Mild soaps do not contain any harsh ingredients and are not
irritating to the skin. Mild soaps can be bought in most food, drug, and health
food stores. Use a soap that does not contain artificial fragrance.
Mild soaps usually contain ingredients that soothe and refresh your
skin, such as:
Witch hazel or aloe vera.
and herbal oils such as evening primrose oil, olive oil, or coconut
Chamomile and lavender.
Some people can become sensitive to the ingredients in mild
soaps. Read the labels on
products and look for the terms oil-free, hypoallergenic, and
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine