بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
In the Name of Allah, Master Fard Muhammad
The Beneficent, The Most Merciful
To Whom All Holy Thanks And Praise Is Due Forever
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved Sisters
Peace Be Upon You!
Living in this poison world, many times we are forced to use products that are injurious to our health. However, there are many products we can make ourselves to replace the store-bought products manufactured by the devil, who is outright trying to kill us by filling everyday household products with toxic chemicals. One product I have found that is easily replaced with all-natural ingredients, that we can make ourselves, is shampoo.
I have been making many of my household and personal items. Most of them are not as good as the devils’ manufactured products with all of his toxins, but this recipe for shampoo is wonderful! I absolutely LOVE it. It makes my hair so soft, I don’t even need conditioner!
This is the perfect “beginning homemade product” because there is a lot of room for variation in this recipe, so feel free to substitute any ingredients for products you may already have or prefer. I would not, however, recommend using any other type of soap. Most soaps (actually detergents) are not made using oils like real soap is. African Black Soap is made using oil and it is made by our Sisters in Africa. So, that is the only type of soap I recommend. Just be sure to get the authentic African Black Soap. America makes many Black Soap imposters. Traditional Black Soap looks just like this
You should get your African Black Soap from TAJ MAHAL on Crenshaw and 57th. They have the best prices. Their website doesn’t offer the authentic African Black Soap (as shown in the picture) but you can get a big block (about four of the bars in the picture) for only $12.00. They also sell the size in the picture for $3.00, I think. Just call them and ask them to send you the REAL AFRICAN BLACK SOAP. Tell them you want the kind that comes wrapped in plastic wrap.
As for the oil, you can probably use any type of carrier oil, if you don’t have jojoba. Personally, I love how light and moisturizing jojoba oil is. Almond oil is also very light but it is waterier (?) and not as moisturizing. Olive or Grapeseed Oils will work just as well. You can also use honey if you don’t have access to an Aloe Vera plant. For my Sisters, who are already into homemaking, you can also use glycerin, which is also a well-known humectant, instead of Aloe Vera. I have never used honey or glycerin, so I cannot bear witness as to their effectiveness. I always use Aloe.
Here is the recipe:
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP Shampoo
African Black Soap is created from palm leaves, cocoa pod ash, plantain skin ash, palm kernel oil, and sometimes fewer or more ingredients (e.g., shea butter). Combine this soap with Aloe Vera Gel (a humectant), Jojoba Oil (locks in moisture), and distilled water to create a cleansing, gentle and non-stripping shampoo.
6 tablespoons grated Black Soap
2 tablespoons Jojoba Oil
2 tablespoons 100% pure Aloe Vera gel
2 cups hot distilled water
1. Dissolve the soap in the hot water in a bowl. Then add the other ingredients. Allow to cool, then transfer to a bottle. I use an old honey bottle with a hole in the top for easy dispensing. A sports water bottle will probably work just as well or any kind of bottle that you can squeeze the contents out of.
We should really try and use our own products, Sisters. That is really the only way we can know exactly what is in them. You can find a recipe for pretty much anything and everything you use in the home and on your body somewhere on the web. I make my own laundry detergent, dish detergent, scouring powder, carpet fresh, deodorant, body butter, shave gel, wet wipes, window cleaner, car wash and I plan on making my own mouthwash, lip balm and “Murray’s” hair creme. I also brush my teeth with baking soda and rinse with peroxide. 🙂
The Sister in the above picture is Our Beloved Messenger’s (PBUH) lovely wife, Sister Clara Muhammad. She is the perfect example of an all-natural beautiful Black woman.
All Praise is Due to Allah! We should really make the effort to be as naturally beautiful as our Beloved Messenger’s (PBUH) wife and wear our hair naturally. Why not start by making a product that is so beneficial to your health and well-being??
Natural Shampoo for Naturally Beautiful Hair.