This is a goat
These are bars of Goat Milk Stuff Soap
Goats are so cute to look at, but all “kidding” aside (sorry, intended pun), goats can really make your skin look and feel great. Goat milk is just great for your skin. Studies have shown that this goat milk has restorative and healing properties. thanks to naturally occurring enzymes that work to (gently) exfoliate skin, leaving it healthier and; smoother and of course, hydrated. Goat milk also has lactose that exfoliates and helps speed cellular turnover. Since it has a very close pH to our own skin, it’s non irritating, too.
A company that revels in creating goat milk skincare is Goat Milk Stuff. Their soaps are amazing, and good news for people with all skin types. I love the products, but I also love the fact that Goat Milk Stuff is a family business that markets all-natural goat milk soaps, lotions, lip balms, bath products, laundry soap and more on their Indiana farm. Parents PJ and Jim Jonas began making goat milk soap for their eight children, but from this grew a big business. All of the children pitch in to earn money, learn about entrepreneurship, and help the family. The Advice Sisters shared the story of the Jonas family and Goat Milk Stuff with our readers over a year ago, way before Oprah did! Our first review ran in December, 2010, and Oprah Magazine has just featured an interview with PJ Jonas in the beauty section, along with photos. in the Oprah Magazine January 2012 issue.
What I realized last December when I first featured goat milk soap, as Oprah must have, is that one of the most wonderful things about these pampering products is that they really take care of your skin, and your wallet. The soaps start at just $6.00 for a 5-ounce bar of soap and $10.00 for liquid soap. A gorgeous, Goats’s Milk Skin Lotion is $18.00 The products look pretty and colorful, and while they’re certainly not edible, each soap bar contains about an ounce of raw goat milk, The soaps also include good for your skin, emollient ingredients like Saponified natural fats, coconut oil, olive oil, soybean oil; fragrance; and natural color.
These soaps are all one of a kind, and they’re (relatively) hard milled. You can feel them silkening dry skin as they gently cleanse, and that’s just what you want from a goat’s milk soap! Every bar is hand cut and cured a minimum 6 weeks. No two bars are exactly alike (so you are always getting an “original”). They are available (unwrapped) in a regular bar size (5-6 oz for $6.00), half bar size (2-2 ox. for $3.00) , or travel size (.6 – .9 oz. $1.00). If counted correctly, there are more than 42 different scents, from traditional florals, spices, fruits and berries, to some unusual scents like “dirt” for hunter, and a “bug out” both with essential oils. While I’d be hard-pressed to suggest favorites, I did find the sweet, authentic smell of the naturally-colored honeysuckle soap, especially romantic (lovely for Valentine’s Day), and the Black Raspberry is a white-chocolate-colored soap with a swirl of creamy mauve that looks good enough to eat. Each full size bar of Goat Milk Stuff soap is wrapped in an environmentally-friendly, natural cotton bag. Smaller soaps sizes are also available and come unwrapped.
As to “other stuff” that Goat Milk Stuff sells, in the “how did I ever live without this?” category is a solid stick of lotion ($14.00 2 oz. $8.00 .5 oz.). They’re very emollient, and you can take them with you wherever you go. These feature soybean oil; Beeswax; Sunflower oil; Cocoa butter; Shea butter; Fragrance; Vitamin E. There is also a 4 oz. tub for $18.00. There are five different lotions are also scented with various and lovely things, but I tried the one that Goat Milk Stuff says is most popular, the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey. When I removed the top of the swivel-up tube to apply it, the scent was exactly the same as when you sniff a jar of warm honey! Delicious! These are called lotions but they are solid, and you don’t need much as they’re not diluted with water the way liquid lotions are. Be prepared to apply these super-emollient skin pampering products, and wait a bit — they don’t absorb instantly. But if they’re not fully absorbed in two minutes, you are applying too much.
There are also Lip Balms in scents of: black cherry, vanilla, honey, peach, lime, peppermint and unscented, for the modest sum of $3.00 each swivel-up tube. These contain Soybean oil; Beeswax; Sunflower oil; Cocoa butter; Shea butter; Vitamin E; Flavor oil (not in unscented); or Menthol (peppermint only). Interestingly, neither the solid lotions nor lip balms contain goat milk. Apparently, when you add milk to lotion, it remains milk. In order to prevent harmful bacterial growth, you need to add chemical preservatives. Goat Milk Stuff doesn’t have bad stuff to preserve their products, so they just don’t add anything that can spoil. *the goat milk soaps do have goat milk, but apparently soap goes through a chemical reaction called saponification. This reaction takes the inputs and produces soap and glycerin as the outputs. The properties of the milk are in the soap, but it’s no longer milk, so it doesn’t spoil or grow bacteria.
I’m in love with the stuff (goat milk stuff, that is)! They make me feel special, without breaking the bank. Goat Milk Stuff offers lots of other products besides the soaps, although they’re still my all-time favorite. Try bath fizzies and bath bombs, candles, laundry soap, even (edible) fudge. Three bars of Goat Milk Stuff Soap pre-packaged in a pretty, organza bag is just $12.00 and make great “have on hand” gifts for men or women. I don’t forget the loose bars for yourself. They are one of the nicest, easiest and budget-friendly ways to treat yourself to something good, and wonderful.
As I said in my last review, once you’ve learned about Goat Milk Stuff, you’ll definitely want to “get your goat on” by visiting The Goat Milk Stuff Web Site: www.GoatMilkStuff.com