When I first started making soap from our goats milk I was drawn to the creative nature of this forgotten craft. Taking natural ingredients and combining them with scents and colors of my choosing to make a unique bar of soap still gets me excited. But the health benefits of this amazing product should have been reason enough. Below are ten of the top health benefits of using goats milk soap.
1. A better clean
Goat milk soaps are handcrafted bar soaps that contain no harsh detergents or harmful chemical compounds. The lactic acid component of pure goat milk is known to play a key role in cleaning skin and eliminating impurities. It also contains alpha hydroxy acids that break down the bonds between dead cells and remove the dull surface layer of the skin to give the skin a squeaky clean appearance. Moreover, these soaps are rich in natural ingredients, which work gently without causing excessive dryness.
2. Vitamin packed:
Goat milk is packed with vitamins, such as A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, E, etc., and minerals, such as zinc, copper, iron, selenium, etc. Apart from that it also includes fatty acids, amino acids, citric acid, antioxidants and enzymes. All these are needed not just for our body but are also important for our skin. However, the best part is that goat milk can penetrate the surface layer of the skin fast and provide each of our tissues sufficient amounts of nutrients. In short, regular use of goat milk soap can feed the skin and nourish it from within.
3. Moisturizes and softens skin
Goat milk itself is an emollient or natural moisturizer that gets absorbed by the skin instantly and creates a moisture barrier to keep it soft, smooth and supple for a longer period of time. With tons of proteins, fatty acids and glycerine, which contribute to its super hydrating and moisturizing properties, skin is left feeling replenished.
4. Slows effects of Premature Aging:
Being rich in powerful antioxidants, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, goat milk can keep our body free from the oxidative damages caused by free radicals. It also eliminates the layer of dead cells from the surface layer of our skin and reveals the new cell layers underneath. Both of these result into delayed aging and getting rid of signs of aging like the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and so on.
5. Treats and prevents Acne-Free:
According to experts, goat milk soap is capable of giving tough competition to any other anti-bacterial soap available in the market, especially when treating acne. The milk proteins present in the products possesses amazing anti-microbial properties, which help prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria and destroy the ones already on your skin.
6. Relieves skin Irritation:
Regular use of goat milk soap can be helpful in relieving the skin irritation. Goat milk is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of fat molecules in it. Besides, it does not include chemical additives. So, anybody (even people with sensitive skin) can use it without worrying about irritation or inflammation.
7. Skin healing properties:
As said in the previous point, goat milk can soothe our skin without causing itchiness. On the other hand, it also offers effective anti-microbial effects. Therefore, the soap made from it can easily be used to heal skin infections, such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis faster.
8. Maintains pH Balance Of The Skin:
Goat milk soap helps balance the bodies pH level. It has been found that goat milk contains a certain fatty acid named caprylic acid, which lowers the pH balance of the soap and makes it almost similar to that of the human body. As a result, our skin can absorb most of the nutrients from the soap and prevent the attack of germs successfully.
9. Repairs Damaged Skin:
Goats milk is rich in alpha hydroxil acid which helps removes dead skin cells and encourage the growth of fresh new cells in our body leaving skin vibrant and fresh.
10. Protects From Skin Cancer:
Goat milk soap contains lots of selenium, which was proved by scientists, can protesct skin from ultraviolet rays, keeping skin cancer at bay.