I can't believe our goat milk lotion shop has been operational for a whole month! Y'all have truly been so patient with us while we worked our tails off moving this business from a dream to a reality. It took many months of testing and reworking this recipe to get it just right. I was honestly terrified to start selling it. It's a crazy thing to make something and trust that others will love it as much as you do. But the support and love we have received since launching our shop tells me that y'all really love it too. Thank you! I thought I would share a little bit more about why I chose some of the ingredients and what, in my opinion, makes our goat milk lotion so amazing.
The obvious first ingredient! Goat milk naturally contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA's), lactic acid (also an AHA), vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, E and Selenium. AHA's, including lactic acid, are an amazing natural exfoliant and gentle hydrator for your skin. They are also known for some other amazing benefits such as boosting collagen, correcting discoloration/redness, improving the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, and even brightening your skin! Goat milk is packed full of vitamins that also offer great moisturizing benefits! The selenium actually acts as an antioxidant, which helps neutralize free radicals which are thought to cause premature aging. To sum all that up, goat milk is full amazing goodness that will nourish, moisturize, gently & naturally exfoliate your skin, and can help rebuild your skins natural barrier.
I honestly love this oil so much. When doing my intial research I found that so many peole use cococut oil in their products, which is great... if you enjoy greasy feeling lotions. I do not! I wanted a lotion that absorbs well and leave my skin feeling happy and soft. Babassu oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that make it great for your skin. It is lightweight, silky smooth, and have I meantioned- no greasy feeling! It’s also known to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
This is such a wonderful and highly absorbent oil. There are so many benefits to using sunflower oil on your skin! It is hydrating, protecting, and soothing. It can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. My favorite part is that it is is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores! So it is safe for all skins types and those who are acne prone.
Everybody loves Shea Butter right! It's an amazing moisturizer! It also has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe skin and can even aid in healing cuts and scrapes. Shea butter also contains antioxidants which are believed to have anti-aging properties.
Of course the lotion wouldn't be stable without these two ingredients- distilled water and emulsifying wax. Distilled water is a solvent and it really is to aid in the consistency.. The emulsyfying wax helps bind the oils, goat milk, and water together for the perfect consistency and texture. Since the product contains water, we must use a presevative. Optiphen provides protection against microbial growth from bacteria and yeast. This preservative is also paraben and formaldehyde-free.
If you chose a scented lotion we use a 1% ratio for our fragrance oils and we always use phthalate free frangrances. I am not a fan of heavy and overpowering scents, so with our lotions the fragrance will be noticable but shouldn't overwhlem your scenses.
All these ingredients work together to soothe, moisturize, brighten, and smoothe your skin! I hope that you love this lotion as mcuh as we do. Be sure to keep an eye out for new products in our shop! We will be doing some limited/seasonal scent drops for our lotion in the new year. We are in the middle of an exciting product development and hope to have this brand new product avaiable in just a few months.
Thank you. Truly. Thank you for supporitng our farm and our little business.
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