Soap!

Have I told you about goat milk soap yet? Well! I’ll sum up what I’ve learned about it from the internets:

  • It has nifty Alpha Hydroxy acids that take off dead skin cells gently. Thus it is perfect for people with sensitive skin or skin conditions (eczema and psoriasis) who can’t tolerate any exfoliants. Also great for sweet baby skin that also doesn’t want to be scrubbed.
  • It’s fat. Or Phat? HaHa no more being hip for me. Goat milk fat molecules are smaller that cow milk fat molecules and so it is naturaly homogenized. This means there is a very high level of fat in the soap that makes your skin soft with out being greasy, and won’t dry it out.
  • [Goat milk contains important minerals for the skin such as 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. Although the water used in other soaps may contain minerals such as calcium, sodium, or iron (commonly found in tap water), that’s not much help when it comes to your skin. ] quoted from here because I didn’t want to type all that.
  • Some people say that it helps your skin maintain it’s pH but that is debated.
  • The best reason for goat milk soap? You can pronounce all the ingredients and you know exactly what they are: Coconut Oil, Olive oil, Palm oil, fragrance oil, lye, and goat milk of course (in the recipe I use from this site).

http://goatmilkstuff.com/Goat-Milk-Soap-Benefits.html

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5033199_benefits-goat-milk-soap.html

http://www.newenglandgrown.com/pages/goatsoap.html

these are the first three hits on a google search for “benefits of goat milk soap”

Here are the flavors that I’ve tried:

Orange (made with essential oil not fragrance oil), Energy, Oatmeal Milk and Honey (my favorite baby scent EVER!), Sandalwood/vanilla (very masculine, so I love it for Neil), and a Lavendar/violet mix that is very floral, like I can’t handle it floral…hoping it mellows out.

 

The milk solids carmelize during the process turning it that lovely cream color. The Vanilla dyes it even darker, so the one on the far left is sandalwood/vanilla.

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