At nearly every farmer’s market and craft show that we have ever attended we have had someone ask us “What’s the best soap for …”. They want to know what soap is best for their unique situation. So, we have decided to create a series to help you pick the best soaps for your specific needs. What soaps is best for feet, or acne, or what about dry skin. Find the answers to all of these and many, many more over the course of the next year.
We are going to start this series with the “soap need” people are most concerned about… Children. In general children have sensitive skin. Our daughter Bryce’s baby skin was incredibly sensitive. If for some reason her clothes were washed in a detergent that was not “free and clear” her whole body would break out in hives. For the longest time we would only use our Castile soap on her. When she started bathing with her brother she would show interest in using whichever soap variety he was using, so we began to test our other soaps on small areas of her skin. She never had a reaction to any of our soaps and has been able to use our entire soap line without any problems.
Important things to remember: While the majority of our soap line is fine for sensitive skin, all soaps should be tested on a small area of skin before regular use. If your child should react to this soap (or any soap for that matter) you want the reaction to be contained to a small area and not all over the body. Also, our soaps are not tear-fee, no real soap can be tear-free. If you look at those tear-free baby soaps they are made up almost entirely of chemicals, making them soap free, and therefore tear-free. For me personally, I would rather deal with the soap in order to have a more natural option. Be sure to keep our soap out of your and your children’s eyes to avoid irritation.
Castile Goat Milk Soap
Our Castile is our most sensitive soap. It’s two main ingredients are olive oil and goat milk. It’s very gentle and can be used on even the most sensitive skin. Infants need very little soap, but if you are using one of our soaps on your baby this would be the soap to use.
You can find our Castile Goat Milk Soap HERE
Oatmeal Honey Goat Milk Soap
Our Oatmeal Honey is another sensitive soap. The oatmeal and honey ingredients are said to calm irritated skin and are gentle on sensitive skin. This soap has ground oatmeal throughout, which acts as a light exfoliant. While this exfoliant is not as strong as others that are specifically designed to be “heavy exfoliants” it still should be used with caution on your youngest children. Any amount of exfoliant could potentially be irritating to very sensitive skin. While, we have never experienced an irritation with our sensitive skin child, it is still good to be on the cautious side.
You can find our Oatmeal Honey Goat Milk Soap HERE
Soaps to Avoid with Children
Coffee: Our coffee is a heavy exfoliant which can be very irritating to children’s sensitive skin
Rosewood Salt: Like with our coffee this soap is a heavy exfoliant and can cause irritation to sensitive skin.