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Shea by Design

Raw African Black Soap (175g)

Raw African Black Soap (175g)

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Product Details

African black soap (also called African soap or black soap) is the latest skin care product to reach “holy grail” status, and for good reason.

Touted as a solution for breakouts, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and everything in between, black soap is the ultimate beauty buy for those on a budget.

African black soap is handmade using ashes from burnt plantain, It is not black but it ranges from light brown to dark brown in color. Shea tree bark, shea butter, water and cocoa pods ash combined with oils like coconut oil, and palm kernel oil.

The plantain bark is rich in iron, vitamin A and vitamin B.

Shea butter which is the oil base of black soap has antioxidants that minimize sun damage and moisturize your skin. The ash used to make the soap which also has anti-oxidants.

Palm kernel oil and coconut oil moisturize your skin, keeping it from drying out.

Benefits for Skin


Natural antibacterial properties make African black soap an excellent alternative to chemical-laden cleansers.

In fact, it may actually remove more bacteria than chemical cleansers do.

Protects Skin from sun damage

Black soap is enriched with Shea butter which protects the skin against harmful Ultra Violet Rays of the sun.

Promotes hair growth

The vitamins and minerals in black soap promote faster growth.


This soap removes all the dirt and the dead skin cells from your face and hair. In the process, harmful bacteria are removed from the surface of your body. Use it when you need deep cleansing and exfoliating. Smooths skin after shaving, waxing and other hair removal methods. Exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells before they can clog your hair follicles. The moisture in African black soap may also help prevent the lumps and bumps that result from razor burn.


African black soap contains cocoa, coconut oil, and Shea butter which relieve dry skin.

Soothes skin irritation

African black soap may also soothe itchiness and irritation caused by eczema, contact dermatitis, and skin allergies among other things.

Contains: Water, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Plantain Skin.


Aqua, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Plantain Skin.

How to use

Skin: Cut into 4 pieces and use one piece, rub on your hands and massage into the skin. Use once a day, use in moderation when starting off with the soap.

Hair: Cut bar into 4 pieces and use one piece directly on wet hair and scalp. Massage well to lather and cleanse the hair and scalp. Use as a shampoo once a week.

Shipping & Returns

This item is returnable, please view our Return Policy for more information.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Ntsako Fiona Mathebula
It works with a little patience 😁🙂

At first use there was a burning sting after rubbing it onto my face. So I started adding the shea by design vitamin E oil just before rubbing it on and that got rid of the burning sensation, also I use the soap every 3rd day because I have sensitive skin.
I can see some of my dark marks fading away slowly. As for the acne I still have some break outs as mine is partly hormonal but it is less than before, and after washing, it dries them out meaning I need to make sure that my skin is moistured enough,also because the soap dries out the face...
For me specifically, it just needs patience especially on the old scars but I definitely see a huge difference.
I am loving it.

MaRiNeSe Joseph
Black soap

The absolute best in the teenager says no other black soap we've tried came close to shea by design products...we will never buy other brand ever again


Love this soap. I've bought from other suppliers before but they add all sorts of extra ingredients in it whereas the one from Shea by Design is all natural. I use it 3-4 times a week all over my body and it helps me exfoliate my dehydrated combination skin for a nice glow. My skin is a rough mess without it.

Rabia Mathakutha
Raw African Black Soap (175g)

I love it! So natural and good on my skin and hair. + it has lots of foam. I see it lasting me for a while. Happy customer :)

Joseline Thomas
Black soap

Black soap is always a winner for both my hair and skin

We source our ingredients from Africa

The main ingredient of Shea by Design products is Shea Butter sourced from Ghana, we proudly support women in this country to support their families!

We believe in clean beauty

Our products are 100% organic and natural with carefully selected ingredients for you and the whole family. Our products are great for hair & skin. Our products are ALL-IN-ONE, being useful for everything from moisture retention in your hair to reduce the appearance of blemishes on your skin.

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