GOAT MILK LIQUID SOAP/SHAMPOO – 100% NATURAL – UNSCENTED BASE PRODUCT
Full Ingredients List (for Labelling):
Filtered rainwater, Potassium soap made from fresh goat milk, oils of Coconut, Sunflower and Castor. Retained Glycerin
This liquid soap is made from a combination of fresh goat milk, coconut oil, sunflower oil and castor oil. It does not contain sulphates, parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates, mineral oil, DEA. ethoxylates or petrochemical cleansers. Nor does it contain colour, fragrance or preservatives.
Benefits of fresh Goat milk:
Goat milk is best known as a natural emollient that soothes and moisturizes the skin. Goat milk contains amino acids, proteins and vitamins to help nourish the skin and contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate, cleanse and soften the skin. Goat milk helps people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It also is great for all skin types, ranging from newborn baby, teenagers suffering from acne to the elderly. Goat milk is recommended by dermatologists the world over for skin problems where medication simply does not help. The skin absorbs beta caseins easily and helps in rapid hydration of dry skin.
Miraco Goat milk soap can also be an ideal alternative to ordinary chemical-based shampoos for dry hair.
Proudly Hand Made by traditional soap making methods by us in Australia, our Goat milk soap has been formulated from the following purest unrefined vegetable oils:
• Coconut Oil
• Sunflower Oil
• Castor Oil
Our Goat milk soap contains no preservatives, animal ingredients or synthetic detergents and is suitable for all skin types.
• 100% biodegradable
• No synthetic detergents
• Not tested on animals
• No preservatives
• Incredible value
• No Synthetic Foaming Agents
• No Thickeners
• No Palm oil
Why you Should Use This Product:
• Buy in bulk for your home and save money.
• Minimize chemical exposure in your home.
• Add your favourite essential oils.
• Care for the environment.
• Make your own retail products from our base by adding your choice of essential oils.
Our Goat Milk Soap is a potassium or liquid castile soap and a natural surfactant (surface active agent), made from vegetable oils.
This soap is free from the usual foaming agents used in the more commercial soaps, like coco betaine, decyl glucoside, sodium laurel sulphate, free from detergents, thickeners and preservatives, all known skin irritants, making our base non-allergenic and 100% biodegradable.
Unlike industrially made liquid detergents made from petrochemicals, or coconut derivatives, this handmade liquid soap, made from edible oils and goat milk is light tan in colour with a pearlescent sheen and it may appear “runny”. Do not let this thinner consistency trick you into believing your liquid soap is not concentrated enough, as it is usually foamier than most soap substitutes. You may find some essential oils e.g Rosemary and Eucalyptus can thicken your base, and some oils like Citrus essential oils can thin your base.
Our liquid soap base has its glycerine retained. Glycerin is a natural humectant or moisturizer, due to its water building capabilities, that allows it to draw and absorb water from the air. Chemically speaking glycerin is a byproduct of the saponification (soap-making) process.
To get a bit technical: In a way, it is a “refuse” of the chemical bonding between the three fatty molecules of oils with the alkali molecule (potassium hydroxide), which leaves the fourth component of the oil molecules (glycerol) unbound and easily extracted from the soap.
In industrial soap making, glycerine is reclaimed from the soap paste, purified and sold as a separate product.
At the end of the soapmaking process, the potassium hydroxide (a processing aid) has been used up and the natural handmade soaps contain all the available glycerol molecules (glycerine), which contribute to its mildness and skin-friendliness.
Traditional handmade soaps all have a pH of between 8-10. Due to the high pH, it contains no preservatives, but should you wish to add any botanicals like aloe vera or herbal extracts it is advisable to add a preservative. This is not needed when adding essential oils.
There is a modern misunderstanding that a chemically based soap substitute is safer & milder on the skin, as it has a lower pH and that a natural & traditionally made soap from vegetable oils is harsher because it has higher pH. The fact is that the pH has no bearing on the mildness or harshness of a soap.
This misunderstanding started with the incorporation of chemicals into the soapmaking process, when during and after the 2nd world war, vegetable oils and fats were scarce.
To create a marketing edge over the traditionally made soaps and as these chemicals were naturally acidic in nature, the myth was created that soaps with a lower pH were more gentle on the skin that those with a higher pH.
Soaps manage to cleanse the skin as dirt and oils have a tendency to migrate from a surface of a lower pH (the skin has a pH of around 7) to the higher pH of the soap and it is a fact that skin conditions of thousands of people have improved after changing over from chemical soaps to natural soaps.
We suggest the addition of 1 to 1.5% of essential oil. Blend well. The base will still stay clear or will clear after a day or so. If you buy a 1L unit of either of our bases, then for easy blending add a 12ml bottle of essential oil and mix well.
Should you wish to use our Goat milk soap as a shampoo:
Our Goat milk soap is a perfect shampoo for use with normal to dry hair as it has the same formulation as our shampoo but with the added goatmilk as an extra moisturiser.
After many years of commercial shampoos, scalp and hair may require a few weeks before adjusting to the natural formulations of handmade shampoo base. For instance, it is normal that hair might appear greasier and feel heavier after the first few uses, this is an indication that the shampoo is slowly dissolving the buildup of “product” left by commercial shampoos and these symptoms will slowly disappear.
Adding a small amount (1 tablespoon) of apple cider vinegar to the last 250ml of the rinse water will quickly restore the ideal PH of the scalp, it also has tonic, restorative and detangling qualities, which will quickly contribute to shiny, strong and healthy hair. The scent will dissipate quickly.
With glycerine retained, our Goat milk soap is a 2 in 1 with the need for conditioner minimized
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS PALM OIL FREE