Few may know that I am truly from a family of farmers. Even though many family members were transplanted from the country to the city, farming never really stopped. Today we prune plush gardens of herbs and vegetables that offers a wonderful bounty for our families
While many may think of chickens, cows and horses when farming comes to mind. I tend to think of soap. Mainly because that's where I learned how to make and appreciate the uniqueness of soap. Whether it was made with simple oils or it included milk to give an extra boost to the skin. Later I learned in great detail why that boost to the skin was so important. Below is an informational snapshot of why it's so important.
Cow’s milk and goat’s milk all contain high levels of important proteins, particularly casein and whey proteins, which have a range of antimicrobial, antioxidant, antibacterial and immunomodulatory properties.
Coconut Milk contains an array of medium-chain triglycerides that include acids like lauric acid, decanoic acid, caprylic acid, and caproic acid. These acids make up the medium-chain triglycerides that are known for antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. All of these agents can help clean and rejuvenate our skin.
Here are some additional benefits of Milk Soaps:
- Vitamin D, A, B6 – helpful for repairing damaged skin cells, may smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, promotes healthy skin cell growth
- Lactic acid – a natural exfoliant and excellent for moisturization by removing dead cells from the skin
- Calcium – this mineral is found in our epidermis and helps to keep skin hydrated
- Selenium – a mineral known to strengthen cell membranes which is beneficial for more mature skin
The pH of milk soap is closer to our body’s pH than regular soaps, which tend to have higher alkali and synthetic additives which can dry skin out. Finally Milk soaps are a great option for those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and dry skin.