What is all this hubbub over handmade soap?

So, what is this all about? Well, let me start by telling a little bit of my experience... I, for countless years, used body wash and lotions from one of those big name mall stores.  About 2 years ago I developed dry, itchy, irritated skin on my legs. I tried using lotion daily and then twice a day, and it just kept getting drier and itchier. When I had scratched the skin right of my shin to the point it was bleeding, I decided that perhaps I had a problem.  I did some research and came to the conclusion I had eczema. So I found some supposed eczema relief lotion. Let me tell you this... it burned. It burned like I was walking across the face of the sun. Well how could this be right?!? This was supposed to be the answer to my months of itchy legs!! I sat down at the computer and did some more research.  What I found was loads of articles about the detergents and harsh chemicals that were in most of the mass produced soaps and body washes, including the one I was using!! Ingredients like Sodium lauryl sulfate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene glycol, Triethanolamine, Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and many, many more. Some are harsh and abrasive detergents, Tetrasodium EDTA is made from formaldehyde and cyanide (how is this ok??), Triethanolamine is produced from 2 toxic ingredients... I was a little freaked out by this. But now I understood why my skin was reacting the way it was. So I began by looking for something milder and chemical free. I found African black soap, and gave it a try. I am not going to say it was a miracle because it wasn't, but I was definitely on the right track. I had seen some handmade soaps online and in a moment of insanity decided "how difficult could it be to make my own all natural soap?" Well, it hasn't been easy. There have been many failed batches, a lot of trial and error... but to finally answer my original question - because the all natural soap helps. I have been using only all natural handmade soap and body butter for over a year now, and I have not had another incident of dry itchy skin. Seriously, not once.  There is a reason why "all natural" has become a trending craze.. Try our soaps, try anyone else's all natural handmade soaps... it doesn't matter where you get it from, you will be shocked at the difference it makes and you will NEVER go back to the chemical filled mass produced soaps again.

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  • Patricia Burget says...

    I have been having a terrible time with dry skin for the first time in my life (I’m in my 60s!!)! My legs are exactly like yours!!! Dry, itching skin that bleeds when I scratch it!! Ironically, I have been using a body wash I bought in a drug store for a very low price! I’ve never had such a problem!!!!Thank you for making me aware of the problem!!! I have specialty soap that my daughter bought me. I’m going to start using it!!!!

    July 28, 2019

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