I hear from solveeczema readers all the time about soap and non-detergent products that they use to solve their eczema, products I’d never heard of before. I get the greatest leads this way.
Unfortunately, I’m way behind on adding some very wonderful resources to my site. There are a lot of soapmakers out there, large- and small-scale.
Here’s one a friend told me about today: www.thesoapguy.com
If you like their soap and are inclined to buy it in large quantities, you can get wholesale pricing, quite cheap for traditional cold-process soaps.
My friend takes one of the scented varieties and shaves it into warm water to make her own liquid hand soap. She and her kids have other allergies and sensitivities, and finds these products pretty good and simple.
My friend tells me that like Olivella (another olive-based soap that I like), these soaps dissolve like nobody’s business and need to be kept out of any standing water. (If you want soaps that last in the shower, french-milled soaps last far longer.)
I have not used this brand myself, so I can’t rate it on my master list yet. Although I tried my friend’s handmade liquid soap and did not find it drying – some soaps are after only one use – I always insist on trying a soap many times before drawing conclusions. I’ve got enough bar soaps around the house to whittle out a soap model of the Parthenon…