Grandma’s Lye Soap Review: All Natural Soap for Everyone

Posted on Mar 17 2014 - 11:52pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

Grandma's Lye Soap

As some of you know, I am a big fan of natural products, especially natural soaps. It is on my to-do list to someday make my own homemade soaps, but until then, I love to try out new soaps and different natural cosmetics from companies of all sizes. Lately, I have been trying hard to find a high quality bath soap for my family, including one for Reya. While looking for the perfect soap I was approached by a company that really caught my interest – Grandma’s Lye Soap. Not only did they have all natural, quality bath soaps, but soaps for pets as well. Once I read a bit more and saw their selection of products, I couldn’t wait for my box of review soaps to arrive!

Grandma’s Lye Soap: What is It

Love the idea of using all natural, lye soap? If so, we think you will love Grandma’s Lye Soap. Most soaps on the market are actually detergent, filled with lots of ingredients that you should carefully consider putting on your skin. In the end, these can leave your skin dry, broken out, or oily. With Grandma’s Lye Soap, you are getting natural, herbal soaps, and lotion made of only the best natural ingredients. As well, this soap is made right here in the United states, using a similar method used by people for over 100 years. Once you have tried lye soap, you will see why people are refusing to use anything else!


Grandma’s Lye Soap: Overall

For my review, Grandma’s Lye Soap sent me 3 varieties of their soap – the original Grandma’s Lye Soap, Grandma’s Acne Bar for Normal Skin, and Grandma’s Pet Bar. Before I go any further, I want to say one thing – all of these soaps are truly fantastic! I have tried quite a few lye soaps in the past and I haven’t liked any of them as much as Grandma’s Lye Soap. The original soap has a very pleasant, neutral scent and leaves you feeling refreshed and clean without stripping too many of your skin’s natural oils. As for the pet soap, it seemed to work much better for our Reya. Normally when we wash Reya a bottle of traditional liquid pet soap only lasts for three, maybe four washes. With the Pet Bar, we barely touched it, leaving Reya clean and smelling great to her humans!

While I loved the other soaps I got for review, the real treasure in my eyes is the acne soap. I have tried so many acne products over the years and nothing seemed to completely work. When I got the Acne Bar, I thought it was going to be like a lot of the other products I had tried – I was wrong. After using this soap for a week my acne and especially blackheads were very quickly clearing up. My husband even made a comment about how great my skin looked and wanted to know what I was doing differently. One thing is for certain, I am not going to stop using this soap anytime soon! Based on my own experience using Grandma’s Lye Soap, I am happy to give this soap an A+ rating!

Grandma's Lye Soap Review

Grandma’s Lye Soap: Where to Purchase

Would you love to try this awesome, handmade soap for yourself? You can purchase Grandma’s Lye Soap on Grandma’s Pure & Natural website! Most of the bar soaps on their website cost $6 a bar, making them a real bargain when it comes to natural lye soaps. Also, don’t forget to check some of their other awesome products, including their all natural lotions, and lip balms!

Grandma's Lye Soap

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kadie March 18, 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

    This is awesome! I’ve heard great things about lye soaps but haven’t found one that really works for me or my husband. This seems like it is worth the try, especially at an affordable price!

  2. beverly i paquin March 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    i like these home made soaps.

  3. KimBEARly March 18, 2014 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    This reminds me of a song my dad sings. We probably shouldn’t eat this to get clean ulcers, huh? I wonder if I could get my cat to let me use the pet bar–he hates baths.

  4. Jess O March 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    We used to use lye soap when I was a kid and I loved it. These look nice, I’m tempted to try out the pet one for my white dog who loves to play in the mud. 😀

    • Susan Bewley March 19, 2014 at 2:28 am - Reply

      It is awesome! We tried it on Reya after she played with the dog next door in the mud. Worked very well!

  5. Rebecca Wilson March 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    I, too, prefer a natural product and have feared some lye soaps in the past because they could be so harsh, but you covered that here that they are not only gentle but beneficial. Sound great, I need to try them.

  6. Renee Patterson Travis March 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    My mom and some of our neighbor ladies used to make homemade Lye soap outside in a huge pot in the summer! Loved it 🙂

  7. Marcia Lee March 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    We have Grandma’s Lye soap and it is everything you say it is. And on top of that, even my husband likes it. Hurray!

  8. Wanda Tracey March 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    That’s a very reasonable price for a bar of homemade soap with lye in it.I used to watch my grandma make her homemade soap and although she made it look easy I know there was some real work involved in the process.This soap looks lovely and I am going to check it out.

  9. Evelyn@Natural Bar Soap March 20, 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I am also a big fan of natural products. We have never use this lye soap but after reading your review for this product, I am thinking to use this as all the ingredients are natural that I also want in my products. So, I will definitely buy this.

  10. Ingrid Jackson March 22, 2014 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I remember many years ago, my grandmother made lye soap. We couldn’t bathe with it though. She used it to wash my grandfather’s overalls he worked in. Oh, she washed in a black washpot outside.

  11. Shannon April 12, 2014 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I have made my own soap and it is way better than the stuff at the store. This sounds amazing and I have seen it at Cracker Barrel. Thank you for the review.

  12. patricia salyers April 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    This does sound luxurious!

  13. phyllis james July 18, 2014 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I saw this soap at Rose’s this morning and was tempted to buy it as it doesn’t have all the added ingredients of most commercial bars. My concern was that it is made with lye. I was under the assumption that lye was harsh and toxic. I only remember it being used for laundry and cleaning.
    Your comments would be appreciated. I need something that isn’t going to irritate my face and I need it fast.

    • Susan Bewley July 19, 2014 at 11:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Phyllis, thank you for taking the time to comment. Lye is actually one of the most misunderstood ingredients when it comes to homemade soap. It has been used for a very VERY long time for making soap (I think I read middle ages somewhere) and is a crucial part of making soap. It is a key part of the chemical reaction that allows all the ingredients to bond and turn different butters into a wonderful homemade soap. After the chemical reaction takes place it is a totally new compound and lye is no longer present in the soap. In other words, it is 100% safe for people like you and me.

      As for lye being dangerous, the only person in danger is the crafter making the soap. In its pure form it is a very nasty chemical. It can burn through skin, bone, and is a very nasty emergency room trip. For this reason, safety equipment must be worn while making soap. Any other soap you will find is made from either glycerin (usually decorative soap) or detergent. Yes, detergent, you know, the stuff you put in your washing machine? Many major manufacturers use the byproducts of making these detergents and use them to make soap. This is partially why it’s so hard on the skin 😉 Anyways, I hope I answered your questions!

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