Why Goats Milk Soap?

All goat milk is similar in it’s make up!  We use milk straight from our goats.  We wash the goats udder, hand milk, filter the milk and chill and freeze immediately.  Milk is the ONLY liquid used in the soap.  Each bar contains about an ounce of milk.  Although different breeds of goats have different fat contents, the difference between the milk of one breed and another in soap is insignificant.  Perhaps a drop of fat difference per bar, which would not be noticed.  Some other companies that use goat milk may use mostly water as their liquid, with just a bit of goat milk.  Each of our bars has at least an ounce of pure goat milk.
During the process of curing (4 – 6 weeks), the lye turns the oils into soap and glycerin.  In commercial soaps, the glycerin is chemically removed and used in other products, such as lotions, animal feed and others. In this process, know as Cold Process, the glycerin remains, making for a super moisturizing soap.
  • Milk has long been known for it’s moisturizing properties and is an ancient beauty treatment.
  • Milk has alpha-hydroxy acids which break down the glue holding dead skin cells together.  Alpha-hydroxy acid is well known for softening skin and leaving it rejuvenated for a younger appearance.
  • All milk contains natural emollients, vitamins and triglycerides, and capric-capryllic triglyceride, a good nutrient for our skin.
  • Goat’s Milk Soap has a  PH level similar to our skin, which helps protect the skin from bacteria and chemicals.
  • People who suffer from skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis and dry sensitive skin can often have good luck with goat’s milk soap.

Our Goats Milk Soaps Are:
free of detergents
free of synthetic colors
free of artificial preservatives
free of artificial foam boosters
free of alcohol and petroleum products
free of synthetic additives
biodegradable
mild and nourishing
rich in natural glycerin

While some soapmakers spend extra time and expense making beautiful colored, swirled and decorated soaps, we have chosen to make a simple “no frills” soap that is meant to be used.  Don’t save our soaps for a special occasion or just put them out for display!  Use them daily for moisturized and soft skin. 

Tips for making your soap last:

  1. DON’T let it sit in a pool of water.  Use a soap dish that elevates the soap, so any extra water goes to the bottom and stays away from the bar of soap. 
  2. DON’T hold the bar under the shower or let water drip on it. Store the soap on a wire rack or shelf away from water. 
  3. Try to let the soap dry between uses.
  4. For facewashing – wet your face with water, rub the dry soap on your cheeks and place it back in the soap dish. Then lather your face up and rinse!

2 thoughts on “Why Goats Milk Soap?

  1. Just purchased my first bar of your soap from Grants nursery on st rt 131 yesterday. Tried it this am and love it! Love the suds and how soft it felt on my skin. Just looked up your web site and so happy you are local. I will be buying your soap in the future!!!!! Oh and love the qoats,wish i had one!! pattie

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