Grandma's Pure Lye Soap Highly recommended for dry skin! Natural lye soap retains all of the natural moisturizing glycerin and has NO detergents or additives that dry out skin. (Commercial soap has most of the natural glycerin removed) Use on face and body and you'll feel the difference the first time! Folks also like to use it for rashes, hives, poison ivy, insect bites, itchy skin, etc. A 6 oz. bar lasts about a month. Made in USA.
•No detergents or other additives to dry skin. •Natural glycerin is not removed •Economical. Lasts about a month • Itching of mosquito, tick and chigger bites.
In the past, folks made two kinds of lye soap at home; mild lye soap (like ours) with which to bathe, and a stronger version for laundry.
Lye is used in the making of all soaps. During the process of changing the oils into soap, called saponification, all of the lye is used up in the finished product. It is during the saponification process that natural glycerin is created. Most commercial soap manufacturers removed much of the glycerin from their products. Grandma's Lye Soap retains all of the natural glycerin. That is why our soap is pure soap and very good for your skin.
Cheaper soap is not better soap. Commercial soap manufacturers have found ways to reduce the cost of soap by adding detergents and other additives. While detergents are great cleaners, they remove the natural oils from the skin and may cause your skin to be dry and itchy.
Red, raw hands during the cold winter months can be caused by detergents in the soap you are using. Prevent detergent burned hands during the winter months by washing regularly with Grandma's Lye Soap.
Historical Uses for Lye Soap•Folks tell us teenage acne was not a problem back when people used homemade lye soap for bathing. In the summer of 2006, lye soap was mentioned on the Oprah Winfrey Show during a discussion about what worked for acne. •Country folks suggest bathing with lye soap as soon as possible after being exposed to poison ivy or oak. They recommend washing the affected area 3-4 times a day and putting some lather on the rash to ease the discomfort.
•People who have used lye soap for years say a little lather on mild sunburn seems to pull the heat out. •Some folks say leg cramps can be helped by placing a bar of lye soap on the foot of the bed under the sheets where the legs rest. •Mosquito or Chigger bite discomfort may be eased by placing some lather on the bite. •Leather tennis shoes can be cleaned and softened by simply lathering up a cloth, rubbing on the shoes and wiping off with a damp cloth. •For light laundry stains, wet stain, rub lye soap on, then launder.