Goat Milk Soap for Oily Skin

Oily skin is characterized by overactive sebaceous glands that produce high quantities of sebum, the skin's natural oil. This skin type generally looks shiny or greasy and can be prone to issues like acne, blackheads, and clogged pores.

Having oily skin is not all bad, but when the skin produces an excessive amount of oil, this can lead to skin problems like acne and those listed above.

Most commercial soaps contain harmful chemicals that can do more harm than good by upsetting your skin's natural balance and causing it to produce even more oil.

We’ve found that the best soap for oily skin is goat milk soap, and more specifically, the ones found on this page. Goat milk soap contains naturally occurring nutrients that can help oily skin.

Benefits of Goat Milk Soap for Oily Skin

Oily skin can be caused by a number of factors, such as diet, stress, hormonal fluctuations, genetics, and humidity. While oily skin is not necessarily bad, an overproduction of sebum can result in skin issues like acne.

If you are suffering from oily skin, goat milk soap is a great choice because it has all the right properties to balance oily skin.

Our natural, handmade goat milk soaps gently cleanse oily-prone skin, removing dirt and excess oil without stripping away moisture. It helps balance sebum production, reducing oiliness and promoting a more balanced complexion. Our soaps moisturize and soothe skin without adding greasiness, preventing the overcompensation of natural oils and leaving skin soft and satisfied.

With its natural exfoliating properties, our antibacterial soap helps remove dead skin cells and unclogs pores, reducing the likelihood of skin breakouts. The soap's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties soothe and calm the skin, reducing redness and skin irritations. Packed with essential nutrients, goat milk soap nourishes the skin and supports overall skin health. Additionally, its natural ingredients make it suitable for treating acne-prone skin, and sensitive skin too.

If you read the testimonials below, you'll see that many people with oily skin prefer the Tea Tree or Purity goat milk soaps as a natural treatment for oily skin. So you may want to start with those two to judge how your skin reacts.

If you enjoy scented soaps, lemongrass essential oil is naturally astringent, which is ideal to treat oily skin. That means that the Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap may be a good place to start to branch out and see whether or not your skin can handle the scented soaps and if they continue to help control your oily skin.

Which Goat Milk Soap is Good for Oily Skin?

Each goat milk soap in our Oily Skin product line has raw goat milk to help moisturize and reduce oil on your skin. However, we offer several variations, each of which has its own blend of unique ingredients.

  • Purity Goat Milk Soap is an unscented soap with simple ingredients and is our first recommendation for oily skin.
  • Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap is our Purity Goat Milk Soap with Tea Tree essential oil added. Tea Tree has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help relieve acne.
  • Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap is our Purity Goat Milk Soap with Lemongrass essential oil added. Lemongrass essential oil is naturally astringent which also makes it a great choice for oily skin.
  • Calendula Goat Milk Soap is made with calendula infused organic extra virgin olive oil and castor oil and raw goat milk. Calendula flowers are known to be a natural anti-inflammatory and are believed to have antibacterial properties as well. All good things for fighting acne that can come from oily skin.

5 Steps to Use Goat Milk Soap for Oily Skin

We recommend the following steps to start on your goat milk soap journey:

  1. Make sure your soap, lotion, and make-up are as natural and chemical-free as possible. Detergent-heavy synthetic soaps full of harmful chemicals can dry out your skin and throw off its natural balance, which can stimulate more oil production.
  2. Use only the unscented Purity Goat Milk Soap for a week to see if that helps your oily skin.
  3. If you feel your skin needs extra moisturizing (but not extra oil!), you can try adding the Tea Tree Solid Lotion to see if it helps your skin. We recommend doing this after a week of exclusively using the Purity Goat Milk Soap. By not trying them both for the first time in the same week, you can see the impact each one has.
  4. After you've tried the Purity Goat Milk Soap, you can experiment to see if one of our other goat milk Soaps for oily skin (like the Tea Tree, Lemongrass, or Calendula) works any better. Try each one for at least one week so you can give it a fair test. There are smaller sizes available (see the size comparison chart), so you can save money while you are figuring out which goat milk soap is best for your skin.
  5. Goat milk soap provides natural and gentle exfoliation but if you feel your skin needs some extra exfoliation, try replacing the Purity Goat Milk Soap with our Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap Luffa.



Oily Skin Frequently Asked Questions

Is Goat Milk Soap Good For Oily Skin?

Goat milk soap is an excellent natural choice for those suffering from overly oily skin. This is due to many of the ingredients naturally found in raw goat milk, such as lactic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids. These compounds are natural, gentle exfoliators that will help with removing dead skin cells and impurities from your pores. It also contains other compounds and fatty acids that promote hydrated skin.

Does Goat Milk Soap Clog Pores?

No, goat milk soap will not clog your pores. In fact, goat milk soap will help to remove impurities from the pores due to it containing lactic acid - a natural exfoliant.

Is It Good To Have Oily Skin?

While most people think that oily skin is an issue that should be fixed as quickly as possible, there are actually some benefits to it. The skin naturally produces oil in order to keep the skin moisturized and healthy.

People with slightly oiler skin enjoy additional benefits, such as greater skin resilience, better natural protection from the sun, and less noticeable wrinkles. The issue with oily skin only comes when there is an overproduction of oil.

How Do You Know if You Have Oily Skin?

Do you have shiny skin, large pores, and/or acne? Does your skin feel greasy or sticky to the touch?

Does Oily Skin Need Moisturizer?

Yes, even if you have oily skin, it is still important to moisturize!

Can Drinking Water Help with Oily Skin?

Yes, it absolutely can. Drinking water helps to improve the overall health and appearance of skin, including oily skin.
Indigo washing her face with goat milk soap

Why Choose Goat Milk Stuff?

Having personally battled oily skin, we at Goat Milk Stuff understand the problems it can cause. Clogged pores, acne, and that familiar shine are no fun, but trying to fix all that by frequently washing with harmful products can cause just as many issues. 

That’s why we have created our goat milk soap for oily skin to naturally cleanse without stripping, leaving you with chemical-free, clean skin that can benefit from the added therapeutic benefits of goat milk. Whether you choose a scented soap like Lemongrass, or one without added fragrance, you will be helping your oily skin.

Our family persistently prays that these Goat Milk Stuff soaps for oily skin, and our additional goat milk products will bring relief from unwanted skin issues, as they have for thousands of others, because healthy skin is happy skin!