For centuries goat milk has been used as a luxurious mosturizer. Goat milk contains lactic acid, which is a natural exfoliant, this helps cleanse and soften the skin. Goats milk has a ph level that is closest to our own skin making it gentle and skin loving even on the most sensitive skin types.
Goat milk is an excellent source of calcium and the amino acid triotophan, it is also a good source of magnesium, protein, phosphorus, riboflavin (b12), potassium, sodium, selinium, zinc, and iron. It is rich in fats, vitamin A, D, C, E, K, niacin, choline, and folate.
On a world wide basis there are more people that drink goat milk than any other single animal milk. Goat milk has the same amount of protien, vitamin C and D as cow milk, but goat milk has more vitamin A and B and riboflavin. Goats convert all carotene into vitamin A making a whiter milk.
Goat milk is hypo allergenic.
Goat mllk does not have the protein that is the main cause of allergic reactions, b-lactoglobulin.
Goat milk has more acid buffering capacity than cow milk or soy formulas and non perscription antacid drugs
Goat milk has a content of uric acid which can be significant in the prevention of fatty liver synderome
Goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk due to smaller fat globules contained in the goat milk
Goat milk forms a softer curd which makes it easier to digest
Goat milk is naturally homogenized
We at Creamery Creek use milk from our own Nigerian Dwarf goats, which we milk daily. Nigerian Dwarves are known for their high butterfat milk, 4-9% higher than standard dairy goats. This extra creamy rich milk makes expectionaly mild super fatted soap to nourish the skin.
To ensure the best quality, we make all of our soaps in small batches. We hand make, pour, cut or mold each bar. Due to the nature of hand made goat milk soap, slight variations in shape, color and weight may occure. All of our soaps range from 6oz to 7oz.
You may notice a faint layer of ash on the bottom of the soap, which washes away with the first use. This ash affirms the bar is made from pure goat milk using the cold process method.
Let's start with the advantages of handcrafted soap. That bar of soap from the supermarket looks so clean and pure. Most big-brand soaps contain harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin, alcohol that dries the skin, and sometimes petroleum products, which is just disturbing. Handmade goat milk soap is made from natural, gentle ingredients that don't leave the skin itchy, dry or irritated.
Handmade goat milk soap has another basic advantage, glycerin. All soap is made by combining a fat with an alkali. During the saponification process, the fat turns into soap and glycerin. In commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed by adding salt to make the soap and glycerin separate. The glycerin is then used in other, more profitable products, including cosmetics, medicine, printing inks and the production of the explosive nitroglycerin. But in handmade soap, the glycerin remains in the soap, providing deep moisturizing benefits.
All handmade soaps have advantages over commercial soap, but goat milk soap offers even more. All milk contains natural emollients, vitamins and triglycerides that moisturize the skin. Goat milk specifically contains the highly effective moisturizer capric-capryllic triglyceride. People who prefer goat milk soap claim that it is far less drying and harsh than ordinary soap especially for those who have sensitive skin or eczema.
The best goat milk soaps are made from fresh, not powdered, goat milk. All of our soap here at Creamery Creek is always made with 100% fresh creamy goat milk from our own goats!