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Old 09-27-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default African black soap

I'm looking into how to make african black soap. I've read the directions a few times. It seems a little on the complicated side, but not too much.

I just feel a little anxious about doing it.

Anyone make it before? Did you have much luck your first time? How do you go about burning the plantains and coconut hulls??

Anyway, its a nice soap, I've used it before and would really like to make some.


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Old 09-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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I've never made it myself. If your successful, do share. Good luck!


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Old 09-27-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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I had requests for African Black Soap at the Green Market. I decided against trying it. The expense, the trouble of making it, the name, just too much for me.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:51 AM   #5
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I, too, would like to see the instructions.

From what I understand it's made by boiling the shea with plantain ashes.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:42 AM   #6
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These are instructions I have looked at and said to myself , that won't be happening anytime soon.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5200742_make-af ... -soap.html

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Old 09-28-2009, 08:19 AM   #7
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These are instructions I have looked at and said to myself , that won't be happening anytime soon.
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Ditto

I like my ingredients in a slightly more refined state.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:55 AM   #8
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Ummm, I think I would need far more detailed instructions!
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #9
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Ummm, I think I would need far more detailed instructions!
It does sound a bit "hit and miss" doesn't it ?

I get very nervous when formulas are not calculated precisely. I have visions of the resulting soap cleaning right down to the bone
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:29 AM   #10
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yeah the directions are not that descriptive....thats why I'm not sure if I want to tackle it or not.

This is the one I had...
http://www.soapmakingsuccess.com/articl ... ecipe.aspx

I think I will get my nerve up and give it a shot...you just never know until you do it. ....I'm just not sure when! lol


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