Ewami Essentials is a Nigerian organic skincare brand with a host of products catering not just to your skincare needs, but your scalp. 

A month or so ago I received a package of four products, via a collaboration partnership with The Bloggers’ Advocate. I received their body oil, coffee scrub, cleansing grains (face mask powder) and most importantly, their black soap – called local fresh. 

I’ve used many black soaps, and will continue using more throughout my life, bought varieties from brands. I’ve tried Bo & Jo Naturals, Coastal Scents, Dudu Osun, and also the local black soap bought from women that occasionally walk by with trays on their head, filled with crumbly, soapy goodies + shea butter. 

Review: Bo & Jo Naturals

Ewami Essentials

However, nothing prepared me for the experience I had with the Ewami Essentials Black Soap. Firstly, I’ll admit I was confused as to what the hell it was since they didn’t call it black soap, but upon a sniff and observation, I knew what I was dealing with. 

P.S A dime size goes a long way. Don’t get carried away and end up mourning like I am right now!

The Best Black Soap Texture

What followed after were weeks of extreme joy and pleasure when it came to using the soap. I used the soap on my face and body, and something kept bringing me back. It was the texture – I’ve never seen black soap texture so jelly-like and soft. It was like a slightly stronger, thicker version of honey – scooping out in such a delicious way. If you thought the Arami Essentials Onyx Polish was soft, you will have to try this!

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Instant Lather

I especially enjoyed the way it instantly lathered when it came in contact with water and my skin – I just couldn’t stop enjoying the experience! I feel like in all my experience using black soap, this has been the most enjoyable. And you bet my skin stayed looking good, especially when I cleared up my diet – my face was on a 100!

The smell was also decent – not too harsh yet not non-existent at the same time. I felt like crying once I realised how quickly it was disappearing! The packaging is also nice, though I’m more on the minimal side – the tub and labels hold up well in a wet environment like the bathroom.

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I am extremely pleased with my experience using this Ewami Essentials product, and honestly wish people would be able to touch it. Left to me, I’d carry a tub around forcing people to touch the soap because the texture is just so lovely. The closest I can do now is to write this post and share it with the world, in the hopes that someone else will want a taste of this experience!

The Low Down

Would I Repurchase?

Hell yes! I’ve been prevented though because of the shipping costs (from Lagos to Abuja) – need to save up a bit more because I want two tubs next time I order. See, it’s not wise to order just one! I’ve also pleaded with the owner to get an Abuja stockist.


De-ionized water, african black soap, vegetable glycerin, shea butter, sandalwood powder, camwood powder, aloe vera leaf juice, organic raw honey.

Black Soap Benefits: 

Protects skin against photo aging, has deep cleansing properties and alleviates razor bumps. Safe for all skin types especially acne prone skin.

Price: N2400

Where to Buy: Ewami Essentials Website

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A young girl trying to maneuver through life, while being an absolute weirdo with a wild imagination. I love Pinterest & Instagram and claim to love food although I barely eat.