African Botanicals – Akan Moringa Soap – Handmade In Cape Town
A soothing cleanser that helps with a range of skin irritations and complaints, promoting naturally healthy skin. Our Moringa body soap is handcrafted with no artificial fragrances, colours or preservatives – just pure natural goodness.
Moringa is a wonderfully useful medicinal plant that grows naturally in Africa. Its leaves are packed full of vitamin A, B, C, D and E, which are all highly beneficial when it comes to promoting healthy skin. Moringa is also a great source of antioxidants, which protect against free radical damage and slow the signs of ageing. Moringa has been scientifically proven to have anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties and has a high concentration of Zeatin, which is an anti-aging compound.
Our ingredient base contain Coconut Oil, Sustainable & ethically sources Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Oil, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide (lye), Moringa Oleifera, Bentonite, Atlas Cedarwood Oil, Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, May Chang Oil.
Please Note: The palm oil used is provided by the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil and is one of the founding members of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil [RSPO]. We use only the food grade palm and palm kernel oils that carry RSPO Supply Chain Certification and the supplier’s current RSPO status is confirmed by their Certificate.
Moringa Soap Preparation – Ghana
Below is the traditional Moringa soap making process in Ghana, West Africa.
To make the soap, first of all the fresh leaves are removed from the twigs and branches. Then they are minced and juiced and the sieved liquid is mixed in melted coconut butter. Then, like all solid soaps, a caustic soda solution is added to the mixture to help the soap set. This process is known as saponification. In the final soap there is no caustic soda left as the chemical reaction converts the caustic soda to glycerine and soap. The mixture is then poured into moulds and allowed to set. A truly healthy, natural soap. You can view our Soap Making video in Ghana on our Moringa Videos page.
Groups across Ghana have been taught how to make Moringa Soap and they are being helped to set up small businesses and the soap is sold to their local communities. In many areas Moringa Soap training is combined with the microfinance project teaching soap making, then the profits are used to fund their own small businesses.