Why You’ll Love It
About This Brand
100% Vegetable Soap: African black soap base, coconut oil and/or palm oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), avena sativa (oat) kernel meal, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, plantain extract, tocopherol (vitamin E), vegetable glycerin, mineral pigment or vegetable color, natural fragrance and/or essential oil, essential oil blend.
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Why You’ll Love African Black Bar Soap
Feeling fresh and clean is important for almost everyone, but not all soaps are cut from the same cloth. Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap delivers a rich, creamy lather with natural ingredients like Shea Butter and coconut oil to create a one-of-a-kind soap.
Over 20 years ago co-founders Richelieu Dennis, Nyema Tubman and Mary Dennis, created Nubian Heritage in Harlem, New York. After graduating from renowned business school Babson College in 1991, Richelieu and Nyema were unable to return to their home country of Liberia due to civil war. Fresh out college and without jobs, the childhood friends partnered with Richelieu’s mother, Mary, to bring the healing traditions of African Black Soap and Shea Butter to the community they loved. Passionate about natural products with indigenous ingredients and the cultures they come from, they began handcrafting shea butter soaps and salves and sold them as street vendors.
Guided by the legacy of ancient Nubia, the world's first melting pot, Nubian Heritage focuses on remixing global healing traditions into modern wellness solutions. Ancient Nubia was once a center of cultural trade—a place where goods, ideas, and customs from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean came together, influenced each other, and then spread across the ancient world. That’s the inspiration behind Nubian Heritage.
Benefits of Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap
Made with true passion, this is a soap that goes beyond just cleaning the body, but it also delivers additional benefits to anyone who uses it:
- Vegetarian – No animal products are used in making Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap, and at no time are any of the ingredients tested on animals. It’s not just vegetarian friendly—it’s cruelty free as well.
- Natural – Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap is created without the use of any manmade chemicals. It’s crafted using all natural vegetable based ingredients including aloe leaf juice, plantain extract, coconut oil, and more.
- Gentle – Sensitive skin can be irritated by the harsh chemicals and fragrances in commercial soaps. But Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap is designed to be gentle on the skin.
- Hydrating – The inclusion of Shea Butter provides hydration to the skin, helping moisturize and improve its appearance. Better skin hydration can help reduce wrinkles and signs of aging, and can also help improve the way that the skin feels.
- Medicinal - Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap also includes ingredients that have a long history of medicinal properties. Things like plantain peel, palm ash, and tamarind all help to balance the chemical makeup and promote healthier, more vibrant looking skin.
- Exfoliation – Not only does Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap contain a number of cleansing ingredients, but the formula also helps promote better exfoliation. This process removes the dead skin cells from the top layer and helps promote growth of new cells.
- Scent – Unlike the harsh, chemically constructed fragrances that are added to so many soaps and body washes, Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap is a natural formula that provides a refreshing scent all on its own.
- Biodegradable – The all-natural recipe of Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap makes it safe to use not only for the body, but also for the world. The ingredients break down naturally and have no impact on the environment.
- Fair trade - This African Black Bar Soap and all Nubian Heritage products are made with fair trade practices in mind, promoting a better future for those involved in its creation.
Other Nubian Heritage products
Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap is only one of many products from Nubian Heritage. The company has been committed to bringing great personal care products to the public for decades, and adding the right ones to the home can help improve the health of hair and skin in a significant way. Some other products to think about adding from Nubian Heritage include the following:
Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap delivers a deep clean, but when a fresher scent and softer experience is needed, this body wash delivers. It includes coconut and papaya to help moisturize and leaves behind a sweet, refreshing scent that’s all-natural.
Designed to clean as well as exfoliate, this scrub is essentially the liquid version of Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap. It’s perfect for taking on the road or for when you need additional exfoliation at home.
This lotion rejuvenates thirsty skin and provides an increase in moisturization, while delivering the same great natural fragrances that the soap provides.
After a shower or bath, giving the skin a boost to hydration is important. Based on the name, this lotion is filled with Shea butter and crafted using organic ingredients.
This lotion not only hydrates and moisturizes, but it leaves behind the incredibly refreshing and delicate scent of coconut and papaya. It’s great for after bathing or whenever the skin feels thirsty.
Reviews For African Black Bar Soap
Based on 31 Reviews
This soap is Really Great!!
I love that Thrive Market has this soap as one of their items!! It is Truly great soap!!
Leaves me feeling clean, moisturized, and fresh for the day!!
The price Cannot be beat and it's a very Large bar of soap!!
Will be re-ordering as I need it!!!
The only black soap I will use.
The only black soap I will use.
