The Benefits of Using Goat’s Milk Soap

Many people are still washing their skin with soap made with water. Switching to soap made with raw goat milk can truly benefit your skin’s health. Goat milk soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It is also perfect for healthy skin that wants to stay that way. Unprocessed, raw goat milk fresh from the farm contains the following benefits.

Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which help  remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. This leaves new cells on the surface of your skin that are smoother and younger looking. The alpha-hydroxy acids are so effective because they break down the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together. Removing dead skin cells will help many skin conditions by removing irritation. Water-based soaps may use harsh chemical acids to accomplish this, frequently with skin-damaging results.

Goat’s milk is naturally high in essential fatty acids which have a pH level that’s similar to humans. This means that it’s less irritating to our skin and is easily absorbed into our skin, hydrating and nourishing the new layers of skin that are forming underneath the top outermost layer of skin. This is the #1 main ingredient you’ll find in our goat milk soap products and we’re proud to share that there is over 15% real goat’s milk in every bar of soap we make.

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. Goat milk soap will not dry your skin out like many other soaps. This is important because keeping skin naturally moisturized helps keep skin healthy.

One of the benefits often listed on some websites is that of pH. Remember, your skin is your body’s largest organ and what you put on it soaks directly into your pores and bloodstream, so what you put on your skin matters.

Goat milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief. Water-based soaps can be artificially fortified with vitamins, but most aren’t.

Goat milk contains important minerals for the skin such as selenium. 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. Although the water used in other soaps may contain minerals such as calcium, sodium, or iron (commonly found in tap water), that’s not much help when it comes to your skin.

Regardless of whether your skin is healthy or not, it will certainly benefit from using a handmade soap, made not with water, but with unprocessed, raw goat milk fresh from the farm. If you’re unsure where to begin, check out our All Natural Unscented Goat Milk Soap (if you have sensative skin) or our most popular Lavender Goat Milk Soap, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll be glad to help! Many of you know the story of D&C Soap Company and how we became so interested in goat milk soap, but we still get a lot of great questions from people asking if our products can be safely used on children. We’re proud to say that our goat milk soap is absolutely kid and baby friendly! They are very safe, made using natural ingredients, nourishing to the skin, free of harmful toxins and chemical dyes and are super gentle. Many first time customers tell us that they’re shocked with the rich, foamy lather that our soap produces. The lather you get from using soap is caused by the friction of rubbing the soap over your skin, (soap molecules, hydrophilic and hydrophobic, work together and attach themselves to air bubbles to create lather).

There are different things that can affect how well a soap lathers, not just ingredients, such as the type of water you have (like whether you have hard or soft water). The lather created from soap can also depend on what you’re trying to wash off your skin. For example, if you have grease, dirt, or lotion on your skin, there will not be as much friction for a lather to generate. Generally, the longer a bar of soap has cured, the more it will lather. We cure our bars of goat milk soap for 4-6 weeks which may be one reason our soap lathers up so well. We’ve found that the luscious lather comes in handy when bathing, shampooing or even shaving.

Another great benefit of Goat’s milk Soap is that it contains antibacterial properties which keep your pores clean. Natural exfoliators in goat milk remove dead skin cells which block pores and lead to acne. Dermatologists often recommend goat milk soap as a natural treatment for healthier, clear skin.

Compared to the harsh chemicals in commercial skincare products that can harm your skin and cause unwanted side effects, goat milk soap has natural ingredients that work with your skin to keep it balanced, hydrated, and clear. We’ve had a ton of customers tell us that after they made the switch from generic acne cleanser to using our goat milk soap as a face wash, they never looked back and their skin has never looked better.

We are so very proud of the quality of our products and we stand behind them and welcome you to try them for yourself Thank you for reading this post and please feel free to comment or ask any questions you like.  Thanks and God Bless.

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