Goat milk soaps are no doubt a new entrant into the market of luxury soaps, but many of us have questions. Are they as good as human-based soaps? Will they work for me? Do I really need them? Here is some information that might help you make your decision.
Goat milk soaps are simply a handmade bar soap which contains goat milk in the base formula rather than cow milk. Some people with a sensitive skin tolerance to cow milk tend to favor it, since goat milk is a completely different compound. Goat milk can have a variety of beneficial anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and moisturizing benefits, and some believe that applying it topically in the purest form as soap will provide the same advantages for dry skin conditions such as... dermatitis, eczema, or dry skin. It is sometimes also used as an ointment for infants.
Some people wonder why the goat milk soap would have any benefits at all when we use ordinary soap for daily cleansing. In answer to this question, goat milk soaps contain a variety of plant oils that are known to be compatible with human sebum, which means that they will not clog pores. This means that once the soaps have been cleansed through your skin, any remaining sebum is easily removed from the skin by simple wiping.
Goat milk soaps also contain soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, which is a natural product derived from plants. Aloe Vera has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties as well, and it helps to soothe itching skin and other rashes. It has also been found to have anti-bacterial properties, which can help to reduce the possibility of eczema outbreaks. Additionally, Aloe Vera can help to promote healthy circulation and young, healthy skin. As previously mentioned, goat milk soaps are made from oils obtained from cows, and Aloe Vera can be obtained from the Aloe Cactus plant. Although Aloe Vera has benefits of its own, it can be used in conjunction with the other beneficial ingredients that are in goat milk soap to prevent outbreaks of eczema, dermatitis, or dry skin.
Another beneficial ingredient found in goat milk soaps made for sensitive skin is Shea Butter. It is a great moisturizer, and it is also anti-inflammatory. Shea butter can be obtained from certain plants such as the Calendula tree. It works exceptionally well as an ingredient in soaps made for sensitive skin because it can work with the anti-inflammatory properties of the other ingredients. One important thing to note is that although Shea Butter is wonderful for soothing and moisturizing dry skin, it should not be used if you have eczema or other skin problems because it may actually make your skin worse.
Jojoba Soap is an amazing moisturizer, and it is one of the main ingredients in many types of natural and organic body lotions, as well as body creams. This ingredient is sometimes called "the other Shea", which is interesting because jojoba oil, which is derived from the seeds of the jojoba tree, is actually slightly different than the oil produced by the Shea tree. In fact, all the oils harvested from the seeds of the jojoba tree are called "jacissan" in the native languages of the indigenous groups who grow and harvest them. This is why you may have seen some products labeled "jacissan" when they are actually "jadenaj". Goat milk soaps with jojoba oil can be wonderful products for nourishing your skin because they have similar properties to the oil produced by the native species of the tree.