Updated: Oct 28, 2020
There is much more to the soap we use than meets the eye! What would Goat Milk Soap be without the milk? Especially these two cuties Sage and Mae Belle
Guys, you can find soap anywhere but I wanted something extra special for YOUR skin.
So I found it at Rock Hill Annie's! Laura and I met through a mutual friend. But from the moment I met this phenomenal woman and took a walk around her farm, creatures big and small that she cares for I was amazed! Long story short, we became great friends over the mutual love of Goat Milk! It's so crazy but you have to read about her!
Here is Laura's story; "This farm has been in my family for 51 years, I moved here after my mother passed in 2013, and started my dairy goat herd. I raise medium sized dairy goats.
Oberhasli goats are listed as ‘recovering’ on The Livestock Conservancy registry.
My breeding program has been in place for 6 years (at one time having as many as 22 goats!)
during this time I have upgraded my breeding bucks to produce goats who can produce more milk and have quieter dispositions."
That is the short version but I've been there at feeding time when three babies need to be fed at one time! And this February to witness the birth of twins! It was amazing!
But the real deal here is what this organically raised goat milk can do for your skin! So here we go!
Most commercially made soaps contain harsh surfactants that can strip your skin of natural moisture and oils, leaving it feeling dry and tight. Goat milk soap boasts high amounts of fats, particularly caprylic acid, allowing for gentle removal of dirt and debris without removing the skin’s natural fatty acids
Rich in nutrients
Goat milk is rich in fatty acids and cholesterol, 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. It may even improve psoriasis symptoms like dry skin.
Improves dry skin
Normally, your skin’s lipid barrier slows moisture loss. That’s why low lipid levels can lead to excess moisture loss and dry, irritated, and tight skin. People with dry skin conditions, namely psoriasis and eczema, often have lower levels of lipids, such as cholesterol, ceramides, and fatty acids, in the skin. To improve dry skin, the lipid barrier must be restored and re-hydrated. Goat milk soap’s high cholesterol and fatty acid levels may replace missing fats while providing moisture to allow for better water retention. The use of harsh soaps can strip the skin of its natural moisture, which can worsen dry skin. Using a gentle, fat-rich soap like goat milk soap can support and replenish the skin’s moisture.
Goat milk soap contains compounds to exfoliate your skin. Alpha-hydroxy acids are used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as scars, age spots, and hyper-pigmentation, due its natural ability to exfoliate. Lactic acid, a naturally occurring AHA found in goat milk soap, has been shown to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing for a more youthful complexion.
What’s more, lactic acid is known as one of the gentlest AHAs, making it a suitable option for those with sensitive skin.
May prevent acne
Due to its lactic acid content, goat milk soap may help control or prevent acne.
Lactic acid is a natural exfoliant that gently removes dead skin cells, which helps prevent acne by keeping pores clear of dirt, oil, and excess sebum.
Moreover, goat milk soap is gentle and may help maintain the skin’s moisture. This is unlike any other cleansers containing harsh ingredients that can dry out the skin, potentially leading to excess oil production and clogged pores.
Treat yourself to a bar of this wonderful goodness today, your skin will thank you!
Stay in touch as I continue on my journey!