As some of you know, I have adopted using products that are 100% natural. But natural products does not always mean good for skin. So I continue to research and experiment with new products. One thing I have noticed is that since I have started using a locally made milk and honey soap for my son who has eczema in the fall and winter months...his eczema has reduced in severity by 50%. I will keep trying until I can find one that will end it completely. I urge my fellow TSD members to look into natural skin care products and research ingredients and how they relate to skin health. Find what is right for you and members of your family. You skin is porous and soaks up what you put on it. And the skins surface is directly influenced by the soaps you use. Words to look for in natural soaps that are beneficial include but not limited too: 1. Glycerin 2. Chocolate 3. Goat's Milk 4. Olive Oil 5. Clay 6. Activated Charcoal 7. Oatmeal 8. Beer 9. Coffee 10. Sugar 11. Cocoa Butter 12. Rosehip Oil 13. Soy Wax 14. Exfoliants 15. Vitamin E 16. Various fruit and nut oils Some ingredients to avoid and that may eventually be damaging to your skin and your overall health: 1. Lard 2. Tallow (Yes, I am sure to catch flack for this) 3. Phthalatates 4. Parabens (Methyl, Propyl, Butyl, Ethyl) 5. Propylene Glycol 6. Petroleum Distillates 7. Alkylphenol Ethoxylates 8. D.E.A and T.E.A 9. Petrolatum 10. Synthetic colors and fragrances Now, I admit that I do not follow this 100% But I do put a strong effort into it. I invite you to research these ingredients and invite your own opinions in this thread up for discussion. We have learned how things affect our body including damaging DNA, creating cancers, and affecting organs such as your liver and brain. So share your thoughts. No matter if you agree or disagree.