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African Black Soap Is Healthier For You

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

African Black Soap Is Healthier


African black soap isn’t something new, but you might not have noticed it around up until now. Well, it turns out that the African black soap can really be great for your skin, especially if it’s actually from Africa!


This dark soap is actually composed of the burned barks of local trees and foliage, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and natural oils including shea butter, palm oil, coconut oil and palm kernel. Most of the black soap that come from Africa are pure, however a lot of the black soap that is made in Europe or other areas contains artificial ingredients that can irritate the skin. The special and oftentimes secret methods of cooking, mixing and making the soap in Africa means that there are methods that European imitators cannot replicate, meaning that you won’t get the same product!


The barks and ingredients in African black soap can have a mild exfoliation effect on your skin, and help to remove old wrinkles and blemishes. The plantain in the soap gives Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and iron. The black soap also has the highest concentration of shea butter of all soaps, and thus gives a slight UV protection. It is also very good for sensitive skin for the elderly and babies. Just be careful of caffeine sensitivity because some small traces might remain from the cocoa pods.


Back To Africa offers a wide variety of black soap and other soap products from Africa, each with different ingredients and scents. Shea butter can be bought in bulk, unrefined or in premade soap products also! If you’re looking for a more natural way to care for your skin, look no further than Back To Africa!


Contact us with any questions or to order your skin care products today!

African Shea Butter and African Black Soap: The Safer Solutions for Baby’s Skin Care Needs

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

African Shea Butter and African Black Soap: The Safer Solutions for Baby’s Skin Care Needs


When consumers visit your shop seeking solutions on how best to moisturize and clean their baby’s delicate skin, be sure to communicate to them that most commercial baby soaps, lotions and moisturizers contain chemicals, dyes, and synthetic fragrances that contradict advertising claims that these products are safe to use on a baby’s skin.


Consider informing your customers the following:

- Synthetic fragrances are used in many commercial baby products to mask the real odor of the ingredients, and to create a psychological association. That association usually is that since the product smells good, it is good, in this case, for a baby. But, just as no one would spray perfume directly onto a baby’s skin, the same logic should apply when shopping for baby skin care products.


- Dyes are used to artifically color products according to the same logic as synthetic fragrances: to mask the true, and oftentimes bland color of the blended ingredients, and to create a psychological association, that because something that has pleasing coloring, then by default, it must be pleasant and safe to use. However, in practice, no one would put dye directly on baby’s skin, so this must remain a key consideration when reviewing ingredients in baby skin care products.


- Chemicals function as preservatives to artificially extend the shelf life of the product, and bind the ingredients together. This is not at all necessary in products that are harvested directly from the earth.

Instead you can point your customers in the direction of all natural, pure, unrefined African Shea Butter which is processed using only water, and contains no ingredients harmful to baby, or the planet. It is rich in vitamins A, E, and F, and has a higher fat content than almond oil, which is what makes it such a truly fantastic moisturizer.


Does the baby suffer from eczema? Diaper rash? Dry skin? Sunburn or windburn? African Shea Butter has a rich absorbency that can calm and heal your baby’s skin challenges. Its protective and soothing properties are unmatched, even as compared to its “cousin” cocoa butter. And, when its rich creamy texture is applied to baby’s skin, consumers will be helping baby and the environment, since unrefined African Shea Butter isn’t extensively processed, weakened, or watered down, like it is when it is it added to many of the commercial products currently being sold on the market.


Are customers looking for soap that they can use to clean baby’s skin and hair without bringing tears to baby’s eyes? Tell them to look no further than all natural raw African Black Soap. Made from a blend of leaves, bark, water,  African Shea Butter, coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, and cocoa butter,  raw African Black Soap will gently clean and moisturize baby’s skin. It is a perfect skin-care compliment to African Shea Butter.


When you recommend African Shea Butter and African Black Soap to your customers, inform them that they will no longer have to sacrifice skin care quality for the overpriced watered-down “convenience” and harmful ingredients contained in brand-name baby skin care products. Both products also make baby shower gift options for expecting mothers and parents.


African Shea Butter and African Black Soap are available at in wholesale, bulk, and regular sizes. Contact us today to place your order!

How African black soap can benefit you.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012


What makes your body feel good is knowing that it is getting the nourishment that it needs. With Back to Africa’s Shea butter and black African soaps you can guarantee your body is getting all the benefits. Back 2 Africa offers unrefined Shea butters and raw black soap to moisturize and heal your dry skin.


