Reader: Use Colloidal Silver
As soon as possible get a colloidal silver generator. It was the anti-biotic prior to big pharma. It’s still used today by NASA to purify water, and by hospitals who put drops in newborns eyes. It works for any injuries on people and animals. There are no known bacteria or viruses resistant to C.S. The manufacturer of my CS generator says one set of silver rods will make 100 gallons of C.S. I’ve been using it for over 5 years and both my wife and I have been illness-free.
The following references How To Make Your Cast Iron Skillet Last Forever
For the Modern Method, I wouldn’t recommend using any soap. Some hot water and a dedicated scouring sponge (the “natural” ones work well) that never touches any soap is all that’s needed. That’s what I’ve been using for years and it’s kept my iron cookware nearly as slick as my high-end non-stick skillets. I re-season mine once or twice a year depending on how it’s performing (some meals can quickly eat through the seasoning).
I have my Great Grandmother’s cast iron skillets, passed down to me from my Mother. I still use the method I watched when growing up…. fire pit out back…. after minimal cleaning after use…. rub some lard and place it on the fire…. leaving it for hours.