Got acne? Bacne? Buttne? Chestne? Never fear – Mint Marrakesh is here!
Mint Marrakesh Black Soap Elixir is a great summer body wash from Shea Terra. It’s made with African shea butter, coconut oil, a blend of African herbs and black soap. What is black soap you may ask? It’s a centuries-old blend made by the Yoruba tribe in West Africa – it’s made from cocoa pod ash, plantain peel ash, palm kernel oil and camwood bark.
It’s actually black, but washes completely clean, taking all the sebum, debris, dead skin and other yucky stuff on your skin with it.
It has a minty-herbal smell which I really like. It’s great for acne and oily skin – you can use it on your back, chest, face, booty – wherever you want! It’s gentle, but effective. It’s also been used for dark spots, razor bumps, and for reducing fine lines. I have the kind of razor bumps that can only be cured by NOT shaving anymore (yeah, right), so I’m not the best judge of that. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!
I’d also like to mention that this company, Shea Terra, donates a portion of the proceeds to self-empowerment and environmental projects throughout Africa. They offer fair trade wages and actually let the producers set their own prices. They research and source sustainable African oils, herbs and butters, and then make sure they produce the products in an eco-friendly manner. I’m really impressed with all they have done – you can read more about it here.