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For ageless beauty, get your goat soap!Although the exact origins are not known, milk has been used in a variety of skin care products for thousands of years.  For example, it has been said that Cleopatra preserved her renowned beauty by  bathing in milk from goats and horses.  The soothing and moisturizing qualities of goat milk have made it a revered cosmetic ingredient for centuries, and especially useful for delicate or damaged skin.

The ancient Greeks and Romans used milk products as treatments for skin injuries.  Butter was created specifically for use on burned skin and as a coating for glossing one's hair!   In the nineteenth century, Europe had "whey" (the watery part of milk that separates from the curd in cheesemaking) spas which were sought by people looking for healing skin therapies.

 From ancient times until today, milk and milk products have been used as an excellent source of nutrition and for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.  Goat Milk protein contains all the known and essential amino acids, including a much higher content of medium chain fatty acidsFor the essence of youth, get your goat soap! (MCT) {which have become of considerable interest to the medical profession, because of their unique benefits in many metabolic diseases of humans (Babayan, V.K., 1981.  Medium chain length fatty acid esters and their medical and nutritional applications. Journal American Oil Chem. Society. 59: 49A-51A}.  It  also contains vitamin A, B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium,  magnesium and phosphorus. With its natural emollients, goat milk soap can relieve dryness and restore a silky softness to the skin. Goat Milk has long been known for being effectively utilized by people who have sensitivities to cow milk.   It nourishes our bodies - inside and out!  The skin easily absorbs the milk's rejuvenating components!

 Whole milk is used in soap making, and this is critical to the success of the end product.  A higher fat content will create a product with unique moisturizing cleansers.  Goat milk has been referred to as nature's liposomes.  Chemically, milk is a lipoprotein, one in a class of proteins found in combination with lipids.   A lipid is an organic substance insoluble in water, and helps seal moisture in when applied to the skin, thus preventing dryness and cracking of sensitive skins.  Goat milk also has a low ph, which helps to reduce the alkalinity of soap, preserving the acid mantel which healthy skin uses to reduce bacterial invasions.  (Information courtesy of Dionis Goat Milk Skin Care Products). Goat milk soap is frequently recommended by dermatologists and used successfully to aid healing for people suffering from skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne, and general relief from dry, itchy skin.

 For the fairest of skin, get your goat soap!Goat milk is truly a pure, gentle and natural beauty aid!  Take a look at our Directory and visit the sites to see what a lovely variety of high quality products are available today! 
Healthy, young looking skin has a texture that reflects light like the surface of a diamond, it is silky smooth to the touch, and has a healthy, rosy glow....which is what many customers say they experience with goat milk soap products!

 
Do your body some good....try goat milk soaps!  You'll be amazed at the variety of unique products the companies in our Directory have to offer!  From soaps and lotions to bath fizzies and lip balms...you'll find outstanding skin care products for every member of your family... and pets too!  These soapmakers are truly artisans of their craft!
 

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