4 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Goat Milk
At Legend's Creek Farm, we have been creating high-quality, handmade goat milk products since 2011. Goat milk soap has been increasing in popularity over the past few decades, and it's more than just a trend. Goat milk soap from Legend's Creek Farm provides a skin-soothing experience that maximizes the benefits of our high-quality ingredients. If you haven't tried goat milk soap, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Here are four fun facts about goat milk you may not have known, and what makes it the perfect ingredient for soaps, foods and more.
Goat Milk is the Most Popular Milk in the World
Though Legend's Creek Farm only sells goat milk soaps and lotions, there's no denying that goat milk as a food product is extremely popular and we receive inquiries daily from people asking to buy milk (we can't sell it in Rhode Island as its illegal unfortunately). When most Americans think about milk, they usually think about cow's milk because its been the choice for homes in America for hundreds of years. However, our nation is the outlier. In most places in the world, goats are more prevalent, and globally, goat milk is the most commonly consumed type of milk. When all countries are considered, people consumed more dairy from goats than from any other animal!
Goat Milk is More Nutritious Than Milk From Cows
If you haven't tried to make the switch to goat milk, there are many reasons why you should consider it. A glass of fresh goat milk has several advantages over a glass of cows milk. A fresh glass of goat milk needs less processing than cow's milk because it's naturally homogenized, which means it doesn't separate into layers in its original state. It's easier to digest than cow's milk, which makes it a good choice for some people with lactose intolerance or other allergies to cows milk. Goat milk even has higher levels of calcium and vitamin A. The increased nutritional value is part of the reason why Legend Creek Farms used goat milk for soap, because those same vitamins and minerals help benefit the skin.
Goat Milk Production is Quality Over Quantity
Given all of the advantages of goat milk, it's natural to wonder why cow's milk remains the standard for most store shelves in the USA. The simple answer is that it would take a lot more goats to produce enough milk to fill store shelves. Though goat milk is more nutritious, goats produce less milk than a cow. While a dairy cow often produces four to nine gallons of milk per day, a goat produces between a half gallon and two gallons per day. Because it's easier to generate a lot of cow milk quickly, it's cheaper to sell. The fact is that although goats produce less milk than cows, they also eat much less so the costs to mass produce goat milk would be much cheaper than with cows.
Goat Milk Makes Great Soap and Lotion
Soap offers many great properties for skin care other than just cleaning. Goat milk has many great qualities that make it perfect for people with a variety of skin conditions as well as natural moisturizer. Goat milk soap can help control acne, reduce wrinkles and signs of aging, as well as soothe dry and damaged skin. The vitamin A in goat milk makes it a recommended soap for people with eczema and psoriasis as well as other conditions that could use the benefits of skin-healing goat milk.
To learn more about goat milk soap and other natural products, visit the Legend’s Creek Farm shop to see everything we offer. You’re sure to find something that can help you live a happier, healthier, and more natural life.