African Shea Butter Soap by Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials is made with goat’s milk, shea butter and Alata soap produced by a Women’s Cooperative Group in Ghana. Alata soap, also known as Anago soap, Black soap, or African Black soap, has been used for centuries on Ghana to help relieve oily skin, acne, and clear blemishes. It is also used in Ghana for bathing and as a hair shampoo, as well as a makeup remover. Alata soap is made from plantain skin, which contains a hefty amount of vitamins A and E. It is also mixed with palm oil and palm kernel oil to form the soap.
Other African Shea Butter Soap ingredients include essential oils, rosewood, vetiver and lavender. The African Shea Butter Soap can be used as a skin cleanser for the face and body, as well as a shampoo.
Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials sells other soaps that may be effective against oily skin and acne, such as Tea Tree Soap. This product includes an ample amount of tea tree oil – which is popular for its healing properties – as well as clay, which absorbs excess oil. CTSE Tea Tree Soap also contains organic pureed tomatoes– the best natural food source of lycopene. Lycopene is an excellent antioxidant and anti-aging ingredient.
Why Use Goat’s Milk?
The Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials website answers the question, “Why Goats Milk?” with the following response:
“Milk has been used for centuries as a skin cleanser. By adding goat’s milk to our soaps, we have lowered the soap’s pH to a level more compatible with your skin. Customers have repeatedly commented on how our soap has helped with their eczema, rashes or dry skin.” — http://Carrottree.net
How to Purchase African Shea Butter Soap by Carrot Tree Essentials
If you would like to purchase African Shea Butter Soap or any other Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials products, you may visit the store Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m., or Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1164 Mountain Bay Drive, Pulaski, Wisconsin 54162. You may also order CTSE products using one of the following methods:
- Print the online order form and mail it or fax it to the address provided on the form along with the other information requested.
- Call Carrot Tree Essentials & Oils directly to place your order at (920) 822-2965.
- E-mail Carrot Tree Essentials & Oils with the order and a phone number. Someone will get back to you to request payment information.
About Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials
Established in 1999, Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials sells a wide range of cleansing soaps that are easy on the skin and the environment. Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials soaps contain all natural ingredients and essential oils, as well as a minimal amount of animal products. The company uses vegetable oils instead of animal fat as a base, and the soaps contain naturally occurring glycerin. Because Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials products also contain goat’s milk, they may not be suitable for vegans, but the soaps are suitable for lacto-ovo vegetarians.
Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials do not contain synthetic ingredients, or artificial colors or fragrances. According to the official Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials website, the company only uses essential oils and fine fragrance oils to scent its soaps, as well as cosmetic grade colorants, spices, herbs and juices to color them. By using ingredients such as olive oil, coconut and soy oil, CTSE soaps have excellent moisturizing properties. The company also uses carrot oil for its anti-aging properties. In addition to encouraging healthy skin, Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials soaps are effective against dry skin and conditions such as mild eczema.
Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials soaps are hand-cut in small batches. The product line includes unscented soaps such as Honey Oatmeal and Carrot – made with shea butter, goat’s milk, and fresh carrots, as well as scented soaps such as Lemony Kitchen and Garden soap, Lilac, Tea Tree, Rose Geranium, Jasmine, Rain Forest, Truly Patchouli and Shampoo Bar. The line also features Minty Green Tea – made with essential oils of peppermint, spearmint and basil; Bug-Off – made with pennyroyal, eucalyptus, lavender, mint and lemon to repel mosquitoes; Lavender Silk, Fresh Cucumber Aloe, Coconut Cream, Sandalwood Vanilla and African Shea Butter Soap. For kids, try the Kaleidoscope Soap, scented with fresh fruit slice, and made with fresh fruit fragrance oil and pink grapefruit essential oil.
If you’re interested in soaps formulated especially for the cold winter months, Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials carries a line of Winter Soaps, including Frankincense & Myrrh, Wisconsin Northwoods Soap (made with ingredients such as fir needle, juniper berry and rosemary oils) and Apple Spice – made with organic apple juice, orange essential oil and spices. Essentials run the gamut from salves and lotions to shea butter and bath & body oils. Carrot Tree Soaps & Essentials also sells coffee and gifts such as candles, jewelry, pottery and wine accessories.