Linda Stewart has been making soap using the traditional method for more than 15 years. "Our pure soap is appreciated by folks with acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry itching skin, odors, poison ivy, bug bites and even just for dirty laundry," she said. "Just one bar of soap can be used for all of your bath needs: shower, shave, shampoo, lotion and salves." Stewart's soap-making conforms with the traditional method going back to the time of the Cades Cove settlers. It includes no perfumes or dyes. All purchases benefit the park.
Ingredients: lye (sodium hydroxide), food grade-certified lard, water.
|Short Description||In the old days, people saved their wood ashes in a hopper and poured water through them to make lye. The lye was then combined with lard to make lye soap. Lye soap is great for washing chigger bites, mosquito bites, poison ivy, chicken pox and cleaning just about anything. Each bar is an all-natural, authentic remnant of mountain life.|