shea butter which is rich in vitamin E & A, softening the skin making it smooth & supple.

Contains a blend of deeply hydrating natural oils, rich in fatty acids & vitamins further enriching our African black soap

  • Coconut oil
  • Baobab oil 
  • Palm kernel oil

A natural occurring substance which can be found in plants, animals & human organisms. This natural amino acid is obtained from sugar beet molasses.  It has moisturising properties which enhance the soap.


African black soap is ideal for all skin types (oily, dry, combination skin). It is equally suitable for Caucasian skin as well as other skin tones.

  • Unclogs and cleans pores
  • Gently exfoliates skin giving smooth radiant skin
  • Antibacterial properties help to reduce inflammation & skin irritation
  • Significantly helps to reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots, blemishes etc.
  • The cocoa pod ash contained in our soap increases the cellular repair and promotes healthy blood flow to give a youthful glow.
  • Made from natural ingredients free from sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Ethically made