Handmade Healing Soaps for Eczema and Poison Ivy
Sweet Rama and Auntie Ivy prove that even the simple gift of a bar of soap can be a gift from the heart. If you know someone suffering from eczema or poison ivy, these soaps may offer some much-needed relief.
Sweet Rama's Homemade Goats Milk Soap, made in Earlton, NY with vegetable shortening, coconut oil, distilled water, goat's milk, and lye, are gentle enough for eczema sufferers. We went with the unscented variety (pictured above) because my son is allergic to a lot, but Sweet Rama's many dreamy scents include lavender, barn wood, lemongrass, and Castkill Mountain cedar. Or perhaps your special someone would prefer the Santa Farts scent, redolent of "creamy sweet chocolate sitting on a base of rich vanilla ......smells like the cookies left out of Santa on Christmas Eve." Wow. I'll just leave that there. The Sweet Rama Online Shop also stocks goats milk lotions and lip balms.
And if poison ivy is the nemesis to someone on your gift list, Auntie Ivy's Poison Ivy Soap is here to rescue them! I haven't been unlucky enough to experience poison ivy myself, but I'm told this soap is a miracle-worker, and I always keep a bar on hand at our doublewide just in case. These earthy, multi-colored bars of soap are made by another Earlton-based soap-maker, and they're available online and also for sale at Honey Hollow Farm Stay, an all-around lovely spot which you can book on airbnb.