There are many different cleansers, toners and moisturizers out there for skincare. But, did you know that Black African Soap (BAS) is a staple for holistic skin care? Yes! BAS offers more than just being a great gentle cleanser for your skin. . . it has many properties that make it the “go to” cleanser from head to toe.
We offer two versions of BAS that include the bar and the liquid soap that is infused with Black Seed Oil. The liquid version is what many of our skincare clients like because black seed oil helps to soften the skin; helps clear acne-prone skin and even soothes irritated skin. Black seed oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The oil is rich in antioxidants, and contains a high vitamin and mineral content making it amazing at healing dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Also known as Ose Dudu or Alata Samina, and Anago soap, Black African Soap (BAS) originated in West Africa (especially Ghana). The tribes of West Africa make this soap with plant parts that are locally harvested.
The traditional recipe of African black soap is a closely guarded secret that is only known to the families that prepare it. The recipes may differ from region to region. However, they have a few common ingredients. The local tribes of West Africa usually use ingredients like palm oil, coconut oil, raw African shea butter or shea tree bark, cocoa pods, plantain skin, and honey for making this extraordinarily rich soap.
These natural ingredients found in this soap make it special and extremely beneficial for the skin. They are:
• Plantain skin: Contains antioxidants, such as riboflavin, vitamin C, thiamine, and folic acid.
• Coconut Oil: Has anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants that protect your skin from UV damage and prevent skin aging.
• Palm Kernel Oil: Is an excellent moisturizer and emollient that keeps your skin hydrated and nourished.
• Palm Oil: Is derived from the palm fruit (and not its kernel) and contains beta-carotene, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.
• Shea Butter: Has anti-inflammatory property and keeps your skin moisturized and prevents fine lines and signs of aging.
All these natural ingredients make BAS the “holy grail” of skin care. It is a step ahead of the commercially available synthetic soaps and cleansers. Couple BAS along with our infused Witch Hazel (toner) and Hyaluronic Acid (Cream or Serum) and you will find that our 3-step program is the most simple and holistic program available! We can customize your toner based upon your skincare need and we even show you how to use the products!
You can always add a Dead Sea Clay mask to your home care system (recommended once per week) to help drive the impurities out of your skin. A dead sea clay mask can improve the appearance of your skin by improving elasticity and minimizing pores, wrinkles and lines. When it dries, toxins that may be present in your cells from your everyday diet and environmental toxins – these toxins are drawn out. Allowing you and your skin to feel clean and refreshed.
Come in schedule any facial, dermaplaning, microneedling or LED Light Therapy service and experience the joy of using BAS first hand. After your treatment, feel free to purchase your 3-step system to help you to continue the benefits of holistic skincare at home!
Call to schedule your appointment at our Wellness Centers:
Murfreesboro (Middle Tennessee) The Holistic Wellness Ctr 615-656-0965
Maryville (East Tennessee) Beauty Secrets Wellness Ctr 865-936-2769