New Varieties?

I was asked some time ago to look into therapeutic and other varieties of soaps that I can make over time. Some of the ones I have available are listed here, including my IPA (Beer) Soap that is nourishing for the skin; pumice, for the exfoliating qualities; and the Unscented soap, for those who have allergies to fragrance.

I have been challenged to add more variety to my soaps. Here are my thoughts of what may be soon to come:

  • Aleppo Soap
    • can help relieve itching for those suffering from psoriasis, acne, and eczema because it will help hydrate the skin
    • This is also the traditional Aleppo soap from the middle-East. I am looking to copy the type.
  • Hemp Soap – With our Without CBD.. see below
    • highly moisturizing with vitamin E and the essential fatty acids that soothe the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. These elements along with vitamin A serve as antioxidants that make hemp soap effective for fighting ageing promoting and skin cell renewal
    • Due to “complications” (issues) with my credit card processor (further research needed), I will need to check with them to see if I am able to sell CBD products, or will they have issues.
  • Argan Oil Soap
    • packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and even reduce acne
    • This oil is fairly expensive, even when blended with soap, my supplier has this set at $12 per pound, and my recipes would call for just under 6# of this oil (replacing olive oil as a base). I’ll have to play with the numbers to recoup costs
    • I have seen sellers on etsy sell these for $30 a bar.
    • This also appears to be some kind of current fad of “herb du jour”
  • Goat Milk
    • Goat milk soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It is also perfect for healthy skin
    • We have made this soap before, and while we made it at the beginning of the soaping career, there was not a lot of call for this soap. I think we wound up giving most of it away. Worth a re-visit.
  • Pine Tar
    • Pine tar has a long history in the treatment of skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne; and rashes ranging from poison ivy, oak, sumac; and many other skin dermatitises
    • I… still don’t know what this is.
  • Jewelweed
    • Great for relieving poison ivy outbreaks. A good outdoor soap.
    • While I do want to make this, gathering enough materials, AND being able to collect this to retain the medicinal properties seems to be an issue. It seems to be mostly about timing.
Stack of soaps.

We will see what happens. If you have any ideas, please join the discussion on Facebook.

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