Goats are so cute to look at,and they do provide the milk for delicious cheese. But goat milk is good for your skin, too. Studies have shown that this ingredient has restorative and healing properties. It contains naturally occurring enzymes that work to (gently) exfoliate skin, leaving it healthier and; smoother and of course, hydrated .Also, lactose exfoliates and helps speed cellular turnover. Goat Milk has a very close pH to our own skin so it’s non irritating, too.
All of this is great, but you can’t really put goat milk directly on your face. One company that has products good for your skin, using that milk however, is Goat Milk Stuff. It’s a family business that a mom and dad started to make soap for their eight kids, that wouldn’t have harsh chemicals. Now it’s a big business, and all of the children pitch in to earn money, learn about entrepreneurship, and help the family.
Let’s get from this “feel good” story, to the way the products make your face (and body) feel good.
It is no secret that I love goat milk cheese, and I love goat milk soap, too. They’re a simple, easy and affordable way to pamper your skin. Goat Milk Stuff soaps, marketed online at GoatMilkStuff.com, range in price from $5 to 6.50 for each 5 ounce bar. 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. The products look appetizing (not to eat of course, but they look sort of yummy). Each goat milk soap bar contains about an ounce of raw goat milk, and also includes ingredients like Saponified natural fats, coconut oil, olive oil, soybean oil; fragrance; and natural color. Every bar is hand cut and cured a minimum 6 weeks. No two bars are exactly alike (so you are always getting an “original”) and the soaps come (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 38 different scents, from berries to spices, wine to florals. There are other soaps as well, including limited editions, essential oil soaps, and even some liquid goat milk soaps.
Goat Milk Stuff Gift packs that are available in organza bags that look festive. They make great host/hostess gifts, and they are also great to have stockpiled for those spur-of-the-moment gifts you need to give. You’ll always be prepared with something affordable, lovely and thoughtful.. Gift packs that are available in organza bags for $10 each include:
• Bath Gift Pack with a large 5-ounce goat milk soap bar and two bath bombs in a matching scent
• Floral Gift Pack containing half bars of lilac, honeysuckle, and rose scented goat milk soaps
• Christmas Gift Pack of half bars of peppermint, cranberry spice and evergreen scented goat milk soaps
• Purity Gift Pack with half bars of purity, purity scrub and organic castile unscented goat milk soaps
• Garden Gift Pack containing half bars of rosemary mint, lavender, and cucumber melon scented goat milk soaps
• Cozy Gift Pack featuring popular half bars of oatmeal, milk & honey scrub, cider press, and pink sugary scented goat milk soaps
• Down Under Gift Pack of half bars of tea tree, nautical, and kool koala scented goat milk soaps
• Earthy Gift Pack has half bars of patchouli, sandalwood, and dragon blood scented goat milk soaps
• Fresh Gift Pack include half bars of ocean, clean cotton, and cool citrus basil scented goat milk soaps
• Customized Gift Pack of three half bars, packaged in an organza bag are priced at $12 and offer you the flexibility of choosing scents as well as the color of the bag.
Also available are Twin-Pack Gift Sets that have a 5-ounce bar of GMS goat milk soap and a GMS solid body lotion in the matching scent. Choose from more than ten popular scents each priced at $12.
If you are looking for inexpensive but quality, stocking stuffers that aren’t soap, Goat Milk Soap Lip Balms are just $3.00 each, and are available in black cherry, vanilla, honey, peppermint and unscented. each. Goat Milk Stuff Lip Balms condition lips, protecting them from wind and sun with hydrating balms that have good-for-your-skin benefits, such as anti-oxidant vitamin E, but no chemical preservatives, aluminum, sulfates, dyes and petrochemicals. The balms are hand poured into the tubes. If your lips are always chapped, a Goat Milk Stuff Lip Balm will be the one you always pop into your pocket to keep chapping from getting out of hand.
For your body, $8.00 gets you a solid stick of lotion in nine different scents: vanilla, peppermint, black raspberry, pink sugary, nautical, clean cotton, oatmeal milk & Honey, lavender, honeysuckle,and love spell . These solid sticks of pampering goodness swivel up like a gigantic lip balm. With ingredients of soy bean oil, beewswas, sunflower all, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E and fragrance, you probably can use them like a gigantic lip balm as well. But these all natural sticks are best in dealing with itchy, dry patches (e.g. elbows, knees, hands). The solid lotion does not contain any chemical preservatives and is available in two sizes – a half ounce push up stick or a 4 oz tub. To use the tub, just rub your fingertips in a a circle over the surface to warm up the solid lotion. Then apply it to your skin with your fingertips. Because they’re not diluted with water or alcohol, a little goes a long way with these lotions. And as an added bonus, since they’re not liquid lotion, they won’t leak in your purse, squirt in your jacket pocket, or be confiscated as you’re preparing to board an airplane. And the scents are truly great -there is at least one for every taste. I tried “Pink Sugary” that smells a bit like caramelized sugar on a creme brulee–and I love the way it handled the dry skin near my cuticles, while scented my hands with this delicious fragrance.
Ready to get your “goat” on? Get the Goat Milk Stuff Goods at www.GoatMilkStuff.com
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