I recently stopped by a natural health store near my job that I have never visited before. I was delighted to discover this store because they seemed to be stocked with a lot more items than my local natural health store. There were a lot of brands I have not been too familiar with such as this brand called Nubian Heritage. I’ve been on the hunt for a good African Black Soap after reading about its great benefits to the skin mentioned here and many other sources online. So I was curious about this brand and the vast variety of options Nubian Heritage has in their line.
When I got home and visited their website I was impressed with the amount of products in their line that also includes hair products! They’re also a very community conscious brand that gives back to the African women who produce their sources to make these amazing natural products. I have a long wish list and will make sure to share with you all my experience. But first let me share with you my first purchase.
I initially was just going to get the Black soap because I was not too sure if I’d like it but once I took a sniff of the Coconut and Papaya soap (and the others) I had to get it too. They’re reasonably priced at $5.00 and are all natural and organic. I got it on sale for $4 which you can’t beat. Apparently they can be bought at major retailers but have never seen them. Regardless, I prefer to purchase them locally from smaller family owned stores.
I’ve been dealing with some skin discomforts lately such as extra dry skin and sudden rashes. After a process of elimination, I realized perhaps I may be allergic to my soap, so I opted for a natural version. I wasn’t too sure what kind of soap to try as previous organic soaps (mostly Glycerin based) did not work too well for me. These soaps however are super creamy and provides enough lather as any normal commercial soap but without all the harsh, drying chemicals.
Benefits of Black Soap
Treats acne of the body (think Backne!)
Can be used as a face wash
Treats Oily Skin, Psoriasis, Eczema
Ideal for sensitive skin
This Coconut & Papaya soap is AMAZING, super creamy, lathers quite nicely and leaves my skin super soft as if my skin soaked its moisture right in. This stuff lasts a LOT, especially when I use my Dr. Sponge . A little goes a long way either way but this soap is a lot more moisturizing than my black soap which is a perfect balance for my skin.
I’m making sure I incorporate a lot more natural and organic products to my skin care regimen. I’m especially focusing on black owned brands which contribute to their communities. Overall, I’m highly pleased with my soaps and will be trying a lot more such as their peppermint oil soap, lotions and hair goodies!
Please Note: These items have been purchased with my own money and opinions are personal. Hell Notes for Beauty was not paid for this review.