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.
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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Reviews For African Black Bar Soap

Based on 39 Reviews

A Must Have!

My boyfriend has a lot of issues with finding a good soap since he has very sensitive skin and severe eczema issues, but this soap has been a life changer! This soap cleanses really well while being soothing and not drying at all. The smell is lovely as well.

- Makenzie


My family loves the affects of this soap.

- Bonnie

Helped my son's acne

This is at least $2 cheaper on Thrive than at my store. It's also helped my son's acne. Leaves your skin clean but not too dry. Lovely light scent that even the teen boy loves.

- Lily

Lovely soap

I love the scent of this soap. I am super excited to use it for an extended period of time but already I like how my skin feels with this product. I would recommend this to anyone.

- Ann T Cunningham


I love this soap. Love it. It smells SO GOOD (like almond paste, to me), has a great lather, love the particles in it that scrub me, and I don't even need lotion when I get out of the shower. I even washed my hair with it (I'm caucasian with dark brown, straight-to-wavy hair) and I didn't have to use conditioner because of the great oils in this soap. Love the option of not having to take soap, shampoo and conditioner when I travel. I ordered literally all the other soaps Nubian Heritage sells and cannot wait to try them.

- Kristy K

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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