Goat Milk Soap

6 Reasons to Avoid Petroleum Jelly on Your Skin

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Early in 2006, I had all the children (6 at the time) in the bathtub.  While they were playing around, I picked up the bottle of baby wash I had always used.  For the first time ever, I looked at the ingredient list and I was horrified when I realized that it was full of chemicals and petroleum based chemicals.   I immediately decided that I was never going to buy another bottle and that I would learn how to make my own soap. Thus began my soapmaking journey that would eventually lead to the launch of Goat Milk Stuff. A...

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Foaming Agents

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Have you ever wondered what causes all the foam in commercial products like bubble bath? It’s a chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or a similar chemical called sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). These two chemicals are used not just in bubble bath, but in a huge range of bath and body care products such as shampoo, shaving cream, body wash, toothpaste, and many other products for your skin. Both ingredients have been known to cause irritation for a lot of people.  But those with sensitive skin and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis often find the irritation to be more severe.  It...

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