Does anyone use goat milk soap?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by wordgirl, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    I (and several others in our house) get really chapped, dry hands over the winter. I'm one of the ones to get it the worst, as I wash my hands a lot. [​IMG] I was just wondering if anyone had any experience using goat milk soap and if it really does help with the chapped-ness. I've read a couple places that it does, but I was wondering how much.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    I make my own soap, sometimes with goat or cows milk, most times with only various vegetable oils. You can always add things like shea butter or specialty oils etc to make them rich and super fatted. With a really good soap your body will feel like you've applied lotion also.
    I highly recommend you try it. Yes it has lye in it but all soap has lye; it goes thru a chemical change in the process of making the soap and is perfectly safe.
  3. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    As I nurse I wash my hands ALOT! When your hands become chapped(and therefore filled with tiny cracks and fissures) it isn't possible to cleanse them as effectively (all the liitle "nasties" hide and get stuck in those liitle cracks) so it is of the utmost impotantance to keep our hands in good shape. Our infection control comittee gives us all sorts of "tips' to keep our hands from getting chapped( we also get "taught" to wash our hands every year as its madated by the ministry [​IMG] )

    Anywyas! When your hands are not visibly soiled it is best to use an alcohol hand sanitizer(with chapped hands that would really hurt, so this is more for the future instead of for no). Hand sanitizer has a couple of benefits. Its less drying to your hands for one and secondly hand sanitizer actually kills(by dehydration) the germs on your hands while soap just makes them slippery and washes them down the drain.
    Then apply a good quality lotion.

    Myself personally use something I had originally bought for my goats. I bought Bag Balm(come sin a square green tin) from TSC and it does miracles at keeping my hands moistened and pliable. I only apply it before bed as its somewhat greesy!

    Good luck with your chapped hands! (If I copy and paste this post into an email, maybe I could get out of the handwashing section of mandatory training tomorrow! [​IMG]
  4. bagendhens

    bagendhens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Outside the Boundries
    i Love goats milk soap, use it all the time as most soaps agrivate my xema, goats milk doesnt, and its much less drying.
    i also use a goats milk lotion.

    bag blam is also great for very chapped hands.
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    I use it everyday. It has really helped me with product sensitivity since I have really fair skin. Plus, the goat's milk soap tends to help your body lock in more moisture during dry weather. We make our own (you can see more info on our website).
  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    I do, courtesy of RockyToggRanch on here [​IMG]
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I got mine frmo Dirty Chick

    I have noticed that I have no eczema anymore

    But that's jsut me
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Quote:[​IMG] Yay!!! That's great news!
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Personally, I haven't noticed a difference between the use of regular old dove bar soap vs goats milk soap on the conditions of my hands. But the I do have some pretty bad Dyshidrotic Dermatitis, a form of eczema, which destroys any idea of non chapped hands, and I do touch other soaps such as shampoo/conditioner. Also does not help that I have to wear gloves for 4-5 hours a day b/c of my research.
  10. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Oh, thank you for all your replies! Sorry for leaving you all.... [​IMG]

    I may have to try the goat milk soap some time. My best solution so far is to put on lotion after washing my hands and/or washing WITH lotion. But I'm still interested in trying the goat's milk soap. Thanks for all your help!!! [​IMG]

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