DIY African Black Soap Acne Wash, Body Wash, and Shampoo

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DIY African Black Soap Acne Wash, Body Wash, and Shampoo

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If you would like to start using more natural products as part of your beauty regimen, you should try using 100% Natural Raw African Black Soap. In my ebook “A Skincare Guide to Preventing Cystic Acne,” I talked about how I used African Black Soap, as well as other natural products, to help me alleviate cystic acne.

In the step-by-step video at the end of this post, I show how I make my DIY Acne Wash, Body Wash and Hair Shampoo using African Black Soap.

There are many great benefits to using African Black Soap. It can help with skin problems like acne, eczema, oily skin, and it can also help with wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots.

Best of all, African Black Soap is 100% all natural! There are no harmful byproducts in African Black Soap and it is free of parabens and sulfate.

I like to make my DIY African Black Soap acne wash, body wash, and hair shampoo in small batches and it is best to keep refrigerated so it can last a long while.

If you do not want to keep your DIY African Black Soap acne wash, body wash, or hair shampoo refrigerated, then be sure to add a preservative like an essential oil and remember…make small batches.

In the video, I used Tea Tree Essential Oil for my DIY acne wash (I also use it in my DIY acne toner), Lemon Essential Oil for my DIY body wash, and Rosemary Essential Oil for my DIY hair shampoo. I recommend using Tea Tree Essential Oil for the face wash since it’s great for keeping your skin clear, but for the body wash and hair shampoo, you can add any essential oil you like.

I also used carrier oils Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, and Castor Oil for my DIY beauty products, but you can use any carrier oil of your choice like grapeseed, argan, jojoba, or sesame seed.

Just be sure when using essential oils, to ALWAYS mix it with a carrier oil to prevent any chemical burns.

Be sure to watch the video below and for more skincare products for acne, visit my Amazon store.


Items Needed for the DIY African Black Soap: Acne Wash, Body Wash, and Hair Shampoo Video


  1. Raw African Black Soap (3-5 sliced pieces)
  2. (2) cups of water (spring, filtered, or distilled)
  3. Carrier Oils (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Castor Oil)
  4. Essential Oils (Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, and Rosemary Essential Oil)
  5. Measuring spoons
  6. (2) Glass bowls or containers
  7. Cheese cloth
  8. Strainer
  9. Scissors
  10. Funnel
  11. Knife
  12. Pot
  13. (3) Plastic Bottles or Glass Bottles

Step 1: Boil 2 cups of water.

Step 2: Pour boiling water over the 3-5 shaved pieces of African Black Soap in a glass bowl and cover until the soap melts (if you want the soap to lather more, add more soap).

Step 3: Cut a strip of cheesecloth and fold into a square. Place in a strainer and place the strainer within a bowl. Pour the liquid soap onto the cheesecloth to catch the coarse ingredients that were used to make the soap.


DIY African Black Soap Acne Wash

Step 1: Once the soap has been strained, take the funnel and place inside the plastic or glass bottle. Pour melted soap down the funnel into the bottle.

Step 2: Remove funnel and add 10 drops of the Tea Tree Essential Oil.

Step 3: Add 1/4 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Step 4: Close the bottle and shake well.


DIY African Black Soap Body Wash

Step 1: Take the funnel and place inside the plastic or glass bottle. Pour melted soap down the funnel into the bottle.

Step 2: Remove funnel and add 10 drops of the Lemon Essential oil.

Step 3: Add 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Step 4: Close the bottle and shake well.


DIY African Black Soap Hair Shampoo

Step 1: Take the funnel and place inside the plastic or glass bottle. Pour melted soap down the funnel into the bottle.

Step 2: Remove funnel and add 5-10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil.

Step 3: Add 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Step 4: Add 1/2 teaspoon of melted Organic Coconut Oil.

Step 5: Add ½ teaspoon of Castor Oil

Step 6: Close the bottle and shake well.



Music for “DIY African Black Soap: Acne Wash, Body Wash, and Hair Shampoo” Video

Song: Crimson Fly
Artist: Huma-Huma
Genre: Pop | Bright
Duration: 2:39

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Thank you!

-Tanisa

*UPDATE: I forgot to film adding the olive oil to the body wash. You can start with adding a 1/2 teaspoon and see how you like it. If you find it’s too much, add 1/4 teaspoon. You can also opt to skip the olive oil altogether.

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