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BATH AND BEAUTY => Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: Paper Shred Jane on May 29, 2009 09:14:20 AM



Title: Body soap and suds - Hyper Allergic
Post by: Paper Shred Jane on May 29, 2009 09:14:20 AM
I would like to make my mother and aunt a nice arrangement of body soap and powder but my mom is allergic to a lot of fragrances. Are there soap kits out there that is suppose to be safe for hyper allergic people?

Thanks.


Title: Re: Body soap and suds - Hyper Allergic
Post by: smittenheart on May 29, 2009 10:29:17 AM
for body soap assuming she is ONLY allergic to scents and NOT anything else-nuts,etc..

you can find some castile soap-Olive oil..

or just plain soap with NO fragrances..also goats milk soap is good too..

as for the powder do you mean talc powder?? like baby powder but for grown ups..

they have honey powder,or I have also seem arrowroot used as body powder..


Title: Re: Body soap and suds - Hyper Allergic
Post by: Paper Shred Jane on May 29, 2009 10:35:55 AM
Thanks, by powder I mean the soap powder (looks like very small beads).


Title: Re: Body soap and suds - Hyper Allergic
Post by: smittenheart on May 29, 2009 11:33:00 AM
gotcha..for soap powder..you could grind up regular soap..

as far as kits-you mean to make your own soap,right??

-http://www.brambleberry.com/Kits.aspx


Title: Re: Body soap and suds - Hyper Allergic
Post by: Nymeria on May 29, 2009 01:37:14 PM
When it comes to fragrances, there are three ways to approach it:

1) Speaking as a person who is allergic to most scented, commercial products, I have yet to find a scent I am allergic to that *I* can purchase. From what I'm told and have experienced, anything that you as a home soaper can purchase is a FAR cry from anything Dove, Dial or Caress are using. Also, you won't be using the gratuitous quantities of scent that they use. But, avoid floral scents as most of those drive my sinuses bonkers! Vanilla is always a safe one. :)

or

2) If you're really concerned, my advice is to avoid artificial fragrances and stick with essential oils. Lavender is the ever popular choice and while I'm sure some folks can be allergic to it,  I've yet to meet anyone who is.

and finally,

3) Stick with unscented. It's the sure-fire way to avoid scent allergies. I make a LOT of unscented products for myself.

Also, look into hypoallergenic oils such as rice bran. :)


Title: Re: Body soap and suds - Hyper Allergic
Post by: Paper Shred Jane on May 29, 2009 02:13:22 PM
Thanks, yeah that was what I was meaning.  I have to say, this is my first day on the forum here, and I love it, you guys are so friendly and helpful.



gotcha..for soap powder..you could grind up regular soap..

as far as kits-you mean to make your own soap,right??

-http://www.brambleberry.com/Kits.aspx