Our By the Sea Soap Shoppe Natural Goat Soap brings its smooth, creamy and moisturizing benefits, but with no extra added scents. If you have sensitive skin or other skin ailments, this one is for you. The Vitamin A, the alpha-hydroxy acids and the minerals all aid in restoring and replenishing your skin, and helps to give your skin a revitalized and youthful appearance. The perfect soap when you're travelling!
Coconut oil, Olive oil, Lard, Goat milk, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances
Goat Milk makes soap smooth and creamy; it moisturizes and benefits your skin. It will never leave your skin feeling dry after a shower. Goat milk soap removes the substance that makes your dead skin cells stick together, and the ingredients in the milk nourish the newer skin cells underneath. It has Vitamin A that helps to repair damaged skin tissue and it can help to reduce wrinkles and acne, and gives some relief to psoriasis and eczema.
Goat milk also contains minerals including selenium. Selenium may have an important role in preventing skin cancer, and if you like to spend time in the sun, it can also help prevent damage to your skin.
But at the end of the day, it feels wonderful and it cleans wonderfully. What more would you want?
Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the outside layer of your skin (called the epidermis). It helps to protect from infection, repairs your skin barrier and helps to regulate how much water you lose through your skin.
Olive oil has lots of Vitamins A, D, E and K. Each vitamin has a positive effect on your skin, but Vitamin E is especially great as it is an "antioxidant", which helps to prevent skin damage and may prevent premature aging and sun damage.
Lard conditions your skin and it helps the soap to have a stable, creamy lather. Soap made with lard is a harder soap than the liquid oil soap; it won't dissolve as quickly when the bar becomes wet in your shower or bath.
Lard, as well as tallow, has been traditionally used over the centuries for making soap - and it makes great soap! For those who don't want to have soap made with lard, there are plenty of other options available; in face, most of our soaps do not use lard. It's worth mentioning that animals are never killed for their fat, but using the fat in this way helps to eliminate waste on our fair planet. And let me say this again - it really does make great soap!
Because the bars are handmade, you can expect to see slight differences in the size and weight. After the soap is made, it needs to cure for at least one month. However, after it's cured, some of the moisture in the bar continues to evaporate out. The bar shrinks a little; enough that the label we've wrapped around the bar becomes a bit loose and the weight decreases a little. The bar gets harder, and this is actually better. There is nothing lost from the soap, and it will not dissolve as quickly when it does get wet in a shower or bath.
Each bar is approximately 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 1 in. - or 6 cm. x 6 cm. x 2 cm. Weight is between 3.5 and 4 oz., or between 99 and 113 grams.
Each bar is approximately 2 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. - or 6 cm. x 1 cm. x 1 cm. Weight is 1 oz. or 28 grams.
Please note that because this soap is handmade, the appearance of soap may not be exactly as shown.
Some of you might be wondering, "Lye? Isn’t lye dangerous? Won’t it harm my skin?”
First - all actual soap is made with lye. No lye, no soap. (A lot of "soap products" in the stores are actually detergent. If you look at the labels, they are not called "soap". They are called "hand wash" or "body cleanser" or some such thing.)
This could become a chemistry lesson, but to make it short - soap is made from lye, fats and liquid. When the lye mixes with the fats and liquid, some kind of chemical reaction goes on, and the lye and fats change into soap and glycerin. In the process, the lye is all used up. Even though lye is used to make the soap, there is no lye left in the soap at all.
This is why soap made with lye is not dangerous, and it definitely won’t hurt your skin.
Let's talk about Titanium Dioxide - I mean, that sounds like some kind of weird chemical, doesn't it?
Titanium Dioxide is a type of metal oxide. Metal oxides make up most of the earth's crust and are formed with metals react with oxygen from the air or water.
It's a natural substance. It also makes a whiter soap.