Buy Black Soap From Africa
African black soap is originally made in Africa, but increased demand for this product made some people greedy and they started producing it in the USA and other countries. Even though the ingredients are almost same in both types of soap, the process of making it is different. And western manufacturers of this soap type will more than often opt for chemical additives to make their soaps look and smell better than original soaps.
Some manufacturers even shape the black soap and that increases its price. When you buy black African soap you buy it the form of a block. Real African soap is made from ash, and therefore it is dirty and it is rough. If you apply it directly to your skin you will scratch it.
Good African soap type doesn't cost much (you can buy 5lbs for only 22 dollars on Amazon). Don't get alarmed if your hands get very dry after several days of using the black soap. This happens due to the ability of the soap to absorb any toxins and dirt from the skin. After several days, this effect will stop and you won't have this effect in the future.
The important thing to do with the soap is its storage. If you live in an area where the air has a lot of moisture then your soap will constantly absorb that moisture from the air and it will slowly dissolve. To avoid this you should cut the 5lbs block of soap in small soap bars and then you should wrap them in shrink wrap or some kind of vacuum foliage that will keep soap away from any form of outside influence (air, water).
Raw African soap ingredients make the soap very economic, and you should use it sparingly. A small bar of soap will be enough to wash your face with it for several weeks, or to wash your whole body for one or two weeks. The point is to rub your hands on it and after that apply it to your wet face or body. In this way, you will use enough black soap to nourish your body, but you will not overdo it.
African soap is not made in one area of Africa only, it is made in several places, and every place has its own way of soap making. They are almost same soaps, but there are some slight differences. To find more about it go on African soap wiki where you can find all about places where the soap is made and what differences there are in different soaps.