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How To Make Liquid African Black Soap

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa

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I have had several emails asking me how I make liquid African Black Soap (ABS) from the solid one found at Natural Moisture especially now that we have discontinued the Liquid African Black Soap. The formula is very simple and requires very little input on the skill side. So today I will give you the formulation and a step by step guide on how to make your own ABS shampoo or just a liquid soap that you can use for your whole body. 

What you will need.

  • 200g solid African Black Soap
  • 1 litre to 1.5 litres of previously boiled or distilled water
  • 10ml Argan Oil (Optional)
  • 10ml Olive Oil (Optional)
  • 4 drops Rosemary oil (Optional)
  • 5 drops tea tree oil (Optional)
  • A jar big enough for all the ingredients.


Put all the ingredients in the jar. The amount of water you will use depends on the concentration you want the soap to have. Let everything sit for 12 to 24 hours. You can stir the solution gently to increase the rate of dissolving of the solid soap. Stirring vigorously will cause the soap to form and that is not what we want as it may start to overflow. You can also cut the soap into smaller pieces before dissolving if you do not want to wait long. Using slightly warm warm water also helps.  When the soap is completely liquid, transfer the solution to bottles and enjoy your liquid ABS.


For more information and the benefits of African Black Soap, go to Natural Moisture 

I am sure you could do this for most shampoo bars as well. I hope this helps.

Here is to happy hair days. Many blessings to you and yours.

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Kyla 11 January 2019 - 06:11

Hi there! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have quite a bit of raw African black soap from Ghana but it is a strange “bucket” shape and I would like to make individual bars or liquid African black soap. How would I turn the big chunk into individual bars ? (I also want to add essential oils to it). Also, does adding water to the soap (to make it liquid) shorten the shelf life? How long does this liquid soap recipe last? Thank you!!

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 16 January 2019 - 15:12

Only a pleasure. The soap is shaped differently when they make it. We normally cut it into bars. Adding water may indeed shorten the shelf life of the soap so mix a bit at a time. You can also add essential oils to the liquid soap with no problem. I use the soap for about 6 months with no problems.

Linda 22 April 2021 - 01:20

Why did you discontinue your liquid ABS?

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 22 April 2021 - 08:27

Hello. We did not. It is actually live online. Here https://natmoisture.co.za/product/liquid-african-black-soap-300ml/

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