Mema's Lye Soap
The French family has been making our own lye soap for more than four generations with the same ingredients: lard, lye, water and lots and lots of stirring. We add a touch of coconut oil to make our skin smooth and nice and a dab of natural lavender to make it smell nice and because it has its own health benefits too. Homemade lye soap has a lot of benefits too. It is good for sensitive skin, helps clear blemishes, eczema and psoriasis. If you camp or hike in the woods, it helps heal poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac and bug bites. Just let it dry on your skin to eliminate the burning and itching. Each of these hand-made bars weighs four to five ounces.