You may be thinking, "Umm, who eats their goat milk soap?"
Well, our skin absorbs over half of the substance placed on it directly into the bloodstream. So even if you are not eating your soap bar with your mouth, your skin is!
A good test to see if we should put a product on our skin is, "What would happen if I ate this?" Yes, what would happen if you physically took a bite of that soap bar, chewed it up, and let it slide down into your gut.
Let's take a look:
Fresh Goats Milk
Yum! The first ingredient in our soap is this delicious treat. Goat's milk helps digestion, speeds up metabolism, increases bone density and is rich in B vitamins, calcium, and other minerals. Here at Bend Soap, we drink it by the glass!
This superfood contributes to stress relief, increased immunity, and better brain function. Coconut oil is used in cooking due to its nutrient dense health properties, so if you took a bite out of your soap... No worries here!
"...Even if you are not eating your soap bar with your mouth, your skin is!"
Olive and Palm Oils
Again, both these oils are used in cooking for not only their great taste but their health properties as well! Olive oil helps reduce risk of depression and strokes, while Palm oil is loaded with Vitamin E, powerful antioxidants, and flavonoids. These loaded with Vitamin E, powerful antioxidants, and flavonoids. These ingredients not only nourish your skin but your insides too!
The health benefits of essential oils are nearly limitless. However, they don't only benefit the skin. When ingested, these 100% natural oils possess amazing healing properties.
Sounds tasty and healthy, huh? But before you swap your energy bar for a soap bar...
Soap also contains lye, a necessary ingredient in soap making. Lye is a natural ingredient that, in the past, comes from soaking hard wood ash, but it isn't a part of our food chain.
What would happen if your little one snatched a bite of Bend Soap off the counter and took a bite? NOTHING!
No frantic "911" dialing, no stomach pumping, no queasy tummy. Although of course, your goat milk soap was created to sooth your skin, NOT your insides, Bend Soap does both. What's safe for the inside of your body is safe for the outside.
**We don't suggest you begin eating goat milk soap. Keep it as a healthy snack for your skin.
This blog post was written by Kathryn Joy.