I was recently contacted by a company called Grandma's Pure & Natural to try out one of their soap products. Since I'm pregnant, they thought I'd like to try their Lye Soap because it has no chemicals, detergents, or additives to take the natural moisture out of your skin. Apparently many expecting mothers say it's the only soap that stops that dreaded tummy itch. I was intrigued, so I agreed to try it.
I received a bar of their Lye Soap and immediately hopped online to read some reviews and see what everyone thought of the product. I was also curious to see what other skin types said about this soap because tummy itch isn't a problem for me- yet. I know it will be coming in a few months though as my skin stretches!
This soap contains only three ingredients: food grade lard, lye, and water. It doesn't really have a smell to it either, as it doesn't have any fragrance in it. Since it also doesn't have detergent in it, it doesn't lather a ton. It does soap up a little bit, but you're not going to get a thick, soapy lather like you will with other soaps. Don't be fooled though- it will leave you feeling "squeaky clean" after using it.
I read some Amazon reviews and found that a lot of people said this soap was great for people with eczema. Great news, because both of my kids suffer from dry patches of eczema, especially right now in the cold winter months. My son especially has it bad on his legs right now, so I gave him the bar to use in the shower. I was pleasantly surprised to see that in just a few short days his red, scaly patches had mostly cleared up! My daughter also has some rough patches on her poor little cheeks right now, and upon using it on her a few times, they already feel softer and smoother. I have tried everything to get rid of these bumpy patches on her cheeks and she's become quite self conscious of it, and I think Grandma's Lye Soap might just be the cure we've been looking for. I'm going to continue to use it on both my kids and see if we can get this eczema thing completely under control. So far, we're off to a great start!
I did a little more reading online and found that a lot of women recommended using this stuff on their face. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of that. I'm pretty wary of putting new products on my face. But lately, thanks to these lovely pregnancy hormones, I've been breaking out around my chin and my face has had some dry patches on my forehead, nose, and chin. I don't know what's going on with my poor skin! I started using Grandma's Lye Soap on my face just a few days ago, and I was immediately surprised at how soft and smooth my skin felt afterwards. It was surprisingly moisturizing and the dry patches are pretty much gone. I still have a few breakouts that are healing, but I don't have any new ones. Amazing! I really am surprised at how well this soap works on my face.
I'm completely sold on this soap. I will definitely buy another bar when this one runs out, and I'm going to continue using it for my kids' eczema and for my own pregnant skin. They also have a lot of other soaps on their website that I'd like to try, including an Acne Bar, a Beauty Bar, and a Baby Bar. They also have lotions, a laundry bar (for clothing stains), a lip balm, and a lot of other products on their website.
Thanks to Grandma's Pure & Natural for sending me this awesome product!
I'm definitely a believer and a new customer.