Why Goat Milk Soap?
Goats produce a unique, healthy milk with a number of benefits for your body and for the environment.
How is Goat Milk Soap and store bought "soap" different?
According to the FDA, "soap is made by combining fats or oils and an alkali, such as lye. The fats and oils, which may be from animal, vegetable, or mineral sources, are degraded into free fatty acids, which then combine with the alkali to form crude soap. The lye reacts with the oils, turning what starts out as liquid into blocks of soap. When made properly, no lye remains in the finished product. In the past, people commonly made their own soap using animal fats and lye that had been extracted from wood ashes.
Today there are very few true soaps on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually synthetic detergent products. Detergent cleansers are popular because they make suds easily in water and don't form gummy deposits. Some of these detergent products are actually marketed as "soap" but are not true soap according to the regulatory definition of the word." (FDA.gov).
Our Goat Milk Soap is a true soap, made will all natural fats and oils, contains no harsh chemicals, detergents, or additives.
Rich in nutrients.
Goat milk is rich in fatty acids and cholesterol, which make up a large portion of the skin membrane. A lack of these components in your skin can lead to dryness and irritation.
Furthermore, the milk is a good source of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin shown to have anti-aging properties.
Finally, it’s a good source of selenium, a mineral shown to support a healthy skin membrane.
Goat milk is easy on the environment.
Dairy goats need less water per gallon of milk produced than most other livestock raised for dairy. In addition, goats produce nearly 20 times less methane per pound of body weight than dairy cows.