Magic Black Soap
Deep Cleansing + Protection: Handcrafted with natural plantain ash, shea, and True Moringa oil using traditional soap making techniques, True Moringa Magic Black soap locks in moisture while scrubbing away impurities. True Moringa oil produces a luxurious lather, rich in oleic, behenic, and linoleic acid, which increase the permeability of skin and prevent dryness, and signs of aging.
Ideal for Oily or Combination Skin: Antibacterial tea tree and sweet orange essential oils gently tighten pores and brighten skin, leaving a healthy glow. Neem oil soothes redness, evens skin tone, and fights blemishes.
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPESEED) OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, MORINGA OLEIFERA (MORINGA) SEED OIL, PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (PLANTAIN) POWDER, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL, CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL
Behind The Brand
In 2011, Co-founder Kwami had his sights set on becoming a rocket scientist. Co-founder Emily was in the midst of her third year of studying development economics at Harvard, frustrated by the disconnect between the academic literature and the realities of poverty on the ground. Coming from different worlds and backgrounds, they traveled to northern Ghana together with MIT’s D-Lab. There, they were united by a desire to take on the challenges smallholder farmers face daily without access to patient capital, quality inputs, technical training, or guaranteed markets.
During their time in Ghana, Kwami and Emily were introduced to what was known locally as “the miracle tree.” The tree thrives in arid climates. It helps the crops around it grown better. The leaves, with more vitamin A than carrots, more protein than eggs, more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach have the potential to end malnutrition and provide a stable food source to farmers. The oil seeds, rich in anti-oxidants and moisturizing agents produce one of nature’s finest cosmetic oils for hair and skin care. The solution to poverty, malnutrition, and hunger was growing in their own backyards.
The more they learned about the harmful chemicals in synthetic cosmetics and hair relaxers, the more passionate they became about bringing conscious consumers a natural alternative that actually worked. Putting their engineering and business acumen to work, they went back to Cambridge to devise a proprietary extraction system that could be brought closer to the farmers, adding value and jobs on the ground, and producing the highest quality natural oil nature has to offer.
Today they serve 1,600 small farming families.
They have planted over 250,000 trees.
And they have increased farmers’ incomes by 10x.