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9 Everyday Uses for African Black Soap

African Black Soap bars have been used for centuries to cleanse and nourish the skin. But do you know all of what is African black soap good for? Here are 9 everyday uses for your African Black Soap.


Pure Black Soap can be liquified and used as an all natural shampoo. Packed with nutrients (like magnesium and potassium) and Vitamins A and E, using Black Soap as a shampoo can nourish the hair while also promoting soft hair and a clean scalp (Natural Hair Queen).

Body Wash

It’s no secret that African Black Soap can be used on the body, however liquid black soap makes it easier to use when in the shower or taking a bath. It’s already in a pourable consistency making it great to use with a loofah or African bath sponge.

Dog + Cat wash

Our fur babies often times need to be washed often with playing mud or sometimes rolling around in poo (silly puppies). However they cannot use regular people shampoo, as it’s too strong and can irritate their skin and dry out their fur. The same can be said about black soap! So to make a black soap for your pets use a 1: 10 ratio of liquid black soap to water to make a gentle cleanser that won’t dry out your fur babies.

Shaving foam

Black soap forms a great lather that can be used when shaving your legs or underarms. Either take a black soap bar or liquid black soap and lather it in your hands before applying it to the area you’re going to shave.

Makeup Brush Cleaner

Because the African black soap is gentle, it can also be used to clean makeup brushes. Add essential oils like grapefruit, lemon, rosemary, or tea tree oil to provide antibacterial properties to your homemade liquid black soap (check out our pure or chamomile liquid soap recipes).

Scalp Treatment

With being packed with nutrients and vitamins, African Black Soap can be used as a base for a lot of scalp treatments to help reduce dandruff or irritation. The soap mixes well with essential oils, and the essential oils really boost the healing properties of the soap. Check out this guide for “Essential Oils for Hair” to find oils that will benefit your scalp.

Bug Bites Wash

African Black soap is great to use on bug bites to help reduce the itching, and to help promote healing of the skin. Adding essential oils like tea tree, basil, or lemongrass also help to reduce irritation and swelling (Natural Living Ideas).


Keep you liquid black soap near your bathroom or kitchen sink for a daily hand soap. Bar soap can be used in the bathroom for daily hand soap as well. Just make sure to place on a soap dish that allows the soap to dry before each use!


Black soap in pure, bar form, is gentle enough to be used as a daily face wash. However, for those with sensitive skin try liquifying the soap and add nourishing oils and soothing essential oils to your mixture.

How do you use black soap? Let us know in the comments!


Natural Hair Queen “How to Use Black Soap on Natural Hair
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Health Line “10 Essential Oils for Hair Growth and Health..
Natural Living Ideas “8 Essential Oils For Bug Bites
Paws Right There “Black Soap for Dogs” 

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