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The Goat Milk Soaps

The Goat Milk Soaps

What are the benefits of using goat milk soap?

One of the first questions we're always asked is, "Why goat milk?" When making soap, you need a liquid. Some soapmakers use water, some use fruit juice, vegetable juice, or even beer. We choose to use goat milk. The cream and the proteins that are present in the goat milk add a moisturizing effect to soap that is above and beyond what water can achieve.

Before Goat Milk Stuff, Jim used to work outside year round. Because his skin was so dried out and chapped, I had to buy lotion in bulk to get him through the winter. When he started regularly using our goat milk soap, his fingers stopped cracking and splitting. That was enough to convince me of the benefits of goat milk soap. But if you want more, checkout the article I wrote on Goat Milk Soap Benefits.

Is your goat milk soap 'Natural'?

There is no definition for "natural", so that is a hard question to answer. We consider our soaps to be natural. We use food-quality ingredients in our soaps and do not add any chemicals to create any extra properties in the soap.

How much goat milk is in your soap?

Each full bar of soap contains at least 1 oz of goat milk. We did a lot of testing to find the optimal amount of goat milk. Our formula has enough milk to produce the qualities in the soap that are important. But we don't add too much milk because that can lead to a mushy, soft bar of soap that won't last long. More milk is not necessarily better.

Do you have any soaps made without goat milk?

No we do not. All of our soaps contain goat milk.

What do you use to scent your soaps?

We use high quality essential and fragrance oils that are body safe.

What is an Essential Oil?

Essential Oils are derived exclusively from plant material. We have many soaps that are made with just essential oils.

What is a Fragrance Oil?

Fragrance oils often use essential oils, but also contain a synthetic component to mimic scents that can not be derived from nature. The fragrance oils that we use are phthalate and paraben free.

Do you have any unscented soaps?

We have several unscented goat milk soaps to choose from.

Do you use lye to make your soap?

Yes, we do use lye in our soap. There is no such thing as soap without lye. You can have detergent without lye or you can melt down somebody else's soap (who used lye). But lye is a necessary ingredient in the soapmaking process. Properly made soap (which ours is), will not have any lye left over in the finished soap.

Can I cut your goat milk soap?

Yes, it is safe to cut your bars. We offer several bar sizes to meet different needs, but you can cut your bars into whatever shape you wish. You can use a kitchen knife to cut them. We use a putty knife in a mitre box. Whichever way is easier - just be careful!

Do you cure your soap?

Yes, we cure our soap for a minimum of 6 weeks. Soap will actually get better as it ages. It will last longer and lather more. However, you may find that the scent starts to fade after a year.

How do I store my soap?

If you need to store the soap, store it in a non-humid location out of direct heat or sunlight.

Will the soap melt?

The soap will not melt when we ship it to you and it will not melt in your purse, pocket, or car. It takes very high temperatures to melt down the soap.