African Black Soap is also known as Anago soap, Alata Samina and ose dudu, and is produced from secret recipes in West African nations by various tribeswomen. Considered Africa's best-kept beauty secret for centuries, the benefits of African Black Soap are now widely known, prompting women (and men) across the planet to include it in their daily cleansing and beauty rituals. African Black Soap is made from the filtered ash of burnt leaves and bark, water and oils like coconut, shea butter, cocoa butter and palm. Black soap alleviates rashes, scalp irritations, acne, blemishes, wrinkles and other problems while it softens skin. Although it possesses strong cleansing properties, African Black Soap is gentle on the skin and recommended for infants and the elderly. Vitamins and Minerals The use of plantain skin in black soap recipes makes it rich in iron and Vitamin A and Vitamin E because black soap is rich in glycerin, it leaves hair clean, healthy and light when used to shampoo.