And then mix in beauty and interest with herbal benefits for a completely incredible product!
Longview Farm’s goat’s milk body bars are unique to most “natural” soaps on the market in two ways –the purity of oils carefully and thoughtfully chosen for the highest cleansing and nourishing effects on the skin, and the invaluable addition of goat’s milk for its healing and restorative properties for our skin.
Longview Farms soaps are crafted with a 100% Pure Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Organic Palm Oils empowering them with amazing cleansing and skin softening qualities. No animal products such as tallow or lard are added as these are known to clog the pours of our skin. We take no short cuts. No cheap filler oils or ingredients are used to “stretch” the “good oils”. Our bars cleanse wonderfully, yet are mild and soothing for sensitive skins. Woven in and through our line of body bars, you will find homegrown herbs, spices, mineral pigments, and non-toxic colorants to tint our beautiful soaps –never chemical dyes!! We use a cold-process soap making method, so no additional heating is necessary, leaving our ingredients as close to their natural state as possible!
You might wonder why we have chosen to capitalize on including goat milk in our line of natural skin care. Does it really make that much difference in the final bars of soap? Does it merely make our soap “sound special” or does it truly contribute to the goodness of our products? Here is our secret: we use goat milk in our soaps and lotions because it makes soap that is incredible for our skin! Goat’s Milk has long been renowned for its beneficial qualities in cosmetics and therapeutic treatments in different cultures from ancient times until today.
Our goal is to create all-natural soaps & lotions that are mild, gentle, soothing to all skin types and that leave your skin healthier than before –And goat’s milk enables us to achieve this goal! Goat milk soaps are often recommended for those with eczema and our bars have proven the test! We have had customers overjoyed at the healing and restorative properties of our soaps. Raw, whole goat milk is a virtual storehouse of nutrients that enrich and pamper all skin types!
Goat milk is rejuvenating, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing. It contains over fifty nutrients including the vitamins A, B1, B2 (riboflavin), B6, B12, C, D, E, and K, niacin, zinc, and calcium, as well as minerals, amino acids, citric acid, unsaturated fatty acid, proteins, various enzymes and many other nutrients. Goat’s milk is easily absorbed by the skin delivering the A, B & C vitamins, as well as calcium, directly to the skin, making it a natural anti-inflammatory which soothes acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. Soap made from goat’s milk is also naturally rich in restorative proteins, making it a favorite for re-hydrating and softening complexions. Goat’s milk plays an important part in skin-care. Working through our soaps, goat’s milk gently cleanses your skin without stripping and drying it, moisturizes, soothes, and plumps your skin, and soothes sensitive or allergenic skin conditions.
There are many aspects to keeping healthy, vibrant, smooth skin. Your skin not only needs to be moisturized, it needs to be exfoliated – the dead skin cells broken down and removed- it needs protection against harmful bacteria, and it needs good, healthy nourishment and rejuvenation.
LESS WRINKLES?? Two constituents in goat milk, alpha-hydroxy acid and caprylic acid, both play a crucial role in rejuvenating your skin, adding vital elements of skin-care to our soap. For instance, over time your skin loses its ability to get rid of old cells fast enough. Therefore this outermost skin layer thickens, which reduces your skin’s elasticity and fresh look. Here’s where the alpha-hydoxy acids come into play, breaking down the glue holding your dead skin cells together, and thereby providing the way for your skin to easily shed those unwanted, dead layers. This results in less wrinkles and age spots, less acne, and less dry skin. Alpha-hydroxy acids also help to plump the skin and smooth fine lines. Additionally, these acids neutralize free radicals, slowing the aging process and refreshing the skin.
Caprylic acid is a fatty acid contained in goat milk that reduces alkalinity, giving goat milk soap a pH level very close to that of the skin. This enables our soap to cleanse without stripping the skin of its protective barrier of natural, necessary oils. Caprylic acid also soothes the surface tension of the skin, allowing it to be moisturized and to absorb the other healthy nutrients of the soap. In addition to alpha-hydroxy acid and caprylic acid, there are other fatty acids present in goat milk that are natural antimicrobials and antifungals which were quickly listed above. Here is the way they actually work to improve our skin:
Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant to neutralize harmful elements in our skin, helping to prevent wrinkles, resist infection and keep your skin youthful! It also slows down the effects of aging, as manifested in your skin, and helps prevent both dryness and brown spots on your skin.
