Made In Naija: Tropical Naturals Dudu Osun Black Soap – Product Review

Dudu Osun Review (1)

For the first review in the Black Soap series, I present to you Dudu Osun. Most people are very familiar with this soap since it’s found everywhere. I’ve been using it for YEARS to help with my skincare needs. 

Price: It can vary but it isn’t more than 200 Naira. I usually buy it for 150 Naira.

Size: 150 g

Availability: You can find this soap just about everywhere in Nigeria. I get it from a shop near my house. It is also available on Konga and Jumia.

Product Description

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Pure Natural Ingredients

  • Cleanses
  • Nourishes
  • Protects
  • Refreshes your skin.

Dudu-Osun is the age-long African blakc soap made the tradtional way by hand from PURE NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND HERBS from the tropical rain forest and savannah regions.

  • No artifical colours
  • No preservatives
  • Bio degradable

Directions: Place bar on a dry surface after use.

Ingredients: 

  • Pure Honey
  • Shea butter
  • Osun (camwood)
  • Palmkernel oil
  • Cocoa pod ash
  • Palm bunch ash
  • Aloe vera
  • Lime juice
  • Water & Fragrance
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Fragrance: It has a light earthy fragrance. The scent does not last long after use.

Texture and Color: The soap is a very dark brown (almost black) solid bar. The soap ‘melts’ easily if it’s exposed to water. You should keep in a dry place if you want it to last. I keep mine in a soap dish.

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Packaging: It comes in a small cardboard box like other soaps. The box has a small opening where you can see the bar of soap. The soap is now wrapped in a plastic cover. When I first started using the soap, it was not wrapped. I noticed this change.

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Uses: This soap can be used to clean from head to toe. Some people, like Bookie Kunlere, have used it as a shampoo. I tried it several years ago and my hair did not react well to it. However, my hair does not respond very well to shampoo bars. I use Dudu Osun to wash my face and body. I find that it cleans very well and it gets rid of the oil on my face.

My Take: I really like this soap. This is the first black soap I ever used. I started using black soap because I heard that it helps with acne-prone and oily skin. At the time, my back looked like a mountain terrain. After consulting Google, I had to try it. The results seemed too good to be true so I picked up Dudu Osun from a local shop. Within weeks, my skin improved and others started to notice. Since then, I always have it with me.

It cleanses very well and helps me reduce the oiliness of my skin. If you have dry skin, I wouldn’t recommend it because it can be very drying. I also have sensitive skin and small things can send it to an itchy nightmare. Dudu Osun has never irritated my skin. 😀

Would I purchase again? Yes. I’ve been using this soap for the better part of a decade. 😯 In fact, I have 5 bars of Dudu Osun in my bathroom now. The place I normally buy it from hasn’t had it recently so I had to stock up. The soap works quite well for me and meets my skincare needs.

Is black soap a part of your skin care or hair routine?

DISCLOSURE: THE PRODUCT REVIEWED IN THIS POST WAS PURCHASED WITH MY MONEY. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY COMPENSATION FOR WRITING THIS POST. THE OPINIONS ARE COMPLETELY MY OWN AND BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE.

Other Black Soap Reviews:  Namaste Organics Exfoliating Black Soap | Sahara Sunrise Black Soap Gel | Natural Nigerian Black Soap | Aweni Organics Liquid Black Soap | Nubian Roots African Black Soap Body Wash