Now more than ever consumers have shifted their focus from mass produced to sustainable and naturally sourced products. Whether this is in the home or for our bodies, our understanding of the need for naturally derived products is increasing. The belief that only harsh, synthetic cleansers are more effective than a natural product is misguided.
The average woman can use up to 12 different products on their body daily with the potential to contain over 160 different chemicals. The dangers become clear considering the absorption of topical applications on the skin is around 60%. If we won’t ingest harmful chemicals, why should we put them on our skin?
This is where goats milk and its benefits come into play.
In the last few years, the benefits of goats milk has been rapidly becoming better understood. Its miraculous make up is no myth. From formula for babies with allergies to a whole host of goat milk based products, it's quickly becoming apparent that natural is just as good, if not better than manufactured when it comes to our skin.
Reportedly, famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra bathed in goats milk to maintain her glowing complexion. Clearly we need to go back to basics and revisit what our ancestors seemed to already understand. Natural is best.
Why Goat’s Milk?Products made with goat milk, such as goat milk soap have enormous benefits to the skin. Rather than using harsh detergents or surfactants to cleanse the skin, the naturally occurring lactic acid in goats milk does this for you.
The 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.
Take care of your skin with our soap made from responsibly sourced, natural ingredients. While it is possible to synthetically add these elements to commercial soaps, ours naturally exists in ideal quantities. In fact, its natural composition not only contains all these natural goodies, it allows for the easiest penetration to the deeper layers of our skin. This means you are caring for your skin in a more effective way that leads to better skin over time.
What Is The Process?
Our goat milk is organically sourced and cruelty free. In a process that we have perfected for over 10 years with careful chemistry and testing, we create the perfect soap. We combine goat milk with shea butter, cocoa butter and high quality oils such as coconut, palm, safflower, castor, olive, and essential oils for the most nourishing result.
These ingredients are combined with lye following the ancient saponification (soap making) method in a process that takes time and careful attention. We believe we have perfected this handcrafted process to ensure the perfect lather, cleansing properties and moisturizing elements.
We also only use pure essential oils in our products. Commonly substituted with fragrance oils in inferior products, fragrance oils are known irritants. Synthetically created fragrance oils can contain up to 200 undisclosed ingredients. They can trigger headaches, dizziness, skin rashes and coughs among other reactions. We happily declare every ingredient we use and only use those that are naturally derived and responsibly sourced.
What Is Goat Milk Soap Good For?
GOAT Soap can be used by anyone and everyone. No matter your age, skin type or sensitivities, GOAT Soap is safe and naturally hypoallergenic. It’s moisturizing and supports healthy skin.
Essentially, it is beneficial for just about any skin type or skin issue.
Seasonal changes can make your skin prone to dryness and itching. Eczema and dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea are all painful and recurrent skin issues that can be hard to manage. Perhaps you just are particularly sensitive to fragrance, colors or harsh detergents. GOAT Soap is ideal for all of these scenarios.
Additionally, if you suffer from scars, stretch marks or pigmentation, goats milk soap can help. It can even out your skin tone and minimize the appearance of new and old scars.
Struggling with acne? Goats milk soap is non-comedogenic and will not clog pores and can reduce inflammation.
The benefits of using goat milk soap for your skin is that all of the above concerns can be addressed without compromising on feeling clean and fresh. Even if you have zero skin issues, using natural is always a better choice. You may just find your skin can be better and brighter than you realize.
Which GOAT Soap Is Best For Me?
While our base recipe remains the same in all our organic GOAT products, we use carefully selected essential oils to provide you with targeted support for certain skin ailments. All of our oils are naturally sourced with no synthetic colors or fragrances.
If you’re unsure, start off with our original, Unscented GOAT Soap.
GOAT Soap With Tea Tree And Peppermint
Tea Tree Oil possesses incredible antibacterial properties as well as being beneficial in relieving itchy skin or dandruff. Up to 80 percent of people experience acne or skin break-outs between puberty and 30 years of age. If you’re struggling with poor skin health in this area, tea tree can support it to heal and minimize further breakouts. Tea tree is antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. When combined with goats milk, it is a natural powerhouse for better skin.
