The black soap is part of the traditional hammam ritual. It is the first treatment in oriental bath. With a texture of butter, this natural vegetable paste based with black olives is rich in vitamin E.
It is obtained from a mixture of oil and crushed olives, soaked in salt and potash. In the nineteenth century it was used as a product of Dermatology and later became a real beauty tool for the body suitable for every type of skin.
It prepares the skin for exfoliation. The skin will be softer and ready for a scrub. Combined with the action of the exfoliating glove will remove impurities and dead skin.
Thanks to it exfoliating and moisturizing, it softens and nourishes the skin. It does not foam but becomes creamy when you add water.
How to use Black Soap ?
After 15 minutes in your hot bath, hot shower, steam room or hammam, using only plain water, apply soap on a warm and wet body. Avoid the face and eyes. Leave on for up to 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. Your skin is now softer and easier to exfoliate, get ready for a Gommage with the Moroccan exfoliating glove.
Tip: Try the Gommage with a wet Moroccan Glove on warm damp skin (not wet skin). Use circle motion then wash off all dead skin. Dry and moisturize with our Argan oil for a perfect finish.
A weekly exfoliation is recommended.
Do not apply soap on damaged skin and avoid area around eyes and face.
Properties and benefits of Moroccan Black soap
Removes dead skin (the rough and dry outer surface). Deep cleans the skin by removing toxins and dead skin cells, making our skin softer. The exfoliation increases the blood and lymph circulation. With its anti-microbial proprieties Moroccan black soap is rich in vitamin E. Highly advised to relieve itchy back due to an excess of dead skin and clogged pores. Ideal to reduce in-growing hair.
After the gommage your skin is ready to absorb better your next skin care treatment - mask, moisturizing or tanning.
The authentic second oriental treatment after the soap scrub is the Rassoul face clay mask and then for finishing, Moroccan women moisturize their body with Argan oil.