Why is There Goat’s Milk in Zum Bars?
Why do we use goat’s milk in Zum Bar Soap? The answer is a little more complex than you might think. And, no, it’s not because we want to pet goats all day (although, admittedly, this was a factor). In truth, Goat's milk, a big-deal ingredient in our Zum Bars, is naturally balanced for the skin, and naturally homogenized. (So in case you happen to have a pet goat, you could drink the milk straight from the teat. But that would make you creepy and it might freak out your goat.)
It could be argued that Zum Bar Soap is the best goat’s milk soap ever. It’s so great that we sometimes call it the G.S.O.A.T. (Greatest Soap of All Time). That’s mostly because it was handmade with the milk of some pretty badass goats in Kansas City. And, we know what you’re thinking, with all this talk about animals: is Zum ethical? We love goats a whole lot, so all of our goat’s milk products are cruelty-free and made with milk from happy go-lucky goats.
It’s Got the Balancing Act Down
We prefer it because goat’s milk is very good and never ba-ha-ha-ha-had. Actually, it’s probably the absolute best mix of "good for you" and "good for nature." Unlike commercial soap, goat's milk soap contains capric, caprylic, and capronic acids, and the naturally occurring triglycerides. Otherwise known as good fats. These good fats in goat's milk can help keep your skin's oils in balance and won't dry it out.
Goat's milk has a pH level that's as near to skin as a pair of faux leather pants. A pH level that's well-balanced for healthy human hair and skin, while commercial soap can dry out the skin to the point at which it feels taut and itchy which in turns may cause oily skin and clogged pores — yuck!
It Ain’t Bad at Nourishing, Either
Goat's milk offers an alphabet soup of vitamins. With its restorative vitamins, minerals, and proteins, goat's milk soap simply maintains the balance. Another benefit to using Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap is the presence of naturally-occurring glycerin. Since we use a cold-processed method, we do not add extra heat which maintains the integrity of the goat's milk, food-grade olive, coconut, palm, and castor oils and essential oils.
In the process of saponification, reactions between all of these ingredients produce the soap and a natural byproduct that your skin will love, glycerin. Many big soap companies remove the glycerin and sell it for extra profit, but not us! It's called glycerin, not glycerout. Glycerin is a natural at keeping skin balanced and a humectant, which can help pull impurities from your skin's pores and leave it loving you.
To Sum it Up: Goat’s Milk Soap Rules
Three letters: W-O-W. This could be more than you ever wanted to know about goat's milk, but we think the point is worth milking. This is some of the best goat’s milk soap for face and body, shower and sink, rinsing and soaking, so if you haven’t tried it yet, give it a goat! Shop by the bar or brick at IndigoWild.com or grab your favorite blends in a grocery store or natural market near you.