African Black Soap – also known as ose dudu – originates from West Africa. Its foundation is attributed to the Yoruba communities in Nigeria, Benin and Togo who in the pre-colonial period specialized in small trade. It was a recipe passed down from mother to daughter, from generation to generation, born out of a genuine need for a hygiene product that would kill skin odors. Working with the natural ingredients at hand, the black soap soon became a handcrafted solution for bathing and cleansing.
Our soap is both natural and organic. It is essential to make a differentiation between the two and understand why both of these aspects are so important:
We feature 100% natural ingredients while our product doesn’t contain any artificial additives, fragrances or dyes.
We feature 100% organic ingredients that come from local farmers and plantations.