Benefits of using
Goat Milk Soap
With so many soap options available, it can be challenging to know which one is the best option for your skin. According to the Food and Drug Administration, many of the commercially made soaps on the market are not real soaps, they’re synthetic detergent products.
With the increased demand for natural soaps, goat milk soap has become increasingly popular due to its soothing properties and small ingredient list.
Myrtle’s Minion Soaps are handcrafted in small batches using raw goat milk from healthy dairy goats raised and loved on our farm. Goat milk is rich in both saturated fats and unsaturated fats which is ideal for soap production. Saturated fats increase the soaps lather or bubbles and unsaturated fats provide moisturizing and nourishing properties.
Additionally, at Myrtle’s Minion Farm, we incorporate other plant-based oils like olive oil and coconut oil which further increases the healthy nourishing fats resulting in a creamy, gentle, nourishing and natural soap that you can trust on your skin.
Some of the Benefits of Goat Milk Soap
1. Gentle Cleanser- Most commercially made soaps contain harsh chemicals that can strip your skin of natural moisture and oils, leaving it feeling dry and tight. To maintain your skins natural moisture, it’s best to use products without these harsh chemicals. With our Goat Milk Soap’s high fat content, you can rest assured a gently cleaning without removing the skins natural fatty acids.
2. Rich in Vitamins and Nutrients - A large portion of your skins membrane is comprised of fatty acids and cholesterol and goat milk is rich in these. You may notice an increase in dryness and irritation if your skin is lacking these components. Goat milk is also a good source of Vitamin A which is shown to have anti-aging properties and is necessary for the body to repair damaged skin tissues and maintain healthy skin. There have also been may studies showing soaps and creams with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, help control acne and provide some relief to people who suffer from psoriasis and eczema.
Goat milk is also rich in niacin which helps protect your skin from sun damage and contains additional vitamins like Thiamine and Vitamin B6 which promote healthy skin growth and maintenance.
Finally, it’s a good source of selenium, a mineral shown to support a healthy skin membrane, help prevent damage to the skin from excessive sun exposure and may even improve psoriasis symptoms like dry skin.
3. May Improve Dry Skin - Dry skin is a condition caused by low water levels in the skin. Your skin’s lipid barrier is meant to slow moisture loss however, people with certain dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema often have lower levels of lipids in the skin. The lipid barrier must be restored and rehydrated to improve dry skin. Goat Milk soap’s high levels of lipids may replace missing fats while providing moisture to allow for better water retention.
The use of harsh soaps can strip the skin of its natural moisture which can make it worse. Using a gentile, creamy, nourishing, fat-rich soap like goat milk soap can support and replenish the skins moisture.
4. Natural Exfoliant - Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids, lactic acid, which is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as scars and age spots due to their natural ability to exfoliate the skin. The naturally occurring AHA found in goat milk soap has been shown to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells which allows for a more youthful complexion. It is also one of the gentlest AHAs making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.
These are just a few of the many benefits to using our handmade goat milk soaps regardless if your skin is healthy or not. If you have additional questions or need some guidance, we are happy to help! Click on the contact tab at the top and reach out whichever method is best for you :)