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Handmade Goat's Milk Soap - Benefits for Happy, Healthy Skin
Benefits of Using Homemade Goat's Milk Soaps
Goat's milk soaps have been around for a long time, but it wasn't until recently that I started really learning more about it. There is a woman that makes the soap, and we got to talking one day all about it. She has quite a little business on the side, to sell her homemade soaps. I could tell by her description of the process, they take great care in making their soaps. I was so delighted the next time I saw her, because she gave me a sample soap she had made. The fragrance is to die for, its called Strawberries and Champagne. How nice of her, and I can't wait to buy some from her to use and give as gifts. I tried it already and it is very lovely soap!
Goat's Milk Soap and Nutrients
I was surprised to find for instance, that goat milk has many naturally occurring nutrients. It makes sense that on a farm where they can get goat's milk, and put it right into soaps, will help to retain much of those nutrients. There are proteins in the milk, fats, as well as hormones. These things naturally benefit the skin in many ways, and you can imagine just the moisturizing factor alone.
Many people that suffer from varying skin conditions often respond well to freshly homemade goat's milk soaps. Others that have no skin problems at all, like that goat's milk soap can be helpful to just maintaining youthful rejuvenated skin.
The pH levels in goats milk is somewhat similar to that of human skin, so its a great match in that regard. When skin is at its healthiest pH levels, it is most protected from bacterias and chemicals that may try and invade the skins barrier.
Sensitive Skin and Goat's Milk Soap
Many times with regular soaps, what irritates people with sensitive skin are things like additives and preservatives. You can find additives like alcohol and petroleum and different preservatives in many soaps on the market. You avoid all of that with these kinds of soaps. So naturally, you are reducing the possibility of irritations and allergic reactions on the skin. Often people think they can only use warm water to wash their skin, but this is definitely an alternative to try.
To those with eczema, goat's milk soap has been proven to be helpful over regular soaps. The red itchy patches of skin, can really benefit from this soap because of the natural nutrients that help to moisturize those spots.
There are acne causing bacteria out there as we all know, but these soaps can help to kill that bacteria with proteins from the goat's milk. I had no idea about this! Using a healthy soap like this will help kill bacteria in general, but I had no idea about the acne causing bacteria and the proteins before now.
Moisturizing Benefits of Goat's Milk Soaps
This makes sense to me, that the natural creams in a goat's milk, will be nourishing and moisturizing to one's skin. So it definitely surpasses commercially made soaps with their preservatives and additives. Your skin will be much happier and feel more soothed rather than rough and tight. This is my experience so far with it too.
This was amazing as I love to have exfoliated skin, to get off any possible dead skin cells. More youthful, bright skin is underneath. There are many products out there for exfoliation, but they can be rough on the skin, even causing small cuts sometimes if one is not careful. Exfoliation with goats milk occurs naturally with the natural alpha hydroxy acids found in the milk. How wonderful and natural to get exfoliation this way.
My personal bar of Strawberries and Champagne Soap
What a treat to get this little surprise. It truly smells heavenly. She wrapped the soap in a strip of very pretty card stock. This had printed on it the name, and ingredients. I just wanted to share what is in the ingredients here.
Strawberries and Champagne : Lard, Farm Fresh Goat Milk, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lye, Canola Oil, Castor Oil, and Fragrance Oils. It is a very lovely soap, I really am enjoying it already.