Marla Kacey wrote:I had some pretty serious eczema on my hands and legs - roadmaps on the backs of my hands, flaking and bleeding on my legs. And then I tried making my own lye soap - lard, coconut oil and a couple of organic additives. It was better than any of the expensive creams or soaps I had purchased in many years, and far less expensive!
If you have access to organic/natural lard, you are way ahead of me! I started out with Wally World lard and only then learned about all the nastiness that might be present. I looking for affordable natural lard now.
Best of luck to you. I know how uncomfortable and even embarrassing eczema can be.
olive oil - but it has been a while and I have had to buy oil at my herbalist (and even if it says perfume free it smells like lemon, so I'm guessing it has essential oils in it...). Will have him make some soap again ASAP.
Marla Kacey wrote:What does he currently use to make soap?
Linda Secker wrote:Eczema - such an awful thing - anyone who hasn't experienced it has NO idea.....
I know what you mean about the lard. I have managed to eliminate my eczema from all but one hand... and that patch really responds well to 'squeezing meat to make burgers' !!!
to get to this point however - we use NO soap powder, I use NO soap - and also limit exposure to water.... but we also now have no pets - all animals really upset my skin....
Marla Kacey wrote:This might sound gross to some, but in public restrooms, if all they have is smelly standard soap, I just use water - lots of water and lots of scrubbing.
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