Sunfeather - Bar Soap African Black with Shea Butter - 4.3 oz. (121 g)
Sunfeather African Black Bar Soap with Shea Butter is scented with essential oils and natural aromatics. A traditional formula from the Savannahs of Africa combines shea butter, palm oil, aloe vera, almond, black pepper and natural aromatics of coconut, ginger, almond and vanilla bean for an all natural black soap that will soothe, smooth and beautify your skin.
- Aids in the balancing of blemish- prone skin.
- Beauty Secret originating from Africa.
- Artisanal handcrafted soap.
- Paraben-free, gluten-free, soy-free & vegan soap.
- Plant-based soaps formulated with certified organic base oils.
- Formulated with rich shea butter for a moisturizing cleanse.
Artisanal products are made in small quantities by traditional methods. Sunfeather adheres to the tenets of the "slow" movement, which began with food and are expanding to skin care and cosmetics. The slow movement encourages tradition, and a hands-on approach to production. The Slow Community is grassroots, not organized or controlled by any one organization. SunFeather products are a perfect example of slow, hands-on production. Everything they produce is made methodically in small 25-100 lb. batches. Their attention to detail and high quality, pure product ingredients define Sunfeather's work each day.
Sunfeather's fine natural soaps, creams and balms are made from healthful organic ingredients such as: freshly pressed olive and avocado oils from the Mediterranean; edible coconut, palm, and castor oils from the Pacific Rim; sustainably-harvested fair trade shea butter from Africa; and dried herbs, botanicals, naturally derived colorants, essential and nature identical oils, butters and waxes from around the globe. All Sunfeather products are hand packaged with labels they design. Artistry is a very important component of their work. The color, texture, and scent palletes that they create must integrate artistic form and practical function. Bringing new ideas to life and sharing them with Sunfeather's customers is part of their passion for the slow work ethic they enjoy.
The Sunfeather Story
SunFeather's history began in the fall of 1979, when founder Sandy Maine blended a passion for fragrant and medicinal herbs with a fascination and skill for soapmaking. With a core value that a business can deliver positive products to consumers, Sandy pooled her talents and started SunFeather in her backyard with a vat of bubbling oil and $15.00 worth of local cedar oil.
For five years (while the business grew), Sandy hauled water in 5-gallon pails from a nearby spring to her farmhouse, which provided a peaceful setting and crystal clear water for making soap. Because she lived beyond the power lines (utilizing only a small generator and no telephone), all business was initially done by mail. Sandy visited the nearby town twice each week to place phone calls to customers. During that time, Saturday nights with her husband Louie were often spent wrapping and labeling soaps for shipment.
As the business grew, employees joined the business to help with the increasing workload. Eventually, Sandy gave up her role as soap maker and focused on product development, sales and marketing. Sandy's work expanded to include authorship of numerous articles and books on soapmaking, herbal homekeeping and succeeding in business. Sandy's work has expanded the appreciation and use of handmade soaps in ways she never anticipated. Sandy continues her product development legacy as Sunfeather maintains the company's founding philosophies. Great soap is here to stay!