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How I make my Black Soap with love ❤


My company, Bronze Goddess NG has an all natural skincare line made solely by me and with a lot of love❤️. If you follow my blog, you will find that care and research is paid into caring for the skin the natural way.

It is this love for a truly naturally beautiful skin that led me into producing customized natural skin care products for all skin types. I recently added Black Soap to my collection.

Black Soap is an African heritage, predominantly West African. It is made from unripe, green plantain skin and the process of converting fresh, green plantain skins into soap is a daunting task. But not only do we produce these soaps, I take it a step further. Naturally, all Black soaps contain Cam Wood, which scientifically is known as Baphia nitida. If you are Nigerian ‘Osun’ might ring a bell because that is what it is called in Yoruba language. Cam wood is a skin dye that treats skin diseases, ring worms, among others; and gives Black Soap its characteristic black color. Here is the process:

This is Black Soap without Cam wood. To make it richer and even more potent, we add Cam wood and sulphur.


After mixing Cam wood and sulphur with the soap, we mix and knead as though one is kneading dough. It’s not pretty but allowing the soap to sit for a couple of hours makes the texture softer and the color darker. This is where most soap makers stop.

But this is where we bring in the love😊. Black Soap naturally, dries the skin so over time, I found that people with sensitive skin or dry skin were avoiding it completely. People complained it gave them white heads – not my product thankfully! So, in order to create a power product suitable for all skin types, I brought out my bag of goodies – essential oils.

Yes, essential oils came to the rescue. Here is the ingredient list in my Black Soap:
Grape seed oil,
Avocado oil,
Orange oil extract
Rosemary oil
Lavender oil
Vitamin E
And a pinch of turmeric.


Both Grape seed oil and avocado oil are rich in antioxidants, make excellent moisturizers, contain Vitamin E and C, and help to accelerate skin renewal by promoting collagen production. Grape seed oil treats acne while both avocado oil and grape seed oil contain anti aging properties. So when you combine these with the skin brightening properties of orange oil and turmeric; and with the healing properties in the remaining ingredients, you create a perfect balance of a brightening and moisturizing soap that does not over dry the skin. Because avocado oil gives supple skin, you can expect a healthy skin as well.

This soap brightens, treats acne with a good fragrance, all thanks to Rosemary oil and lavender oil.

As part of the Black soap making process, we use silicone cake moulds in creating the shapes that we desire.




The soap is completely hand made, no preservatives, and made with love.

This soap comes in liquid form as well for people who love foaming bath washes.

We are giving away free samples to Lagos residents only. So, if you are interested, let me know. While you can walk into our natural spa for product samples, we can ship samples to you but you would have to bear the cost of shipment.

Keep me posted! Cheers!

26 responses to “How I make my Black Soap with love ❤”

  1. He much is it for skincare training and where is d school

  2. Hi, if you need a sample, i will need your phone number so i can have your address. Cheers!

  3. Hi, am located at Ajah. If you give me your number, i can call you so we can talk some more. Cheers!

  4. Reblogged this on LookbookNG and commented:
    Hi peeps, Bronze Goddess is giving out samples of her black soap check out her blog

  5. I want a sample of your blac0k soap pls.

  6. live in lagos need ur phone number to order black soap nd body butter.thanks

  7. Hi, you will have to send us your phone number and address. Shipment cost is on you, which you would have to accept before we ship. Thanks

  8. Hi, my phone number is 08098303030. Thanks

  9. would love to have this product. How much does it go for?

  10. The Black soap is 250 naira for a bar. Thanks

  11. Hello,love ur write up….am in lagos and my phone num is 08062721083.wudnt mind a sample, cos my skin is acne prone.thanks

  12. Hello dear, love ur write up….am in lagos and pls I need a sample.my phone num 08062721083.thanks

  13. Hi Anne, we are no longer giving out samples. You would have to order it at retail price. Thanks

  14. Hi. I need a sample

  15. Am sorry we are no longer giving samples. Thanks

  16. I’m interested in your soap,reach me on 08064581897 tnx

  17. Hi, do u train on skin care? How much pls

  18. Hi, please can you send me your number so we could talk? My number is 08098303030. Am available from Monday next week. Thanks

  19. OK. 07035067708

  20. Chukwu Innocentia avatar
    Chukwu Innocentia

    0704 480 8346
    That’s my phone number
    I’m interested in the free samples
    Thank you

  21. Hi, am sorry we no longer give out samples of this product as this post was from many years ago. Thanks

  22. hi, great post.
    i noticed that the addition of sulphur to black soap causes the soap to become really black after some days and to release an offensive smell. please, is this situation peculiar to me and if so, how do i avoid it.

  23. Hi Faith, I never had any issues with sulphur as at the time when this post was created several years ago and neither did the soap release offensive smell. I personally no longer use sulphur in my soaps because I realized that sulphur isn’t particularly good for the skin. So I will advise that you stop using sulphur in your soaps. Perhaps it wouldn’t give off any offensive smell. Cheers

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