Secret to Soft Skin

Secret to Soft Skin

by Michelle on November 25, 2008

Do you ever experience dry skin even when using a “moisturizing” soap? I tried a full round of commercial, detergent-based soaps claiming to be helpful before finding a true skin-friendly, moisture delivering soap. It is difficult to find this type of product at large retailers and I found that searching locally can often be the best bet.

My skin-saving soap is from RSK Soaps (located in Rockford, MI) and their handcrafted soaps are made from only a few natural and trustworthy ingredients meant to cleanse and care for the skin. The ingredients in my favorite Patchouli Soap are olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, castor oil saponified with distilled water, and patchouli essential oil. There are no cheap, unpronounceable fillers as used in mass-produced soaps and I never have dry, flaky skin anymore- not even in the winter.

The soap is very moisturizing and seems to cleanse while leaving the natural moisture in my skin. There is even a cocoa butter soap which I recommend for any mother-to-be as keeping the skin extremely moisturized is important in avoiding the stretch marks that can result from pregnancy.

RSK also offers a liquid soap for skin and hair which offers cleansing with similar gentle ingredients. I recommend this mostly for skin (it can leave the hair a bit heavy) and it has replaced my normal bathroom hand soaps.

I recommend searching out the right product for your skin either online or in your own local community. There may be farmers markets or craft shows close to home offering similar safe and quality products. Often times, the prices are not much more than what you might pay at a large retailer. And not only are you caring for and putting your best skin forward, but you are supporting your local community.

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SaRi November 25, 2008 at 9:55 pm

so is RSK back in business? We should link to their site if possible. I need some more of their lip balm for Christmas! ;)

Michelle November 25, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Unfortunately, RSK Soaps no longer has a website or sells online… I have heard that there is a store in Lowell that sells the soap, but I have been able to still purchase mine at Moelker Orchards- just off Wilson. Their website is I believe the soaps are about $4/bar or 3 for $10. Totally worth every penny!

Michelle November 25, 2008 at 10:36 pm

And they do still have the amazing lip balm available for only $1.50 at Moelker Orchards, too! I can pick some up for you if you want! :)

avoid stretch marks November 26, 2008 at 4:45 pm

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John shapsewashiow December 18, 2008 at 7:18 am

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Rebecca March 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Love your site… can’t find a contact email though.
Could I send you a sample of a holistic, green skin line that is described as ‘topical food-grade skin nutrition’ to try?
Let me know if and where.
Thanks for the valuable info!

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