And why handmade soap at all? Have you read the label on your store bought soap lately? Now, read this: Saponified oils, goat milk, herbs, natural plant colorants, essential oils for scent. And no chemists to translate that for you! Handmade soaps also contain glycerin. Glycerin is a natural by-product of soapmaking. It is a humectant. This means it attracts moisture to your skin. Commercial manufacturers remove the glycerin for use in the more profitable products like cosmetics, beauty bars and lotions. Handmade soap retains all that wonderful glycerin!
But why goat's milk? All milk contains natural emollients, vitamins and triglycerides that moisturize the skin. Goat's milk contains a short-strand protein structure, making it more absorbable for your skin. This may also be one of the reasons many people with milk allergies can consume goat's milk without any complications.
And perhaps you've heard of that famed diva, Cleopatra? She bathed in goat's milk! That was her beauty secret?! Who'd have thought that the fountain of youth was contained in an udder? And not just any udder-a goat's udder!