Most importantly are the healing powers of raw African soap. Not only is Shea butter good for your skin but African black soap does wonders for your skin as well. Used in Africa to treat acne, rashes, eczema, and removal of make-up. Not to mention the countless other benefits that it can do for your hair as well. What African soap can do for you is give you a deep cleansing that leaves you feeling refreshed, and your face blemish free. It helps clean spots and bumps. With its natural, chemical, and dye free  material it won’t irritate your skin. Once you put it on your face it will exfoliate your skin without being to abrasive and rough like other cleansers and soaps. Gently massages your pores so they will unclog and gradually close, leaving you with smooth , beautiful looking skin.


Now that you know what African black soap can do for your body , know that it goes hand in hand with unrefined Shea butter that moisturizes your skins healing those cracked feet, elbows, and knees. Also great when getting out of the shower after the refreshing wash with African black soap, that Back To Africa also offers wholesale body oils as well. To get the full benefits of great skin, beautiful skin it is essential to use these organic, natural, products that helps you and the African community. Contact us for more information and what we can do for you!


Benefits Of African Shea Butter

Thursday, October 18th, 2012


People are always looking for the next big then in terms of skin products. They want their skin looking vibrant and fresh, and choosing the right product can alleviate wrinkles and also dark spots within the skin. One product that has found successful results in terms of purifying the skin is African Shea Butter. This butter can be purchased online and at affordable rates, and it also has many benefits associated with it.


One of the main benefits of using this type of butter on the skin is that it repairs damaged skin. It works by penetrating the skin to repair it at a cellular level, which can decrease the amount of wrinkles and the amount of lines a person has on their face. People want their skin looking young and healthy, and having this type of product can get people results in rapid fashion.


Another benefit of using African Shea Butter is that it can moisturize the skin. This is great for people who have dry skin because this butter cream can alleviate this problem. No more cracks and red spots on the skin with the use of this type of cream. People who may have stretch marks can also use this butter because it lessens the signs of stretch marks. For pregnant women, they can use this cream in order to prevent scarring, which is great for women who want to maintain their bodily shape and appearance after pregnancy is over.


People can also use this cream as a sun block. This cream can protect the skin from dangerous UV rays, which is great for people who spend a lot of time outside. This cream will not irritate the skin, and people can do their normal activities outside without having to worry about getting sunburned. People who have insect bites or spider bites can also put this cream on and it will heal the infected area.


There are numerous uses for this type of butter, so it would behoove any person who cares about their skin to purchase this butter. They can prevent skin damage, and they can also maintain their skin in order to look healthy and young. For more information contact us.


Shea Butter – Nature’s Hidden Secret

Friday, October 12th, 2012


Did you know that Shea Butter, a staple that has been used for centuries by African women is known to aid in a variety of skin conditions among men and women? Extracted from Shea Tree nuts (Butyrosperum parkii), shea butter provides your body with essential fatty acids, vitamins E, D and provitamin A.


100% all natural shea butter helps its users revitalize their bodies from head to toe!   In the raw form  Unrefined Shea Butter delivers its retained moisturizing and healing properties because it has not endured the alteration found in refined shea butter products.


African Shea Butter has been used for generations produced and sold in markets throughout the world.  Consumers use different forms of shea butter depending on the benefits they wish to achieve. Just imagine using natural products to receive multiple benefits, some including:

  • Wrinkles, fine lines and scars repairing
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Deeply moisturizing
  • Stimulating for the superficial microcirculation
  • UV protecting
  • Skin regenerating
  • Collagen production stimulating (makes the skin stronger, more supple and younger)
  • Minor cuts and burns healing
  • Muscle ache healing
  • Physical endurance enhancer


Wholesale Shea Butter makes it possible to purchase Africa’s top secret superfood for the body at reasonable prices. At BACK TO AFRICA  not only can you find shea butter wholesale (including bulk shea butter) but also a variety of wholesale body oils and soaps.


Black african soap, also known as Anago or Alata soap has also been used for generations in Africa mostly to improve the quality of facial skin. African black soap is derived from plantain skin and filled with key vitamins such as A & E and iron.


Like shea butter, raw black soap is 100% natural and is gentle enough to use daily. The benefits range from improving rough and dry skin to the prevention of premature facial lines and wrinkles.


Back to Africa provides consumers an opportunity to experience the benefits of raw shea butter, raw black/african soap and oil products. Combined together these African natural beauty secrets truly help consumers get the maximum overall benefits of health and wellness.


