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Self-care Series: Naturally Nourishing Your Skin with Goat Milk

Self-care Series: Naturally Nourishing Your Skin with Goat Milk

Welcome back! We hope your holiday weekend treated you sweetly and you gained some well-deserved R+R. Speaking of Rest and Relaxation, the sun has been pretty intense and your skin is in dire need of soothing moisture.

When it comes to skincare, people are often in search of natural and gentle products that provide numerous benefits without harsh chemicals, for this goat milk products are the answer. Piper and Dune carries two brands of Goat Milk products, both locally made. Goat Boy soap is made here in New Milford, Connecticut. It was created in a mom’s search to help her son. Their son Bobby was born with severe food allergies, unable to tolerate cow’s milk or soy. 

A search for alternatives led them to Goat’s Milk as a solution. The Goat’s Milk soaps they created helped Bobby with his psoriasis and eczema, leaving his skin soft, smooth, and clear. Bobby quickly became obsessed with “all things goat!”Goat Boy Soap is a local brand out of New Milford Connecticut renowned for its handcrafted goat milk soaps. They specialize in creating small-bath soaps using premium ingredients and locally sourced goat milk. Goat Boy Soap provides itself using raw goat milk straight from its herd of happy and healthy goats. This ensures that their soaps are rich in natural fats, proteins, and vitamins, offering exceptional moisturizing and nourishing benefits to your skin. With a wide range of delightful scents, Goat Boy Soap offers something for everyone. From soothing lavender to a refreshing citrus blend, each bar is carefully crafted to provide a gentle and aromatic bathing experience. The combination of goat milk, pure essential oils, and thoughtfully selected additives such as honey, oats, and clay create a luxurious lather that leaves your skin feeling refreshed, hydrated, and pampered. 

Another line that is new to Piper and Dune are products made by Nurse to Farmgirl, based out of Bethany, Connecticut, Susan Marsh is a registered nurse and lactation consultant - plus Farm girl, hence the "Nurse to Farm Girl" name. With its long-standing history and numerous advantages, goat milk soap has gained popularity as an excellent choice for maintaining healthy and radiant skin. All soaps and lotions are handcrafted in small batches using premium ingredients and milk from their beloved goats. This brand’s commitment to making all-natural and chemical-free products is evident in their formulations.

Why Goat Milk Soap? 

Goat milk soap is rich in natural fats and proteins that help moisturize and nourish the skin. The high butterfat content in goat milk creates a luxurious and creamy lather, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated. The natural moisturizing properties of goat milk soap make it an excellent choice for individuals with dry or sensitive skin, as it helps restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. 

One of the standout benefits of goat milk soap is its gentle cleansing properties. It removes impurities and excess oils from the skin without stripping away its natural oils. Many commercial soaps contain harsh detergents that can disrupt the skin’s pH balance, leading to dryness and irritation. Goat milk soap, on the other hand, is pH-balanced and gentle, making it suitable for all skin types, including those with eczema, psoriasis, or acne-prone skin.

Goat milk is a treasure trove of essential nutrients for the skin. It contains vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, and E, which nourish and promote healthy skin. These vitamins help in collagen production, skin regeneration, and overall skin health. Additionally, the presence of apathy-hydroxy acids (AHAs) in goat milk contributes to gentle exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and revealing a fresher complexion. 

… and there’s more… Goat milk soap helps to alleviate various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. The natural properties of goat milk, including its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial characteristics, can help soothe irritated and inflamed skin, Regular use of goat milk soap may provide relief from itching redness, and discomfort associated with these conditions, promoting a more calm and healthier complexion.

The presence of lactic acid in goat milk helps to exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen production gently. This contributes to reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, promoting a more youthful-looking complexion. Additionally, goat milk soap’s moisturizing properties help to improve skin elasticity and firmness, giving your skin a revitalized and refreshed appearance. 

Incorporating goat milk soap and lotions into your skincare routine can provide many benefits. From its nourishing and moisturizing properties to its gentle cleansing abilities and anti-aging effects, goat milk products are clean, all-natural, and effective choices for healthier skin. 

At Piper and Dune, we have carefully selected local brands that align with our values and commitment to quality. Goat Boy Soap and Nurse to Farmgirl exemplify the essence of natural skincare and the wonders of goat milk. Summer is in full swing and it is a perfect time to stop by and pick up a few bars or bottles of our favorite soaps and lotions, or shop online and have them shipped to you or prepared for pickup!

See you next week!

Emma, Chris, and the Piper and Dune Family

 

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