- Tracy Baez
Yes, that is right , I use this soap for my hair. I have natural 4b/4c hair and this soap has been a God send. Literally. I lost most of my hair 6 years ago due to illness. I started using this soap 5 years ago and I know have 9 inches of healthy hair on my head. This soap cleans my hair without stripping it, leaving it soft and manageable. Pretty incredible!
While I don't use for my skin, I do use other Nubian Heritage soaps daily. Right now I am using the Frankincense and Myrrh and the Green Tea/ Olive Oil. In warm weather I use the mango, exclusively... Love the prices and I have requested more soaps to be added!
So good on my sensitive skin. Love it.
Close to wonderful
Bought some on clearance at target....could'nt find it again...down to a sliver...and voile' THRIVE provided! I usually have a reaction to any change in soaps, cosmetics etc.....this is soothing and no residue. Ordered extra this time!
African Black Bar Soap
This soap makes your skin feel new.
Love This Soap!
Not only does it smell great but it really helps your skin. My husband is prone to breakouts since he's in the gym a lot, this soap has cut those down by half. Really nice lather as well. Only drawn back is now your soap ring in the tube is darker so you see faster, guess that means more cleaning
Good soap for all kinds of skin conditions, it fight of germs, infections.
LOVE, LOVE THIS SOAP!
This is my go-to bar soap. I love the scent (it's not strong to me, and I'm a bit sensitive). It helps to clear pimples and help prevent them. I like some of the other soaps from this brand, but this one is my favorite because it really helps with blemishes.
Now This Soap
I love black soap. Always kept my skin moisturized and clears pimples/pimple marks. I always use with a sapo/esponge (African wash cloth) for my face and another for my body. I also have used the Coconut & Papaya soap that Nubian Heritage offers, and have never been disappointed.
I am very particular about strong scents, so it had too stron of a scent for me but product itself looked like it was probably very good.
I really do like this soap, wasn't sure I would but it's great . Love the scent.
African Black Bar Soap
Betty I purchased a bar of this Hand Soap, and have used it daily since opening it. I have never found any soap that I have enjoyed using as I have this soap. It is non-drying, a wonderful aroma, and voluems of easily rinsed suds. I intend to keep an extra in my Bath Vanity at all times.
- Betty poulson
What's a great soap! Smells amazing and works so well with no dry skin
- The House of J
Minimal ingredients and works wonders with dry skin!
best soap in the world
even without using the cream associate with it, you can already feel cleaner than you have ever felt before. everything feels new after taking a bath with this.
Cleans well, suds nicely and easily. It has a light tropical scent. Not ultra moisturizing for very dry skin but you can skip moisturizing after and still be okay. The exfoliating chunks in it can sometimes be very rough and scratch the skin.
Winning him over
I tried this soap for the natural and fair trade aspects. But it smells great and is not over drying. My picky husband is even using it now. It's a great value compared to our local store.
LOVE all of the Nubian soaps!
Love, love these Nubian soaps!
It reduces redness. Leaves my skin soft ! Greatttt
This is a big, long-lasting, mild soap with a great lather!
I think this soap is really increadible and i want every body to know about it
Great for Sensitive Skin!
I have super sensitive skin and was fighting with constant breakouts. This soap leaves my skin feeling nice and clean with no build up feel once you're dry. My breakouts are almost clear and I have this soap to thank!
AFRICA BLACK SOAP
WONDERFUL SMELL WILL USE IN THE SUMMER WHEN MY FACE HAS MORE OIL
- Lloyd Perkins
Great for my Eczema
My daughter was on Steriod creams for her eczema for years, someone told me about black soap, I purchased it from walmart, it works great and clears in a day or two, I wish I knew about this years ago, It works grrreat on my other daughters face too. I swear by black soap. Try it work a week, u will swear by it too
- Shan Williams
Head-to-toe beauty soap
This is the only soap I use for hair, face and body. My hair tends to be very dry and I wanted to find a moisturizing bar soap. This is the one! It's great for travel - one product for everything.
All around good soap. Helps keep skin moisturized. Great for sensitive skin.
Love the smell and it last a long time. This is great for sensitive skin. The soap is black in color but foams very nicely.
Love this soap.
It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean without over drying. I definitely recommend it for sensitive skin as it feels gentle on the skin.
helped my acne
My skin is very sensitive and does not accept any soap or face wash change easily. With African black soap, it was a different story and it has not only helped my acne but my skin feels less itchy now. The soap does not smell like an antiseptic and I don’t have to rub tons on lotion after using this soap. You can also use in on the entire body without any fear of allergy. But make sure to test it before applying to avoid any skin problems later on.
- Israel Owen
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