Comparing Soap Ingredients: Farm-Made Goat's Milk vs Corporate-Brand Soaps

| 9/12/2016 4:27:00 PM

Homemade Soap Samples In Store

Recently, I was at a store handing out samples of our all-natural goat’s milk soap when a woman walked up to me and asked for a sample. She told me that she had very sensitive skin which was itching constantly and that her doctor had recommended to her to use Dove brand soap. She said switching to Dove didn’t help — her skin was still itching.

Curious as to the ingredients, I bought a bar of the doctor-recommended “Dove, Unscented, Sensitive Skin”, and deciphered the ingredients, which were printed in light turquoise print on a white shiny background. I had to get help to read them — a friend could barely read them with 20/20 vision, so anyone without perfect vision would not have been able to read the ingredients. (Hmmm.)

Corporate-Brand 'Soap' versus Farm-Made Soaps

Here are the ingredients listed on the Dove label, with a comparison to the ingredients in our Goat’s Milk Soap. The definitions and explanations for the ingredients were taken from the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep website. No interpretations or judgements were added.

To help with reading the ingredients, here are the definitions of three that occur throughout:

Surfactant is a compound that lowers the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid so that they can be better blended.

12/12/2016 2:58:32 PM

mother recipie (gotten from my great aunt Bliss) 6 pounds lard or olive oil , 1 can lye, 2 cups ice water, thats it

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