Info: Various Types - 113g (4oz) Bars (Except Where Noted)
Most of Grandma's pure and natural soaps are almost completely odorless (even the beauty bars only have a slight almond or lavender scent), and they leave the skin fresh, clean, soft and supple.
Grandma's soaps can also be quite helpful in reducing itches from numerous causes, including poison oak or ivy, insect bites, rashes or hives, and insect bites.
These soaps are 'lye'-based, in that sodium hydroxide is the alkali used to produce a chemical reaction with the beef lard and/or other oil ingredients to produce the soap. But don't worry – once that reaction occurs, they're bound together as a gentle soap, and there's no potentially corrosive lye left to worry about (this natural process is known as saponification).
Note, these bars may begin as white in colour, but yellow with age, but that does not affect their other properties.
Most of these are appropriate for both the face and body, and can even be used on the hair. But the "Grime Away" type may be too abrasive on anything but the hands or feet.
Beauty Bar w/Goat's Milk (Almond & Oatmeal)
These two mild complexion bars add goat's milk, which not only acts as a natural moisturizer, but also as a gentle exfoliator. Oatmeal has also been added, to soothe the skin. There is a light almond fragrance. Ingredients: Lard (food grade), Water (aqua), Sodium Hydroxide (lye), Olive (Olea europaea) fruit oil, Hydrogenated (Cocos nucifera) coconut oil, Castor (Ricinis communis) seed oil, Goat's Milk, Avena sativa L., Poaceae (Avena sativa L., Poaceae (colloidal oatmeal)) & Fragrance.
Beauty Bar w/Goat's Milk (Lavender & Oatmeal)
There is a light lavender scent in this one, from essential oils. Ingredients: Lard (food grade), Water (aqua), Sodium Hydroxide (lye) Olive (Olea europaea) fruit oil, Hydrogenated (Cocos nucifera) coconut oil, Castor (Ricinis communis) seed oil, Goat's Milk, Avena sativa L., Poaceae (Avena sativa L., Poaceae (colloidal oatmeal)) & Essential Oil.
Grime Away w/Pumice & Grits
This bar is a tougher soap than the others, to scrub away dirt and grime on the hands from gardening, e.g., or to scour off strong odors such as onion, garlic, or fish. There is a very light almond scent. Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Lard, Palm, Coconut, Olive, Rice Bran, and Castor, Corn Grits, Pumice & Essential Oils.
Acne Bar, for Normal Skin
Ordinary soap can clog pores, and contribute to acne by trapping bacteria in. This does the opposite, by cleaning the pores and drawing the impurities out, without harmful chemicals or drugs. It contains colloidal oatmeal and aloe to help calm and soothe skin. Ingredients: Lard (food grade), Water (aqua) infused with Thymus vulgari (thyme), Sodium Hydroxide (lye), Aloe barbadensis (aloe leaf extract) and Avena sativa L., Poaceae (colloidal oatmeal).
Baby Bar, w/Calendula Oil
This bar has no detergents, dyes or fragrance to irritate a baby's tender skin. It is not contain beef lard, so it lathers up more than the other types, which are based mainly on that. It's fortified with Calendula Oil (which comes from Marigolds), which is a great natural anti-inflammatory agent to quiet down inflamed and itchy skin, such as diaper rash. Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Castor, Coconut, Olive, Palm, Rice Bran, and Calendula Oil.
Lye Soap (6oz/170g)
The original Grandma's Fragrance- and detergent-free, Pure & Natural Soap. Using it regularly may be quite helpful in soothing Psoriasis, Acne, and Eczema, and winter dry itch, and it can also alleviate other types of skin itches (including insect bites). Good for hunters, to remove the human scent without leaving any chemical fragrance. Ingredients: Food Grade Lard, Lye and Water.
Shampoo & Shave Bar
This can supplant many men's products to save space, particularly if you're backpacking or travelling light. It cleans hair without stripping it of its natural oils, so there's no need for a conditioner. It can also act as a shaving cream: lathering up the face preconditions the skin for a clean shave without razor burn, and, again, it won't dry the skin. Ingredients: Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, RSPO Sustainable (palm) oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Oryza sativa (rice bran) oil, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Calendula officinalis oil, Sodium Hydroxide (lye) & Water (aqua).