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Simplenakedsoap

Simplenakedsoap comes from a small town called Balclutha in South Otago, South Island, New Zealand.

Our goats graze on 20 acres of grass, gorse and broome and live along side, chickens, horses, cows and of course the three dogs. Happy goats that love their nuts!

We decided to make goats milk soap a year ago because I was getting very dry and sore skin. It was becoming very itchy using commercially manufactured soap and expensive body wash. 

After a lot of trial and error I taught myself how to make soap the old fashioned way, by cold compress. Using this method keeps all the good properties of the milk and oil together, thus making a gentle, moisturising bar of soap for you and your families.

I use coconut oil, virgin olive oil, rice bran & organic castor oil, and my soaps are enriched with shea butter or cocoa butter.

People are not aware that goats milk contains:

Alpha Hydroxy Acids: This helps remove dead skin cells, which then helps many skin conditions by removing irritation from your skin’s surface and in turn, leaves new cells on the surface of your skin which that are smoother and younger looking.  

Cream:  Fat molecules are an important part of making good soap and, helps with dry skin. 

Vitamins: High in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. 

Minerals: Goat milk contains important minerals for the skin such as selenium. calcium, iron & sodium.

Going one step further with my soap, I decided to work with clays, not only for giving colour to the soaps but also for the benefit they give to the skin.

Red/Rose Clay. High in iron oxide its great for improving the appearance of broken capillaries. Pink Clay is great for all skin types, from fragile, dehydrated to mature, lined or wrinkled skin. Green Clay can help with breakouts, redness and inflammation. Great for drawing out toxins and impurities.  Activated Charcoal can absorb many toxins. It has been said it can help with acne while moisturising and nourishing dry skin. Salt, gives the skin a slight exfoliation.

Using these clays, activated charcoal & salts, I feel I am bringing a modern twist to soaps made the old fashion way, while providing a natural & healthy clean for the skin. 

I also started to learn how to keep bees in January 2017. An awesome experience. I now have two hives and would like to grow to 4 hives by next summer. This way I know it's my honey that goes into my soaps and my own beeswax that goes into my skin creams.