My hubby is allergic to oatmeal soap, but not sure if it's the oatmeal causing the reaction or if it's some of the oils used in it.
On the other hand, my daughter finds that oatmeal soap helps keep her psoriasis under wraps. It's apparently good for redness and swelling. It's definietly not a cure, but it keeps the psoriasis from getting out of control.
It's interesting that no one has mentioned not knowing or not caring. Although, I'm sure that many in the general population simply do not know. There is one more food item that is in such a vast quantity of soaps and other cosmetics that most people are unaware of--SOY. One person was telling me about this and how she had been forced to become aware of this, because she can die from anaphylaxis because of the soy ingredients that are in too many things. For this reason, she carries around her own soap in her purse.
I know that I'm very sensitive to the soaps in public restrooms, so I'm following suit and carrying my own soap that I know what is in it. I can't deal with all the fragrances and other harsh ingredients in that stuff, one of which is Triclosan. That's another topic for discussion in of itself, but I would urge people to research this ingredient that is becoming ever prevalent in our everyday lives. It's actually aggravating bacteria resistance, not helping. Okay, lecture over. But, please do your personal research on this chemical. Did you know that plain old soap and water without the fancy manmade chemicals is actually all that is necessary to prevent the spread of germs?
One soap company that I don't mind telling people about is called Sappo Hills. They don't use soy, and they are environmentally conscious. All the ingredients in their soaps are things that you can pronounce. The majority of their ingredients are food ingredients.
I can't use most of their soaps either, because I have so many allergies. I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). They do have a website, too, so you can actually ask the people there for the INCI list of ingredients for their soaps. They will email you back, too.
I steer clear of their oatmeal soaps, because I have Celiac. Your skin is your largest organ, so it makes sense to avoid what I'm using outside of my body as well as inside my body, because whatever touches your skin will enter directly into your bloodstream. I just prefer not to take any chances on this one. I use their fragrance-free variety that they call NATURAL. All of their soaps are natural, though. This is the one that I believe will work for most people, since I'm in the highly sensitive category myself.
The website's address is: http://www.sappohill.com/
Since I'm in that highly sensitive group of people and can do well with their one soap, I know others will be able to use at least this one variety and still others who aren't quite as sensitive will be able to use the other varieties. I know how difficult it is to find something that works for the highly sensitive groups, which is why I'm posting this information.
Did you know that coconut oil is actually a hypoallergenic oil? Did you know that this is actually a very healthy cooking oil, if you get the organic and extra virgin or cold pressed coconut oil? It's available in health food stores and supplement stores now, too. It's actually supposed to be really good for those of us with a lot of food sensitivities, too. I haven't had any trouble with it so far, so it looks like this is true.
coconut oil is also said to help you lose weight. if you have some before a meal its suppose to help you feel fuller and absorb food better.
my husband also made some really nice lip gloss with it too. it also adds a nice coconutty flavor to your foods. : )
Yes. This is true about coconut oil. Sappo Hill is a brand of soap made on the west coast in the state of Oregon. I don't know if it's available in stores nationwide, but if you Google the name you will find their website. You can order their soaps yourself. For sensitive people, I recommend the one they named NATURAL. They're all natural, of course, so this might confuse some people. The one called NATURAL could even be called "neutral". It has no smell and no added essential oils or anything like that. It is just basic soap with the three main ingredients in plain old fashioned soap. It just happens that coconut oil is the type of fat they use in making all their soaps. I use the one called NATURAL. It is a blessing. I just stick a cake of this soap in a zip plastic sandwich bag and take it with me, so I don't have to use the types of soap I know are going to bother my senses and irritate and dry out my skin and even cause the eczema to flare up. Anyone who has to order the stuff will find that it is definitely worth just buying a full box of these round soap cakes and paying the shipping costs the one time. This company believes in using very little packaging, so they don't individually wrap the soap cakes. Since it is available to me locally, I will buy two or three soap cakes and just put them in the bathroom medicine cabinet. They stack well, so it's not an issue.
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