Decided to Make My Own Soap and Was Surprised when My Psoriasis Got Better

Over the years, as I have said, I have tried to get back to the basics with the grooming products I use because I am so sensitive to smells.  So this year I decided to make my own soap instead of using the Lemon Verbena soap I was buying from Whole foods.  I looked on-line and found many many different recipes and they all called for a lot of scent.  So I went to a soap calculator and altered a few recipes I saw, adding Shea Butter and less scent.

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This is the recipe I came up with.  It has been a wonderful bath bar.  My husband surprised me when said he was going to use it as his shampoo because it made his hair feel soft.  I thought he was just being nice as that is the way he is, but his hair really does feel good.

Water 13.68 oz
Lye 5.10 oz
Coconut oil 32 oz
Shea Butter 4 oz
Orange oil .25 oz

I will make a batch this week and post how to on making this soap.

This is the link to the soap calculator http://soapcalc.net/calc/soapcalcwp.asp
It is easier than I imagined.

It has been a true surprise and joy that my psoriasis has cleared up. I don’t know if it is related but it is the only change I made in my life.

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