I often wonder what it is, that has makers like me in love with goat’s milk. There is much to learn and discover….
Not only externally, but also internally goat milk is fantastic. If you're allergic to the casein protein in cow's milk, goat's milk can result in fewer skin breakouts as the milk is less allergenic. The lactose content in goat’s milk is much lower than cow's milk. Another reason goat’s milk is easier on the gut, is that the fat globules are smaller.
Goat milk is full of moisture-boosting fat molecules, redness-reducing exfoliating acids, nourishing vitamin A, and many other skin-loving minerals that make it a powerful, yet gentle antidote for everything from eczema to acne.
The healing properties of Goat’s milk has been found to have similar to that of olive oil and regular consumption is recommended as a home remedy for anemia, magnesium deficiency.
The boost in the regeneration of hemoglobin is quite significant, and is be beneficial for those with osteoporosis. The high levels of zinc and selenium can also help with neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.
As I am not as fond of the milk flavor I consume my goat milk via goat's cheese.
Sourdough bread + goat's milk cheese = HEAVEN
On to my favorite subject, soap!
Naturally high in saturated and unsaturated fat, goat milk creates a soap that is creamy, gentle, and nourishing.
The 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.
Dermatologists admit it's a skin-care superfood! The way it leaves skin soft, subtle and healthy is quite real.
When you use goat milk soap, you may notice your skin will take on a healthy glow, your skin isn’t constantly craving more moisturizer. Goat milk contains high levels of cream, so when it's combined with the fat molecules of our plant based oils the result is a super "fatted" soap that nourishes your skin. Fat molecules work to lock in moisture, and maintaining your skin’s outer barrier. This helps to protect your skin from pollution and bacteria and keep the nourishing moisture inside.
Goat’s milk is especially full of healthy fatty acid molecules and triglycerides that really keep your skin baby soft and boosting the moisture level. These fats gently hydrate the skin, great if you suffer from dry or sensitive skin.
Goat milk makes great exfoliator as well.
The lactic acid (alpha-hydroxy acid) in goat’s milk helps support the skin’s natural turnover process. It removes dead skin cells by breaking the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together. It does this so very gently and gives you all of the benefits of the other skin-loving acids but without the dryness, irritation, or inflammation. After the dead cells are cleared, you’re left with a glowing, smooth surface and younger-looking skin. Consistent use of lactic acid can brighten your skin without any irritation.
Lactic acid can also cleanse your skin, eliminating impurities and can increase blood flow to the surface. That’s especially beneficial to skin prone to eczema, psoriasis, or dryness. The high Vitamin A content helps regulate cellular turnover, which in turn helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Goat milk soap is a gentle, traditional soap with many benefits. It's creaminess lends well to conditions like sensitive and dry skin. It keeps skin nourished and hydrated thanks to its non-stripping properties.
If you’re looking for a soap that isn’t harsh and keeps your skin healthy, goat milk soap may be worth a try.