ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Handmade Goat's Milk Soap - Benefits for Happy, Healthy Skin

Updated on December 2, 2011
Source
Strawberries!  I love almost anything with strawberries.
Strawberries! I love almost anything with strawberries. | Source

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.

Acne Problems

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.

Exfoliation

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.

Poll

Have you ever tried goat's milk soap before?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      AnnDavis, so glad to hear that, and thank you for stopping by. Its a nice soap, I know I am enjoying it.

    • anndavis25 profile image

      anndavis25 

      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      I'm looking forward to trying the soap.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      CMHypno, Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. I hear you totally, as I am trying to avoid chemicals whenever I can. You are right, gels and other things get so expensive. Even if things were comparable, why not get the healthier item for our skin?

    • CMHypno profile image

      CMHypno 

      7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      This goat's milk soap sounds very interesting, so I will try and find some in the UK, as shower gel is expensive, wasteful and full of harsh chemicals

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)