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One of the ways we use the milk from our Nigerian Dwarf goats is making goats milk soap. It is well known that Cleopatra herself , who was known for her radiant skin, bathed in goats milk. The alpha hydroxy acids contained in goat milk are beneficial for skin because they can help breakdown the layers of dead skin cells leaving behind softer, younger looking skin. For this reason goat milk soap is often used to help with dry skin, acne scars, and more. Goat milk also contains essential vitamins A, C, E, and some B vitamins which are all very important for healthy skin. The extra fats contained in goat milk soap make for a more moisturizing bar, leaving skin feeling smoother. Our goat milk soap is made without the harsh ingredients contained in many commercial soaps, so it is as pure as possible. We use simple ingredients such as olive and coconut oil to make for bars of skin-loving soap. Sometimes colorants and fragrance oils are used to make fun, colorful bars with interesting scents that will liven up one's kitchen or bathroom. We also make more natural bars of soap that only have essential oils and natural colorants like rose clay in them.
**While we are fully comfortable with the ingredients in our soap and are confident in our product we made no cosmetic or other claims.**
Making soap at little goat hill
An example of how our soaps are made. In this batch (Eucalyptus Green Tea) there is both goat milk and green tea as the liquid ingredients, however usually we use all goats milk.
Commonly asked Questions:
1. But isn't lye a chemical? I thought the point was that the soap was natural. Yes, lye (sodium hydroxide) is a chemical. But so is pretty much everything else: oxygen and nitrogen in the air we breath, loads of complex molecules in the foods we eat (even in those that are "natural" such as fruits and vegetables), ect. The real key is wether the chemical in question is harmful. While it is true that lye is caustic, this isn't a concern when it comes to using the soap. You see, the soaping making process is a chemical reaction between lye and oils and by the time this reaction is complete, there is no lye present in the soap. So, you are not exposing yourself to lye by using the soap! There is no way to make soap without lye. Even the soap that you buy at the store was at one point made with lye. As an added precaution, we pH test each batch to ensure it is mild.
Natural is a rather vague word; it can mean many things to many people. That is why we list all of our ingredients on the packing of our soaps so that the customer knows what they are buying.
2. Why does my soap get soft and seem to melt so quickly? Since we only sell soap fully cured, this should not be an issue. Homemade soap should be put in a draining soap dish when not in use. If it is left in a puddle of water, it will soften. For this reason it is usually best to store it outside of the shower. Many of our soaps are slightly soft because they are meant to be creamy and moisturizing, however if they are properly cared for, they shouldn't melt.