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  1. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Does Bentonite Clay Feel Abrasive to People with Sensitive Skin?

    I realize that I definitely do NOT have sensitive skin as I barely notice the presence of slight granular exfoliation while people with sensitive skin start screaming otherwise. I want to make a soap for someone with excessively oily skin that is also sensitive and acne prone. Is such a person...
  2. MellonFriend

    Poppy Seeds, Cornmeal... Or both?

    My sister has requested of me a salt bar that has some more exfoliating properties. I've had poppy seeds before in soap and liked it pretty well, but when I heard about cornmeal I sort of liked that idea. Would you pick one over the other? Is cornmeal a lighter abrasion than poppy seeds...
  3. MellonFriend

    Adding Exfoliant to Salt Bar?

    My sister requested I make her an exfoliating soap bar to replace her favorite body wash. After doing some looking, I realized that making her a salt bar might be a good idea for her since she has oily, acne prone skin. My question is do salt bars feel exfoliating or should I add an exfoliant...