100% Natural and organic ingredients.
Ose Gidi is a luxurious handmade black soap with exfoliating and deep cleansing properties. Skin feels clean and renewed without feeling stripped.
Our Vegan formulation of organic Shea butter, Coconut and Hemp oils form a superior moisturising base rich in vitamins A and E. Roasted Plantain skins offer a natural alternative to lye. The antioxidant properties of Moringa powder revitalise skin, improving appearance and radiance, whilst the lactic acid in Blackstrap molasses acts as a powerful natural acne treatment.
Traditionally the plantain skins are left to dry in the hot sun for up to two days. We didn’t have that option but we did listen to a lot of Sun Ra whilst we were making it.
Fragranced naturally with English Rose and African Palmarosa essential oils, Ose Gidi is a true skin treat.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (coconut oil), Cannabis Sativa oil (hemp seed oil), Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Eurpaea (olive oil), Blackstrap Molasses, Musa paradisiaca (Plantain ash), Moringa Oliefera, Rosa Damascena (Rose), Cymbopogon martini(Palmarosa), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot), Styrax Styacaceae (Benzoin).
Our black soap will cleanse without leaving you feeling dry and having that tight skin feeling. It’s also great for skin brightening and clarifying.
The antioxidants in Moringa makes skin look revitalised, improving the appearance and radiance of skin. It has skin healthy nutrients like vitamin A, which helps build collagen in the skin, vitamin C to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and the healing and anti-inflammatory benefits of vitamin E.
Moringa Leaf powder contains ounce per ounce:
3 times the iron found in spinach
4 times the Vitamin A found in carrots
4 times the calcium found in milk
The nourishing and skin softening nutrients of Blackstrap molasses, high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
Palmarosa oil is Antiseptic, antiviral, hydrating, whilst Rose soothes irritated skin.
Suitable for daily use on body, twice weekly as a facial exfoliant.
Can use it on my face?
We advice to use as a facial gentle exfoliating soap twice a week. As it is very cleansing any more than that could be a little too stripping.
Soap tends to dry out my skin, is Ose Gidi drying?
No! The reason it is called Ose Gidi is because our blood sweat and tears went into the formulation. It took us over a year to get it to the point where it wasn’t drying. We added some beautiful oils to the traditional Nigerian recipe to add much needed moisture.
Can I use it on my hair?
Yes! All our products are multi purpose and many people love to use our soap as a solid shampoo.
Is Ose Gidi good for Acne?
Many customers have reported a marked improvement in their acne and scarring after using Ose Gidi.
Absolutely in love with this soap I have a subscription. It smells really nice and leaves my skin feeling smooth and bright without drying out. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’ve noticed a reduction in blemishes and my keratosis pilaris.
This soap leaves skin wonderfully soft, smooth and moisturised. Doesn’t lather as much as commercial soaps but with such fabulous end result who needs all that foam??? Would definitely recommend. In fact, I’ll need to restock soon!
Finally treated myself to a bar of this miraculous soap and I’m never going back! My skin is problematic to say the least - naturally oily, it’s suffered infantile and adult acne and bad chicken pox, scars very easily and looks uneven with hyperpigmentation, and is currently dehydrated due to cancer treatment. To find a bar soap which not only supports but also improves my skin microbiome feels nothing short of miraculous! I also appreciated the elegant packaging. Worth every penny.
I have used this twice and already my skin is brighter and smoother. Feels so clean but did not strip my skin.
The ose gidi soap is a real treat - foams very gently and has lovely delicate smell. Was concerned at first it would be stripping given it's bar soap, but my skin felt clean, supple and moisturised out of the shower. Would love Liha to do a portable soap holder or similar!
We create beauty products that are, like us, a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude. The duality of our community is rooted in African diaspora and travels throughout the world to share the power of wellness, slow living and self-care.
LIHA was born from the desire to create an innovative, luxe natural, organic and vegan skincare brand that blends the rich botanical life of West Africa with traditional English aromatherapy and folk remedies.
All our packaging and materials are made, designed and produced in the UK by other family run businesses. All our packaging is recyclable and reusable.