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Benefits of Sulfur Soap

What are the Benefits of Sulfur Soap?

Do you have skin problems? Learn about the benefits of sulfur soap.

Using a sulfur soap can help relieve acne, tinea versicolor, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. Sulfur is a natural ingredient that fights bacteria and fungi on the skin. For this reason, you should include it in your daily cleansing routine and say goodbye to those skin problems.

sulphur hot springsWhy Sulfur?

Sulfur is called brimstone, sulphur.  It is a natural mineral found in hot springs and volcanic areas. Bathing in hot springs has been used for centuries to help with skin conditions. For this reason, sulfur soap is used to fight acne and dry out the skin. Also, it cleanses the skin and reduces inflammation without using harsh chemicals found in commercial soaps. This is why sulfur is a key ingredient in many skin treatments. In short, we think this is the best bar for body acne.


Why doesn’t sulphur soap get any love?

It literally smells like rotten eggs! Luckily,  the scent will not stay long on your skin. Be wary of commercial sulfur soaps that don’t have this characteristic smell, an indicator that it may not have much sulfur, and you won’t enjoy the benefits of sulphur.

What is Salicylic Acid?

Salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid, is a chemical exfoliator. Salicylic acid helps remove dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter skin underneath. This helps to prevent pores from being clogged and can help remove clogs that have already formed.  Salicylic acid is gentle enough for use if you have sensitive skin.


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Benefits of Sulphur Soap

Sulfur soap has antiseptic properties against bacteria and fungi on the skin. Sulfur soap is one of the most recommended products by dermatologists. For this reason, it can help you treat many skin conditions.


We know how annoying it is to suffer from acne. Mostly it happens when you go through adolescence, genetics or suffering from a hormonal disorder.

Acne forms when the follicles (where the hair grows) become clogged with oil or dead cells. Then, the bacteria are trapped causing the skin to swell, redden and appear the pimple:

The use of sulfur soap is one of the traditional recommendations by dermatologists.

Tinea Versicolor (Paño in Spanish)

Tinea Versicolor are spots that appear on the skin that spread over time. They are commonly found on the back, chest, or arms. It is a skin infection caused by a fungus that can occur at any time. They are said to be caused by the sun, but they are not. When you sunbathe, for example on the beach, the white spots stand out only because the surrounding areas are tanned.


Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a skin rash caused by a fungus. Most of the time, it is a red, ring-shaped rash with a clear center. Causes itching or piquiña as we say in Puerto Rico.  Contrary to what is thought, it is not a worm. It is the fungus family that is responsible for athlete’s foot. Ringworm is spread by direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or animal.

Using sulfur soap can help alleviate the condition. For more serious infections, you should see your primary doctor.

treatment of neem for fungus in the a fewAthlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungus on the feet. To eliminate the fungus, use a sulfur soap on the skin. It is important to maintain hygiene in the feet by washing them frequently with sulfur soap, cleaning between the toes, and drying them well afterwards.


Although there is no cure, sulfur soap can help you control psoriasis. It helps to lower inflammation and together with salicylic acid it helps remove the scales created by this condition.

Oily Skin

It mainly helps the most oily skin, since it reduces excess fat in areas such as the face and back. Sulfur and salicylic acid help dry the skin by absorbing excess oil.


Those who suffer from rosacea know that it is a very uncomfortable condition, which makes the face very ugly. It is a condition that causes redness of the skin on the cheeks, nose, and chin.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea, but sulfur soap can help relieve your symptoms.


Dandruff bothers but luckily it is an aesthetic condition. Dandruff can occur at any time. All hair types are susceptible. Dandruff formation can be caused by a fungus.

The most effective remedy to eliminate dandruff is to use products that combat the appearance of fungi such as Pyrithione Zinc, Di Selenium sulfide or Sulfur.

Wash your hair daily with sulfur soap to help eliminate dandruff fungus.


Scabies is a disease caused by small mites, called Sarcoptes scabiei, that hide under the skin. This causes a rash and intense itching. Sulfur is toxic to these mites, which makes sulfur soap an effective treatment.

Scabies is very contagious and can be spread through physical contact. Although sulfur soap can help symptoms it is recommended to contact your family doctor.

How to use the soap and enjoy the benefits of sulfur?

You can use the sulfur soap daily. It is gentle enough to use on the face.

Even if you are tempted to use another soap after using the sulfur soap, don’t do it! Don’t worry, the scent doesn’t last long on the skin.

Where do I get the Sulfur Soap

Caribbean Soaps has been preparing artisan products for 19 years. Made in Puerto Rico since 2001. The company prepares sulfur soap with salicylic acid.

We offer several soaps for helping with skin conditions. Neem Handmade Soap and Tea Tree & Aloe Handmade Soap have similar antiseptic properties. Also, the Black Handmade Soap and Dead Sea Mud Handmade Soap are great choices for treating oily complexions. An even better option, is to alternate soaps every couple of days or use a different soap in the morning and another in the evening.

But why don’t you try the Sulphur Handmade Soap and decide for yourself? You will see how the skin conditions improve.

How We Make Sulphur Soap

  1. We weigh the all-vegetable blend of oils and the lye solution in separate containers.
  2. Next we then carefully add the cooled lye solution to the oils and mix using a stick blender.  The soap will thicken as it converts to soap, the process is called saponification.
  3. We then add 99.9% pure sulfur powder and salicylic acid.
  4. When soap thickens even more, it is poured into the mold
  5. After 24 hours, the soap is removed from the mold and cut into individual soaps.
  6. Then, it is left to cure for 3-4 weeks before use.



But why not try the benefits of Sulfur Handmade Soap and decide for yourself? You will see how skin conditions improve.



Avoid direct eye contact. In case you are pregnant or have serious skin problems, consult your dermatologist first before proceeding with its application.

Sulfur soap cannot be applied for a long time, as it can dry out or irritate the skin.

It is better not to use it on the skin of babies, because they have sensitive and delicate skin.

People with dry skin should not use sulfur soap. People with sensitive skin or who notice sensitivity after use should reduce the number of weekly applications or stop using it.

If you develop an allergic reaction, discontinue use.

It is important to remember that these statements are not a substitute for medical treatments and that the use of these products can serve as excellent complementary therapy, if used responsibly, but do not cure any disease. Always consult your doctor before starting any treatment.

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