Jae and Leona Beauty Collective
Alata Samina Cleansing Gel
Our Alata Samina Cleaning Gel provides the perfect combination of mild suds and cleansing properties that is gentle enough for almost every skin type. Alata Samina is thought to help alleviate rashes, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and other skin sensitivities while softening and calming the skin.
More widely known as African Black Soap, Alata Samina has been produced from secret recipes in West African nations for decades. The raw African Black Soap we have sourced has been handmade by a fair-trade cooperative village, drying the skins of the plantain fruit to a precise texture. These skins are then roasted in a clay oven to cure the plant material achieving a particular color, texture and fragrance. Once cured and cooled the ash of the burnt plantain skins, cocoa pods, leaves, and bark are carefully mixed with water and oils like coconut, shea butter and cocoa butter to create the bars or blocks of African Black Soap we are most familiar with.
Julia’s Advice + Insight:
I’ve love keeping African Black Soap in my shower. It’s woodsy, earthy aromas always leaves my skin clean, nourished and happy. What I don't love is the tendency the raw soap has to dissolve, even when kept away for moisture in between usages. I felt like I was wasting the soap as I watched it naturally dissolve into little brown puddles on the side of my shower or sink. So I got to work to find a way to formulate a pure and more clean gel version.
Being able to source a Fairtrade, sustainable raw African Black Soap to work with was an integral part of this creation. This Alata Samin Cleansing Gel was created so that we could use it by the sink or in shower without the worry of any natural soaps disappearing overnight. The formulation I created has a mild sudsing, for those of us that enjoy bubbles and has been infused with peppermint and rosemary essential oils for the extra healing and sensory experience.
I like keeping this cleanser in the shower or to use as an alternative to the Bare Face Cleansing Oil or accompaniment when my skin needs that extra cleanse.
- Use 3-4 pumps of cleanser on wet skin
- Massage into skin in circular motions all over your face, neck and behind your ears
- Rinse off with tepid water completely
Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Unrefined Shea Butter)**, Elaeis Guineensis (Unrefined Palm Kernel Oil)**, Potash**, Plant Based Cellulose Gum (Plant Based**), Essential Oils of Peppermint and Rosemary*
**Sustainably Sourced + Fair trade
Infused with Reiki Healing Energy
100% Plant Magic
4oz. recycled amber plastic bottle with pump
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.