Benefits of goat milk soap

A Deep Dive into Goat Milk Soap

Goat milk is udderly creamy, nourishing, gentle, and ideal for those wanting an all natural soap or those who have sensitive and inflamed skin.  That means if you have skin issue like, psoriasis, acne, eczema, dry, itchy, oily or normal skin, Midnight Oil Goat Milk Soap is for you!!   Some soap makers experiment with almond and coconut milk, or even cow's milk, but goat milk reigns supreme, delivering unparalleled benefits for your skin!

Why is goat milk so great for soap?

  • Goat Milk features a blend of saturated and unsaturated fats, enhancing lather and offering gentle cleansing for your skin.
  • Goat Milk ensures the soap feels soft and gentle to your skin, as the goat milk's nutrients and fats team up to cleanse skin, without stripping the skin of its natural oils. 
  • Goat milk also contains a small amount of lactic acid, which helps remove dead skin cells and will not  leave filmy residue on your skin.
  • Goat Milk contains the same pH as human skin, which helps keep the microbiome well-balanced and moisturized. When skin is moisturized, it forms an effective barrier to lock in moisture while keeping irritants and harmful bacteria out.
  • The high fatty acid content in goat’s milk makes it beneficial for keeping skin well hydrated, reducing inflammation, itching, dryness and redness, promoting a more youthful appearance and healthy skin growth.
  • You can kiss dull, patchy skin goodbye.
  • Lactic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which acts as a gentle exfoliator. When using soap that contain lactic acid (such as goat milk), it helps to slough off the top layer of dead skin cells.
  • Wrinkles, old age spots, and hyperpigmentation are kept in check with the properties of lactic acid, a mild, yet effective AHA.
  • The rich antioxidant properties found in vitamins A, C, D, E, as well as B-vitamins, prevent oxidative stress on skin cells. They prevent skin damage by fighting off free radicals that can speed up the aging process.
  • Contains NO harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates, fillers or other irritants.
  • Many commercial synthetic soaps contain harsh chemicals, which may cause itchy skin, or irritated skin.

Beneficial vitamins & minerals in goat milk soap

Here’s a look at the main constituents found in goat milk:

Vitamin A: Goat milk contains more vitamin A than cow’s milk. In skin care, vitamin A derivatives are known as retinoids (or retinol). This supports healthy skin complexion by keeping the epidermis and dermis well hydrated.

B-Vitamins: This group of B-Vitamins, which includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), and pantothenic acid (B5) have many skin nourishing compounds. They help with everything from maintaining healthy collagen levels, soothing skin irritations, keeping skin well-hydrated, and keeping acne breakouts under control.

Vitamin C: Also known as ascorbic acid in skin care, vitamin C is a strong antioxidant which prevents skin from UV photodamage, and plays an important role in collagen synthesis.

Vitamin D: While we mostly get vitamin D from natural sunlight (which is why this is called the sunshine vitamin), vitamin D, when applied topically, may help with some skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Vitamin E: This powerful fat-soluble vitamin plays a vital role in protecting skin both before AND after sun exposure. It also fights against skin inflammation.

Healthy fats: The lovely creamy texture of goats milk carries over to the finished bar of soap. Goat’s milk soap contains amino acids and lipids that support and repair the skin barrier function.

Lactic acid: An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), lactic acid works to gently exfoliates the top layer of skin.

Minerals: Together with vitamins, minerals such as selenium and zinc form a team to support optimal skin health to fight off free radicals and act as a barrier against UV damage.

Here's the scoop: Vitamins and alpha-hydroxy acid team up to really get those health benefits into your skin!


Note: Some milk soaps made using melt and pour methods may contain SLES or SLS in the premade soap bases. Check the ingredients to double-check!

Not all goat’s milk soap on the market is the same. You’ll find some made with powdered goat milk, while others are crafted from real unprocessed raw goat milk.

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