At Meadowfield Farm our soaps are handmade using the traditional cold process method. They are handmade in small batches in our farmhouse skincare production unit.
Meadowfield Farm have made goat’s milk soap for some years, testing the formula heavily to create the perfect goat’s milk soap. Our ultimate goal was to create a goat’s milk soap that :
– moisturises your skin
– a goat’s milk soap that helps with skin problems like cracking/ peeling skin
– a goat’s milk soap that relieves skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne
– a goat’s milk soap that lathers well. (Which is important because we all know children will wash longer when there are bubbles involved).
– a goat’s milk soap that lasts a long time.
At Meadowfield Farm we believe we have succeeded and so do our customers. We hope that this goat’s milk soap exceeds your expectations and leaves your skin feeling great.
Benefit #1 – Meadowfield Farm Goat’s milk soap naturally exfoliates your skin.
Exfoliating is important because the process removes dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. This exposes newer, healthier, younger-looking skin cells, and improves the look and health of your skin.
Goat’s milk naturally contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid. Alpha-hydroxy acids improve your skin by breaking down the bonds that keep dead skin cells together. As you wash your skin with goat’s milk soap, the dead skin cells are broken up and washed down the drain.
Proper exfoliation leaves your skin not only refreshed but clean, without over-drying. Many water-based soaps use chemicals to do the job alpha-hydroxy acids do naturally. Using goat’s milk soap is the perfect way to gently and naturally exfoliate your skin.
Benefit #2 – Meadowfield Farm Goat’s milk soap supports the repair of sun-damaged skin.
Frequent sun exposure can cause photoaging which is the damage done to your skin by the sun. Photoaging can result in wrinkles, hyperpigmentation such as freckles and dark spots, and fine lines.
Goat’s milk naturally contains vitamin A which has been shown to drastically improve the fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of sun-damaged skin. Topical vitamin A (retinoids) induces microscopic changes in the skin and stimulates the growth of collagen. Collagen is a structural protein that has been shown to help with photoaged skin.
The vitamin A in goat’s milk soap can also help treat acne, promote the actual production of healthy skin cells, support skin healing, and help prevent follicular hyperkeratosis.
Benefit #3 – Meadowfield Farm Goat’s milk soap naturally moisturises your skin.
Another benefit of adding goat’s milk to soap is that it retains all of the healthy fats and cream present in the goat’s milk.
At Meadowfield Farm, we use fresh raw goat’s milk to make our soap. We do not use goat milk powder. We also use whole goat’s milk and never skim milk. The fat content in our goat’s milk varies throughout the year, but our herd consistently produces milk with a fat content in the 4% – 7% range.
It’s important to use whole milk with the fat left in it because the cream boosts the moisturising abilities of the goat’s milk soap. Since so many people suffer from dry skin, especially in the winter months, the cream that is naturally present in the goat’s milk makes a big difference in how the soap moisturises your skin.
Water-based soaps can actually make your dry skin worse because they are chemical-based which often causes dry skin to become irritated.
Benefit #4 – Meadowfield Farm Goat’s milk soap helps reduce oxidative stress on your skin.
Your skin is regularly exposed to environmental stresses such as UV rays and harmful weather conditions. Because it is the largest organ in your body, it regularly faces a large amount of oxidative stress which can harm your skin and cause damaged skin cells and premature aging of your skin.
Your body employs a lot of defense systems to protect your skin and the strongest of these is the antioxidant system which focuses on reducing the free radicals that cause oxidative stress.
You can eat antioxidants that are present in healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. Or you can apply antioxidants topically to your skin which protects your skin cells and improves healthy skin cell regeneration.
Goat’s milk naturally contains antioxidant properties. So using goat’s milk soap can improve your skin and help battle the oxidative stress your skin regularly faces.
Benefit #5 – Meadowfield Farm Goat’s milk soap provides minerals your skin needs.
Your skin can absorb what it comes into contact with – including negative substances such as pollutants as well as positive substances. It’s important to use soap that provides your skin with beneficial ingredients.
At Meadowfield Farm, we booster our goats with the trace mineral selenium. Since selenium is deficient in much of the soil where hay and alfalfa are grown, we know that it is important to make sure that our goats have enough selenium to keep them healthy and their immune systems strong. The selenium is also passed into the goat’s milk and is thereby included in the goat’s milk soap.
Scientists believe selenium plays a vital role in preventing skin cancer and stopping sun damage. Having selenium present in your goat’s milk soap is a benefit to your skin. And healthy skin is important because it protects your body and plays an important role in keeping you healthy.
As you can see, goat’s milk soap that is made with healthy, raw, whole goat’s milk provides many benefits to your skin.
And yet, despite all these goat’s milk soap benefits, there are a lot of people still using soap made with water. If that’s you, try exchanging your average water-based, commercial soap with one made with healthy, raw goat’s milk. You will be amazed at the many benefits of Meadowfield Farm goat’s milk soap and how it can improve your skin’s health.