The Amazing Benefits of Goat's Milk.

Since Ancient times, goat's milk has been considered a symbol of an extravagant skin care regimen reserved for kings & queens. It is believed that Cleopatra bathed in goat's milk to keep her skin luxuriously beautiful. And while we may be kings & queens in our own households, most of us certainly don't have the financial capacity to fill our tubs with goat's milk on a regular basis, right?

We are happy to tell you that you don't have to fill up the tub with this wonderful stuff, but taking a bar of handmade goat's milk soap along into your tub or shower will have you feeling like Cleopatra in no time - often after just a single use! This is exactly why Basilwood Farm went from an experiment to see what we could do with our excess goat's milk in 2010 to a full-time goat's milk soap farm. We were literally amazed at the difference in how our skin felt the first time we bathed with it, and we have wanted to share that with everyone we know since. So get ready to stop spending needless $$ on expensive soaps, washes, lotions and creams because you are not going to need them.

Your skin is your body's largest organ. Did you know that? That being the case, it just makes good sense for us to take good care of it, right? And that care does not have to cost a fortune. And because it's our body's first line of defense, if our skin is healthier, so are we!

Goat's Milk contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids (the same active ingredient used in acne creams). Alpha-hydroxy acids are key to removing dead skin and promoting new cell growth which makes for a healthier, smoother, younger skin. They actually break down the bonds that hold the dead skin together and slough them away gently. No harsh additions or chemicals necessary when this happens naturally. If you are used to getting chemical peels, imagine using this soap every day and not needing to expose your skin to such harsh treatment. Because dead skin is removed and newer, healthier skin is replacing it on a regular basis, many customers find that their once oily or dry skin is balanced now. Cleaner, healthier skin tends to be that way ;-)

Goat's Milk is also rich in Vitamins A, B, C & D, all of which have wonderful healing benefits for your skin. While we are all trying to avoid fat molecules, when you are talking about soap, feel free to indulge in those "calories" because they won't stick to your hips. The fat in the cream from our whole raw goat's milk soap boosts the moisturizing SuperPowers exponentially. No freeze-dried, low-fat skim milk here- Only the Real Deal. Many goat's milk soaps are a blend of 50% water and 50% milk. In Basilwood, we use 100% whole milk combined with a blend of all-natural oils and butters for maximum benefit to your skin. This means that each bar of Basilwood Farm soap contains approximately 23% goat's milk. This is why so many people feel an immediate difference when they begin using it.

So, it just makes good sense to choose something made from natural oils and butters and farm fresh raw goat's milk, doesn't it? Especially when those ingredients will not only clean your skin, but moisturize it at the same time leaving you feeling as though you have just come from the spa. And this soap (that costs just a little more than your favorite caffeinated beverage) will last you a month! That's an incredibly good value to us, and we believe you will think so too. No more dry, itchy skin when you get out of the tub or shower. Really. Bye, Bye Dry!

With all of this talk of oils & butters, milk & cream, you would think we were talking about cooking! Well, believe it or not, all of the raw ingredients we use to make our Goat's Milk Soaps here in Basilwood are food grade! What does that mean? It means that they are of the best quality. We figure if it's safe to put in your body, it's also safe to put on your body.

Everything we have determined to create in The Soap Room has been as the result of a need - family, friend, customer - and has resulted from much research as to what will go into it. We know you work hard and deserve the absolute best care for your skin at the best price, and that is what we always strive to deliver. So, we don't skimp on the quality or quantity of really spectacular oils & butters that go into everything we make.

Here is a quick summary of the main oils & butters we use with a bulleted list of their SuperPowers!

Organic Enzo Olive Oil

  • Does not clog pores
  • Enhances exfoliation
  • Antioxidant protection

Coconut Oil

  • Vitamin E - repair booster
  • Rich in proteins for cell repair
  • Saturated fats for moisture retention

Jojoba Oil

  • First wrinkles, stretch marks & cellulite
  • Helps regulate oil production
  • Acne control

Sustainable Palm Oil

  • High in Vitamins A & E - antioxidants
  • Deep moisturizing properties
  • Helps restore hair & skin's natural oils

Sweet Almond Oil

  • Vitamins A, B & E - moisture sealers & protectors
  • Delays signs of aging
  • Reduces dark circles

Avocado Oil/Butter

  • Vitamins A, D & E - antioxidants
  • Fights fine lines & wrinkles
  • Promotes healthy, rejuvenated skin
  • Helps relieve poison ivy/poison oak
  • Moisturizes rough & tough skin


  • Protective barrier
  • Antibacterial
  • Humectant - attracts moisture to skin
  • Rich in Vitamin A
  • Wound healer
  • Itch reducer

Cocoa Butter

  • Fights signs of aging
  • Soothes burns & rashes
  • Heals chapped skin

Coffee Butter

  • Aids skin toning/tightening
  • Reduces appearance of cellulite
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Acne fighter

Kokum Butter

  • Natural healing properties
  • Helps skin retain moisture
  • Regenerates skin cells/slow degeneration
  • Softens skin restoring flexibility

Mango Butter

  • Combats dry skin, eczema/dermatitis
  • Heals sunburn
  • Wrinkle prevention

Shea Butter

  • Skin Superfood
  • Strengthening
  • Regeneration
  • Antioxidant
  • Fine lines & wrinkles

Perhaps the BEST benefit of goat's milk soap, aside from creating clean, healthy, balanced skin is the fact that it is tremendous at attacking Eczema and Psoriasis. If you suffer from these skin conditions, you will likely benefit greatly from switching to goat's milk soap. What have you got to lose?
Let's get you wrapped up in your absolute Best Skin EVER! You won't believe how much better you feel. Really.