We also include refreshing peppermint oil in this blend. This soothing fragrance is shown to boost energy and possesses natural analgesic qualities. It is also wonderfully cooling on the skin which is a major relief for inflamed, painful skin.
This soap is best for:
- Skin with persistent acne.
- Inflamed, itchy or irritated skin conditions that are prone to infections such as eczema.
GOAT Soap With Lemongrass And Citrus
Lemongrass has been used medicinally for thousands of years across South East Asia. Known for its refreshing and revitalizing lemony scent, it also treats a multitude of ailments. High in vitamins A and C, when used topically it can brighten dull skin. If you suffer from enlarged pores or oily skin, the astringent properties of lemongrass can help.
Clinically shown to be effective against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria, lemongrass oil reduces harmful bacteria on the skin. Combined with the pore minimizing effects, our GOAT Soap with lemongrass and citrus is also a great choice for those with acne. The addition of citrus oil works to promote smooth, radiant and clarified skin. Citrus oil supports better skin texture and blood flow for younger fresher skin every wash.
This soap is best for:
- Dull skin that gets occasional breakouts.
- Enlarged pores and oily skin types.
GOAT Soap With Lavender
We are all familiar with the relaxing aromatic properties of lavender. Since biblical times, it has been highly regarded for its fragrance and medicinal benefits. Adding lavender essential oil to our winning GOAT milk soap formula means that as your skin is soothed, so is your mood. Lavender combined with the lactic acid in goat milk has also been shown to promote better skin tone and assist in lightening dark spots.
With natural anti-inflammatory properties it is successful in soothing painful sunburnt skin, dermatitis and eczema. Proven to shrink blood vessels and minimize redness, lavender is still gentle enough for rosacea sufferers to use. Its ability to minimize our skin's reaction to ultraviolet light also means that sun related flair ups could be reduced. Some studies suggest it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
This soap is best for:
- Reducing redness and inflammation, even in rosacea sufferers.
- Lightening pigmentation and promoting uniform skin tone.
GOAT Soap With Patchouli
The earthy scent of patchouli is often associated with a more carefree era. However its benefits to the skin shouldn't be underestimated. With unique properties that can help to soften and diminish scars over time it also supports the skin to stay moisturized. This means all the nourishing goodness of goat milk can be even more successfully retained by your skin.
If you suffer from psoriasis, patchouli has been shown to reduce inflammation and encourage healing. It also promotes skin cell turnover so healthy skin can more rapidly come to the surface. Its antifungal properties have been demonstrated to benefit fungal skin ailments such as athlete's foot and thrush.
This soap is best for:
- Helping to support scar reduction and wound healing.
- Maintaining skin moisture to reduce dryness and chapping. Beneficial particularly for psoriasis sufferers.
GOAT Soap With Ylang-Ylang (Floral)
A scent that can instantly transport you to feeling like you’re in a day spa. Ylang-ylang is soothing and balancing. Chosen for its anti-seborrheic properties among others, Ylang-ylang is used in our floral GOAT soap. Ylang-ylang has been found to be efficient in helping skin regulate its oil secretions. It nourishes dry skin and helps to boost your skin's natural oils. When combined with goat milk, it is incredibly soothing to dry skin.
Combined with goat milk it soothes and lubricates skin to help eradicate painful dermatitis flare ups. Ylang-ylang is a natural immune booster. Immune function is a critical part of managing inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. It also smells amazing and is purportedly in possession of aphrodisiacal properties.
This soap is best for:
- Sufferers of seborrheic dermatitis.
- Those with excessively oily skin
Ultimately, the benefits of our GOAT soap are endless. Making the switch from heavily manufactured, unnatural products to naturally beneficial ones is easier than ever. There is no need to sacrifice skin health just to feel fresh and clean. Our small batch, handcrafted and organic goat milk soaps are created to support your skin. With healthy skin we all feel better, with an easy switch to GOAT Soap you are well on the way to your best skin, naturally.