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.
- Making natural soap with real milk is not a cheap process. We know that some Goat Milk Soap is made with less costly ingredients.
- 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.
Not all Goat Milk Soap is created with the same non-drying-for-skin factor
People with sensitive skin may choose their soap based purely on how dry their skin feels after using it. I know that we do, at the Smith Family. We have a customer who said they, “Like it better than others, and they have tried a few. In fact, quite a few, actually. “It’s my favourite” is what they said about our small soap with the goatie on it”.
Some Goat Milk Soap is not gentle enough for eczema
A family may become dependent on their soap. (As soap makers we fully support this, of course…) You see, many people we deal with like keeping clean and smelling nicer than when they used a cleaner on their body. For some families, the particular cleaner they use matters to them more than other families.
Where the family has eczema, the choice of soap can be very important. We hear comments from our buyers like, “My family swears by this product. My husband and three year old daughter both have eczema.”
Family members who care a great deal about their soap choice may do so because they require a gentle soap that cleans without irritating.
With eczema, not running out of gentle soap is important. But sometimes the family runs out of their favourite soap. And then the trouble begins. What if the other brand but it does not have the same efficacy?
Have you struggled to find the soap without heaps of additives?
Some people attribute their scalp itching after the shower to the additives which they see in their soap ingredients. We have kept our soap recipe as simple as possible. If “nasty additives” is your concern, you may find hope here. Our main goal has always been, “No itching from soap any more”.
Does soap clog your skin pores?
It can happen that a soap has so many added items in it that the skin pores get clogged. It has been said that our soap does not do that. We have certainly experienced great pore unclogging benefits using the Goat Milk Soap. But each person may experience the soap differently. Certainly, it takes more than one initial use to see how the soap is going to work out for your skin.
Are you looking for fragrance-free Goats Milk Soap?
There are people out there who don’t welcome a gift of goats milk soap from a friend, even though the friend knows they use goat milk soap, exclusively. But why?
Some people with eczema can only use goats milk soap, but not all of them. They need fragrance-free goat milk soap.
Milk Relief Soap™ has no fragrance added. See the ingredients or product pages for more details. The Skincare sticks also have no fragrance added.
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™
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.
We bought some goat soap of another brand but it does not have the same efficacy
My family swears by this product. My husband and three year old daughter both have eczema. This goat soap is so gentle and soothing that its great to use during and after flare-ups. The one time we ran out, we bought some goat soap of another brand but it does not have the same efficacy. This is our family’s bath soap and now we get a steady supply so we don’t run out.
I have struggled to find the soap without heaps of additives
Thankyou my order arrived and enjoyed my first two shower with your lovely soap. I have struggled to find the soap without heaps of additives so this will be my number one from now on. No itching from soap anymore.
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.”
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!!
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
- 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 Colourants? None
- Alcohol? None
- Added water? None
- No Hydrogenated oils? None
- SLS, sodium lauryl sulphate? 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.
Firstly, About Our Core Principles
- Goat Milk Soap direct from the farmer to consumer – if possible, no-one else between.
- Consistent premium quality
- We offer a 90-Day Unconditional “Wet & Dent” Guarantee with every bar of soap we sell. Even after you throw away the original packaging and use the soap and knock it about, if you are not happy for any reason, we will give you a full refund upon receiving the returned order. Just email us first.
- Created away from any scents – we do not make scented soap
- Fair working conditions
- No fillers or additives
- Water not added to our products
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 moisturising 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.
Milk Relief Soap™ bars
Goat Milk Soap New Zealand Palm Oil Free | Unscented for sensitive skin. Natural care for eczema and psoriasis. Palm Oil Free 6 bars Milk Relief Soap™. NZ postage additional. Milk Relief Soap™ – Proudly Made in New Zealand from scratch at our farm in Te Anau, Fiordland, South Island.
Same Quality. Happy Goats. No Boxes!!
Our costs have skyrocketed but we didn’t want to increase our soap prices or skimp on our beloved goats’ mineral supplementation. So no soap boxes for now. We will send naked soap. Thank you for your understanding.
Shipped within 1-2 business days directly from the farm.
Learn more about our Goat Milk Soap brand, Milk Relief Soap™ by clicking on the “Shop now” box above.
Lano Relief Skincare Stick™
This Lanolin Skincare Stick is ideal for natural slugging!
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Pure NZ Lanolin + Manuka Oil at your fingertips, without the gooey mess or unpleasant smell of sheep! Manuka honey is made by honeybees going to the blossoms of Manuka trees; Manuka oil is made from steam distilling th…
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.
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.