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Benefits Of Homemade Soap
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 have chicken skin and can't get the meds for it. Is their a way for me too do some things homemade? And what's the best soap to use, I like dove.
Cetaphil: Cetaphil soap and cream are gentle products one can use for skin eruptions. ...Read more
Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read more
No.: PH will remain the same. Most of these soaps are designed to be pretty neutral with an excess of oil to lye ratio in the production. Castille soap has to sit for a long time to cure so there is very little unreacted lye. However lye is very basic and leaves the soap with a pH about 8. That's pretty normal for soaps. ...Read more
No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more
Glory products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
2 hour shower: That may be drying to the skin. ...Read more
Go easy: If by "undercarriage" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. If you do use dr. Bronners, make sure and follow his instructions: "dilute! Dilute! Dilute! ". ...Read more
Use your own: If you are concerned either use your own soap or use a liquid soap instead of bar soap. ...Read more
I eat soap and wanted to know what risks im taking I love the taste and I've been doing it 4 a long time now?
Depends on amount: Soap is not designed to be eaten but does dissolve in wet locations, so likely will cause bodily damage, depending on the amount eaten per day, the duration of the habit, and the type of chemicals in the soap. The eating of non-food items is not "normal", so should be evaluated by a primary care doctor. Referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist may help, if one is unable to stop eating objects. ...Read more
Is it bad to wash yourself with soap three times over in the shower? I often do this. Is it bad to be exposed to this many chemicals?
Unlikely: However, it is curious that you have a specific number of times that you do this every time. There is a chance that there are compulsive features of this suggesting possible Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Also, if one scrubs too hard one can cause injuries to the skin. See your doctor to discuss in person if you wonder about harm ...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
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