Goat milk soap is really not hard to make at all. There is some start up costs in materials and supplies, but after that its really not too expensive to make. Half of the cost actually is in the Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils.
Goat milk soap is very good for the skin and there are many claims about its benefits! Even my husband has testimony that it cured an insatiable itch on his foot he had for years. After using my goat milk soap, the itch is gone!
Summary of Skin Benefits of Goat Milk
Cleans deeply, but gently.
Keeps your skin healthy and moisturized.
Removes dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new skin cells.
Natural Goat’s milk is high in naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. The sweet cream content of the goat milk is one of several contributors to the moisturizing properties of the soap. Soaps made with raw goat milk contains Vitamin A, C, E, several B vitamins, amino acids and natural enzymes.
Fat globules in natural goat milk are smaller and naturally homogenized, meaning they stay dispersed and do not easily separate out. This fat is critical to the emollient nature of the soap.
Natural Goat milk contains natural alpha hydroxy acids which help in the removal of dead skin cells. Over time, if dead skin cells are not removed, they will build up on the surface of the skin giving the appearance of weathering and aging. Pure goat milk is less allergenic than other soaps. People with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dryness and even acne have credited soap made from raw goat’s milk with reducing associated inflammation, skin flaking and itching.
GOAT’S MILK MANY ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
A simple search on the internet will show all the essential micronutrients contained in goat’s milk. Many of them are necessary to keep our skin healthy, and only goat’s milk has them in appropriate concentrations without the need for additives.
Some of these micronutrients include vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, and E. There are even other elements with proven healing or rejuvenating properties. Goat’s milk contains traces of selenium, zinc, copper, and iron, which keep our skin nourished and healthy.
Goat milk soap contains a plethora of great vitamins, but it’s particularly high in Vitamin A. This vitamin is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue and maintain healthy skin. There have been many medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief. Soaps that are water-based can be artificially fortified with vitamins, although some are not.
Goat milk contains minerals that are important for the skin, such as selenium. Selenium can help prevent skin damage from excessive time spent in the sun. Although water-based soaps may contain minerals like calcium, sodium, or iron – commonly found in tap water, that’s not much when it comes to helping skin.
Regardless of your skin’s health, it will certainly benefit from using a handmade soap. Not one made with water, however; but with unprocessed, raw goat milk fresh from the farm!
ITS DEEP MOISTURIZING PROPERTIES
Goat milk is rich in fat molecules (fatty acids), proteins, and it naturally contains glycerin which boosts its moisturizing qualities. It’s a natural emollient, and it gets quickly absorbed by the skin, creating a barrier that keeps it protected and smooth.
Additionally, goat milk soap’s creamy texture helps it reach the in-between cell cracks and gaps easily, providing that luscious, soft feel.
Americans spend millions of dollars on lotions, creams, and moisturizers each year to combat dry skin, and as the temperatures dip and winter approaches, our skin becomes especially parched. The good news is that lactic, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) found in goat milk, has been shown to increase the moisture levels in the skin.
Like other AHAs, lactic acid is a known humectant.
IT PROVIDES A DEEP YET GENTLE CLEANSE
Goat milk soap does not contain harsh detergents or harmful chemical compounds. Because goat milk already has so many beneficial elements, it is usually handmade with the most basic ingredients.
Its naturally occurring lactic acid helps get rid of impurities, leaving our skin spotless.
Goat milk also contains alpha hydroxy acids. They can break the bonds between dead cells, which makes goat milk soap a mild exfoliant. It is why using it gives the skin a glowing and clean appearance. Alpha hydroxy acids also encourage the growth of new skin cells, helping repair damaged skin and make healthy skin look vibrant.
Goat milk soap is so gentle that even people with sensitive skin can take advantage of all its benefits without any of the consequences of using regular soap.
In addition to moisturizing and plumping the skin, AHAs are known as powerful exfoliants that can deeply penetrate the skin, improving the appearance of acne, age spots, and scars, But while some AHAs, like the ones found in chemical peels, can leave the skin red and irritated, lactic acid is as gentle as it is effective.
Lactic acid dissolves the connections between skin cells to make it easier to wash them away. It also promotes cell renewal, ensuring that any dead or damaged cells are replaced with new, healthy ones. And the best part? Lactic acid is super gentle on the skin and has been found to be less irritating and cause fewer complaints than other AHAs—or even some over-the-counter exfoliating washes that can do more harm than good.
IT HAS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES
Goat milk soap’s anti-inflammatory properties come from the fat molecules present in the milk. If you use it regularly, goat milk soap can offer relief for skin inflammation.
Goat milk soap is high in antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E. They prevent the oxidative damages caused by free radicals.
Its antioxidant and mild exfoliant properties work together to help delay the appearance of the signs of aging such as fine lines and sunspots.
IT HAS ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES
These attributes derive from the proteins present in the milk, and they make it great for treating acne and blemishes. Goat milk-based skin care products can help keep acne-causing bacteria in check and kill any germs that have already caused a breakout.
Those same properties help soothe other skin infections such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and certain types of dermatitis.
IT PROTECTS YOUR SKIN AGAINST THE SUN
Goat’s milk has high selenium content, which has been proven to protect the skin from UV rays.
As we all know, sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin cancer worldwide. Goat milk soap can help us add an extra layer of protection to our skin.
Selenium also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent cell damage and inflammation caused by UV rays.
IT’S GREAT FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A MORE NATURAL ALTERNATIVE
Goat milk soap has a lot fewer ingredients than any commercial soap you can find at the pharmacy or supermarket.