Are you ready to experience the properties within these healing and protective products? If so click here to order today! Shea Butter


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How to Store Shea Butter

Friday, October 5th, 2012


If stored properly, shea butter can last for several years. The rules for effectively storing the butter are pretty simple. The most important thing to remember is to keep you shea butter out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Shea butter should never be kept too hot or too cold. It should also be kept out of moist or humid environments.


Much like bread, shea butter can actually grow mold if not stored properly. If you see mold on your shea butter it is probably because your shea butter is being stored in an environment that is too humid or too moist. You should immediately dispose of this shea butter and not use it.


Unrefined shea butter has a shelf life of 12 to 24 months. In order to reach its optimal shelf life, it requires proper storage. Shea butter should be stored in a dark, airtight container and should be kept below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Some people choose to refrigerate their shea butter. This will make the butter hard and cold (possibly too cold).  Refrigeration is not necessary as long as you are able to store your shea butter elsewhere and maintain proper conditions.


At room temperature, shea butter will be semi-soft to solid. Many people heat their shea butter in order to soften it, add other natural oils to it, and create whipped mixtures for their own personal use. Adding natural preservatives, such as vitamin E, to your shea butter will also help to extend its shelf life. Heating shea butter should be done carefully in order to avoid destroying the very properties that probably drew you to shea butter in the first place. Do not overheat unrefined shea butter when melting and avoid repeated melting.


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Refined Vs. Unrefined Shea Butter

Friday, October 5th, 2012


You’ve probably heard the terms refined shea butter and unrefined shea butter. You may have even heard that one is better or more beneficial than the other, but do you know exactly what those terms mean? Both refined and unrefined shea butter are derived from the seed of the shea tree. They have both been used for years as moisturizing agents and they both promote healthy skin and hair. The differences between the two lie in the way they are processed.


The processing of refined shea butter often involves using high levels of heat and chemicals to extract the butter from the shea nut.  Additives and preservatives are often used in refined shea butter to remove the nutty smell, increase shelf life, and to make it more visually appealing by changing its color from yellowish to white. The texture of refined shea butter is typically smooth instead of grainy as raw shea butter tends to be. According to the American Shea Butter Institute, refined shea butter has some moisturizing properties but loses much of its healing and therapeutic abilities during the refining process. Still, many prefer using refined shea butter because the refinement process also leaves the butter odorless. Many prefer to add their own fragrances to their shea butter.


Due to the refinement process, refined shea butter is a less effective product than unrefined shea butter. In addition, the preservatives and other substances added to refined shea butter increases the likelihood of allergies and other adverse reactions. Almost all commercial products containing shea butter are made with the refined type. This is often because refined shea butter is cheaper and produced in bulk. Many consumers who choose to purchase refined shea butter will often add their own natural oils, such as Jojoba oil, to the butter in an effort to increase the moisturizing ability. Purchasing unrefined shea butter instead, may be the far more beneficial solution.


Unrefined shea butter is extracted using water either by hand or by machine. It is contains the full spectrum of benefits that shea butter has to offer and is, therefore, considered by many to be the better of the two choices. This particular shea butter is generally grainy with a nutty aroma. Its color usually ranges from beige to light yellow. Though the fragrance is relatively mild, there are those who prefer to avoid unrefined shea butter due to the scent.


Unrefined shea butter has the highest concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, and other beneficial properties. Unlike the chemical extraction process, extracting shea butter with water does not destroy any of the benefits. Without the addition of preservatives, however, unrefined shea butter requires proper storage for maximum shelf life.  Despite the mildly nutty aroma and grainy texture, unrefined shea butter is the way to go to get the most benefit out of your shea butter purchase.


Back To Africa has the finest quality unrefined pure African Shea Butter. Click here to try some today!

African Shea Butter helps heal dry, cracked heels

Friday, September 21st, 2012


The bane of summer feet is dry, cracked heels. Unfortunately, these cracks can even develop into deep, painful, bleeding fissures. If not taken care of, these sore areas can make it difficult to walk, and could even develop into infections. This would then be a more serious situation.


Sometimes these cracks are a result of wearing flip flops or open-heeled sandals. These types of footwear can cause a lack of support to crack-prone, dry, brittle heels, creating a condition where simply the weight of the body causes the skin to rupture. Think of putting pressure on a tomato and what would happen to the skin of that tomato. In a way, that is what happens to your feet.


So what can you do? First of all, you need a strong, nourishing moisturizer: African Shea Butter. Appling regularly throughout the day helps keep the skin soft. Before going to bed, if you want to really give your heels a wonderful treat, soak the feet in warm water for about 10 minutes. Next, liberally spread shea butter on heels and feet, covering with some cotton socks. If you find your feet are too warm, find an old pair of socks and cut the toe areas off, for a cooler treatment.


