Goat Milk Soap Benefits
SHOULDN’T YOUR SOAP CONTAIN GOAT MILK?
Have you ever wondered why would you put goat’s milk in homemade soap or why you should even use homemade soap?
The benefit of using goat milk in soap is numerous!
1: Goat milk has Alpha-hydroxy acids which help break down the bond that holds dead skin cells together. Alpha-hydroxy acid is well known for softening skin and leaving it rejuvenated for a younger appearance.
2: Goat milk soap is very moisturizing because it has more fat than cow’s milk or water. It also has vitamins A, B, C and D, along with protein, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Vitamins: 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.
Cream: 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.
Minerals: 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.
To make soap you have to have chemical reaction using lye and oils. This reaction is called saponification and the end result of lye and oil is glycerin and soap. Most commercial soaps have had the glycerin taken out and can be sold for cosmetics or put into more expensive soaps. Basically, all you have left is soap that dries you out and irritates your skin. I have discounted the amount of lye that I use to ensure that you get an extra gentle bar of soap and all of the glycerin is left in my homemade soap.
Switching to soap made with 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 goat milk fresh from the farm contains many benefits.
I do feel that my complexion is better than it has been in years. It took a while for me to try my soap on my face because you just aren’t supposed to use soap on your face! I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results and my skin felt soft and silky, not tight and dried out.
When I was using name brand cleansers and moisturizers I had a lot of red blotches (almost like a rash) on my face. I noticed about 2 weeks after I started using Tailspin Farms soap on my face the rash was gone. I now only use Tailspin Farms soap and not a drop of moisturizer! It doesn’t get any better than that!
Usage and Storage
Since handcrafted soap has no synthetic chemical preservatives but has natural preservatives such as, grapeseed oil extract or Vitamin E, your bar of handcrafted soap needs more care and diligence to insure a long life. Handcrafted soap is best stored out of water so that it air dries. Rest your soap on a draining soap dish or stand it on its side, out of the spray range of the shower head. If left in water, handcrafted soap tends to dissolve due to the soap and glycerin molecules that wash clean with water.
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