Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Feeling Adventurous?Goat's Milk Soap

Feeling Adventurous?Look to the FarmThey may seem like unusual beauty picks, but goat's milk and ghee are skin-friendly and extremely emollient. Goat's milk has more calcium, vitamins, and triglycerides (fats) than cow's milk, and its short-strand protein structure means it's particularly suited to skin absorption. The milk's lactic acid makes it a spa favorite for buttery-soft skin.

This soap is made with goats milk and coconut milk , both are a natural, soothing skin cleanser and moisturizer. We add oatmeal which calms irritated skin and honey which adds moisturizes to the skin. Coconut-oil infused soap moistures the skin. It's delicate, non-oily, and sweet-smelling as a tropical breeze. We use fresh creamy goats milk made from farm fresh local milk. We never use powdered goats milk or water. Goat milk is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Its gentle and nourishing properties bathe your skin in luxury. The oatmeal naturally exfoliates your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and silky soft.

Ghee, or clarified butter, is an Ayurvedic staple used to moisturize and purify the body. It's also a great digestive and detox aid because it stimulates the liver to secrete bile. Rogers Badgett, owner of the Raj, an Ayurveda health retreat in Vedic City, Iowa, suggests ingesting a quarter teaspoon of ghee in the morning and night (this is not recommended for overweight people or those who have weak digestion). Some centers also use it in Netra Basti, a purification treatment said to balance the pitta dosha and bring luster to the eyes. It's not for the squeamish: In a reclining prone position, you slowly blink as a skilled technician gently applies warm ghee to your eyes. Afterward, your closed eyes are wiped gently and the residual oils moisturize skin and soften lines.
Our Goat's Milk Picks- Dr. Alkaitis Organic natural soap; Handmade Goat's Milk Soap- Steppin' Out Ayurvedic Foot Cream; lippmancollection.com- Canus Goat's Milk Moisturizing Lotion; walgreens.com
Try It At- Warm Goat Milk Manicure and Pedicure, the Carneros Inn, Napa, California; thecarnerosinn.com- Kate Somerville's Signature Facial, at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii; fourseasons.com- Virgin Gorda Goat Milk and Honey Wrap, Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; rosewoodhotels.com
Our Ghee Pick- Pratima Ayurvedic Rejuvenating Oil; pratimaskincare.com
Try Ghee At- The Raj, Vedic City, Iowa; theraj.com- Life in Balance Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Center, Seattle; ayurvedaseattle.com
Learn how to do a facial massage and what oils to use.

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