Vitamin B12 , also found in goat milk, is essential for a variety of synthetic processes in the cells, including skin cells, and an absence of it can be detrimental for skin health.
Vitamin E is another of the vitamins contained in goat milk that protects skin cells from free radical damage (in other words, keeps them from aging).
Consider another component of goat milk, zinc. Zinc is an essential mineral that is a component of more than thirty enzymes. Zinc contributes to the reconstruction of collagen fibers, resulting in firmer, smoother skin (collagen fibers are responsible for your skin’s strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging). Zinc also encourages moisture retention and assists in maintaining your skin’s elasticity. Is the value of goat milk as a wonderful, natural skin-care product beginning to make more sense?
Longview Farms uses fresh Nubian goat’s milk from our farm which boasts the highest fat content, giving our soaps these long lasting restorative properties!
Goat’s milk is a gift from our Creator that cannot be synthetically reproduced. -A truly natural skin pampering product. We think goat milk soap is THE BEST kind of soap we can use, and that’s why we use goat milk in our soap!
We are often asked why our soaps lather so well. The answer is found in the fluffy skin softening Coconut Oil!! As well as producing lively bubbles and that “squeaky clean” feeling, Coconut oil creates a good, hard bar of soap that won’t just “melt away” in your soap dish. More than that, though, coconut oil is an ideal skin-care oil! Since coconut oil’s molecules are small, they are easily absorbed into skin, making it the perfect moisturizer for dry or rough skin.
Coconut oil helps protect your skin from the aging effects of free radicals. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. When coconut oil is absorbed into the skin and connective tissues, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by working to keep connective tissues strong and supple. The oil is absorbed into cell structure of the skins connective tissues, limiting the damage excessive sun exposure can cause. Coconut oil will aid in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother.
Antiseptic fatty acids in coconut oil help to prevent fungal and bacterial infections in the skin to a certain extent when it is used in skin-care. Because of these qualities, coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Coconut oil is light and not greasy. It leaves your skin with a radiant, youthful and glowing sheen. This tropical oil will not clog pores and it absorbs readily into the skin so it works very well for dry, itchy or sensitive skin. Coconut oil also helps to reduce chronic skin inflammation and is soothing and healing to rashes and other skin conditions. –And Coconut oil is a significant ingredient in our Goat’s Milk Soaps!
The popularity of palm oil soap making has just been increasing over time. Palm oil is beneficial to soap making because it gives a soap bar the hardness while allowing it to build and maintain a creamy lather when the soap is being used. Palm oil is the largest know source of vitamin E!!
We use Organic Palm Oil as a substitute for tallow in our bars as they have a similar structural properties in producing hard bars, but Palm oil actually is good for skin, while tallow (the tissue around the kidneys and loins of the cow) is known to clog pores!!
As an important side note here –Longview Farms does not use any animal ingredients in our products!! – Save the creamy fresh goat’s milk that the goats love to give us!
Olive oil creates a superior soap! Unlike most of the popular substances used for soap making, olive oil does not block the natural functions of the skin while performing this task. The skin is able to continue sweating, releasing sebum, and shedding dead skin cells, all necessary functions for maintaining healthy, vibrant skin. Olive oil is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. Antioxidants are nutritional powerhouses that protect against age-accelerating free radicals. Thus, including olive oil in our soap helps to protect against those damaging free radicals, as well as slowing aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles. In soap, olive oil is a gentle and thorough cleanser. You might say that, as a natural soap making ingredient, olive oil is “worth its weight in gold!” Olive oil is an amazing emollient! Here are some of the highlights of olive oil in soap:
- Olive oil soap softens and smooths your skin and is incredible for dry, sore, inflamed and sensitive skin.
- The moisturizing qualities of olive oil soap are beneficial to people who have skin rashes, allergies, eczema and psoriasis.
- Olive oil will not clog your pores because it is non-greasy, making it great for people who suffer from oily or Acne prone skins.
- Olive oil contains squalene and squalane. Squalene is naturally produced by the sebum glands in the skin. The squalene and squalane work together to help prevent the skin’s natural oils from oxidizing which could lead to cell deterioration.
- Hydroxytyrosol gives olive oil anti-inflammatory properties which research shows is good for healing skin abrasions, rashes and sunburn. The hydroxytyrosol also has antimicrobial properties.
- Rich in vitamins and minerals, olive oil soap also contains protein, enabling the soap to replaces moisture and elasticity to the skin.