Clean and Literally Glowing: Using Goat Milk Soap as Face Wash
This blog entry was written by Allison.
Natural face wash? That's hard to find! Trust me, I've searched high and low. No matter what I try, I've always struggled trying to find a face wash that wouldn’t:
- Dry out my face, OR...
- Cause me to break out
I've tried out different brands and styles — everything from scented and unscented, moisturizing and non-moisturizing, natural and "un" natural — but nothing ever seemed to work.
When I was introduced to Bend Soap Company, I had heard that people often used the bars of goat milk soap as a face wash. At first, the idea of using a bar of soap on my face seemed a bit odd, but I pushed my hesitation aside and decided to try it out anyway. I used a bar of goat milk soap once a day when I would wash my face and after about three weeks, I realized that my skin was starting to clear up. It was amazing!
After using the soap to wash my face, my face was squeaky clean and literally glowing. And because the soap didn't contain any GMO oils, parabens, or sodium lauryl sulfate in it, I felt good knowing that the bar of soap was 100% safe to use on my skin. For me, this was a HUGE bonus because I've always tried to stay away from beauty products that have chemicals and parabens in them. And, believe it or not, it's actually pretty difficult to find products that are 100% all-natural these days (seriously, just read the label on the back of any "all-natural" beauty product you see at the store!) They've even created a collection of goat milk soap on their website specifically for folks who're interested in using goat milk soap as a natural face wash alternative which you can check out here.
For this reason, I was elated when I learned that Bend Soap Company only uses four main ingredients when making their bars of goat milk soap, meaning that this really was an all-natural product that helped my skin. I was stoked to find out that it could even be used as a body wash, shampoo, and shaving cream alternative, too! The lather that one bar of soap can create is pretty impressive.
"My face didn’t dry it out and I didn’t have any acne!"
I know the wonderful family who makes these products (and have even met their herd of goats who supply all of the milk used to make their goat milk products) so it makes it even more personal and reassuring to use their products. Knowing that I'm purchasing products from a family business that really cares about the quality of their end product is another reason I love supporting them.
Washing Your Face with Goat Milk Soap
For those who are wondering, here are two of my favorite bars of goat milk soaps to use as face wash:
These are both perfect to use on your face as the scents are not too strong — Bend Soap Company only uses essential oils to give their soap a boost of scent — yet still have a fantastic therapeutic scent. There are a TON of other scents to choose from and I can honestly say that I truly do enjoy them all.
Before I started using bars of goat milk soap as my face wash, my parents had actually been using products from Bend Soap Company for quite awhile. In fact, my father had been dealing with a recurring patch of rough, dry, irritated skin on his ankle for several months. It was itchy and uncomfortable, but he didn't know what it was or what it was from and couldn't seem to get rid of it. He wasn't thinking about his irritated skin when he bought his first bar of goat milk soap — a bar of Eucalyptus Spearmint Goat Milk Soap — as he was mainly just attracted to the scent. But, after a couple of weeks of using the soap, he noticed the irritated skin was completely gone. Not only that, but it hasn't returned since! Many other members of my family have started using Bend Soap Company products because of this and have absolutely loved making the switch to goat's milk soap.
Thank you for reading my story of how Bend Soap Company has significantly improved the health of my family in small but significant ways. Whether it's for your face or your body, I would (and do!) recommend using these luxurious bars of goat milk soap to anyone.
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