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Sep 12, 2007
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I love the way my current soap is, but find it drying over time in comparison to my shower gel I used to use. Now, it is not abnormal for me to get dry skin certain times of the year. Particularly the winter.

My recipe is:
35% Olive Oil
25% Coconut Oil
20% Avocado Oil
10% Palm Oil
5% Sweet Almond Oil
5% Castor Oil

I superfatted 5%. I added EOs (lemongrass, eucalyptus, tea tree, and lavender). It also has calendula petals in it (which I absolutely love). I forgot to make this one GM. :? I can't recall if I used aloe juice or distilled water.

Anyways, I know soap is not moisturizing. The shower gel I have used in the past did leave my skin less dry than it is now, but I know it has synthetics that add those attributes. So would it not be abnormal that my skin is getting a little dry after using my soap for over a week? Would it help to use ACV diluted rinse or won't make much of a difference on drying? Is there anything I should be adding more off or less of or add something? Less coconut? More avocado oil? superfat more?

Those who use their own soaps. What skin type do you have? Do you use lotions on a daily basis?
I'll try that this week. Would 20% CO be okay? dare I try 15%?

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