All-In-One African Black Soap

6 reviews

All-In-One African Black Soap

6 reviews


All-In-One African Black Soap

6 reviews


The name says it all with this one. The Authentic African Black Soap is the holy grail for personal care. It's made from a centuries old recipe of shea butter and West African palm oil.

Sustainable goodness

Alaffia is a clean hair and skincare brand that uses Fair Trade to source handcrafted raw ingredients from West Africa.

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Why we love it

If you're going to have an all-in-one product, then it better be this one. Making this Authentic African Black Soap is a whole process that uses only handcrafted ingredients and takes multiple weeks to complete. And it's seriously worth it. The end result is a gentle soap that softens and clarifies your skin. And we're not exaggerating when we say this is the holy grail. Use it as a hand soap, body wash, face wash, or even a shaving soap. The possibilities are endless, but one thing is for sure: your skin will thank you.

How it does good

Empowering women and families in West Africa

Alaffia started with Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde and their deep sense of responsibility and love for humankind. Their women's cooperatives in West Africa handcraft indigenous raw ingredients which the Alaffia team in Olympus, Washington uses to create the finished products using traditional African recipes and methods. By purchasing these handcrafted skin and hair care products, you're helping empower women and families in Togo, West Africa.

  • responsible sourcing

    Alaffia has ethical trade practices which helps guide their partnerships with suppliers in West Africa and around the world. They also promote gender equality through fair wages and are certified For Life by ECOCERT. Usually any palm oil found on Hive is RSPO certified. But in this case, there's no certification like that in West Africa. Despite the lack of official certification, Alaffia works directly with small palm farmers (because palm is native to the region), with direct visibility into their sustainable farming practices, which actually exceed most RSPO criteria.
  • low carbon footprint

    Alaffia has a Reforestation program that utilizes Regenerative Agricultural practices for all West African ingredients and have helped plant thousands of trees to restore affected areas.
  • supporting key causes

    A portion of Alaffia sales go towards improving living conditions by helping with maternal care, education, school supplies, reforestation, eyeglasses, and school construction.
  • Fair For Life Fair Trade Certified
  • Leaping Bunny Certification
  • Certified Non-GMO

How to use it

Use it as a facial cleanser, body wash, or shaving soap. Always gently apply and rinse thoroughly.

When you're done...

The plastic bottle is curbside recyclable, and the pump top is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions.

These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.

About the Brand



The story of Alaffia grew out of West African soil in 1996 when a young man from Togo, West Africa, met a young woman from rural Washington State. Inspired by a shared calling to do right by the world, Alaffia was born. Founded in 2003, Alaffia continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of beauty, equality and empowerment to make safe and efficacious products for hair, face, and body care.
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Mark F.
United States

Unfortunately, I supplied the wrong address and never received the shipment. My fault.

United States United States

Really nice

This smelled really amazing, and did wonders for my hair. It made it fuller and shiner without all those chemicals. It is a little drying but nothing a good conditioner can't help with. If your on the fence I say give it a try!

Jeffrey A.
United States United States

Love it!

I actually got rid of my old body wash and replaced it with the. I don't have that residue feeling that stays on from some other brands. Definitely recommend!

Abigail N.
United States United States

too strong for my hair, but lovely :)

smells AMAZING but it dried my hair out a little bit.

Zenya L.
United States United States


Shipped fast and efficiently. Love this soap, it cleared up my skin so quickly.