The Good Things Goat's Milk Soap Does for the Skin

by Michelle Miley ; Updated August 14, 2017

woman washing her hands with goat's milk soap

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Goat's milk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and it is often consumed in place of cow’s milk in areas where grazing space is insufficient for cattle. While goat’s milk can be beneficial when consumed, it can also help the outside of your body. The milk can be made into soap, allowing you skin to be directly nourished and moisturized by the nutrients it contains.

Goat’s Milk: It’s Not Just for Kids

The lactic acid in goat’s milk helps to break down skin cells, aiding the natural process through which we continually shed old cells as new ones are formed. Goat’s milk is also rich in vitamins and nutrients important to healthy skin, including zinc, alpha hydroxy acid and amino acid, as well as vitamins A, B, C and E. The pH balance of the fatty acids found in goat’s milk is very similar to the pH levels found in the human body, making it easy for these beneficial nutrients and moisturizers to be absorbed into the skin. If you use goat’s milk soap on a regular basis, you will likely find that your skin requires less moisturizer. For those desiring a more natural lifestyle and products, what is lacking in goat’s milk soap is just as important as what is in it. Pure goat’s milk soap does not contain detergents, alcohol, dyes or petroleum products.

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About the Author

Writing professionally since 2008, Michelle Miley specializes in home and garden topics but frequently pens career, style and marketing pieces. Her essays have been used on college entrance exams and she has more than 4,000 publishing credits. She holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting, having graduated summa cum laude.