Quantcast

Lady parts😬

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

Blue.eyes

Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
1
Location
Tennessee
Hey guys I'm new to this site and new to soap making.... But I have a personal question about cold process soap and sensitivity to private areas lol... I've tried a lot of different recipes from all over the internet even Castile soap which I believe is probably the most sensitive.... Does anyone else have this problem with lye soap burning only their lady bits 🤔
 

GemstonePony

Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2020
Messages
894
Reaction score
1,099
Location
Minnesota, USA
Hello! Please introduce yourself in the Introduction Forum so we have some idea of your experience level.
The oils/butters, additives, to some extent superfat, and age of the soap all impact how harsh the soap is. If this is something you're only seeing with lye soap and not with commercial cleansers, the problem may be the soap formula or it's age. Otherwise, as with all unexplained skin irritation, it may be a good idea to get medical attention for it. Good soap can help with skin issues, but if it's been ongoing for a while, it may require medical intervention to turn it around.
 

Blue.eyes

Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
1
Location
Tennessee
Ok thank you I just started making soap over the summer and have made maybe six batches or so but I mostly use olive oil and coconut oil at different percentages and all batches but one have been unscented... But I did purchase some soap made with goat's milk recently and it didn't seem to bother me as bad so I might venture out and purchase some soaps with different ingredients and give them a try

I’ve used it with no problems, but for that area I go for unscented, feminine wash recipes.
Ok thanks I was asking friends at work what the norm is.... And one of my friends says she uses a separate soap like baby wash
 

shunt2011

Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
15,434
Reaction score
9,686
Location
Michigan
I use my soaps and have never had an issue. Some are sensitive to the scents or high CO in some soap.
 

BattleGnome

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2016
Messages
1,627
Reaction score
1,419
I can’t use more than 20% coconut oil for my sensitive bits, it’s just too harsh. I also like to cure my soaps at least three months, so your soaps might improve with age. It’s not uncommon to cure 100% olive oil at least a year before even looking at it, much lest testing it out.

If the purchased soap works well then you’re probably on the right track about ingredients. Learning more about different ingredients, the full soaping process, your best cure time, and even bits about your body you didn’t know before will help you figure out what works (I know making soap taught me stuff about my self that I had never considered and I’ve lived with me my whole life)
 

GemstonePony

Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2020
Messages
894
Reaction score
1,099
Location
Minnesota, USA
The most important thing is what you use works for you, regardless of if it's a soap or cleanser. I have sensitive skin and prefer coconut oil at 15% and under. High amounts of Olive oil take months to cure. You might have already made a soap that would eventually work for you, but you would still need to use an alternative cleanser until it has cured, which may take until spring.
Oh, another thought, do you measure by weight or volume?
 

Blue.eyes

Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
1
Location
Tennessee
The most important thing is what you use works for you, regardless of if it's a soap or cleanser. I have sensitive skin and prefer coconut oil at 15% and under. High amounts of Olive oil take months to cure. You might have already made a soap that would eventually work for you, but you would still need to use an alternative cleanser until it has cured, which may take until spring.
Oh, another thought, do you measure by weight or volume?
I use a digital scale... But I am really new at this so yes it should only improve

I can’t use more than 20% coconut oil for my sensitive bits, it’s just too harsh. I also like to cure my soaps at least three months, so your soaps might improve with age. It’s not uncommon to cure 100% olive oil at least a year before even looking at it, much lest testing it out.

If the purchased soap works well then you’re probably on the right track about ingredients. Learning more about different ingredients, the full soaping process, your best cure time, and even bits about your body you didn’t know before will help you figure out what works (I know making soap taught me stuff about my self that I had never considered and I’ve lived with me my whole life)
Thank you yes I will stick with it because it is really so much fun trying to make soap and watching other people's videos on soap making
 

SeaSuds

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2019
Messages
164
Reaction score
166
Location
Scotland
This is from a few years back but still an informative read: A 'Delicate' Question

In Europe sellers must put a warning on their labels that soap should not be used near the eyes or mucous membranes:oops:
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Top