My Goat Soap

I have produced my own range of Natural Soap using the cold process method, and called it

My Goat Soap

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By using goats milk as part of the liquid replacing water in the process. By adding the milk at the end of the process I manage to keep most of the milks benefits in the soap. Much better for your skin.

The reason I developed the soap :

My skin is very sensitive and I have found commercial soaps no longer any good for me usually causing irritation or worse inflaming my skin eczema.

Lots of research later I found natural soaps which did not have any chemicals that common soap is made with, so started buying some at markets most of which were made using Olive oil. Personally I found this left my skin feeling “greasy” so eventually I decided to make my own. Back to Research ,,,again.

I constructed my own recipe using Palm Kernel, Coconut, Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil (wax), Grapeseed Oil, Macadamia Oil and Rice Bran Oil

then I had a soap.All the oils have a purpose for repair, nourishing ,moisturizing and protecting the skin.

The Trials were with me first I found the soap great so added some people to get other opinions, My second daughter also has sensitive skin and commercial soaps made here skin itch, no more as she happily uses my soap. More people were asked to test my soap so I could gauge the effect of different skin types.some adjustments were made and the revised bars again tested broadly.

Finally I was happy with the recipe.

I have now expanded the range using different Essential Oils and a few Fragrance Oils.

Addeed an:

Oatmeal and Honey Bar for exfoliating the skin

Almond and Coffee for the kitchen wash your hands after handling fish, onions and garlic to remove those smells form your hands. I’m also told it great for Gardeners, and Mechanics. I have been told it is also very good for helping control cellulite.

Developed a Vegan range without the Goats Milk in Avocado and Unfragranced because I was asked too.

 

NOW

I am adding a new Soy Oil Range of soap. This is a completely different recipe and testing is underway now and will be available before Christmas in limited supply.

The main Oils will be a combination of Coconut Oil Palm Kernel and Soy Oils along with Caster, Macadamia and Rice Bran Oil to fill in the roundness of the soap so it wont feel “greasy” on the skin.

I will use Fragrance Oils in this range as it will be cheaper than the Natural My Goat Soap  range mentioned above.

Stay Tuned for updates.

 

Pictures of two of the soaps

Part of the Soy Oil range, Blue Swirl is Cool Water Fragrance, Pink Swirl will be Oriental Musk.

 

Part of the Natural Range Almond and Coffee, Unfragranced, and Honey and Oatbran

 

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil Ready for Packaging

Finally Why he Oils are in the Soap:

The Recipe and why the oils are there

Sweet Almond Oil:        

It is a great moisturizer, makes a stable lather and helps condition the skin also helps relieve irritation, is finely textured and easily absorbed and helps to leave the skin soft and smooth. Contains glycosides’, vitamins and minerals.

 Apricot Oil:                       

Ii’s a light but rich oil that is good for sensitive, inflamed or dry and mature skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids and has a high content of Vitamin A.

 

Avocado Oil:        

Is renowned for its ability to penetrate the skin more deeply than other oils and is good for use in products for those with sensitive and dry skin. It is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E and with properties such as emoliency, penetration, stability, skin softening and moisturizing it allows for its use as a base in the production of soap, skin care, hair products, and baby products, as well as aiding skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis..Contains vitamins A, D, and E, which makes it healing as well as moisturizing. Try it in a gentle baby soap.

 

Castor Oil:                 

Is an emollient which  attracts and holds moisture in the skin. Use it in combination with other vegetable oils to produce a nice hard bar of soap

 

Cocoa Butter:        

When used in soap as a superfatting oil it acts to lay down a protective layer which holds the moisture to the skin, so it is an excellent skin softener.

 

Coconut Oil:             

Makes soaps lather beautifully but can be drying when it makes up a large portion of your soap’s fats. It will make a very hard bar of soap with abundant lather. It even lathers in very hard water or even sea water. Coconut oil is a saturated fat.

 

Grapeseed Oil:    

Is a lightweight oil that absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a heavy greasy feeling. Helps bind the other oils together making a firmer bar

 

 Jojoba Oil:                  

Australian Golden Jojoba oil is a pure cold pressed liquid wax that is a natural mimic of the oil secreted by human skin.  It is ideal for a luxurious massage, as a skin moisturiser, wrinkle smoother, and is suitable for all ages and skin types. In soap it is beneficial for spotty and acne conditions, and good for sensitive and oily skin. It also helps to unclog the pores and remove any embedded grime.

Macadamia Oil:  

Is a luxurious and  expensive (in soap) oil. It is a wonderful addition to any soap. It is easily absorbed into the skin and acts as an emollient protecting skin cells from deterioration and thus leading to better condition for your skin. Best suited to dry and aging skin

 

Palm Oil :                    

(and Palm Kernel Oil, which I use) makes a hard bar that cleans well and is also very mild on the skin. It is a good substitute for tallow in all-vegetable soaps. The quality of Palm oil is far superior to other vegetable oils that are filler oils. Palm oil is universal and    used in many expensive luxury soaps. I have found a sustainable Palm & Palm Kernel supplier who belongs to the RSPO                                                                                                                           (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).

note: I only use Palm Kernel Oil

 Rice Bran Oil:        

Is gentle and emollient, and is particularly suited to sensitive, dry and mature skin types. Rice Bran Oil is an excellent source of the essential fatty acids and antioxidant nutrients that promote overall good health. This golden oil is a good source of Vitamin E, and antioxidants, it is a very good moisturiser when used in soap.

 

Yes, there are a LOT of oils in My Goat Soap, because they all complement each other and have a purpose in being there.

To   cleanse, moisturize, nourish and protect your skin every day.

Its gentle enough to be used on all skin types, young or older persons,  men , mothers and babies and young children.

 With its rich lather it lifts dirt, grime and daily pollution away then moisturizes with avocado, macadamia and almond oils, nourishes your skin with jojoba, grape-seed, and apricot oils, protecting your skin with its cocoa butter and rice bran oil putting a protective layer on your skin for the next day.

 

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