Benefits of Goat Milk Soap

People who are looking for natural alternatives to mass-produced soaps are increasingly turning to organic goat milk soap. It has a range of benefits and can help you lead a more natural and healthier bathing and cleansing routine.

What is natural goat milk soap?

Goat’s milk soap is a bar of soap that has goat’s milk in the formula. As with other natural soaps, goat’s milk soap is made from lye that is then mixed with oils and fat. The goat’s milk also contributes to the amount and composition of the fats in the soap. It creates a bar that is soft and natural, and that has a range of added benefits for your skin compared to soaps made from other materials.

What are the benefits of goat milk in soap?

Goat milk is full of vitamins and minerals which provide your skin with a range of benefits, as well as citric acids, antioxidants and enzymes that all play a part in nourishing, healing and soothing your skin. Goat milk is packed full of natural proteins, glycerin and fatty acids. It is a natural moisturizer and can be easily absorbed through the skin. This creates an effective moisture barrier and helps to keep the skin soft and smooth. Because of its hydrating properties, goat milk soaps don’t dry out your skin as water-based soaps can.

Goat milk is also rich in alpha-hydroxy acids that can gently remove dead skin cells, revealing the smoother cells underneath. This can help to reduce irritation, particularly if you have any kind of skin condition. Water-based soaps perform the same function by including harsh chemicals in their ingredients that can damage your skin. Goat milk soap removes dead skin cells without causing irritation or leaving your skin overly dry.

Goat milk has a different molecular structure to cow milk and many people with cow milk sensitivity prefer it. Goat milk can be immune boosting if you drink it, and it’s widely believed that if it’s used topically it can provide relief for skin conditions such as eczema.

Is goat milk soap good for skin?

Using goat milk soap feeds and soothes your skin, giving it a daily boost to help it cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. As a purely natural ingredient, it doesn’t subject your skin to harsh chemicals that can strip your skin of essential oils and leave you irritated.

Compared to other soaps, our homemade goat milk soap is made with full cream rather than water. This means it’s rich in all kinds of natural ingredients that soothe and feed your skin. Whereas water-based soaps can be drying, goat milk soap is actually moisturizing. This means goat milk soap works as both a cleanser and moisturizer for the hands and whole body.

Goat milk is also rich in Vitamin A which has been shown to reduce the visible signs of ageing, such as deep lines and wrinkles, when it’s applied to your skin. Goat milk soap contains fewer ingredients than water-based soaps and is free of harsh chemicals that can damage and irritate your skin. Goat milk soap is gentle and hypoallergenic. When you use goat milk soap you are feeding and moisturizing your skin as well as cleaning it.

Can goat milk soap ease eczema or dry skin?

Because it’s rich in both lactic acid and gentle alpha-hydroxy acids it works as a natural exfoliant, removing dead skin cells to reveal the healthier younger skin cells that lie underneath. Lactic acid from goat milk also contains probiotics. In fact, oral probiotics that are used as a gentle topical treatment for eczema in children have been shown to be effective. It’s these same lactic acids found in goat milk soap that are believed to help eczema sufferers.

Lactic acid in goat milk combines with natural oils and fats to nourish and feed your skin. They help to strengthen your skin barrier and seal the moisture in. Well-hydrated skin can be more resistant to eczema flare-ups. Goat milk soap is a gently effective way to soothe your eczema while lowering the risk of future outbreaks.

Why is goat milk soap good for acne?

Unlike cow’s milk, goat milk is effective at combatting breakout-prone skin. Because it contains natural ingredients that gently exfoliate your skin, it can reduce the risk of an acne breakout. It also has a number of antimicrobial properties that can effectively reduce, and in some cases even prevent breakouts altogether.

Studies have shown that drinking goat milk releases anti-inflammatory cytokines into the body. Using goat milk soap on your skin may have similar benefits, helping to reduce inflammation and lowering the risk of acne. Goat milk is rich in vitamin A and selenium, and both are essential for repairing damaged skin tissue. This is essential to keep skin healthy and to prevent clogged pores that can lead to acne breakouts.

Gentle goat milk soap to clean and nourish your skin

At Pretty Farm Girl, we have created a range of goat milk soap to clean and nourish your skin. Our goat milk soap bars are made by hand on our farm in small batches and are available in gently scented and unscented options. From rich and unscented milk and honey to fresh lavender and mint, wild rose, coffee and lemon, all of our goat milk soaps contain natural ingredients that feed rather than irritate your skin. Why not take a look at our range and start enjoying the benefits of goat milk soap?