Black Soap is made by hand from the ashes-carbon of a number of plants including coconut and cocoa pods, which are mixed with various oils, such as cocoa butter and shea butter oil, and water. The exact recipe varies from maker to maker black soap can help reduce acne outbreaks by reducing oiliness and killing bacteria which cause acne.Users of black soap report that it leaves their skin soothed, reducing irritation from rashes and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The ashes used in black soap have been used as a traditional folk treatment for skin irritation. Some black soap formulas contain honey, also known for healing. Carbon in black soap is known as a natural deodorant. Rinse well.