Goat milk benefits reach beyond the basic consumption of it, and one of the most exciting products derived from this miracle milk is soap!
According to PureSoapworks.com, and legend, Cleopatra herself bathed in goat milk to keep her skin beautiful and youthful. Specific acids contained in goat milk help remove dead skin cells, leaving new and smoother cells in its wake. Not only is this a beauty-benefit, but also a health benefit, as removing dead cells reduces skin irritation. Goat milk soaps’ moisturizing texture accomplishes this in a comfortable manner unlike water-based soaps, which rely on abrasive and skin-drying chemicals.
In my “Go(a)t Milk?” post (http://goatshowdoc.com/2012/06/23/goat-milk/), I mentioned that goat milk has a high Vitamin A content. Vitamin A is a crucial attribute of goat milk soap, contributing to skin tissue repair, reduction of lines and wrinkles, acne control, psoriasis relief, and eczema relief. Vitamin A’s natural, organic occurrence in goat milk makes it all the more healthy when compared to its artificial presence in water-based soaps.
GoatMilkStuff.com mentions one of the most important features of goat milk soap: the mineral 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.”
To make goat milk soap, one typically uses a “cold process.” If you’re interested in a cold process recipe for goat milk soap, check out this site:
Watch this video to see a few different goat soap-making methods:
Many goat soap vendors can be found through a simple Google search. Try this one for a start: www.goatmilkstuff.com.
And please support Tierra Mia Organics (http://www.tierramiaorganics.com/), another great goat soap vendor who we spoke to at the 4th Annual Goat Festival in San Francisco (http://goatshowdoc.com/2012/04/26/day-3-san-francisco-4th-annual-goat-festival/).
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