What are the benefits of goat milk soap?
It helps your skin to look younger as goat milk
has the ability to help provide a more youthful appearance
. It works because it comes with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) including lactic acid that helps break down the dead skin cells. Remove the dead skin, and a glowing skin will emerge. Goat milk has the ability to reduce skin inflammation
because it contains a fat molecule that not only moisturizes the skin, but comes with anti-inflammatory characteristics. A study was conducted regarding the use of goat milk, in particular because of the numerous reports of digestive issues and allergic reactions to cow milk. While this study focuses on internal consumption, the external application such as through goat milk soap comes with benefits too.
Goat milk (unlike cow’s milk) could help acne prone skin
too, coming with special properties that offer a different type of exfoliation for the skin, helping remove dead skin cells (that if are not removed can cause the skin pores to clog and leading to unwanted acne surfacing). In addition, it is said that goat milk contains antibacterial properties that can eliminate and even prevent acne altogether while helping reduce the swelling and itching that acne can cause. Goat milk offers hydrating benefits for dry skin.
This is because the pH levels of goat milk are the same as the human epidermis, moisturizing while cleansing and possibly eliminating any acne-causing bacteria. Goat milk soap is rich in vitamin D, C, B1, B6, B12 and E, all of which are absorbed into the body when applied - without the harshness of detergents, alcohol, dyes, petroleum and other chemical-based ingredients. Vitamin A is well known for the help it provides to repair damaged skin tissue. The good news is that there are lots of different goat milk soaps available online - or you can even make your own...
If you would like to make your own, here is how
- 1 pound goat milk soap base
- 1 teaspoon organic unrefined coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon almond oil
- 1/4 teaspoon avocado oil
- 25 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 25 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Soap molds of your choice
- Look for a goat milk soap base online, going for the best and purest ingredients you can afford.
- Chop the goat milk soap base into small pieces on a clean cutting board.
- Place the pieces into a double boiler on low heat until melted gently.
- Lightly grease your molds with coconut oil. This will help to make it easier to remove the soaps later.
- Add in some coconut oil and olive oil, followed by almond oil and avocado oil to the double boiler.
- Add in a couple of essential oils - Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil are two suggestions.
- Once the essential oils are mixed in well, you can pour the mixture into the soap molds, taking lots of care as the mixture is HOT.
- Leave for about 24 hours to harden.
To remove the soap from the mold(s), gently pull the mold’s edges away from the soap, turn upside-down and pop the soap out of the mold. Use it regularly for all its many health and skin benefits.