Updated: Jun 14
"Get your Goat," or how some around here might say it, "git yer goat," is to say someone may be irritated or annoyed. This expression comes from a tradition of horse racing. Thought to have a calming effect on high-strung thoroughbreds, a goat was placed in the horse's stall the night before the race. Unscrupulous opponents would steal the goat in hopes of upsetting the horse so that it may lose the race. With all that being said, What's got your goat? Is your skin dry and irritated? I'm sure right now; everyone has that nagging spot of dry skin that just won't quit. So I have a solution, and it's way easier than putting a goat in your home to calm your skin, use goat milk soap. Why goat milk, you may ask, sounds like a fad or just a new claim to sell a product. Milk baths have been around for a long time and for a good reason. The skin benefits they offer are amazing. The Romans were the first documented to use milk baths, and Cleopatra, known for her beauty and not her ashy skin, was said to have regularly taken milk baths. What are some of the benefits of milk baths, you may be asking? It is nourishing since it contains fats, vitamins, and minerals and is good for minor skin irritations such as poison ivy and sunburns. The lactic acid in milk can exfoliate your skin and help smooth out dry, irritated skin. So with all that being said, which milk is best? After some research, goat milk was the winner for its high-fat content and skin-soothing properties. Goat milk is the only milk containing capric-caprylic triglyceride. This effective skin moisturizer helps to contribute to skin softness by forming a barrier on the skin that helps to inhibit the loss of moisture. The protein strands of goat milk are shorter and more readily absorbed by the skin. It is also packed with vitamins A, D, B6, and selenium. Salem Soap Mill offers a Loaded Goat Soap that is packed, or loaded as the title suggests, with as many skin-loving oils as I could put in. Oils such as avocado, sunflower, olive, castor, and the skin-loving shea butter and a dash of extra vitamin E for good measure. So don't let dry skin get your goat; get some Loaded Goat Soap today to calm your irritated skin!