No detergents or other additives to dry skin. Natural glycerin is not removed. Economical. Lasts about a month.
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.
Highly Recommended For Dry Skin, may ease skin discomfort due to: Psoriasis Eczema Acne Winter dry, itchy skin Poison Ivy-Oak Any Rash/Hives Insect Bites Hides human scent for hunters Best for dirty-mouthed kids