~*~ SMF November 2017 Challenge - 1920's Themed Soap! ~*~
~ November 2017 Challenge Photo Entry Thread~



Help Support Soapmaking Forum by donating using the link above or becoming a Supporting Member.
Soap Making Forum > Soapmaking & Candle Recipe & Tutorials Forum > Soap Making Recipes & Tutorials > African Black Soap
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2014, 04:41 AM   #1
azhang
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default African Black Soap

Anyone ever made it?


azhang is offline  
Sommernicole Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:53 AM   #2
cmzaha
Supporting Member
SOAP_SUPPORTER.png
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,467
Liked 4929 Times on 2868 Posts
Likes Given: 1279

Default

One minor little detail, it won't be African Black Soap if you make it here... plus the fact, every village has their own handed down recipes for true African Black soap


__________________

cmzaha
No kids in the soaping area
cmzaha is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 08:00 AM   #3
The Efficacious Gentleman
Lifetime Supporting Member
SOAP_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
The Efficacious Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Austria
Posts: 8,477
Liked 8300 Times on 3971 Posts
Likes Given: 3826

Default

So I would be making Austrian Black Soap?
__________________
Aka Craig. Effective Preparations for a Gentleman's Ablutions
The Efficacious Gentleman's Webpage ** The Efficacious Gentleman's Facebook Page
The Efficacious Gentleman is offline  
6
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 07:26 AM   #4
Relle
Administrator & Bunny Fanatic
SOAP_ADMIN.png
 
Relle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,488
Liked 1583 Times on 923 Posts
Likes Given: 303

Default

And I could do Australian Black Soap or Austrian ( some people get the two mixed up).

Links - http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=12860
http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=1715
http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=24094
__________________
What goes around, comes around.
Official Member of the Hoity-Toity Snickerdoodle League.
Relle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 07:32 AM   #5
Relle
Administrator & Bunny Fanatic
SOAP_ADMIN.png
 
Relle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,488
Liked 1583 Times on 923 Posts
Likes Given: 303

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmzaha View Post
One minor little detail, it won't be African Black Soap if you make it here... plus the fact, every village has their own handed down recipes for true African Black soap
Does that mean I can't do African Drumming (which I have for 5 yrs) here in Australia .
__________________
What goes around, comes around.
Official Member of the Hoity-Toity Snickerdoodle League.
Relle is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 07:42 AM   #6
allane
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 52
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Just like real castille soap has to be made with 100% olive oil, the same goes for ABS. However, you must determine which area ABS you want to make. I think African black soap is a misnomer. Since Africa is not one country and the recipes are numerous, we need to specify which ones we are making. I can give you at least ten recipes.

Allane
allane is offline  
not_ally Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 11:54 AM   #7
Reveremike
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 17
Default

I was very, very interested in making ( trying ) African Black Soap. When I went to the website of where I buy my supplies I found that they do sell African Black Soap in bulk, but it stated that you are NOT to melt this soap. You are to cut it into the desired shape and use it that way.
After reading some posts on here, it makes sense that here would be a LOT of different recipes handed down from each different village. So, I'm optimistic about trying the one I found.
Can anyone recommend a good, homemade ABS that I can buy online from someone to try and see if I want to even pursue such a task?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Reveremike is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 03:08 PM   #8
commoncenz
 
commoncenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 579
Liked 724 Times on 300 Posts
Likes Given: 1043

Default

I've been thinking of making an ABS inspired soap myself. I say "ABS inspired" because it seems that some folks get really upset if you call your soap ABS and don't go through the entire process of turning Plantain peel and/or Cocoa pods into ash, etc. To be honest, that sounds like just a little to much work to get a lye solution that you have no idea how strong it is.

In any event, while I haven't put together a recipe yet, I'm thinking of using palm oil and shea butter in combination with a product called "African Black Soap Powder" from Shea Terra. The only problem for me is that while this powder has all the ABS ingredients, I do believe that it is already soap; just in powder form. So, do you count it as an inactive ingredient in SoapCalc or consider it something like Pine Tar?
Attached Thumbnails
AFrican Black Soap.JPG  
commoncenz is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 03:00 PM   #9
Admin
Administrator
SOAP_ADMIN.png
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 942
Liked 144 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 98

Default

This was seen by a friend in Montreal at the Monkland festival


Click image for larger version

Name:	black soap at montreal old fashioned festival.jpg
Views:	380
Size:	68.6 KB
ID:	16071

Would this be the black soap you are speaking of? She said it just smelled like soap.
Admin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 03:11 PM   #10
not_ally
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,939
Liked 1674 Times on 1124 Posts
Likes Given: 2320

Default

Those are pretty soaps! Although hard to tell if they are ABS, they could just be regular soap w/dark colorant. ABS is usually more flecky in color (black and brown mixed), although I have seen some solid colors like that one, too. I don't know if that is a tip-off of that it comes from a non-African "village", though


not_ally is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using African black soap MKristen Lye-Based Soap Forum 2 08-03-2012 07:57 PM
African Black Soap kerianne Lye-Based Soap Forum 2 05-24-2012 04:38 AM
African Black Soap pure&simple Lye-Based Soap Forum 4 08-23-2011 08:19 PM
African black soap beautifulbay Lye-Based Soap Forum 26 09-29-2009 11:34 AM
African Black soap? mar8613 Lye-Based Soap Forum 9 12-31-2007 09:33 PM



Newest Threads