Have you tried Grandma's Lye Soap? We just ran across it in our local True Value Hardware Store.
We have steadily been switching to more natural cleaning products in our home. For example, I haven't used store-bought laundry soap in over two years.
My daughter and granddaughter are living with us while Travis serves in Afghanistan. She is working on finding skincare solutions using natural products such as coconut oil and apricot oil. I brought her a bar of Grandma's Lye Soap and she loves it! We are now researching more about how it is made and what other things it can be used for. Give it a try!