Alatasamana or Black Soap is made from roasted cocoa pods and coconut oil mixed together. Following a traditional recipe the soap helps to restore the natural vitality and balance of the skin. It is used to cleanse, heal, purify, protect and maintain the skin and hair.
How it is made. The cocoa pods (the husks) are roasted to form ash and this is then added to coconut oil. The two ingredients are pounded together and put into a pot. The mixture is then cooked and as it melts the soap begins to form at the edges of the pot. The hot soap is then put into the sun to dry and cool off. The finished product is tan in colour, is unscented and made from 100% natural ingredients.
Properties. Antiseptic – Deep Cleanser – Exfoliates dead skin cells
Uses. It is an all over body soap for all skin types from dry to oily for everyday general use to deep cleanse the skin and for the hair as a shampoo. It is used medically to clear acne, rashes, eczema, dry itchy scalp, dandruff, body odour and ring worm. It is also an effective make up remover. In Ghana water is added to it in a container to produce a liquid soap which is used throughout the house.
A mild soap made from natural ingredients, which watered down can be used on the most sensitive skin. It is particularly effective when used alongside Shea Butter.