How is Soap Made?

PJ Jonas
How is Soap Made?
Soap is made during a chemical reaction called Saponification. The word literally means "soap making" or "turning into soap" as "sapo" is the Latin word for soap. With cold process soapmaking (the soapmaking method here at Goat Milk Stuff), you combine an acid and a base and this produces soap and glycerin.

Read more →

Benefits of a Solid Lotion

PJ Jonas
solid lotion
Many people are familiar with the lotion that you either squirt out of a tube or pump out of a bottle.  At Goat Milk Stuff, we instead make a solid lotion which is healthier for your skin because it doesn't require any chemical preservatives.  It leaves your skin soft and smooth and many people much prefer the solid lotion once they've made the switch.

Read more →

How To Detox Your Armpits

PJ Jonas
Natural Deodorants to Detox Your Armpits
Switching from chemical deodorants or anti-perspirants to a natural deodorant can sometimes cause a detoxification rash, even if you are not allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients.  Follow these simple instructions to detoxify your armpits so you can switch to a natural deodorant with ease.

Read more →

Gluten Free Goat Milk Soap

PJ Jonas
goat milk soap
All of the goat milk soaps from Goat Milk Stuff are gluten free.  We even use certified gluten free rolled oats in our Purity Scrub and OMH Scrub soaps to make sure there is not cross-contamination.  So you can trust these goat milk soaps not to aggravate gluten senstive skin.

Read more →

Activated Bamboo Charcoal

PJ Jonas
goat milk soap
Activated bamboo charcoal is said to be capable of drawing dirt and bacteria out of our skin and absorbing it through the charcoal pores. This may help deter acne or other skin conditions. The uneven surface of charcoal may also have the ability to absorb dead skin cells, thereby exfoliating the skin and helping to keep it clean and smooth.

Read more →

Tea Tree Essential Oil

PJ Jonas
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree oil comes from a plant called Melaleuca alternifolia which is native to Australia, but has been transplanted across the world because of its useful and versatile traits. It is typically described as either a small tree or a tall shrub (averaging between 20-35 feet high) that grows in swampy areas and around streams. Most of its thin, pointy leaves grow towards its top, along with a few yellow or white flowers.

Read more →

Almond Essential Oil

PJ Jonas
goat milk soap
Everyone loves the smell of cherries in their goat milk soaps and lotions, but bitter almond essential oil (which naturally smells like cherries) can only be used with extreme caution. For safety's sake, we avoid using straight bitter almond essential oil. Instead we use a bitter almond blend to scent almond goat milk soaps and lotions.

Read more →

Where's the Goat Milk?

PJ Jonas
solid lotion and natural deodorant

The reason we can add milk to goat milk soap without it going bad is because soap goes through a chemical reaction called saponification. This reaction takes the inputs and produces soap and glycerin as the outputs. The properties of the milk are in the soap, but it's no longer milk, so it doesn't spoil or grow bacteria. Unfortunately, lip balms and lotions do not undergo this same reaction.

Read more →

Jewelweed Goat Milk Soap for Poison Ivy

PJ Jonas
jewelweed goat milk soap for poison ivy
Jewelweed is a plant that is often used by herbalists to relieve poison ivy symptoms. We wildharvest fresh jewelweed and infuse it in oils and then use those to make a jewelweed soap and jewelweed salve. This goat milk soap is safe to use before and after trips into poison ivy infested areas, as well as on poison ivy rashes. We do not add any scent to the soap.

Read more →

What Soap Did You Use Before GMS?

PJ Jonas
goat milk soap

I'm regularly asked if our goat milk soap will be better for someone's skin than the soap they are currently using.  I'm a bit biased, but my answer is usually a laughing, "Of course!"  I then qualify it to say that everyone's skin is different and I can't predict how their skin will react to our goat milk soap. But I do know that many other soaps and detergents are filled with chemicals that we avoid.

Read more →