Merlyn Essentials’ personal care products are formulated with natural products to encourage the inclusion of African tradition in modern day beauty that in turn benefits the skin while giving back to the community and sustaining the environment.


Authentic African Black Soap is familiar to many people of African descent for its numerous skin and hair care benefits. Very common among the Yoruba people in Nigeria and the Yoruba communities in Benin and Togo, it is created using traditional methods with natural ingredients like plantain skins, cocoa pods, palm oil, coconut oil and shea butter.
Our handcrafted Authentic African Black Soap includes Fair Trade Shea Butter from West Africa.
• Ethical and Fair Trade
• Handcrafted
• Vegan
• Paraben Free
• Biodegradable Ingredients


14.5 FL OZ


All Merlyn Essentials formulas are handcrafted in small batches and prepared with LOVE. Color and texture may vary slightly with each batch.


  • Saponified Vitellaria Paradoxa ( formally known Butyrospermum Parkii) Shea Butter, cocoa pods, palm oil