The benefits of goat milk in soap
“We should think of using goat milk soap as a daily vitamin for our skin”
Why use goat milk in soap? Goat milk is an organic product that comes from goats. Like other mammal milk, it is high in natural fats including unsaturated and saturated fats. Goat milk can replace some of the water used in making soaps allowing for a creamier, richer consistency. Goat milk is also rich in saturated fats which increase the soap’s lather. Unsaturated fats provide moisturizing and nourishing properties that are ideal for a healthier soap. Goat milk soap works well with the addition of natural ingredients like plant-based essential oils and herbs which contribute to a healthier bar of soap. Synthetic soaps add fragrances and dyes to provide aroma. These additives are toxic and contribute to sickness, headaches, and more serious diseases.
Goat milk does not strip the skin of its natural oils so it’s ideal for sensitive skin types. It offers fatty acids and cholesterol, which is what our skin is made up of, so it nourishes our skin preventing dryness or irritation. Goat milk also is a good source of selenium which is a mineral needed to support healthy skin membranes. Using goat milk soap enhances your skin and can leave it with a natural more youthful feel. (Ref. 1) Goat milk soap can be used as a natural exfoliant. It offers AHA’s (alpha-hydroxy acids) which are naturally occurring substances and shown to gently remove the top layer of dead skin allowing for a more youthful complexation (ref. 1). The anti-inflammatory effects of goat milk soap help with the control of acne and rosacea. (Ref 3) Lactic acid is a component in goat milk that gently removes dead skin cells leaving a dead zone for bacteria build-up, which leads to clogged pores and overproduction of excess oil.
When using harsh soap detergents, their agents often remove the good bacteria on the skin. (ref2) This skin bacterium has properties that protect our skin and our body’s immune system from disease and contribute to complete homeostasis.
In addition, goat milk offers vitamins like A that is necessary for the body to repair damaged skin. Vit. A has been shown to provide some psoriasis relief and reduce wrinkle lines and acne. Thiamine and Vit. B6 helps with skin growth and minerals like magnesium and potassium provides for a balanced pH in the skin. (Ref. 4)
We should think of using goat milk soap as a daily vitamin for our skin. You will get the value of all these health benefits plus the added savings of a longer shelf-life soap. Goat milk soaps typically last up to 35-40 body washings and don’t get mushy in the shower. And if you care about your environment, you will enjoy knowing you won’t damage your water system using goat milk soap or your septic system.
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