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Benefits Lavender Soap
Yes: Lavender seems to calm people down it will not hurt so try it ...Read more
Why would you?:
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Depends on product: What's in the face wash? Is it a synthetic detergent or does it contain benzoyl peroxide? Mild detergents can be combined with other treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics to help heal acne lesions. Avoid harsh soaps that may irritate the skin. See your family doctor or a dermatologist to find a treatment program that is best for you. ...Read more
Scent: Jergens musk soap reportedly leaves the skin quite soft with a lingering musk scent. A number of companies make musk soap with a variety of ingredients (i.e. Goat milk). Scent and skin softness/ moisture are reported benefits. ...Read more
None: All soaps work the same way, by dissolving salts and oils. Whether the soap is liquid or bar they do the same thing. ...Read more
What is the benefit of deoderant soap? Does it kill all bad ones or just decrease count? Is purel better?
Let us see: In your stick of deodorant and deodorant soap that makes them antibacterial. It and its partner triclocarbon are antimicrobial agents that inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microbes on your skin. They can be found in everything from different toothbrushes and toothpastes -- to keep gingivitis at bay -- to some brands of socks and paint. I think it better than deoderant in killing the germs. ...Read more
I am allergic to pine trees, but nothing severe. Can I use pine tar soap? I've heard of its many benefits.
Try small area first: Assuming you have true allergy to pine tree, I would suspect that pine tar soap may cause some symptoms although it may only be mild. You could certainly try the soap on a small part of your skin. If it does not cause symptoms then you should be fine. ...Read more
I cannot taste nor can I smell due to the nerves of such senses being severed from my brain. Would I still benefit from smells of lavender and such?
Not very likely.: The benefits of aromatherapy are due partly to the psychological connections that we have with smells. If you are unable to smell, then aromatherapy such as with lavender is not likely to be very helpful. ...Read more
Probably not: Lavender oil is from the species lavandula augustifolia (english or common lavender). Lavandin oil is from the hybrid species "lavandula hybrida" which is a cross of lavandula augustiflolia (english or common lavender) and lavandula latifolia (spike lavender) so many of the coonsituents of the oils are the same and can cause the same allergic reaction that you developed with lavender oil. ...Read more
Irritant. Don't use: Soap is soap. Soap suds enemas are highly irritating to the lining of the rectum and colon. Aside from causing a bowel movement can cause a whopping inflammation (colitis). Tap water enemas or store bought phosphate enemas are safer (check with md, especially if history of heart, kidney, liver trouble). Oil retention enemas are lubricant. ...Read more
What are benefits?: Why are you performing it? If constipation, general recommendation: approximate more of a squatting position to facilitate easier passage of stool. Bring a small step in front of the commode, bring your feet up. Back in the wild, animals squat. Toilets are great, but not optimal position for defecation. Enemas bring diarrhea, irritation of the colon wall. Try more fiber in the diet. ...Read more
Many: Lavender essential oil has been used to induce sleep & to reduce anxious tension. It may reduce musculo-skeletal pain through massage & is used for skin care. It can be added to a vaporizer for respiratory inflammation. It is used for removal of lice & has antiseptic effects. It can improve digestive problems. ...Read more
Is there a label?: Is there a label on the product which lists the ingredients? Does the manufacturer have a website? Can you do an internet search on the product? What are your concerns about using soap free products? Do you have an allergy to soap? I see you are in Punjab. You can just buy some moong and/or chana flour and use that as a scrub. It is inexpensive, natural, and doesn't strip the oils from the skin ...Read more