Hey, that's a thought! How much would I use? I haven't heard of using baking soda in CP soap. Does it have any adverse affects? I'm looking to make a soap for eczema sufferers.Tabitha said:What if you added baking soda?
My son has been battleing eczema since he was tiny. The entire reason I started making soap was to try and find some relief for him. The goat milk soap w/ olive oil has helped immensly! We have used SO many cremes and ointments (3-4x a day) and nothing had helped. After nightly baths with my soap and his cream only at night for 6 days it has completely cleared up. I think the goats milk played a big role!kwahlne said:Hey, that's a thought! How much would I use? I haven't heard of using baking soda in CP soap. Does it have any adverse affects? I'm looking to make a soap for eczema sufferers.
Actually....no....I don't think it would. Baking soda is a very mild alkali, so it shouldn't neutralize it. If anything, I think it would add a small amount of alkalinity to the finished soap.donniej said:Wouldn't baking soda change the amount of lye you need?
I'd think it would nuetralize some of it...
It was pretty bad. On his ankles, elbows, right butt cheek and the right cheek on his face too! lol I didn't think about taking pictures until I started noticing how great the soap was helping. The first picture was 2 days after we started with the soap and the second pic is from 5-6 days later.IanT said:awwww glad its working that looked a little itchy/painful for him!