Lavender oil and goat milk soap are widely recognized as two of the best natural products for your skin. People battling skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or seasonally dry skin in the winter can take to the lab—or their local lavender farm—and fight back with a magic potion called Lavender Goat Milk Soap, such as the one made at Belli Fiori Lavender. Actual magic is not guaranteed, consult fairy godmother for more information.
Goat milk, when used for soap making, has been demonstrated time and again to have a number of benefits for those with sensitive skin. Though more rigorous studies have yet to be performed, the benefits of goat milk are well documented and widespread. Lavender oil is an extremely well studied botanical distillate and has many substantiated uses and ways it can improve quality of life for users.
When combined, these two ingredients create a bar soap unlike any other—a fragrant, floral soap that moisturizes as it cleans. So without further ado, here are the top five benefits of combining these two skin-saving superheroes.
1. Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acid. This sassy little chemical, found naturally in goat’s milk, actively removes the attachments dead skin cells hold on healthy ones. Just imagine a gardener, pruning his trees so they can blossom during growing season—that’s alpha-hydroxy acid. As these bonds are severed, new, healthy skin can be better moisturized, cleaned, and cared for.
2. Lavender oil is a powerful antiseptic. The antiseptic properties of essential oils are widely documented by organizations such as the Journal of Medical Chemistry. This antiseptic property makes lavender oil, particularly in conjunction with saponified oils (be they vegetable or animal based), ideal for cleaning any small cuts or scrapes you might pick up. Warning: if the bar of soap fits in the wound, you’re beyond goat milk’s help. Call someone and ask what they’re up to and if they wouldn’t mind driving you to get some stitches.
3. High Vitamin A content in goat milk. Vitamin A is a key component to the medical treatment of acne and eczema, two of the most common skin conditions that exist today
4. Addition of hydrating oils like coconut oil. The best goat milk soaps will always include one or more additional oils in their ingredients for added moisturizing properties. Coconut oil is typically used for its benefits, as detailed by Harper’s Bazaar in its article “The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil.” In the article, dermatologists weigh in, attaching coconut oil’s hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties to antioxidants such as polyphenols. Plus, it smells like you’re about to go lay in a hammock on the beach and who couldn’t use that right now.
5. The creaminess of goat milk. Natural cream present in goat milk soap helps aid the other ingredients in their mission to keep skin moisturized and healthy. Unlike many other chemical soaps, goat milk soap is designed specifically to keep hands and other skin hydrated whenever you lather up.
If you aren’t online already trying to get the top bid on eBay for a goat, check our Belli Fiori’s Lavender Goat Milk Soap here or at the farmhouse. If you’re PCODIM (Perfectly Capable of Doing It Myself) come in and talk essential oils with us and we’ll set you on the right track.