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Melt And Pour Soap Making
Why is there so much concern over germs with people that they are making things worse using antibacterial lotions and soap?
Great question!: The obsession with antibacterial products and soaps is not healthy. When I recently failed to find a baby crib that was not "antibacterial, " I knew we'd gone way too far. We're creating generations of asthmatic kids with no immunity to common microbes. We should not strive for operating room-like sterility in our daily lives! Soap and water is enough. ...Read more
I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that I use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Glory products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more