Welcome to my blog. Just a little about me.
I have always had issues with soap. If I used the wrong thing, which was almost everything, I would end up in the doctors office with a bacterial infection. It got to the point where he gave me a refillable prescription so I wouldn't have to wait for them to call it in. I figured this was just something that I would have to live with for the rest of my life, but I was wrong. I will still have flareups if I use the wrong thing, but that doesn't have to happen now. Let me tell you how my soap journey began.
Back in 2005 I ran across a handmade bar of soap that one of my family members had given me when my first child was born. I decided to try it. What the heck, I had some pills I could take if it bothered me. It smelled so good and the lather was wonderful. I usually can tell right away if I will need that pill. A few hours went by and no reaction. Wow, could I have found something special for me? Of course no ingredients were listed. So began my obsession with finding the right combination of oils and butters to make me feel like one of the normal people.
I researched soap making on the internet and tried many recipes. I was still having issues and was popping those little pills more than I should have. But one day it all worked. My issue was with coconut oil. Soapmakers love to use lots of coconut oil because it produces great lather, but for the few of us coconut oil can be too drying for the skin. I cut the coconut oil down and upped the olive oil and a wonderful soap was born. I have tweaked the recipe overtime to create a soap that most people can use for their body, face and hair. Give it a try today, you won't be disappointed.