What is Goat Milk Soap?

Goat milk soap is a wonderful choice for those looking for a natural soap that leaves skin feeling moist, supple and healthy. Soaps made from goat milk provide long lasting health benefits with regular use and are ideal for people with very sensitive skin or serious skin conditions such as psoriasis. However, everyone can benefit from switching to goat milk soap permanently.

1300659518_1f1c521690This soap is rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which can help with the removal of dead skin cells and the development of healthy, younger-looking skin. This can also affect those suffering from skin conditions by lowering the irritation that might cause part of the discomfort. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins, particularly in Vitamin A, which helps with the repair of damaged skin and even helps to control acne, lines and wrinkles and to ease the discomfort, such as itching, caused by many skin conditions.

One of the reasons goat milk soap pampers the skin so much is because it is said to have the same pH balance as human skin. This protects the skin from the bacterial and chemical attacks it must deal with on a daily basis. It contains caprylic or capric triglyceride, an emollient that helps the skin stay moisturized since it is absorbed very quickly and coats the skin with a very light layer of protective moisture. Goat milk soap is also rich in glycerin and while many soap makers remove the glycerin from their soaps to sell separately, goat milk soap makers keep it so that the soap is highly moisturizing.

Goat milk soap makers also often add fragrance to their soaps. The fragrances come from essential oils, which are natural oils that are extracted from plants. Some makers also add color to enhance the soap aesthetically. Others sometimes add oatmeal and honey as a skin soothing agent or ground almonds for exfoliation.

If you have not yet treated yourself to a bar of goat milk soap, give it a try. You’ll be glad you did and your skin will thank you.

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