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randycoxclemson

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Hello fellow soap makers.

This past summer, I decided to try my hand at making soap because my daughter has some bad eczema on her leg and the small tubes of drugs run about $400 each, so I figured there had to be a better solution.

So, in the Summer of '16 I made some moisturizing soap and also mixed up some moisturizing cream for her. It was a success and seemed way cheaper than the pharmaceutical route.

Well, by the end of 2016, I had made 34 batches of soap (smallest ones were usually 3 pounds oil, largest around 8), so that "way cheaper" depends on how you look at it. :) But I am enjoying it and getting a useful commodity out of it is a nifty bonus. My biggest problem now is in settling on a standard soap to make for us to use, but I'm not sure I can ever go to a one-size-fits-all approach. It's just too much fun to make new concoctions.

And I love that this forum exists to go look for ideas and find answers to questions when things don't go the way I plan.

Randy
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum. It's great when you can create something that works. Many have found that handmade soap improves our skin and doesn't strip all the oils from our skin.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Randy.
 

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Greetings and welcome to the addiction. Have you tried Pine Tar in you soap yet?
 

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Welcome, Randy!

randycoxclemson said:
My biggest problem now is in settling on a standard soap to make for us to use, but I'm not sure I can ever go to a one-size-fits-all approach. It's just too much fun to make new concoctions.
Welcome to the addiction! :lol:


IrishLass :)
 

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Greetings and welcome to the addiction. Have you tried Pine Tar in you soap yet?
I had not even heard about pine tar for eczema until you mentioned it just now. I will look into it, though it seems counter-intuitive that it would work.
 
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