Does Goat Milk Soap Offer Dry Skin Sufferers Hope?

Dry skin is a common problem, and a common solution is to layer the skin with man-made products from a factory. An alternative is Goat Milk Soap.

Some Goat Milk Soap dries out skin

Soap is made with goat milk because the ph (acidity) of the milk is similar to that of human skin. But some goat milk soap dries out the skin. That is why we made our own formula, and continue to use it day in and day out. We, the Smith Family Soapmakers think that there are at least two possible reasons why some Goat Milk Soap dries out some people’s skin.

  1. Making natural soap with real milk is not a cheap process. We know that some Goat Milk Soap is made with less costly ingredients.
  2. Some Goat Milk Soap has the glycerine removed because it is a valuable by-product that can be sold or used for higher-value products than soap.

Man-made products are designed with laboratory insight and factory production without whole food ingredients. They are a common solution to the problem of soap drying skin. But our family prefers natural skin care options.

The purpose of this site is to offer hope to those suffering from dry skin. The Smith Family Soapmakers create natural care products for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Introducing Milk Relief Soap™

Milk Relief Soap™ was designed especially for one family’s hypersensitive skin.

Do you hate using soap because it dries your skin?

Milk Relief Soap™ was designed especially for one family’s hypersensitive skin. We didn’t want an artificial solution or a store-bought detergent bar. We wanted natural care for our skin. As you browse through the site you’ll learn a little about how we came to create our unique simple soap for those who can’t use soap. I mean, it’s so simple it’s almost too much to believe.

Do you hate using soap because it dries your skin?
Designed with children and the elderly in mind.

Having had so much trouble with soap in the past, hearing Milk Relief Soap™ was “good for your skin” was very hard to believe.

“I thought to myself ‘Unscented’ is easy to believe. But I’m going to have to see if it’s true when they say that ‘it’s going to be very good for your skin.’ Having had so much trouble with soap in the past, it was very hard to believe.

This sounds a little extreme – but I’ve had to use face wash for super-sensitive skin to clean myself because it was the only thing my body would not react strongly to. Now I can use Milk Relief Soap™. It is simple and earth friendly – ‘pure’ is the best word I can think of to describe it.

nce I’ve started using it, I actually look forward to using Milk Relief Soap™ every morning. I feel, ‘oh this is so nice!’ It’s just a pleasure to use it. Best of all – I feel clean! I never realized how the face wash didn’t clean well at all.”

Goat milk Soap NZ Milk Relief Soap Lovers – Marina-Chase
Marina Brito and Chase

I remember not being able to get your soap after the Christchurch earthquake

“I am a long time customer. As an eczema sufferer, I love this soap. I remember not being able to get your soap after the Christchurch earthquake and that the epicentre of the September, 2010 quake was right under your farm* – thanks for all your hard work!!

Cathy Clarke Buys Milk Relief Soap™ Goat Milk Soap NZ
Cathy Clarke, Waikato

Do you want to use Goat Milk Soap, but then there is a list of criteria you are looking for as well?

Your list might look like this:

  • No chemicals check out the ingredients
  • Unscented (no fragrance or essential oils)
  • Handmade from scratch (not “Melt and Pour”)
  • Lathers and cleans well
  • Plain
  • Mild
  • Moisturizing
  • Fairtrade
  • Totally sustainable100% natural soap (not synthetic detergent)
  • Non-irritating for eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or acne
  • Organic ingredients
  • Synthetic preservatives? No
  • Animal testing (cruelty-free)?
  • No animal testing
  • Tallow or lard? None
  • Whiteners or bleaches?
  • No Colorants? None
  • Alcohol? None
  • Added water? None
  • No Hydrogenated oils? None
  • SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate? Absolutely no
  • Parabens? None
  • Propylene glycol? No
  • No formaldehyde
  • Affordable for everyday use

Yes, Milk Relief Soap™ meets all of the above criteria, because they are important to us, too.

As simple as possible, but no simpler.

The ingredients for Milk Relief Soap™ are kept as simple as possible on purpose. Simplicity with absolutely no compromise in quality is our goal. This moisturizing soap is carefully handmade in small batches using the old-fashioned cold-process method to seal in all the goodness of the fresh ingredients, and cured for several weeks to ensure maximum mildness.

Both our Milk Relief Soap™ and Lano Relief Skin Stick™ maximize on the pure ingredients we can get in New Zealand. Both products were originally developed for our family’s use, and we now offer them to you, totally unchanged. Enjoy the unique products handmade on our farm in the pristine environment in Fiordland, New Zealand.

Learn more about our Goat Milk Soap brand, Milk Relief Soap™ by clicking on the “Shop now” box above.

Learn more about our Skincare Stick brand, Lano Relief Skin Stick™ by clicking on the “Shop now” box above.

Below you can learn more about our goat milking farm in Te Anau, Northern Southland, which is close to Milford Sound.

Do our goats feed their own young? See our farm video with over 195,000 views, on our YouTube channel

In late 2020 the Smith Family Soapmakers started a YouTube channel, Goat Milk Soap New Zealand. When we noticed the goat kid started to suck from her mother at the milking stand, we decided to take a short video. Little did we know it would become our most viewed video clip to date.

If you are interested in #GoatWatch type of videos, or know someone who is, then head over to YouTube and look up Goat Milk Soap New Zealand. We have some animal videos worth watching there.

And what a fitting demonstration of the type of whole family farming we endeavour to maintain here.

Our Goat Milk Soap is sent direct from our farm.

We, the Smith Family Soapmakers are involved in the whole process. From Mud to Marketing. And while we are on the topic of communications, we’d consider it a great privilege if you’d join our email list. I have a separate page that has the short form to fill in, here.

So click on the red button below to start your naturally clean journey…
See the button below and click on it to learn about what goes into the soap. Or click on one of these links below.

And of course, you can’t tell much about our goat milk soap from this page. To take a site tour is FREE.
You are currently on the “Home” page. When you click on the red button below, you will go to the “ingredients” page to see what we put in the soap.

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