African Black Bar Soap

5 oz bar

Retail Price: $4.99

Our Price: $2.95 (Save 41%)

5 oz bar

Why You’ll Love It

Nubian Heritage African Black Bar Soap produces a rich, creamy lather with all-natural, nourishing ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, plantain extract, and aloe leaf juice. This one-of-a-kind soap also happens to be biodegradable, fair trade, and cruelty-free. Bonus: it smells wonderful and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. See More
SKU: 764302106005

About This Brand

Started by street vendors in Harlem in 1991, Nubian Heritage rose from humble beginnings to bring culturally authentic healing traditions from ancient Nubia to the modern world. Nubian Heritage draws its inspiration from Ancient Nubia, which 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 world. The company brings new life to traditional healing practices, cultural wisdom and indigenous ingredients, resulting in ancient takes on modern solutions for skin and hair. Nubian Heritage continuously develops new products and remedies, and plans to create more in the future. Although, what will never change are how their products are made and the values they carry. All products by Nubian Heritage are: Cruelty Free Fair Trade Recyclable No Antibiotics / Synthetic Hormones Paraben Free Salt Free Soy...
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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.

Nubian Heritage

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 Coconut and Papaya Body Wash

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.

Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Body Wash and Scrub

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.

Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Body Lotion

This lotion rejuvenates thirsty skin and provides an increase in moisturization, while delivering the same great natural fragrances that the soap provides.

Nubian Heritage Raw Shea Butter Body Lotion

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.

Nubian Heritage Coconut and Papaya Body Lotion

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 34 Reviews

Love it!

I love this soap! I have sensitive skin and adult acne issues. This soap cleans without drying out my skin and has really helped with break outs. It has a great smell (not to strong) and is a bargain compared to what I was using. Thanks TM for offering this wonderful product!

- Misty


Loving this Nubian brand black soap! After trying several black soaps from other companies, I finally found one that works with my sensitive skin. I love that it has exfoliating ingredients and can be used for both face and body (and smells so good). My 15 year old has those pesky teen blemishes and I've been letting him wash his face once a day with it, and it is clearing up wonderfully. I will definitely be purchasing more.

- Jessica

My husband loves it

My husband and I have been searching for bar soap for him that can replace his (totally unhealthy and toxic) Dove Men's bar soap. We've tried lots of natural men's soaps, but they are all too powerful when it comes to the smell. My husband doesn't want to smell like a pine tree in the woods! This soap is perfect. The perfect blend of natural ingredients, refreshing scent, and that good clean feeling. I use it in the shower too and love the exfoliating pieces in the bar. I highly recommend.

- Elizabeth

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!!!

- Cheryl

The only black soap I will use.

The only black soap I will use.

- Tracy Baez

Hair Soap

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!

- Michelle

Great stuff

So good on my sensitive skin. Love it.

- Colleen

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!

- Cheryl

African Black Bar Soap

This soap makes your skin feel new.

- Valarie

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

- Jennifer

Black Soap

Good soap for all kinds of skin conditions, it fight of germs, infections.

- Annie


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.

- Jessica

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.

- Kai

Strong scent

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.

- Maria


I really do like this soap, wasn't sure I would but it's great . Love the scent.

- Diane

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

Love It!

What's a great soap! Smells amazing and works so well with no dry skin

- The House of J

Moisturizing soap

Minimal ingredients and works wonders with dry skin!

- Monica

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.

- Antoinette

Pretty Good

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.

- Mary

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.

- Charlene

LOVE all of the Nubian soaps!

Love, love these Nubian soaps!

- Catherine

Love it

It reduces redness. Leaves my skin soft ! Greatttt

- Kelli

Great soap!

This is a big, long-lasting, mild soap with a great lather!

- Shayla

black soap

I think this soap is really increadible and i want every body to know about it

- moses

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!

- Amanda





Great product

- 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.

- Diane

Great soap

All around good soap. Helps keep skin moisturized. Great for sensitive skin.

- TJ

love it

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.

- Kathy

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.

- Kimberly

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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