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Is this a lye soap?Goatmilk Soaps

All soap is made with lye.  Soap is made by combining fatty acids with a strong alkali (lye).  The result is SOAP.  People claiming to make soap without lye are either lying or making soap from a pre-made base they have purchased that has already gone through this process.

Soap is made WITH lye but if made correctly, there is no lye in the final product. The amount of lye needed to saponify (turn to soap) each oil can now be calculated precisely.  We can measure lye to the 1/100th of an ounce to ensure saponification and no more.  In other words, the oils and lye are combined in the exact amounts needed to turn them into soap and there is no lye left in the finished product.

Why do you use fresh goat's milk?

Goat's milk has been used for centuries as a cleanser and beauty aid.  It is high in vitamins, minerals, proteins and alpHa-hydroxy acids that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.  Goat's milk has a pH close to the skins natural pH, resulting in a mild, non-irritating, highly moisturizing soap for even the most sensitive skin.

Because goat's milk is difficult to work with, most people use water as a base and add a small amount of milk or, more commonly, powdered goat milk at the end of the process just so they can claim it is a goat milk soap.   We use FRESH GOAT'S MILK as our base.

How did you develop a cornmeal soap?

Since we began making soap we have become aware of the large number of people with skin problems.  We developed our goat milk soap with these people in mind.  This soap proved mild enough for even the most sensitive skin.  It also contains sweet almond oil which is good for conditioning and softening skin.  It is especially suited for treating eczema, itchy, dry and inflamed skin.  Klaus has been listening to Howard Garrett's radio program on organic gardening and living, "The Natural Way" for years.  Many callers began to phone in with reports of finding relief from a variety of skin problems by using cornmeal.  Klaus began to work on incorporating this ingredient into our goat milk soap "TLC". We developed two styles; Tender Lovin' Corn (fine) & Tough Love Corn (coarse).

This proved much more difficult than he had anticipated.  Just adding the cornmeal was ineffective.  He began to work on various methods of infusing the cornmeal into the soap.  The final product took countless batches and about 8 months of refinement.  We were not willing to offer the soap until we had the result and response we were striving for.  We now have a soap that includes several forms of whole ground cornmeal throughout the soap.

Why 2 styles?

The Tender Lovin' Corn is a smooth bar, suitable for everyone.  The Tough Love is the same soap but the cornmeal is not ground as finely.  This bar is wonderful for exfoliation.  Many people with skin problems have dry, flaky patches and need exfoliation in those areas.  It also makes a wonderful shaving soap for the ladies.  We have also had reports of people using it on their dogs and having good results in treating hot spots.  These two soaps are also fragrance and color free for our sensitive friends.

Are there any other benefits?

Even people with no skin sensitivities or issues will benefit from using any of our soaps.  Everyone will find that their skin is softer and more moisturized.  Many people find that they can stop using hand and body lotions completely after using Wildflower Soaps regularly.

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