The sections below list some of the potential benefits of African black soap.
1. It is safe for most skin types
A traditional recipe for African black soap does not contain dyes, fragrances, or perfumes. So, for people with sensitive skin and those who are allergic to certain additives, black soap is a good substitute for modern soaps.
If a person has any sensitivities to dyes, fragrances, or perfumes, however, they should check the label before buying African black soap.
2. It has antibacterial properties
African black soap has properties that help remove bacteria from the skin.
One study in the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research compared African black soap with medicated soaps. The study looked at how effective black soap was at stopping bacteria such as:
Black soap was more effective at removing and reducing certain bacteria than the medicated soaps.