Special Me Organics is a Nigerian handmade skincare & hair care brand. In June, Mobola the lovely owner, gave me 2 of their products: the black soap and a hair butter to try.
I have finished the soap, and the mint butter is halfway gone so let’s get into this review!
Special Me Organics Herbal Skin Lightening Body Wash
Water, Coconut Oil, Plantain Extracts, Lavender Oil, Lemon Extracts, Sheabutter, Camwood, Aloe Vera Juice, Turmeric, Sea Salt, Bentonite Clay, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E, Herbs, Bearberry extract.
A lot is going on in this list but basically, all natural ingredients.
This soap comes in a paste, in a small tub about the same size or maybe a little bigger than the baking soda containers from the small cornershops that sell baking stuff. Its slim size is super convenient to place on my shower rack.
There’s only so much you can say about soap, right? Well. It is black soap. It lathers really well. I didn’t use it on my face, and black soap in itself has never been drying for my skin. This tub lasted me about a month. I just wish it smelled nicer. It doesn’t smell bad o, it smells like black soap. Some essential oil blend of fragrance would definitely take this up a notch.
Did I experience any “skin lightening”? No. Does African black soap in general lighten the skin? Some people may say yes. Not me sha, from my personal experience. In the fine print, this soap claims to help with hyperpigmentation, but I didn’t use it on my face so I can’t speak on that. I used it on the rest of my body and my complexion didn’t change.
Special Me Organics Mint Burst Shea Hair and Body Soufflé Butter
Shea butter, Peppermint oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Chamomile extract, Coconut Oil, Lavender Oil, Vitamin E
This butter is quite light. I won’t call it fluffy but the way it looks cool, calm and collected in the container betrays how light it can be, and easy to melt!
See it melt fast at room temperature on my finger, in the course of taking this one photo.
I use it to twist my hair, to oil my scalp and seal my ends. I especially like it on my scalp because of the tingly sensation from the peppermint.
The product claims to soothe dandruff- in the loose sense I’d agree- of just having a dry, flaky scalp. Dandruff in the true sense of the word is beyond neglect or dryness, so if you oil your scalp with this butter but it persists, I advise you to go see a trichologist.
A little goes a long way. Unlike the soap, I have no issues with the smell because it is minty. The airy texture and the minty smell make me think of Nestle Aero Mint Chocolate. Do you know it? Yeah, it’s like that.
Oya now. How much?
Each one costs 1500 Naira for 170g and 2500 Naira for 270g.
Where to find?
Call/Whatsapp 07014575197 to order directly from Special Me Organics.
Have you ever tried these products or anything from Special Me Organics? Let me know what you think in the comments!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and even if it were paid for, we only share our genuine views with you on this blog. We have a duty to keep it real with you always and this we do not take lightly.
P.S. Special Me Organics made the shortlist for the Cointreau Creative Grant 2016. Go here to read more about Mobola’s passion and support her hustle with a vote! If she wins, she will get a £20,000 grant to grow Special Me Organics.
P.P.S. Many thanks to my cousin D for helping me with the pictures.