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whitewitchbeauty

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My mom has diabetes and high bp and I was wondering if there are certain ingredients that can hurt her in cp soap? I want to make her a few soap bars for her dry skin tone and make something moisturizing that won't hurt her diabetes or high blood pressure.
 

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Soap being a wash off product, I think that there isn't too much to worry about at all - think about the small amount of soap that touches the skin and how much can be absorbed. Scents may be a concern, but even then only slight, as again it's a wash off product.

I would say the only way that soap can raise the blood pressure is when we're making it and it's not going well
 

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My cousin once made a beautiful CP soap for my grandpa and he bit off a big chunk before realizing it was not food.

If you can see your mom doing that, try to avoid sugar, salt and liquorice. Otherwise, there's nothing to worry about.
 

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I think you will be fine. I have family members with the same conditions and they have no problems with my soap. I'm sure she will love it.
 

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I make some for my dad who had diabetes also. It has ginger and tea tree EO. ginger is reputed to help with circulation and tea tree is anti fungal. While I doubt the ginger EO does a lot to help with circulation the small amount of time it's on the skin, in my experience soap with tea tree EO does seem to help with athlete's foot, so I figure it's can't hurt anything! Since diabetics can develop poor circulation, their feet become vulnerable to infections from small cuts, etc, so good foot care is important.
 

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Lol! Thanks, some of these replies are really funny LOL:)
I was just worried. Because I heard things about essential oils and other things that aren't good for blood pressure and diabetes and I just want to be safe rather than sorry. My blood pressure does rise a little when I can't get my soap recipe right or something happens! Haha
 

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I have diabetes (insulin dependent and very brittle) and make CP soap. I work with gallons of FOs and EOs and put sugar in pretty much every batch of soap. If they don't have sugar, they have beer :)
I make and use sugar scrubs, too. These will not affect blood sugars.
High blood PRESSURE might be a different story when working with some essential oils - but in soap? I would say it doesn't affect it, but that I do not know for sure.
 

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The only thing I would think would be important to a diabetic is the care of the skin - If I recall correctly it's important that it doesn't get irritated / dry / itchy or damaged, due to the potential difficulty of wound healing. So I would think the gentler the better, and no potential scratchies like whole or chopped botanicals, or coarse salt.
 

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