This one is the oldest and basic soap recipe. Each village made its own soap based on these two ingredients, but their proportions were always and still a secret of each community.
Since we have been working in Ghana for many years, we have built very good relations with the local communities. We received this from Gyadam.
In the western region, they basically grow coconuts in some villages like Nzema, Adum Banso, Akotom – so the villagers add coconut oil to the basic soap made from Palm Kernel Oil and Potash.
In the northern part of Ghana, they basically grow Shea tree so the villagers in a community called Wa added shea butter to the basic soap made from Palm Kernel Oil and Potash.
In the Brong Ahafo region, people do beekeeping to produce honey and also due to their forest the havest the honey also from these forest and because of that, villagers in Tepa add honey to the basic soap made from Palm Kernel Oil and potash.