CP soap stinging some people after full cure

by Jerry

Is there something to add to cp soap to avoid stinging in tender areas that some people get?


Answer:

I'm afraid not.

What you need to figure out is why people are experiencing this stinging sensation. Usually the only place that stinging occurs when handmade soap touches it is the eyes and this is to be expected.

First check to see if your soap is lye heavy. If not, then try to find out if these people are allergic to any of the ingredients in your soap.

Perhaps you can tailor a soap especially for their skin type needs by omitting any ingredients that they are sensative to.

Cathy

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Stinging Due To Fragrance!
by: Shay

I know that stinging can also be caused in certain delicate body areas because of fragrance oils or essential oils. I know even myself that certain fragrances will cause a certain stinging or slight burning sensation because of the fragrance. Some fragrances cause it and others don't and it's only in the delicate private areas of a persons body. So yes it can be caused by fragrances. I know for me and my daughters that only some fragrances cause it and others don't. And once the soap is washed away from the area the stinging sensation is gone with the soap.

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F/Os that irritate skin
by: Anonymous

Shay, you said your family experiences some burning from certain fragrance oils but not others. Can you tell me which ones do and do not irritate/burn sensitive skin? Thanks!!!

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UnSure
by: Shay

I'm really unsure of all the fragrances that cause the stinging. Some of them are Juicy Baby, Pomander Spice, Dragons Blood and there are more but I can't think of them right now. I just want to be clear on the fact that it only stings in our delicate feminine areas but is fine on the rest of our bodies. I know it's the fragrance oils in the soaps and not the soap. When my daughters and I use those fragrances we tend to use a different soap for our feminine area so the stinging sensation doesn't occur. I hope this was of some help.

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Avoid using soap on privates
by: Anonymous

I asked my gynecologist how a woman should wash her privates and she said to just use water. Since yeast and bacteria are housed deep in the skin (where soap can't reach) and in natural secretions (which are easily rinsed off with water), soap doesn't clean your privates in any useful way. Not to mention that the privates have a very low pH to suppress yeast and bacteria populations, while soap has a very high pH, so using soap will raise the pH and may actually increase your risk of a yeast or bacterial infection.

If you have trouble with odor, wash your pubic hair, butt, and the inside of your thighs with soap, but try to keep the lather from getting on your actual privates. If the odor is coming from your privates, go to your GYN because soap will not help and may make it worse.

If you feel you must wash with soap, use pure (handmade, not commercial) soap without any scent or colorants, and use only a small amount with a smooth (think microfiber, not terrycloth) washcloth (or wash your body first, then rinse most of the soap out of the cloth before using it on your privates). If you experience any burning, itching, or dryness, stop using the soap.

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