What is Goat Milk Soap?
Goat Milk Soap is a natural, toxin-free alternative to traditional soaps. Our Goat Milk Soap is made from simple ingredients - the first being raw goat milk. Traditional soaps typically have a long list of ingredients with the first being water.
Many people are still washing their skin with soap made with water. We believe more people would switch to Goat Milk Soap if they only knew its amazing, nourishing benefits! Making the switch to soap made with raw goat milk can truly help balance your skin’s health. Goat Milk Soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s also perfect for healthy skin that wants to stay that way. Unprocessed, raw goat milk fresh from the farm contains powerful benefits for all skin types.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, which help remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This natural and gentle exfoliation reveals fresh, new skin cells that are healthier, smoother and younger looking. Alpha-hydroxy acids are effective exfoliators because they break down the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together.
Build up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin can lead to flakiness and cause irritation. Regular removal of these dead skin cells helps many skin conditions by removing the irritant and encouraging healthy skin development. Water-based soaps sometimes use harsh chemical acids to accomplish this, frequently with skin-damaging results. Goat Milk Soap is a far better alternative as it also contains vital vitamins and minerals the skin needs.
Goat milk contains a variety of vitamins but is particularly high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for the body to repair damaged skin tissue and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams and soaps made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief.
Goat milk is rich in niacin, which recent studies have shown, helps protect your skin from sun damage. It also contains vitamins like thiamine and Vitamin B6 - which both promote healthy skin growth and maintenance. Water-based soaps can be artificially fortified with vitamins, but most aren’t. Since these soaps also don’t contain alpha-hydroxy acids, the minerals they may contain have trouble being absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin.
Fat molecules are an important part of making good soap. The cream that is present in goat milk helps boost the moisturizing quality of Goat Milk Soaps. Since many people suffer from dry skin, particularly in the winter months, this is an important quality for soap. The fatty content of the soap helps seal in your skins’ moisture - leaving your skin softer and smoother for longer. Goat Milk Soap deeply hydrates your skin on multiple levels and won’t dry it out like commercially available soaps. This is important because moisture helps keep your skin healthy.
Goat milk naturally contains many important minerals for your skin. Minerals, just like vitamins, help support balanced, healthy skin.
While potassium can’t be absorbed into your skin, it can help create the skin barrier needed to lock in moisture.
Magnesium can help calm irritated skin. It encourages healthy skin turnover and can help reduce the appearance of acne.
Selenium is believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer. Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun. Many areas in the United States have pastures low in selenium. At Goat Milk Stuff, our dairy goats get a selenium booster, to insure their mineral needs are met.
Although the water used in other soaps may contain marginal levels of minerals such as calcium, sodium, or iron (commonly found in tap water), that’s not much help when it comes to your skin. Goat Milk Soap is rich in the minerals your skin needs to be healthy. One of the benefits often listed when discussing Goat Milk Soap on other websites is pH balance. You can read about why I didn't list pH as one of the reasons goat milk is better for your skin.
Regardless of whether your skin is healthy or not, it will certainly benefit from using our handmade soap that’s been crafted with unprocessed, raw goat milk fresh from our farm. If you need some direction on where to begin, we can help! If you have sensitive or troubled skin, check out our unscented Purity Goat Milk Soap. Our most popular scented Goat Milk Soap, Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Goat Milk Soap is great for all skin types. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us and we'll be glad to help!