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Benefits of Goat Milk and our other Ingredients for your Skin! 

 

My special goat milk recipe was created to promote and maintain healthy, youthful and soft skin. Please read through these neat facts about how my ingredients can help your skin become naturally radiant!

Remember, there are a lot of myths and facts out there about many ingredients. You know your body better than anyone, and it's your job to research if these ingredients will be beneficial to you. Don't trust just one website or one source. Look at multiple reputable sources before making up your own mind about what you feel is good for you. I did my research, and compiled it for your convenience here. If you want more information, there's plenty of resources online.


Remember, know your allergies and discontinue use immediately if you experience any irritation.

Goat Milk

Goat milk is enriched with vitamins A, B12, D, and K and contains iodine, potassium, and magnesium! It helps soothe the effects of acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, bug bites and other skin conditions naturally.

Goat milk is easily absorbed by human skin, which makes it beneficial over many commercial soap's ingredients. Its unique make-up can also make it a great choice for people who have allergies to usual dairy products or highly sensitive skin.

To prevent any dryness or negative effects that a lot of soaps have, using goat milk soap will help protect skin by keeping it clean and healthy so the cells can breathe without irritation. The proteins in goat milk even help kill acne-causing bacteria.

Goat milk is homogenized in its native state. The molecules are small which makes goat milk easy for your skin to absorb. Goat milk is a natural moisturizer that brings restorative vitamins, minerals and proteins that work gently on sensitive skin. 

Read more about the amazing benefits of goat milk on my blog! http://embercove.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/take-a-goat-milk-bath/


Honey

Honey is a powerful antiseptic and antioxidant. It contains incredible cleansing and healing properties for your skin. It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5, and B3. It's a "humectant", which means it retains and attracts moisture.

Its healing attributes have been used for thousands of years by thousands of cultures and is known to promote healing for cuts, cure ailments, relieve sunburn, reduce inflammation and scarring, and aid with fighting infections. In ancient Egypt, Queen Cleopatra even bathed herself in milk and honey baths to retain youthful, soft and beautiful skin!

Honey's natural antiseptic properties help treat wounds by preventing infections. Its anti-microbial agents kill bacteria in and around the wound. Many types of bacteria can't survive in honey, so wounds heal, swelling eases, and tissue can grow back. It is even now used in hospitals for wound care. It fights against skin damage and aging due to its antioxidant properties. 

You can read more about honey here on my blog! http://embercove.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/sweet-healthy-honey/


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. It has been described as "the healthiest oil on earth". Coconut oil may also delay wrinkles and sagging of skin that you see with aging due to its antioxidant properties. It also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin infections.

Coconut oil doesn't just bring temporary relief to skin, but aids in healing and repairing. It has lasting benefits, and helps bring back a youthful appearance. It aids in gently exfoliating the skin, while penetrating into the deeper layers and strengthening the underlying tissues.

It's very effective against a variety of infections due to its antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil helps support the natural chemical balance of the skin, softens and helps relieve dryness and flaking, and prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.

Coconut oil absorbs easily, keeps the skin soft without feeling greasy. It helps reduce chronic skin inflammation, and is soothing to irritated skin.

You can read more about coconut oil here on my blog! http://embercove.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-healthiest-oil-on-earth-coconut-oil/


Oatmeal

Oatmeal cleanses deep pores without drying out or irritating the skin. It soothes rashes associated with poisonous plants and insect bites. It's great for the skin because not only does it help protect, but it also moisturizes.

Oatmeal is commonly used to reduce inflammation associated with certain ailments such as chickenpox, shingles, and eczema. It also gently exfoliates the skin to show a healthy and natural glow, balancing your skin by restoring proper pH levels. Oatmeal also helps prevent and heal acne by naturally absorbing excess oils in oily skin. 

You can read more about oatmeal here on my blog! http://embercove.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/the-healthy-benefits-of-oatmeal/


Shea Butter

If you have never used shea butter before, your skin is truly missing out. This cream is filled with moisturizing and healing properties for your skin!

It contains anti-bacterial properties to heal skin problems in a healthy and soothing way. Many people use it for improving the look of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and so many more skin conditions. It feels wonderful on your skin and along with its all natural healing properties is exactly why we include it in all of our soaps. 

Read more about the benefits of Shea Butter here on my blog! http://embercove.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/shea-butter/


Palm Oil

Palm oil contains a natural "toctrienol" which is part of the vitamin E family. This toctrienol has been used to treat many skin ailments and is found in a number of anti-aging products. It is also known to remove oil and dirt from hair and skin, but contains a natural property to help restore the natural oils that most commercial soaps and shampoos strip away. This helps keep your skin moisturized and healthy.


Coffee

Coffee absorbs odors and effectively gets rid of oil, making it the perfect addition to a soap used after or during cooking.

The caffeine in coffee has multiple benefits for your skin. It treats redness and inflammation, reduces the appearance of under-eye circles, and can help get rid of cellulite. Coffee can effectively reveal evenly toned, smooth skin with a regular skin care routine.

Caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for reducing inflammation and redness in your skin, leaving you with a beautiful even skin tone. It reduces the puffiness and inflammation associated with dark circles under the eyes, as well as reduces the build-up of blood under your eyes which contributes to dark shadows.

You can read more about coffee here on my blog! http://embercove.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/coffee-coffee-wash-that-body/


Ground Lemon Peels

Lemon peels are known to help heal acne, help promote new cell growth in your skin, exfoliate, and break up oil.

Lemon peel may also help to enhance the clarity, glow, and softness of the skin according to Livestrong. It contains citric and plant acids that work to cleanse, lighten and brighten the skin, remove dead skin, and stimulate new skin growth.


Peppermint Leaves

Peppermint leaves can help treat skin problems such as burns and rashes. It has a soothing and cooling effect on skin irritations caused by hives, poison ivy, or poison oak.

The scent can also help with treating nausea, stomach cramps, headaches, muscle pains, colds, and coughs.


Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Oil has natural properties which lead to healthy benefits. It's anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, fungicide, insecticide, and a stimulant.

Tea tree oil can cure most bacterial infections on wounds and its cicatrisant property makes it heal wounds quicker and lessen scar marks. It inhibits fungal growth and helps to cure diseases such as dermatitis and athlete's foot.

Tea tree essential oil promotes sweating and the removal of toxins. Gross you say! Well I say healthy! Sweating is wonderful for your body because it naturally removes toxins, moistens your skin, opens pores and keeps your body cool.

*Tea Tree Essential Oil is not currently in any of my products due to rare irritations on sensitive skin.


Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for healing wounds, burns, cuts, sores, insect bites, and stings. It also helps to treat skin infections since it acts as a natural antiseptic.


Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has a calming aroma which makes it an effective tonic for the nerves. It helps treat migraines, anxiety, depression, and emotional stress. It induces sleep, and is often recommended for people suffering insomnia.

Health benefits of lavender essential oil for your skin come from its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It treats skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, inflammations and eczema. It can also help heal wounds, cuts, burns, stings and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissue.


References:

The World's Healthiest Foods, Benefits of Honey, American Dairy Goat Association, Bees-Online, Knowledge Base, Coconut Research Center, Coconut Connections, Organic Cosmetics and Beauty, eHow Benefits of Oatmeal Soap, Organic Facts - Health Benefits of Tea Tree Oil, Herbal Musings, Livestrong - Benefits of Coffee for Skin Care, Shea Butter Benefits for your Skin, Livestrong - Benefits of Palm Oil, Benefits of Lemon Peel for Acne, Livestrong - Benefits of Lemon Peel for Skincare

 

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