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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

How To Make Ọṣẹ Dúdú

pẹ̀ ni a fi m ẹ̀dá ọmọ-ènìyàn (man was made out of clay), Ifá confirms this assertion, automatically what our body needs to flourish should come from clay. The weed (koríko), plants (ewé), animals (ranko), water (omi) e.t.c on planet earth (ilé-ayé) are made for man  for our well being (ìlera), survival (ìyè) and consumption (ìj), why would some liars tell the world that few of these natural things created by Èlédmarè is of evil forces not fit for human consumption, the work of Aẹ̀dá is tagged "taboo", whereas that of man made is promoted. 

We were natural people until we were made artificial, everything about us is natural from what we eat, drink to body wash (kànrìnkàn àti ọṣẹ dúdú). This blog highlights the basic steps in black soap making. You can also check out the video on How To Make Ọṣẹ Dúdú.

                        Bí a ṣe ń ṣe Ọṣẹ Dúdú - How To Make Black Soup


Igi ọ̀pẹ̀ or ọ̀p; palm tree, a very essential plant in Yorùbá land is a major raw material in making the natural ọṣẹ dúdú


When palm fruits (odi yìn) is harvested, the prickly parts (ọṣọ yìn) of the fruits are burnt, the ashes eérú is the major material needed for our ọṣẹ dúdú production


It comes either in dark colour (dúdú) or white (funfun), any of the two are used but in this how to make ọṣẹ dúdú post both colours are missed to produce our natural ọṣẹ dúdú. Let me hard here that the soap is called ọṣẹ dúdú because of its look (dark colour) and nothing more, i have heard all sort of lies about the soap.

Natural things needed for making ọṣẹ dúdú includes the black soap ashes; ìrosn/osn; and oyin. One may also add other herbs like ewé ejìrìn; a plant good for skin problems to the items, omi àgbn (àdí àgbn) - coconut oil or kernel oil can also be included. 


Now lets start our Yorùbá ọṣẹ dúdú (black soap) production process - 

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1. Mix the ọṣẹ dúdú ashes well


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2. Mix the ìyẹ̀rosn/osn (cam-wood) with water

cam-wood

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                        3. Mix the oswith the ọṣọ yìn ashes

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4. Mixture of the ìrosn/osand eérú ọṣọ yìn


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5. Pour some quantity of honey (oyin) and mix 


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Mix the items thoroughly so as to blend everything together, add a little lavender if you want to give
the soap a scent and there you have your ọṣẹ dúdú. 

Usually, ọṣẹ dúdú is always black in colour, but because white ọṣẹ dúdú ashes is added to the combination, the colour becomes red due to the osn.

Now you know how to make the Yorùbá black soap (ọṣẹ dúdú), try it out, do away with artificial chemical soaps, it damage your skin gradually, go natural like me ;)