For a few days you also might want to take a break from sandals and/or flip flops, wearing shoes that support the heel. Make sure you wear socks, and that you apply the shea butter before putting them on.


You will find that within just a few days time of the shea butter/sock treatment, your heels will begin to soften and heal. Even deeper cracks will begin to be less painful.


To get started today on healing your heels, contact us to order the best natural shea butter around.


The Benefits of Shea Butter for Hair

Thursday, September 13th, 2012


We often hear about the many benefits of shea butter for skin, but did you know that Shea butter can also do wonders for your hair? Every day our hair is exposed to pollutants and environmental elements (such as the sun) that can cause dryness and damage.  The rich, fatty acids contained in Shea butter hold many benefits that can protect us from these elements.


The Benefits


Everyone wants healthy, shiny, lustrous hair. The quest for perfect hair, however, has led many of us to products and methods that have done more damage to our hair than good. Adding shea butter to any hair care regimen has to following benefits:


  • Shea butter protects hair strands from weather damage that can result from wind, humidity, and extremely dry climates.
  • Shea butter provides nourishment for dry and damaged hair. It is rich in vitamins A and E, both of which soothes dryness and helps to repair damaged strands.
  • Shea butter will not clog pores and will absorb quickly and completely into the scalp without leaving a greasy residue or causing buildup.
  • Shea butter aids in the healing of many scalp problems. These include dry scalp, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
  • Shea butter protects against sun damage by shielding hair strands from harmful ultraviolent rays.
  • Shea butter helps to restore moisture to hair that has been chemically treated or that has endured hot iron and/or blow dryer use.
  • Shea butter also acts to protect hair strands from the heat of hair appliances such as flat irons and blow dryers.


Other Useful Tips


To get the full benefits of using Shea butter in your hair, make sure it is 100 percent natural and unrefined. Shea butter that is refined often loses much of its natural goodness. There are quite a few products out today that market themselves as containing shea butter. Many of these only contain a trace amount of shea butter extract and do not provide much help to damaged hair. To ensure you receive optimal benefit, purchase natural, unrefined shea butter and add it to your shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products yourself. Shea butter makes a great pre-shampoo treatment and is also wonderful as a standalone conditioner for hair.


Though some swear by shea butter as a moisturizer, others have found that it works best for them as a sealant. This means that they first apply water or some moisturizing product and then seal in that moisture by lightly applying shea butter to their hair. Shea Butter makes a great sealant as it helps the hair to retain moisture longer.


It is easy to see why shea butter should be a part of any hair regimen. Many cosmetic and hair care companies have already discovered the benefits of shea butter and offer products containing this valuable ingredient.  A do-it-yourself approach is often far more effective, however, giving you the ability to add this wonderful ingredient throughout your regimen. It also allows you to control the amount and quality of the shea butter you choose to use in your hair.


Have questions? Feel free to contact us at anytime. We’re here to help.


Wholesale Body Oils

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012


For centuries, natural oils have been used to nourish dry skin and for more than 40 years Back 2 Africa has been supplying authentic Wholesale Body Oils, making their products a local and online favorite. With their large selection of aromatic oils this ancient, indulgent knowledge can be re-created for the ultimate in skin care. Whether it is for personal use or for making available to customers, go Back 2 Africa to experience the pure benefits of body oils.


For their extensive list of oils, please click:


To make your own personalized body scents:


You can use individual oils or pour several oils together and store them in an airtight container or spray bottle. Mix the oils around to blend together for the best aroma, then add or spray a few drops to freshly cleansed skin for a moisturizing fragrance. Let the skin dry for a few minutes while the oils soak into the skin before applying clothing or use a towel to gently rub in or blot excess oils.


You can also add oils to a bath for a relaxing soak. Place a few drops in the water before getting in, and the oil will give long lasting moisture to skin without leaving a greasy feeling.


The Back 2 Africa line of oils are also resourceful, as they can be worn as body fragrance and even used for burning. They offer an exquisite selection of oil burners, including electric oil burners, oil bottles and a complete body oil starter kit, which can be a great way to create a unique collection of perfume oils or jumpstart business revenue. Check the kit out at:


In addition to body oils and accessories, they also have a large product selection that includes African black soap and shea butter items as well as jewelry, crafts and clothing.


Call them toll-free at 888-282-3563, or click their contact us link for more information.


Back 2 Africa does more than just making great products available, they also give back to the community by giving a portion of their earnings to The Clodagh Group, which helps provide instructional  programs for Kenyan children in need.


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