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One of the base ingredients in goat milk soap is various saponified oils. They make up the bulk of a soap recipe, and we combine them with goat milk, different scents, and natural color to create all of the soaps we offer. Here at Goat Milk Stuff, we use two main soap recipes using two different oils: coconut oil and olive oil. 

So, which is better for your skin: olive oil goat milk soap or coconut oil goat milk soap? Many people who love our soaps wonder about this, as it can be hard to decide which soap is the best for you.

Let's explore the benefits of both olive oil and coconut oil in goat milk soap. We hope this information will help you make an informed decision about which kind of soap is right for you, or encourage you to try something new.

Activated Bamboo Charcoal Goat Milk Soap
"I haven’t used the Activated Bamboo Charcoal soap long enough to verify all the possible benefits but so far I really like it. I use it as my facial cleanser and it makes my skin feel very soft."Carol S.

Two Different Goat Milk Soap Formulas

We know that natural goat milk soap is excellent for the skin, but what happens when we change the oil in the soap-making process? Different oils have different properties, and that translates to the type of soap it will make.

Certain oils will create a foamier lather, while others will create a creamier lather. Some oils create a harder, longer-lasting bar, while others will create a softer, more gentle soap.

Washing hands with Almond Goat Milk Soap
"Really like the Almond soap, it lathers very well. Luv the smell."Sharon R.

These differences make each soap formula unique, giving you options when it comes to your skin care needs, and allowing people with allergies to find a soap that works for them. 

Benefits of Coconut Oil Goat Milk Soap

Coconut oil and goat milk boast many skin benefits. Naturally high in vitamins, minerals, and alpha-hydroxy acids, goat milk nourishes and rejuvenates. Combined with the power of coconut oil, it makes an incredibly moisturizing and long-lasting bar of soap, which is why we use it for most of our goat milk soaps.

Why Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has long been known for its antimicrobial properties, and recent research has shown that it may be even more effective than previously thought. One study found that coconut oil could kill a wide range of bacteria, including some resistant to antibiotics. In addition, coconut oil has also been shown to be effective against fungal infections and other skin conditions.

The most abundant fatty acid in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is an antimicrobial fatty acid. The other fatty acids in coconut oil are caprylic, capric, and myristic acids. In goat milk soap, lauric acid can help to fight bacteria, fungus, and other infections. In addition, the coconut oil's fatty acids help keep the skin soft and smooth. As a result, goat milk soap made with coconut oil is an excellent choice for those looking for a natural way to care for their skin.

Sandalwood Goat Milk Soap
"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Sandalwood Goat Milk Soap! Very light fragrance, which is nice! Soap leaves skin so soft."Sharon W.

Coconut oil is a popular ingredient in goat milk soap recipes because it lathers quickly and produces more bubbles than other oils. However, coconut oil can also make the soap feel heavier on the skin. At Goat Milk Stuff, we experimented with many different formulations to create a final formula that has a lighter feel while still producing a fantastic lather.

As a result, our coconut oil goat milk soaps will feel light when used and create a bubblier lather that is easier to spread across the skin. This is thanks to the high-fat content of coconut oil and the right balance of all the other ingredients we use.

Additionally, coconut oil is an excellent natural moisturizer. This is important because traditional soaps can strip away the natural oils from your skin, leaving it feeling dry and irritated. Using our Goat Milk Soap made with coconut oil can help keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Nautical Goat Milk Soap
"I love the aroma of the Nautical soap! It’s a fresh calming feel good scent. I just pick it up throughout the day just to smell it lol! Thank you so much! Oh of course it’s wonderful on my skin, very moisturizing and feels very spa-like." - Susan F.

Benefits For Skin Conditions Like Eczema and Acne

The properties of coconut oil make it an excellent choice for those who suffer from eczema. Coconut oil should not aggravate existing skin conditions, and has been shown to help soothe damaged skin and improve overall moisture levels. 

Coconut oil based goat milk soaps create a comforting, bubbly lather that cleanses without stripping away natural oils. As a result, coconut oil goat milk soaps can be an effective tool when caring for eczema-prone skin. We recommend an unscented soap like our Purity Goat Milk Soap to start, as the eczema may react negatively to the scent in scented soaps.

Washing hands with Purity Goat Milk Soap
"I ordered 4 bars of Purity Goat Milk Soap on the recommendation of my daughter, whose children have occasionally had patches of eczema. Using the goat milk soap has completely resolved their dry skin problems. The soap is so smooth and creamy, and we love it. Our dry “winter skin” is already feeling much improved."Holly P.

Acne scars are another common skin issue that can cause emotional and physical distress. Goat milk soap with coconut oil is an excellent option for acne and acne scarring. The lauric acid in coconut oil has been shown to kill acne-causing bacteria. In addition, it is also a good source of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals that can help to heal the skin. When used together, goat milk and coconut oil can help acne scars fade and improve the skin's overall appearance. We recommend our Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap for acne, as tea tree essential oil also has properties that can assist with acne. 

Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap
"My teen daughter starting using Tea Tree GMS for her acne. She loves it and it’s all she uses now."Amanda X.

Goat Milk Stuff's Coconut Oil Goat Milk Soaps

Coconut oil is considered a "hard" oil in the soap-making world, which means it makes a bar that will last longer than other formulas, such as olive oil based soaps like our Organic Castile and Calendula Goat Milk Soap. That being said, other factors determine how long soap will last, including curing time, size, drying time between uses, water quality and general bathing habits.

If you're looking for a natural way to improve your skin health, coconut oil goat milk soap may be the best option for you. Our coconut oil soaps make up most of our goat milk soaps, since we love the bar of soap that it makes. It is free from harsh chemicals and other potentially harmful ingredients, so it's gentle enough for even sensitive skin types. Plus, our soaps all contain the excellent benefits of goat milk. So, if you're interested in trying coconut oil goat milk soap, we have something for everyone.

Oatmeal Milk and Honey Goat Milk Soap
"Our first time trying Oatmeal Milk and Honey goat milk soap and we love it, my skin is soft and squeaky clean. I noticed immediately that it exfoliates the skin when lathered up and I love the smell. We have decided to try more of your products and ordered the Almond and Fiji Island scents. I appreciate being able to order the products naked with no packaging and love that its made right here in the US." - Bonnie L.

If you're looking for a soap with less ingredients and a softer, creamier lather, read on to discover the benefits of olive oil goat milk soaps.

Benefits of Olive Oil Goat Milk Soap

If you have never tried olive oil goat milk soap before, you are in for a real treat. This soap formula is also known as “Castile” and has many amazing benefits for your skin. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Goat Milk Stuff's olive oil-based soaps.

Why Olive Oil

Olive oil has been used for centuries for its many benefits. One of olive oil's most celebrated properties is its high level of antioxidants. These substances help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe the skin.

Goat milk soap made with olive oil retains these high levels of antioxidants, making it an excellent choice for those who want to improve their skin health. The soap will gently cleanse the skin and may prevent the appearance of aging by protecting it from damage.

Our olive oil goat milk soaps are also perfect for the skin because of the occlusive properties of olive oil. This means it seals moisture in the skin, which is important because dry skin can lead to irritation, flaking, and even infection. Olive oil is also an emollient that helps soften and smooth the skin. This is thanks to the fatty acids in olive oil, including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids work to hydrate the skin and protect it from environmental damage.

Benefits of Olive Oil Goat Milk Soaps for Newborns and Chemo Patients

Using goat milk soap made with olive oil will gently cleanse the skin without stripping away natural oils. This is ideal for people with dry, sensitive, or mature skin and those who suffer from eczema or any other skin condition. We recommend our Organic Castile Goat Milk Soap for newborns and chemo patients because it contains fewer ingredients than most soaps on the market, so it's more gentle on sensitive or young skin, and there are less chances of a negative reaction to an ingredient.

Organic Castile Goat Milk Soap
"I love all of your soaps. I give them to all of my family. And since I have a few family members that have sensitive skin , I find the Castile Olive oil soap a good fit for everyone!" - Jackie J.

Therefore, Castile goat milk soap is an excellent choice for those with special skincare needs. It is one of our gentlest soaps, contains no added colors or fragrances, and is an excellent choice for people looking to benefit from the nourishing properties of goat milk and olive oil combined.

Our GMS Castile Soaps

When you use our Organic Castile or Calendula Goat Milk Soap, you can expect a richer, creamier feel than our coconut oil based goat milk soaps. This is because olive oil based goat soap lathers less, producing fewer bubbles and instead has a lotion-like creamier lather. Despite this, it cleanses just as well as our coconut oil-based soaps. Our Castile soaps tend to have a shorter life span than our coconut oil soaps due to the nature of saponified olive oil. However, that doesn’t take away from all the skin benefits you can enjoy from our range, and there are things you can do to extend the lifespan of any soap in your shower.

Calendula Goat Milk Soap
"My skin is so soft & moisturized just by using this soap. My skin is very sensitive & the Calendula is calming for my skin. It is absolutely the highest quality soap & I highly recommend it & all other products."Teresa H.

Goat Milk Soap from Goat Milk Stuff

At Goat Milk Stuff, we have been producing our natural goat milk soap for over 10 years. Throughout that time, our two formulas have remained the same. It took a lot of trial and error to perfect the recipes that produce the nourishing soaps you love and can trust. 

Everything we put into our coconut oil and olive oil Goat Milk Soap is all-natural, using only the best quality ingredients. We produce our goat milk at our farm, so we know it comes from happy, healthy goats living happy, healthy lives. We never cut corners making our soaps, from the ingredients to the curing process. We are confident that our soaps will be the best you've ever tried, so all you have to decide is which formula you think will be best for your skin.

We hope you give our soaps a chance and treat your skin to the goodness of goat milk!


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