Egzema – what to do?

Dermatologists emphasize, that an important element of egzema treatment should be proper care with individually selected
dermocosmetics with moisturizing properties. They soothe the unpleasant dryness of the skin, and additionally – thanks to the

egzema natural cosmeticsappropriate lipid composition – help regenerate and strengthen the damaged epidermal barrier. Shea butter is perfect solution to create barrier on the skin and keep it moisture.

In eczema, the skin dries up “to a chip” and – as dermatologists say – “does not hold water”, which contributes to its increased
dryness. The basis for its protection – both during remission and
exacerbation of the disease – is therefore the use of special care

In soothing skin lesions, American allergy societies recommend the use of preparations
with moisturizing and regenerating properties, creating a kind of
protective barrier for the skin. By preventing a potential allergen from
coming into contact with the epidermal surface, they reduce the risk of
developing unpleasant skin lesions.

Using aleppo soap as gentle wash will help the skin heal.

Legendary Aleppo Soap

Often called a “PERFECT SOAP” and considering its excellent skincare
properties it is an indisputable fact. The soap is made with three
ingredients: laurel oil, olive oil and precisely 0.01% sodium derived
from sea water.

Laurel oil – Natural antibiotic! It has strong antiseptic and
moisturising properties. Effectively relieves skin ailments e.g., acne,
psoriasis, atopic dermatosis and seborrhoea. Already millions of people
around the world appreciate its healing properties.

Meet the Crafter: Breeda Hughes, Ourhiddenworkshops

Welcome to our new monthly blog series where we introduce individual crafters from our community at Crafters of Ireland! Here you will find the story behind our crafters, how they came to create their unique handmade products and what inspires them. First up, we have Breeda Hughes, silversmith and founder of Ourhiddenworkshops. Surrounded by the …

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What are the benefits of African black soap?

Surely you must have heard of this trending beauty product, African black soap? If not, read on to know more about it.

Africa is the hottest continent on Earth, and all that sun, along with the scorching heat, can be pretty harsh on the skin. But, African women are still known for their glowing and flawless skin. They maintain smooth skin that looks healthy inside-out, but how? It’s because of their traditional recipes, nature-inspired beauty routine, and black soap.

Beauty traditions in West Africa are closely held secrets that are passed down through generations. One such ancient African beauty secret is the authentic African black soap. This soap has taken the beauty world by storm with its abundance of skin care benefits.

African black soap is famous for having many skin nourishing benefits due to numerous antioxidants. This soap is made from the ashes of the cocoa pod, plantain skin, and palm leaves, and all essential oils, including palm kernel oil from leaves or kernels. Some additional natural ingredients could be honey to soften skin and Shea butter or cocoa butter for extra moisturizing properties. 

Our Organic African black soap is a natural cleanser made from simple ingredients that have many benefits. It is highly known to clear up common skin problems such as acne, eczema, and much more. If you are looking for a great cleanser, here are the benefits or perhaps some of the reasons why you should switch to organic African black soap.


Benefits of African Black Soap

African Black Soap

  • Natural Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal Properties

It has a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal property that cleanses the skin deeply yet gently.

  • Gentle Exfoliator

The African Black Soap has ash present in it that helps to naturally and gently exfoliate the skin. The ash also helps in clearing clogged pores of excess oil, sebum & debris, without over-drying. Now, this is crucial as if your skin dries too much; it can trigger more oil and sebum production. 

  • Tones and Improves Skin Texture

This soap also helps in toning the skin and improving its texture over time. It helps to clear up dark spots, old spots & even out skin tone, all while lifting dead skin.

  • Provides Moisture

The soap also provides the proper moisturize balance for your skin. The Shea butter and coconut oil present in this soap helps in smoothing and hydrating the skin. 

  • Heals Eczema

Organic black soap has anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal and soothe eczema, dry skin, and psoriasis. Our African black soap contains these oils and oatmeal to soothe dry skin and provide moisture.

  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Organic African black soap contains great antioxidants such as cocoa that prevent free radicals from stealing oxygen from skin cells while preventing them from becoming lifeless. Using black soap also helps prevent these premature fine lines from appearing.


  • This Soap Is Safe For All The Skin Types

The majority of synthetic soaps contain a lot of chemicals and artificial fragrances that have the potential to destroy the acid mantle of your skin. But, black soap is fragrance-free and contains plant products. This soap is exceptionally gentle, and it also helps in balancing your skin’s pH without stripping it of moisture. Whether you have sensitive skin or dry skin, the African Black Soap will benefit you no matter what.

So, now you know the benefits of African Black Soap, order one from Francis Soap Shop. And browse our other organic skin care products to reap their benefits too.

family and club crest

These wooden handcarved crests come in a wide range of sizes and all designs. These can be created for family crests, sports clubs, business logos, schools, hotels, bar or resturants. They are created using a varity of native Irish hardwoods and are sized and detailed to suit youre needs. These pieces fit anywhere from the bedroom to the boardroom and never look out of place. 

memory or keepsake box

These beautiful personalised barrell top boxes are a beautiful gift for any new born baby. the idea behind them is you will hhave somewhere elegant and functional to keep you small treasures and memories of your childs life from first shoees to school report cards and all the occasions in between. They are fully personilised and come in a wide range of sizes and prices. They are created using hardwoods for there beauty and long life.

house signs

These native Irish hardwood signs are hand carved and completely designed to suit your needs and ideas. This one in the picture was created for a bar in the clients home to bring a little extra touch of class. The signs are created to suit your sizes, ideas and designs.