Product Review: Dudu Osun Black Soap.

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Hello dear, welcome back to my blog. This post on Dudu Osun Black Soap is long over due, I was meant to post it last week but then life happened so it couldn’t go up earlier.

Let’s get to the gist of the day. Back in secondary school, precisely Junior secondary school, I had this dark beautiful friend that used Dudu Osun soap and she tried so hard to convince me to try the soap. I didn’t agree. Why? You may ask, the answer is too funny. I had this stupid belief that because the soap is black, I would turn black as in as dark as my friend. Funny right?

Dudu Osun is one soap I know that has stood ages and time. Some months ago, while looking through Cassie Davies’s blog, I came across her post on Dudu Osun and it unlocked my Curious self. I started looking for blog posts and YouTube videos on this soap. After my curious self was satisfied, I decided to try out this soap to see what’s it’s really all about.

Dudu Osun Black African Soap

DESCRIPTION: it is an African black soap made traditionally from pure natural herbs

with no artificial colors and preservatives. It is also biodegradable.

INGREDIENTS: pure honey, shea butter, cam wood (Osun), palm kernel oil, aloe Vera, lime Juice, water, fragrance, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash.

Dudu Osun Black Soap

PACKAGING: the soap is packaged first in a plastic cover and then placed in a carton as can be seen below.

Dudu Osun Black Soap

Dudu Osun Black Soap Dudu Osun Black Soap

PRICE: #150-#250. You can order from Jumia, Konga and Amazon(for people outside Nigeria).

SIZE: 150g, I also read that there are smaller ones.

Dudu Osun Black Soap

TARGET POPULATION: Up to 5 different blog that I read kept on raving about how it’s for only people with acne, but personally I feel it’s a soap for all. Just make sure you moisturise especially if you have dry skin.


  • Cleanses the skin squeaking clean
  • Lathers and cleans very well.
  • The fragrance is amazing to me
  • Has this nice natural feel to the skin.
  • it helps exfoliate the skin


  • It can be very drying if you don’t moisturise after use.
  • Can melt easily if left in a wet place, you need to always keep it in a dry place.

WARNING!: Do not allow this soap’s foam to enter your eyes mistakenly or otherwise.

ALTERNATIVE: Zee Black Soap.

I’m not really a fan of Zee Black Soap’s fragrance, plus the Zee Black Soap is not “Black” ?. My review on this soap is cooking and will be up soon.


  • My skin dries up totally if I don’t moisturise after using this soap. I guess this is because of the Lime Juice in this soap.
  • I love using it to wash my hair. I have used Dudu Osun to wash my hair twice and I loved the feel after use. That squeaky clean feeling is life.
  • There is the popular belief that Dudu Osun darkens people and after 3 weeks + of usage, I can say that it doesn’t darken your complexion. Someone even said that it lightened them but then it didn’t do any of the above to my complexion.
  • I love its earthy fragrance, the sad thing is that it doesn’t last after use.
  • I also feel that if you are looking for a very affordable and effective soap to add to your skincare collection, Dudu Osun is the soap. It is worth more than its price.


  • Dudu Osun Black Soap Reduces Irritations in Individuals with psoriasis, eczema or other skin conditions. Click HERE to see more.
  • I can confidently say that this is such a useful dual purpose product: Hair Shampoo Bar and Bar Soap. I can safely indulge in this one without the feeling of guilt that comes with overspending. Click HERE to read more.
  • I’ve been using this soap for about four months now and I’ve seen results, good results, for the first 2-3 weeks honestly I didn’t notice any changes but afterwards I noticed my skin became less oily and my acne had reduced, I only get a pop or two pimples. I did read some reviews where people said this lightened their skin, well it didn’t do that for me, I also read it lightens scars -that was a NO for me. Click HERE to read more.

< strong>Have you used Dudu Osun Black Soap before? Did it Darken or Lighten your complexion? Can you use it to wash your hair or do you feel it’s not natural enough for your hair? emember to share, comment and subscribe to the blog. Let’s keep the conversation alive?.

DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored and all the opinions and views are totally mine.

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  1. I’ve been using Dudu osun for my entire body and face for the past 4 months and I’m loving every bit of it. It’s not as drying as it was when I initially tried it a year back. Although you still have to moisturise.

    1. Cravejade says:

      Really??? It was drier than it is now?? To use this soap, moisturising is definitely key. Thanks dear for stopping by ???

  2. I’m still scared of trying out this soap, my skin is very sensitive and i really do not like soaps that dry out my skin.

    1. Cravejade says:

      Favour, if you skin is sensitive, you can try it on a part of your body to see how you skin will react to it or check the ingredients to see if you react to any of them. To use this soap you actually need to moisturize alot. Can’t wait to see your feedback?

  3. This is exactly the soap I’m using now in this weather, although I have oily skin….I also need to moisturize always after using

    1. Cravejade says:

      Whao! It helps reduce oil actually. Yes boo boo moisturizing is key with Dudu Osun. Thanks boo for stopping by

  4. I’m on a black soap hunt lol! Someone sent me Nigerian (white) and Ghanaian (black) locally made black soap some days ago. I have a really sensitive face and to me if something doesn’t work for my face it isn’t for my body ?. I may just try this later

    1. Cravejade says:

      I also have a sensitive and Dudu Osun have really been good to my skin. But then I heard that the Nigerian and Ghanian soaps are really Good, my cousin uses the Nigerian black soap and she really loves it. I tried the Ghanaian Black soap some months ago and I reacted badly to it. I might try it again but this time from another seller. Thanks for your contribution dear❤️

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