Soap Allergy? Then try this Almond Soap Alternative:
Almond – Prunus communis, Prunus amygdalus, Prunus dulcis
People with soap allergies might find that this soap substitute does not irritate the skin as normal soaps do, although it still may not suit some people with severe allergies.
Even if you do not have an allergy, this almond soap substitute is effective as a rejuvenating face mask, and as a deep cleanser.
Ground almonds have a nourishing effect, as well as a deep cleansing and toning effect on the skin. This almond soap substitute will leave your skin looking fresh and youthful. It is soothing on the skin, and can be used to relieve irritations of many kinds. It is helpful as a remedy to relieve sunburn, where it would be applied gently over the sunburn, left for five minutes, and then washed off.
Almond Soap Substitute:
Two tablespoons of finely ground almonds.
Two tablespoons of fine white clay, or kaolin.
One tablespoon of rose water
1 teaspoon of borax powder
Enough almond oil to bind the mixture together.
Blend all ingredients together, and put into a jar. This can be used as a face pack, in which case you would lie down to relax and let the almonds do their rejuvenating work on your skin. Five to ten minutes should be sufficient for a pack. For use as a soap substitute, use a dollop before you have your bath or shower, and smear over the face, or area of sunburn to be treated. Leave on for five minutes, then shower it off.