Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Lather Project: 30 Soaps in 30 Days - Day 18, Soap 18

It’s Day 18!

And we’re still talking about using milk in soaps.

Adding milk - just about any kind of milk - to soap just makes it so much richer and creamier. It’s all about bathing your skin in luxury when it comes to milk soaps.

And it works so well because milk contains vitamins A, B and D and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. Milk also has alpha-hydroxy acids which helps in exfoliation - essentially softening skin, making it more supple, leaving it rejuvenated for a younger-looking appearance.

My favorite milk to add to soaps is coconut milk. Not only do you get most of the advantages of goat’s milk, but the higher sugar content in the coconut milk really boosts up the lather! Soap made with coconut milk makes a great shampoo bar, too!

Now, I’m a best-of-both-worlds kind of girl (something me and Hannah Montana have in common), so I actually like to blend goat milk and coconut milk together, and then add in cow’s milk so I can replace all the liquid in my soap with milk. And of course, the obvious choice for a milk-blend soap (for me, anyway) is Oatmeal, Milk & Honey!

The softening and silkening benefits of the milk, the exfoliating and soothing qualities of the oatmeal and the ability of the honey to draw and trap moisture is a triple threat in a bar of soap!

So, here’s the description for Soap #18:

Bellissima Handmade Triple-Milk Blend Oatmeal & Honey Soap

Our amazing Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Exfoliating Bar Soap is formulated to be as gentle as possible and is luxuriously creamy with our triple blend of protein-rich milk (cow, goat & coconut) and our lavish blend of vitamin- & nutrient-enriched veggie oils. I include olive & coconut to make this wonderfully cleansing and sunflower and rice bran to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.

Our Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Exfoliating Bar has no added fragrance or colorants - just pure, natural, gentle soap with finely ground oatmeal to lightly exfoliate and real honey for added moisturizing! And its mild cleansing is great as a facial bar or for your whole body.

Look for Soap #18 for sale at http://BellissimaMinerals.etsy.com in the next few days!

Tune in Tomorrow for Day 19!


  1. It looks so good, you can almost feel the texture!

  2. mmmmmmm looks like a yummy brownie. love oatmeal and honey!

  3. Milk & Honey- yum yum..and exfoliating too:) too good!!


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