All the soap produced at the farm is made with 100% raw goat’s milk from Twenty Hill Farm goats.
Having learnt the art of soap making at the very reputable Limeberry Studio in England I am pleased to be able to follow their lead, making all the soap Palm Oil free. This was very important to me, having not realised how much palm oil is used in the soap making industry until I began research. Although many people say you can get sustainable Palm oil, it is a grey area with many questioning how sustainable any Palm oil can really be. While it’s possible to achieve the same great qualities using other oils I prefer to stay on the safe side.
Using Olive oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter, Coco butter and Castor oil combined with nourishing goat’s milk the results are a luxurious lather that will leave your skin feeling ultra clean and hydrated.
There has been considerable research done in regard to the benefits of goat’s milk for skin so I will quickly run down why goat’s milk soap makes sense.
- The content of alpha-hydroxy acids in goat’s milk aids as a natural exfoliant, breaking down the bond that holds dead skin cells together, leaving new cells on the surface for smoother, younger looking skin.
- Goat’s milk contains many vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin D, B1, B6, B12, E, and A. It is particularly high in Vitamin A which in necessary for repairing damaged tissue. Vitamin A is also known to control acne, reduce lines and wrinkles and help ease psoriasis and eczema.
- Goat’s milk is very high in Selenium, which is believed to prevent skin cancer and repair sun damaged skin.
- Goat’s milk has three times the amount of beta-caseins than cow’s milk. Caseins are absorbed by skin very quickly, allowing for quick hydration of the skin.
Another thing to remember about homemade soap is that glycerine is produced naturally during the saponification process. The vast majority of mass produced soaps remove the glycerine to use in more expensive skin care products, robbing the soap of the natural moisturising qualities and in turn they often add many harsh chemicals, detergents and petroleum products.
Goat’s milk makes up 38% of the soap, which is a large percentage in comparison to many milk soaps, so you are sure to feel all of these wonderful benefits.
The soaps are divided into two categories: the 100% Natural range and the colourful, fragranced range.
The 100% Natural range may look a bit boring in comparison to the fragranced selection, but the results are far from dull. Made with beneficial essential oils, mineral-rich clays and natural exfoliants your skin will thank you from head to toe.
The fragranced range can’t be called 100% natural because the fragrance oils that make up a tiny percentage are synthetic. However, these soaps are still a million miles closer to nature than any mass produced soap. Many people enjoy the yummy smells not achievable with essential oils such as Melon and Cucumber. All of the vibrant colours found in the fragranced range are the highest quality coloured micas and are all free of dyes.
Whatever your preference, once you switch to goat’s milk soap you won’t want to go back.