How To Make Turmeric Black Soap

There are dozens of known benefits of black soap and turmeric for skin, so it was only a matter of time before the two would meet in one fantastic skin care product. Take the best from both and find out how to make turmeric black soap!

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1. Benefits of turmeric powder for skin

Turmeric wouldn’t have become so popular if it wasn’t for its many amazing benefits for skin. Here are the most important ones:

  • Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, turmeric is a powerful solution against acne at any age;
  • The curcumin, which is contained in large quantities in turmeric, is known for its ability to make stretch marks lighter and eventually disappear;
  • Turmeric is a strong exfoliating agent that can give you fabulous smooth skin; use it on its own or mix with your favourite face wash for an exfoliating effect;
  • Fighting hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone with turmeric powder will give your skin a lighter, glowing finish in a matter of weeks.

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2. Benefits of black soap for skin

Black soap is a hit skin care product that became known far outside Nigerian borders for its numerous benefits for skin:

  • Black African soap is a helpful solution for treating skin allergies, eczema, and psoriasis, especially on sensitive skin;
  • Thanks to its texture, black soap is one of the most effective exfoliating products known today;
  • Black soap is one of the few products that can be used for any skin type: it nourishes dry skin and normalizes the oil levels in oily and combination skin;
  • Acne scarring, which is a common cause of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, can be efficiently treated with regular use of black soap.

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3. How to make African black soap with turmeric

If you’re ready to try black turmeric soap for skin whitening, you can make your own soap in two simple methods.

1. Customize black soap

If you already have black soap you made before or bought from a brand you trust, you can easily customize it by adding the necessary ingredients – in this case, turmeric powder. Follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the moulds for your soap beforehand by lightly greasing them with coconut oil.
  2. Finely chop a bar of black soap.
  3. Make a double boiler by placing a pot filled with water on the stove and putting a smaller bowl into the water.
  4. Throw your black soap pieces into the bowl and allow them to melt, stirring regularly to prevent burning or overheating the soap.
  5. Take the bowl off the heat and add one tablespoon of turmeric powder per every soap bar.
  6. Pour the black soap mixture into the moulds and leave for 2-3 days or before the soap is completely firm. Enjoy!

2. Make soap from scratch

If you want to be completely sure in the ingredients that go into your soap, make your own from scratch with the following steps:

  1. Take some clean plantain skins and dry them out in the sun or roast them in the oven. Then burn the skins to receive the ash that will be the active ingredient of your soap.
  2. Dissolve the ashes in warm distilled water until you get a dark solution. Put it in the pot, bring to a boil, take off the hear, and pour the mixture through a sieve. Set aside the ash from the sieve.
  3. Using a double boiler, heat up your base oil – palm kernel oil, cocoa butter, or shea butter. Wait until the base oil melts and stir in your ash liquid. At this point you can add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and anything else you want to see in your black soap, like essential oils or dried herbs.
  4. Continue heating the mixture and you’ll see a dark, frothy substance appear on the surface – it’s the black soap. Scoop it out and place it into prepared moulds. Scoop until the water has evaporated.
  5. Place the moulds with black soap in a cool place to cure for about two weeks; then it’s ready for use.

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 4-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!