Goat Milk Soap Care Tips
Why Choose Goat Milk Soap
While EB Ranch's goat milk soap may not necessarily last as long as traditional large company bar soaps do, you are paying for quality over quantity. The main ingredients I use in each bar of soap are as follows, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, goat milk, betonite clay, and lye or also known as sodium hydroxide. Then essential oil or fragrance oil is added and for some a coloring agent is used. Mostly activated charcoal, cocoa powder, paprika and turmeric or left without a color. These simple ingredients can be simply wonderful for your skin. Because the soap uses so many "soft" oils you need to make sure you put your soap bar in a soap dish with a drain on it. This allows the soap to dry out when not being used.
I also want to talk about lye or sodium hydroxide. I know lye can raise eyebrows and possibly cause concern. All bar soap is made with lye, including melt and pour soaps. Here is a quick explanation of how lye is used in soaps. Consumers do not come in contact with unreacted lye in handcrafted soap because it has only been used as a reagent. A reagent is a substance that is used in a chemical reaction to create a something new. Combining the acid (oils) with the base (sodium hydroxide) results in saponification and soap is created. Sodium hydroxide (lye) simply no longer exists in the finished soap because chemically speaking, a totally new product has been born. By super-fatting soap, a slight amount of extra fat is retained for conditioning and moisturizing. If lye was present, any excess fat would be consumed.
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