At Live Berry Well, we are proponents of using natural ingredients whenever possible. When we first began making elderberry syrup for our community, we washed our hands excessively and suffered from extremely dry skin because of that. The ingredients in our soap were full of harsh chemicals that did our skin no favors. Surprisingly, only a few soaps on the market today are true soaps, while the majority of them are synthetic detergent products.
In our hunt for a more gentle hand soap, we came across goat milk soap and were very excited to make the switch after researching all the benefits of goat milk. Goat milk soap has recently soared in popularity because of its soothing properties and limited ingredient list. The following article reviews the main benefits of goat milk.
- Gentle on skin
Goat milk soap gently cleans your skin and promotes a healthy skin microbiome by retaining your skin’s natural moisture and oils. Most commercially made soaps strip your skin of natural lipids or healthy bacteria while goat milk soap maintains your skin’s microbiome.
- Rich in nutrients
Goat milk is rich in nutrients like fatty acids and cholesterol which is similar to the makeup of our skin’s membrane. Maintaining these nutrients helps your skin stay hydrated and less prone to irritation.
- Naturally moisturizing
Many lotions have synthetically produced lactic acid but that is found naturally in goat milk. Lactic acid helps the skin to remain soft by promoting a strong barrier and holding onto moisture.
- Deep cleansing
Along with being highly moisturizing, the lactic acid in goat milk soap is also responsible for the deep clean that goat milk soap offers. Lactic acid is just one of the naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids in goat milk which gently slough away dead skin cells.
Overall, the nutrients, alpha-hydroxy acids, and nourishing oils in goat milk soap can relieve irritation and inflammation caused by excessively dry skin. Switching from conventional soap to goat soap can make a huge difference in your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re searching for a way to naturally moisturize your skin, treat eczema or dry skin, or simply looking for a way to get a good, naturally deep cleansing soap, goat milk soap is a superior alternative to the toxic chemicals in traditional soaps.