Simply basic, strong, unscented lye soap - nothing added to make it anything more than that!
It's pure soap without extra moisturizing oils. In fact, most people find it to be a drying soap. That makes it perfect for washing clothes, floors and oily skined people. This is the soap with the reputation for fighting insect bites, poison ivy and head lice.
There's no excess lye to hurt the skin, but most soapmakers like to make soaps that are soothing to the skin. This isn't the soap for that. We recommend our Traditional Lye Soap if you want a great everyday bath bar. Our Basic Lye Soap won't leave clothes smelling rancid (that means too much excess oil in the soap), makes a great spot cleaner and works wonders on poison oak and ivy.
Our soap is made with lard, water and lye (sodium hydroxide).
"Hey, that stuff worked great! I just used it - - - no more itch. Cool The p.ivy is still there, but each morning or eve. when I shower I just put the lye soap on it and leave it. Thanks," C.G. in Missouri
"I have just received your basic lye soap and used it on my dog for fleas. Let me tell you that the fleas do not like it they were just falling off him. So I thank you .." Melonie in Florida