The idea of using sulfur as a treatment for skin problems is not a new one. Sulfur has been used to treat skin conditions for more than two centuries. Skin conditions that have responded to sulfur treatments include eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections and scabies mite infestation. We have added moisturizing pure organic oils to offset the drying of sulfur.
Because one of the primary goals of sulfur soap is to slough away old skin cells, the soap may have a drying effect (which is why we have added moisturizers to help the underlying new skin maintain a proper moisture level. However, in spite of this it is a good idea to start slowly and see how the skin reacts to this product.
NOTE on MOISTURIZER USE: Our Sulfur Soap is made with some of the best added moisturizers, and at 4% is mild enough that if used correctly for the recommended period of time no burning should occur. However you may use additional moisturizers if you so desire.
Directions and Sulfur Soap Side Effects: Be sure to read any and all warnings on this page!
ESP Botanicals Sulfur Soap is only 4% sulfur and we do not recommend masquing with it.
If left on skin too long or if too high a percentage of sulfur is used it will burn the skin.
It should never be taken internally.
Sulfur soap should never be used on skin that is already chapped or sunburned.
Anyone on anticoagulants should never use Sulfur Soap without consulting a physician first.
It is advisable to always use a safe moisturizer after using sulfur soap.
Do not use alcohol based or chemical based moisturizers.
ESP Botanicals uses only Flower of Sulfur in our sulfur soap and never artificial chemical sulfur.
ESP Botanicals SULFUR SOAP is different from our other soaps because it is NOT to be left on the skin. Instead Sulfur soap is used in much the same way as regular bar soap. It is placed under warm running water, worked into a lather and then applied to wet skin and then rinsed off well.
Start using this soap one time a day, if no problems go to 2 times a day.
Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.
WARNINGS: People who take anticoagulant medications should consult their doctor before using sulfur soap. Other side effects may include skin redness and burning.
In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. Avoid contact with eyes.
In case of contact with the eyes, flush with clean running water for 15 minutes.
This is what Livestrong.com says about sulphur soaps:
What Are the Benefits of Sulfur Soap?
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2014 | By Alan Bass
Sulfur soap is a type of body wash that has numerous health benefits. These benefits can range from treating skin disorders to simply cleaning your body efficiently. Sulfur soap is available in shampoos, lotions, ointments, soaps, creams and gels. Understanding the benefits of sulfur soap is important in determining if using it is the best choice for you.
Acne Treatment - One of the features of sulfur is that it causes the skin to dry out a bit and peel. When there is acne on your skin, your skin is more moist and oily than normal. Since sulfur dries the skin out, it will help decrease the inflammation of pimples and other blemishes on your skin. Sulfur can also help decrease the appearance of whiteheads on your skin by decreasing the oiliness and preventing pores from becoming blocked.
Features of Sulfur Soap - Sulfur soap products are usually made with a sulfur content of about 10 percent, according to the Mayo Clinic. The rest of the soap is made from a neutral soap base and fragrance, to cover the sulfur odor. Because of sulfur's ability to dry the skin out, it is used to treat any common skin conditions, in addition to having antibacterial and antiseptic benefits.
Scabies Treatment - Scabies occurs when microscopic mites bury themselves under the skin. This causes itching, soreness and rashes. Sulfur is toxic and can kill these mites, which makes the use of sulfur soap an effective way to get rid of scabies.
Seborrheic Dermatitis - Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by fungus growing on your skin, which can make your skin greasy, red, flaky and scaly. This skin disease can occur in many place on your body, including your face, chest, armpits and hairline. Sulfur soap helps kill the fungus and remove it, which can help treat the seborrheic dermatitis.
Rosacea - Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and blemishes or bumps on the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. It can also occur on your scalp, chest, neck and ears. The redness becomes more persistent if this disorder is not treated and can become extremely uncomfortable. If left untreated for long periods of time, blood vessels, referred to as spider veins, may become visible. Sulfur soap, with its drying abilities, can help reduce the redness and clear up rosacea bumps that flare up on your skin.