It’s been a few months since I did a black soap review. Forgive me. Up next is my review of the Natural Nigerian Black Soap.
Price: NGN 1,500
Size: Not stated on the container but it seems to be around 250 – 300 grams
Availability: I purchased this from Olori and it is also available on the Natural Nigerian online store. Natural Nigerian products are also stocked in various stores in Lagos and Abuja.
Made from an ancient recipe that has been passed down through the generations, Black Soap is known for its gentle, deep cleansing abilities. Looking for a wake up call? Our special mix of Ginger and Peppermint Essential Oils will jump start your day. Generous amounts of Organic Aloe Vera Juice as well as Glycerin keeps skin moisturized for longer. Ginger and Peppermint Essential Oils provide Aromatherapy benefits.
Aromatherepy in a jar: Cooling, Refreshing, Pain Relief, Uplifitng, Stimulating
Ingredients: Cocoa Pod Ash, Shea Butter, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Glycerine, Ginger Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Natural Preservative: Caprylic Acid, 1,3 Propanediol, Lauric Acid, Potassium Sorbate
Fragrance: It has a strong minty fragrance. I can also smell hints of ginger. The scent does not linger too much after bathing and it did not irritate me or give me a headache.
Texture and Color: The soap is medium brown and it is thick, similar to a loose gel. It has a pretty smooth consistency.
Packaging: The black soap comes in a plastic jar with a twist-off cover. The jar has a nice label that describes the product well and it is clear and understandable. I like the design of the label and it seems they took time to make it.
Uses: Like most black soaps, you can use this from head to toe. I used this soap on my face and my body. Since it has peppermint in it, be mindful when using the soap in sensitive areas.
This soap cleanses gently and does not leave my skin too dry or too greasy. It also gently exfoliates. I like the fact that it isn’t rough on my skin. The fragrance is very refreshing and it helps me feel energized in the morning. If you don’t like this feeling, there are other versions (lemongrass & eucalyptus, lemon, etc.), that may be less stimulating. I like the fragrance but because of how peppermint can stimulate areas of the skin, I may try a different version. The soap foams very well, especially in soft water. You do not need to use so much to get a proper lather. This is a very good black soap.
Would I purchase it again? Yes, I like how it cleans without being too drying or too greasy. I may try another variant next time.