Natural Beauty Recipes
Beauty Recipes that soften and revitalize the skin include this
all time family favorite facial recipe using goats milk shared with us
Got Goats Milk?
(I do now!)
As Maria describes so eloquently. . .
"DIY goat milk recipes
for your skin
accomplish so much more than cow's milk ever could hope to do!"
As Maria wholeheartedly
advises. . . .
The next time that you are planning to make a milk-based skin care
think, "Got milk?" think "Goats Milk!"
Goat's milk is so much
better for you.
Milk, in general, is a wonderful
substance for all sorts of natural beauty recipes.
Fresh milk has
moisturizing and restorative properties, and fermented milk products
have the benefit of lactic acid that can remove old skin cells and
reveal newer, younger looking skin.
Not all milk is the same, though,
and when it comes to making your own facial recipes and natural skin
Goats milk has several unique properties that
the edge over cow's milk.
First, goat milk has better moisturizing
abilities due to the nature of its fat and protein structures.
you've ever smelled goat milk that was old or improperly processed, you
know it has a very distinctive odor. (Properly processed goat milk does
not smell any different from cow's milk, by the way.)
The unique odor
comes from the significantly larger amounts of three medium-chain fatty
acids, known as capric, caprylic and caproic acid. Because goat milk
has a much larger number of these smaller fat molecules, it is more
readily absorbed by the skin.
Goats milk protein structures are also
shorter than those of cow's milk. The increased accessibility of the
fat and protein from goat milk helps leave skin smooth and supple.
Finally goat milk is rich in vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that acts
as an antioxidant and is important to maintaining skin health. Goat
milk provides up to 47% more
vitamin A than cow's milk.
goat milk contains vitamin A in its final form--ready to use--while
cow's milk contains the precursor form, beta-carotene, which our bodies
must then convert to vitamin A.
Ready to try a few
beauty recipes using goat milk?
Let's start with my favorite goat milk
recipes for rejuvenating and promoting skin health. These natural
beauty recipes are super-easy,
and I guarantee you'll love the results!
~ Goats Milk
(This particular goat milk recipe is
a 2 for 1! You make it once and get two separate natural
jammed-packed with skin rejuvenating properties that will last you
and Whey Toner ~
Here's a little
Now you are ready to start your first natural beauty recipes using goat
milk. . .
- Add the
grains to fresh whole goat milk in a glass jar, using about 1/2 cup
kefir grains to 4 cups of milk.
- Let the kefir set at room temperature
until the whey (clear, straw-colored liquid) begins to separate.
- Depending on the temperature, this could take
- Shake the jar
gently once or twice a day.
- Strain the kefir through a plastic or
stainless steel strainer to remove the kefir grains--which you'll save
to start your next batch.
- Next, place a cheesecloth or cotton
handkerchief in the strainer or a colander and set over a pot or bowl.
- Pour the liquid kefir into the cloth, cover,
and let drain overnight or
for about 12-24 hours or more at room temperature.