Goat milk contains a lot of nutrients that include fats, proteins and other hormones that naturally benefit the skin. The benefits of goat's milk soap can be experienced by people suffering from various skin conditions or those just wanting to maintain youthful, rejuvenated skin.
Goat milk soap has a pH level similar to human skin; therefore, goat's milk soap benefits the skin by protecting it from daily bacterial and chemical invasions.
The moisturizing benefits of goat's milk soap are wonderful because of the natural creams in goat’s milk.
Handmade goat's milk soap is wonderful for people with sensitive skin because it doesn’t contain additives like alcohol, petroleum and preservatives. This reduces the risk of skin irritation and allergic reactions.
Goat's milk soap sloughs off dead skin because of the alpha-hydroxy acids found in the milk.
According to Roman legend, soap was created by accident not far from Rome, on Mount Sapo. A temple sat atop Mount Sapo and was used for burning animal sacrifices as offerings to God. The river Tiber flowed below Mount Sapo and was favored by women as a place to wash clothes. The women discovered that after a rainstorm their clothes were softer and easier to clean. It did not take them long to find a white substance stuck to the rocks on the hill that the rainwater had flowed down to meet the river. The wood ashes from the sacrificial altar, combined with the rainwater and animal fat, had saponified and flowed down the hill to the river. In short soap was made, considered to be a gift from God. The word “saponify” comes from Mount Sapo.
Interesting fact: When the ruins of Pompeii were uncovered, a soap factory was found, still stocked with bars of soap.