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The Benefits of Goat's Milk for Your Skin

 I know I'm biased, but I think goat's milk makes a great skin care ingredient!  Luckily, there are a lot of folks who'll agree with me, so I don't seem like a complete nut.

I love the stuff!  I even -- gasp! -- drink it.  (Contrary to what many dairy goat people will tell you, it doesn’t taste like cow milk, but it still tastes good.)

But some of my favorite things to do with goat milk use it in handcrafted skin care products.  It really is good for your skin.

Goat milk is soothing and gentle
This means even those with sensitive or problem skin (acne, eczema, psoriasis) can use it without irritation.  In fact, goat’s milk based skin care products are usually much gentler than other products.

It’s high in vitamins and minerals
Face it, most commercial skin care products are filled with not-so-nice stuff (take a look at to see what I mean).  When goat’s milk is the base of your handmade skin care, you’re getting lots of vitamins and minerals instead of all the yucky stuff.  That’s fabulous for your skin.

It rejuvenates your skin
Goat’s milk contains lactic acid. Lactic acid is a big deal in the beauty industry because it's a gentle alpha hydroxy acid that helps exfoliate, soften, brighten and smooth the skin. Studies have shown that regular use of lactic acid can help prevent and reverse signs of aging.  Yay!

Try these DIY goat’s milk skin care recipes
Powdered goat milk is so easy to incorporate into your handmade skin care products, plus it is shelf-stable so you don't have to worry about storing it or using preservatives in your finished products (so long as they're left in powder form until you use them).

Some well-stocked health food stores may have powdered goat milk, or you can buy them online at soap making suppliers (like From Nature with Love and Wholesale Supplies Plus).

If you're ready to whip up your own fabulous goat's milk based skin care products, I've got some awesomely easy recipes for you:

Oatmeal, Goat Milk and Honey Facial Mask
DIY "Microdermabrasion" Scrub
Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soap Recipe (Without Lye)
Peppermint Chamomile Facial Mask

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