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Soap Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin

By May 30, 2013

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Good soap recipes are generally balanced between cleansing, moisturizing and hardness. Each soap making oil contributes its own unique qualities based on its fatty acid makeup - resulting in the properties of your final bar of soap. If you (or your baby) have sensitive skin that is irritated by even normal homemade soap, you can further tailor your recipe to be even more mild. A pure castile soap can be made with 100% olive oil and is very mild, or you can make "bastille" soap, a recipe that has a preponderance of olive oil, but also includes other oils as well. This mild soap recipe uses mostly olive oil, but adds in a bit of coconut, shea butter and castor. It also adds sugar to help boost the lather that is lost by reducing the percentage of coconut oil in the recipe.

Baby Soap Recipe - for Mild or Sensitive Skin

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