Now more than ever consumers have shifted their focus from mass produced to sustainable and naturally sourced products.
Over the last few years the profound value of goats milk is becoming increasingly understood and appreciated. Cleopatra was said to bath in goats milk soap regularly to maintain her radiant beauty.
The benefits of goat’s milk soaps comes from a combination of the lactic acid, with other naturally present acids, work to exfoliate dead skin leaving you squeaky clean without any itching, dryness, or irritation. It does this by breaking down the bonds between dead cells so that your younger, fresher skin beneath can emerge. This means that it is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin, babies, or those with skin conditions.
When we break goats milk down to better see its components, it is seriously impressive! In its natural, fresh form it is:
- Full of alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid, for gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells.
- High in B group vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, B6 and B12 -the building blocks to good skin health.
- High in vitamin A which is proven to have anti-aging and reparative properties.
- High in vitamin C for bright, refreshed skin.
- High in vitamin D for softer skin with reduced lines and wrinkles.
- High in selenium which supports the skin’s natural membrane barrier.
- Traces of zinc, copper and iron for healthy skin appearance.
- Natural fatty acids and oils that smooth and nourish the skin. Supple skin is less likely to crack or flake.
- Similar to our own skins PH level, so it doesn’t dry out skin or strip it of important natural bacteria and oils.
- Creamy. We use goat milk instead of water in our base.. This creamy element helps to patch cracks in the surface of our skin cells and maintain a healthy barrier and smooth skin.
- Naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Hypoallergenic properties.
So, yah….we are blessed to raise dairy goats on our farm. We are equally blessed to create products with goats milk for our daughter’s company ReWild Co. (www.re-wild-company.com).
I posted yesterday that we had made soap. Today we took the soaps out of their molds. Here are a few gorgeous pictures.