Why goat’s milk?
In the last decade goat milk production has more than doubled in response to the increased demand for alternatives to cow-based dairy products. With respect to soap, we can take the benefits of goat milk as we wash, providing a way for those of us who seek to minimize the absorption of allergens and chemicals through our skin.
- Loaded With Essentials – Goat’s milk contains essential fatty acids such as linoleic and arachidonic acid , vitamins A, D, C, B1, B6, B12 and E that feed the skin as the soap is absorbed into the body. An extensive amount of potassium causes goat milk to react in an alkaline way within the body.
- Naturally Gentle Cleanser – Goat milk boasts a high content of alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid. These break down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. As dead skin cells, dirt and oils are removed, the skin’s surface appears smoother and more youthful. In contrast, the soap found on supermarket shelves largely use chemicals to remove dirt.
- Goat milk is naturally homogenized (eliminating the need for the unhealthy homogenization process). The cream in goat milk, due to its fat content (and much smaller fat globules), can have a moisturizing effect soothing dry and damaged skin.
- Goat milk is less allergenic – Allergens abound in our environment and can find their way in whether ingested or absorbed. Goat milk soap is a skin-friendly way to clean and minimize unwanted inputs through the skin. We use antibiotics only when necessary and their primary diet is grass/hay grown on certified organic land.
- Beneficial for those with skin conditions – Goat milk has been shown to be beneficial for those with various skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. This is due partly to its significant Vitamin A content. Vitamin A has been shown to be greatly beneficial in repairing damaged skin tissue and reducing lines and wrinles, as well as maintaining overall healthy skin.