Handmade Goats Milk Soap
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Why Goat Milk?
Five Good Reasons to Start Using Goat’s Milk Soap**
Consumers are becoming more aware of the chemical mass production of commercial body care products that are loaded with synthetic ingredients. Possibly a symptom of an economy looking to cut costs, body care products like soap and deodorant have moved away from being “personal care” products. Instead, they are becoming personally destructive, cancer-causing silent killers. From containing hormone disrupting phthalates and poisonous triclosan, to harboring heavy metals and toxic surfactants, many mass-produced body care products have become utterly dangerous. As consumers become more aware, many people are now switching to all natural, organic products. One natural body care product that’s gaining attention is goat’s milk soap. Here are the five wonderful benefits of using goat’s milk soap versus commercial sodium lauryl sulfate blends.
Delays signs of skin aging:
Goat’s milk soap delays signs of skin aging due to its high content of alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid. Alpha-hydroxy acids break down dead skin cell bonds, removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and leaving behind new cells on the surface that appear smoother and more youthful.
Not a chemical counterfeit:
Water-based soaps on mainstream supermarket shelves use harsh chemical acids to break down dead skin cells. The lasting effect of chemical acids on the skin is more similar to a chemical “burn.” Alpha hydroxyl acids found in goat’s milk, work with skin instead of breaking it down and aging it further.
Goat’s milk reduces skin inflammation due to its fat molecule content. The cream present in goat’s milk is a moisturizer, soothing dry and damaged skin, possessing an anti-inflammatory effect.
Loaded with essentials:
Goat’s milk is packed full of essential nutrients and vitamins like vitamin D, C, B1, B6, B12, and E, that feed the skin and are absorbed into the body.
Studies now show that goat’s milk is effective for treating acne and skin conditions. This is primarily because goat’s milk has anti-bacterial properties that delay the growth of microbial organisms that spur the spread of acne.