Did you know that the things we put on our bodies is the same as those we put IN our bodies? Given that most beauty products are already found to negatively affect our bodies, it is high time we started looking for healthier alternatives.
Goat milk is such an alternative, which is both chemical-free and highly beneficial. Drinking goat milk helps too, but using homemade goat milk is far better for your skin.
4 Benefits of Goat Milk Soap
1. Helps You Look Younger
Goat milk is abundant in alpha-hydroxy acids like lactic acid which helps remove dead skin cells. Once these cells are removed, the skin is instantly smoothened out, looking significantly rejuvenated.
Alpha-hydroxy acid is included in many products like acne products, shampoos, body creams, and sunscreens. It works as potent exfoliating agent, increasing blood flow to the skin, giving the skin the needed rejuvenation, and minimizing wrinkles.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Goat milk is capable of reducing skin inflammation due to the fat molecule which acts as potent anti-inflammatory agent. According to a study done on goat milk, it releases anti-inflammatory cytokines, which provide better immune response and thus help signal the cells. Although internal consumption has a direct effect, putting it onto the skin is as beneficial as the skin soaks all those benefits.
3. Helps Treat Acne-Prone Skin
Unlike cow`s milk, goat milk is ideal for acne-prone skin, mostly due the special exfoliating properties it contains. Exfoliation is critical for skin`s health because if the dead skin cells remain on the skin, the skin pores get clogged, creating the perfect environment for acne.
In addition to this, goat milk acts as potent antibacterial agent, ably preventing and eliminating acne, reducing swelling, and alleviating itching.
4. Works for Dry Skin
Given that it contains nutrients which replenish the skin with hydration, goat milk works for dry skin, too. Its pH levels are the same as the human epidermis, which makes it ideal for moisturizer and potential remover of acne-causing bacteria. Goat milk is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is known for its ability to repair damaged skin tissue.
Vitamin A also reduces wrinkles and relieves psoriasis symptoms. Many soaps are based on water and don’t contain vitamin needed for healthy skin. However, goat milk soap is an excellent source of vitamins, such as vitamin B1, B6, B12, C, D, and E.
Goat Milk Soap Recipe
- 12 ounces goat milk
- 20 drops frankincense essential oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 ounces olive oil
- 4 ounces almond oil
- 2 ounces jojoba oil
- 4 ounces avocado oil
- soap mold
- soap base
- Freeze the goat milk the night prior usage
- Heat the goat milk and the olive, almond, jojoba, and avocado oil in a double-boiler or by using a heat-safe bowl which fits inside a pan of water
- Add the frankincense and lavender essential oil and heat until very thick
- Transfer the mixture into mold
- Let it cool for 24-48 hours
- Remove the mold and cut into smaller pieces
- Let it cure for a few weeks
- When cured, wrap the soap in wax paper