Refresh Milk Soap
I came up with this milk soap to help open the lungs while bathing and showering. Running the wood stove all winter creates a lot of congestion. Plus, the winter months are when illness like colds and flu are at their worst. It seems that a bug goes through my household at least once or twice a year, usually starting around December although sometimes as early as October. The moisture and heat from a shower or bath is an especially beneficial time to assist in opening the lungs and nasal passages. I also find that adding mint and eucalyptus essential oils to my essential oil diffusers is very helpful.
•Weight: Approx. 4 Ounces
•Approx. 1.13 Ounces of milk per bar
Refresh is both clearing and refreshing with a hint of sweetness.
Old fashioned cold process soap made by hand in small batches without any artificial fragrances, toxic perfumes or chemical dyes. I've been making my own organic milk soap for many years now. As long as I can make it, I'll never buy commercial "store bought" soap again. My soap softens and moisturizes with organic olive and coconut oils while nourishing skin with real raw milk. In my humble farm girl opinion, it's the perfect soap.
Milk soap naturally contains glycerin. Glycerin is an excellent moisturizer. Most chimerical soap manufactures remove the glycerin and sell it separately. The pH of milk soap is very close to the natural pH of human skin. Handmade milk soap is a naturally gentle product that cleans skin without being harsh or irritating. It is extremely beneficial to folks with sensitive skin.
Do you know where your milk soap come from? When you buy from Running Bug Farm you do! My animals are humanely raised on my own chemical free pastures. They free range on my pastoral farm, are fed certified organic Non GMO feed and are gently hand milked by my husband and I, right here on our farm. We do not use milking machines. We use natural, holistic and organic methods to treat our animals and ourselves.
About The Ingredients:
Saponified Organic Non GMO Extra Virgin Olive Oil moisturizes, it's hypoallergenic (less likely to cause an allergic reaction), & is rich in antioxidants.
Saponified Organic Non GMO Coconut Oil softens, moisturizes & relieves dry, itchy skin.
All Natural Non GMO Milk (from my own Jerseys) nourishes skin with zinc, alpha hydroxy & amino acids, as well as vitamins A, B, C, & E, & has a pH balance very similar to humans.
All Natural Non GMO Lemongrass Essential Oil is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, fungicidal & astringent. It can help ward off skin problems such as bacterial & fungus infections. Lemongrass can help minimize pores by limiting the secretions of oil & provide temporary skin firming thanks to it's astringent qualities. Combined with peppermint, it can help support the immune system during cold and flu season.
All Natural Non GMO Rosemary Essential Oil is a disinfectant with antimicrobial & antiseptic qualities.
All Natural Non GMO Eucalyptus Essential Oil may help loosen mucus & clear up congestion. It is both antibacterial & antifungal.
All Natural Non GMO Orange Essential Oil has all natural antibacterial & antifungal properties with a sweet calming & anti-depressive scent. It may be beneficial as a treatment to alleviate acne, dermatitis & eczema.
All Natural Non GMO Peppermint Essential Oil is a sweet smelling oil that may help clear up sinus & chest congestion.
I am always looking for realistic ways to reduce waste.All of my milk soaps are packaged in zero waste packaging. They are naked until you order them. I then wrap them in paper and label them. They are typically shipped in recycled kraft bubble mailers, some may ship in flat cardboard/paper priority envelopes, while others will require priority bubble mailers. If you order soap along with more delicate items such as feathers, it typically requires much more careful packaging and usually bubble wrap or something similar. I do not buy bubble wrap or other plastic packaging. Any padding of this sort, has been reused. Feel free to save the bubble wrap for sending your own packages or for storing delicate items.