Your new favorite beauty product might come from a rather surprising source: goat’s milk!
Goat milk is definitely having a moment in soaps and other beauty products these days, but its use as a skincare ingredient actually goes way back. In fact, it’s said that Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, used fresh goat milk in her daily baths to improve her complexion and skin health!
Here’s why we love using farm-fresh goat’s milk as a soap ingredient, plus the best natural goat milk soaps we offer so that you can use this skin superfood in your own routines.
Benefits of using goat milk soap
Straight from the source: the goat farm where Pacha gets our goat’s milk from!
As you may be able to guess from the name, goat’s milk is milk that comes from goats. While cow’s milk tends to be the more popular dairy option in the United States, it’s estimated that roughly 65% of the world actually prefers using goat’s milk over cow’s milk!
There are plenty of good reasons to use goat milk, both in your diet and in your beauty routine. For example, goat milk is fairly easy to produce. It also tends to be a bit easier on the stomach than milk from cows since it contains fewer lactose molecules, which means that people with lactose intolerance may be able to tolerate it more easily than other dairy milks.
In addition, this highly nutritious food staple also has plenty of nourishing ingredients that your skin can benefit from when using it in soap and beauty products!
Even though soap is an everyday necessity, the consistent use of harsh soaps can strip your skin’s natural lipid (fat) barrier over time and ultimately contribute to dryness. So one of the greatest strengths of natural goat milk is that it contains high levels of fatty acids and cholesterol, both of which can replenish your skin and are great for keeping dryness at bay without the harsh drying effects of other conventional soaps. It’s also a great natural humectant, which means it can help draw in moisture to your skin cells and keep it supple and healthy for the long run.
Your skin needs regular exfoliation to get rid of the dry, dead skin cells and reveal the glowing new skin underneath. Unfortunately, many physical and chemical exfoliators can be really harsh and irritating, especially if you already deal with sensitive skin.
Goat’s milk is a great natural source of lactic acid, a natural alpha-hydroxic acid (AHA) that gently exfoliates your skin with less irritation than you might experience from harsher exfoliating agents. This means that every time you wash with a bar of goat milk soap, you’re gently sloughing away all those dead skin cells with less risk of triggering irritation and inflammation!
Goat milk is chock full of nourishing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that your skin loves just as much as your body does. For example, goat milk is a rich source of:
- Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that has been linked to improved skin elasticity, moisture, and healing from sun damage
- Probiotics, or “good bacteria” that can help keep your skin’s microbiome balanced and healthy
Another major benefit of using goat milk in your soap? It’s almost the same pH as your skin! This means that it won’t disrupt your skin’s microbiome and is a good choice especially if you deal with sensitive skin and irritation. In fact, it’s so soothing that some people even use it for soothing their eczema flare-ups.
Best natural goat milk soaps
Goat milk ready to be added to our artisanal handcrafted soaps.
Ready to add this ultra-nourishing ingredient to your skincare routine? Here are some of our favorite bar soaps that contain farm-fresh goat’s milk!
With a luxurious combination of soothing goat milk and ultra-hydrating almond oil, this top seller is the ultimate sweet treat for your skin.
For adding a festive spin to your bathtime and handwashing routine, try our Peppermint Twist bar soap! Crafted with both goat’s milk and Oregon mint, it’s a great way to add a seasonal twist to your favorite skincare routine products.
Our Oats & Honey bar soap combines farm-fresh goat’s milk, honey, and organic rolled oats, creating a truly indulgent and soothing bar of soap that’s almost good enough to eat!
For a unique bar of soap with earthy, sweet, and aromatic notes, you can’t go wrong with frankincense and myrrh.
How to use goat milk soaps
Goat milk soaps can be used on your hands, face, and body to cleanse and moisturize your skin. To use, simply run your bar of soap under the water and rub it on the desired area of the body, lathering then rinsing off with warm water.
However, goat milk soaps may not be for everyone and every skin type. Some things to note about using goat milk soaps:
- Like many other beauty products, some goat milk soaps may be made with artificial additives, like certain fragrances, that can be irritating to your skin. If you suffer from sensitive skin or skin conditions, look for a goat milk soap that is made with natural ingredients and fragrances, like all of the soaps made by Pacha Soap Co.!
- It’s worth noting that goat milk is a dairy product, which means that it may not be an appropriate soap ingredient for some people who are sensitive to dairy products. There’s some evidence that using goat milk soap can sometimes lead to a subsequent goat milk allergy upon consumption. While this may not be applicable to everyone with a dairy sensitivity, it’s worth keeping in mind.
- One of the benefits of goat milk as a soap product is that it contains a high-fat content, but this can also be a disadvantage if you already have oily skin since it may clog pores.
Goat’s milk is an awesome natural product for hydrating dry skin and soothing irritation. Luckily, Pacha Soap Co. has plenty of luxurious and indulgent bar soaps containing goat’s milk so that you can try this ultra-moisturizing ingredient no matter what scents you prefer and skin goals you have!
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