How do I use Moroccan soap?

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Moroccan soap

Moroccan black soap is a natural soap whose main source is Morocco, specifically from a coastal region on the Atlantic Ocean called Essaouira. It is made in traditional ways dating back more than three thousand years. It has been used in Moroccan baths for centuries. It is free from perfumes and chemicals. Moroccan soap is completely natural.

Moroccan black soap is a mixture of mashed black olives, natural oils, local plants, and glycerine, and is made to obtain a solid, buttery paste.

There are many benefits of Moroccan soap for the skin, including: it is a super moisturizer for the skin; because it contains vitamins A and E, cleanses the skin, rid it of toxins, and works to relax the upper layer of dead skin cells; Which prepares the skin for exfoliation, moisturizes dry skin, and helps combat skin aging, as it softens the skin, and makes it silky to the touch, in addition to being suitable for all skin types.

Use of Moroccan soap

How to use Moroccan soap to exfoliate the skin

Moroccan soap can be used daily, or once a week in case of skin exfoliation, and the method is:

  • the components:
    • Moroccan soap.
    • Moroccan bathing glove.
    • Argan oil, or wild fig oil.
  • The method of work:
    • It is preferable to use Moroccan soap when bathing in hot water. to open the pores.
    • Take an appropriate amount of Moroccan soap and rub it on the skin slowly.
    • Leave a thin layer of soap on the skin for 10-15 minutes.
    • The soap is rinsed off with water.
    • The Moroccan shower glove is used to exfoliate the skin, provided that the skin is exfoliated 1-2 times a week.
    • Then apply argan oil, or wild fig oil, to moisturize the skin.

Another way to use Moroccan soap

Moroccan soap can be used on the face, body, and hair, taking into account that it does not generate foam like regular soap, and the method is:

  • the components:
    • Moroccan soap.
    • Moroccan loofah (glove bag).
    • Moroccan clay mask.
    • Argan oil.
  • The method of work:
    • Massage the skin during the hot shower with Moroccan soap.
    • Leave it on the skin for five minutes.
    • The skin is rubbed vigorously with the Moroccan loofah, which leads to the appearance of dark particles of the skin, which is dead skin.
    • The skin is rinsed, followed by a skin treatment with mud and argan oil to moisturize it.

Moroccan bath method at home

The Moroccan bath has centuries-old rituals for cleaning and softening the skin, in addition to that it relaxes the muscles, cleans the pores of the skin, and removes dead skin, and a bath similar to the Moroccan bath can be made, and the method is:

  • the components:
    • Moroccan clay.
    • yogurt.
    • water.
    • honey (optional).
    • Moroccan soap.
    • Exfoliating towel or glove.
    • Rose water.
  • The method of work:
    • Start preparing Moroccan clay, as it can come in the form of a stone block, so the block is broken into small pieces; to facilitate its smoothing.
    • Then the clay pieces are placed in a bowl, and yogurt and water are added to it, according to the instructions on its packaging. Honey can be added to the clay, and the clay is mixed well.
    • After that, the bathroom is filled with steam by closing the bathroom door and windows, and the basin is filled with hot water; Because the steam opens the pores, which prepares the skin to absorb the benefits of soap and Moroccan clay, while making sure to drink water, and a cold towel can be kept on the forehead or neck in case of feeling dizzy, and you must leave the bathroom when feeling weak or nauseous.
    • Sit and relax in the steam for 10-15 minutes before entering the tub.
    • Upon entering the tub, you must wait for 5-10 minutes before starting to massage and exfoliate the skin.
    • After soaking the body in the bathtub, the body should be massaged with Moroccan soap from the legs to the shoulders in circular motions. If the soap is applied to the face, the eyes and mouth should be avoided.
    • Then the body is exfoliated by rubbing it with a towel or an exfoliating glove, by rubbing up and down the body, harshly, but not to a painful degree for the skin.
    • Then rinse the body with warm water.
    • After that, the mud is rubbed on the body, and it can be applied to the face, avoiding the eyes, and left on the skin for 5-10 minutes.
    • Then the body is rinsed off from the mud, and it is preferable to take a cold shower to close the pores of the skin, and the body is gently dried without rubbing it with a towel.
    • Finally, rose water is placed on a dry cloth and applied to the skin.

Method for making Moroccan soap

This is a method for making Moroccan black soap, and the method is:

  • the components:
    • Moroccan olive oil.
    • black olive.
    • Potassium hydroxide.
  • The method of work:
    • Mix the mashed black olives with olive oil, until you get a paste similar to the texture of pudding.
    • Then, potassium hydroxide is added to the paste, as much sodium hydroxide is used in regular soap bars.
    • The mixture is heated until it becomes darker in color and thicker in consistency.
    • Leave to cool, then put in containers.
    • And to make sure that the soap is properly prepared, it must be frothy in texture.

Other products for the Moroccan bath

  • Moroccan clay lotion:  Moroccan clay is used as a body mask. It is a cleanser that removes toxins and moisturizes the skin. It is considered one of the best types of clay used for the skin, as it contains the highest levels of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It is a powder mixed with rose water, or water. Orange blossom, until it becomes like paste.
  • Argan oil:  Argan oil is harvested from the argan tree, which grows exclusively in the southern regions of Morocco. Moroccan women use it to maintain skin beauty, treat skin diseases, protect the skin from the dry desert climate, get rid of acne, stretch marks, and combat skin aging. This is due to its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins, and twice the content of olive oil in vitamin E. Argan oil is called Moroccan gold, due to its deep amber color, and is characterized by its lightness on the skin, hair, and nails.
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