Beauty

Done with Dove? Here’s a D.I.Y. soap you can use instead

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Since I was a little girl, eczema has always been the bane of my existence. For years, I have visited dermatologist after dermatologist to try to get some sort of relief from this itchy, overly sensitive skin of mine. With each visit, I am prescribed some new topical steroid cream, antibiotic, or antihistamine. However, the one highly recommended product that remains constant amongst doctors is Dove soap.

Dove soap is known for its moisture retention properties and desirable PH levels. It has given me years and years of good hygiene and moisturized skin, but sadly that must come to an end now.

In recent news, Dove has pulled their soap advertisement due to being criticized as racist. The racially insensitive three-second video clip depicted a black woman beginning to take off her brown t-shirt and reveals a white woman wearing a white t-shirt.

Wait, What?

Miley, what’s good? My beloved skin product has betrayed my people? No, ma’am, I can’t rock with you, even if you are a unicorn in a box! So, now I have to cut you off! But let us not forget that Dove is a small entity to a bigger corporation called Unilever. Unilever produces products like, Vaseline, Q-tips, Caress, and hundreds of other products that can be found in your medicine cabinets.

So to all my eczema prone sisters, we can stay strong in the fight against racism! We do not have to spend our coins with companies who are so deeply ignorant. So, let’s learn to make our own great moisture retention soaps!

Try out this easy natural oatmeal Jojoba soap recipe!

  • Cover your work area with newspaper. Use Gloves.
  • In the pint jar, add 100% Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Add distilled water to lye (never the other way around, it can explode!)
  • Pour lye mixture & Olive Oil a mixing bowl.
  • Mix with a stick blender.
  • Add oatmeal and Jojoba Oil.
  • Mix until it comes to a trace.
  • Pour into soap mold tray.
  • After 24 hours, check your soap.

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