Goat Milk Soap

Everything You need to know about Goat Milk Soap before buying

1. Why SNAANA uses goat milk as major ingredient in soaps?

Goat milk is used in all our soaps as it is highly beneficial for the skin because of its unique natural composition. Goat milk contains vital nutrients like Vitamin A, C & D, magnesium, potassium and also healthy fat which minimizes the skin concerns and keeps it healthy.

2. Why SNAANA uses only goat milk and not the Cow milk or milk from brands like AMUL or Mother Dairy etc.?

Goat milk is loaded with nutrients that our skin needs as compared to cow milk. For example skin essential vitamins like A, C & D are found in good percentage in goat milk while not in cow milk. And Goat milk is strong in flavor and thick because of presence of healthy fats which helps moisturize the skin while performing the function to shed the dead skin invisibly making it even and smooth.

SNAANA simply does not believe in chemicals and preservatives at all and using milk sourced from grocery shops can defeat the SNAANA’s founding principle of being 100% chemical & preservative free therefore At SNAANA each ingredient of a product is sourced with full care and directly from the producer. So here in case of Goat’s milk- Milk is sourced from people in villages who keep goats at home. Since goats do not have a set time to give milk so this helps to ensure quality as our own person milks the goat or stand just right next to the person milking the goat.

3. How Goat milk soap helps skin?

Goat milk when comes in contact with the skin surface – it shrinks the skin pores by dissolving the sebum in the pore and this further helps in making the skin even. The healthy fat with essential nutrients helps remove the dead skin that a person beyond a age is unable to shed at a pace needed bringing back the needed glow. Since it works on the surface and in the skin pores – it works on common skin conditions like pigmentation, age spots, scars and melasma etc.

4. Our soap is made from goat's milk, coconut, olive, and shea butter, jojoba oil. If there aren't any detergents, what cleans my skin?

Yes we do not use detergents at all. We make soaps the way ancient people made it. Oils (moisturing) + Lye /caustic Soda (Cleansing) = Soap, also called saponified oils. This formula of making soap is in practice for ages but over the years especially last 2-3 decades many chemicals have been introduced in soaps only to make it cheap and look beautiful and smell wow. The addition of other ingredients apart from the basic oils & caustic soda has led to various health concerns. A real soap means a soap made with oil plus caustic soda.

5. What’s the difference between natural soaps/SNAANA Soaps/Real Soaps and commonly available bathing soaps?

Apart from artificial colors, scents or perfumes, commonly available bathing soaps are made up with chemical compounds like surfactants or surface active agents. They act as cleansing agents by reducing the surficial tension between – water & dirt. They also have preservatives to increase the shelf-life and hardening agents to make the soap hard and less dissolvable. They harm the user in long-run as they have stearic acid/sodium stearate to provide hardness and ensure that the soap does not dissolve in water easily. SNAANA soaps do not have any chemical surfactants, it is important to store them in a cool & dry.

6. Why SNAANA soaps are expensive?

SNAANA soaps are made with oils & butters derived from plants, nuts& seeds and herbs & flowers. Our cold-process of soap-making ensures that the soaps are produced with cool temperature which, unlike the heating-process, do no lot result in loss of essential nutrients. A soap batch initiated today takes 2 months to produce a finished product. Each soap is handmade, hand-cut & hand packed under the guidelines of GMP Certifying Agency.The cost is high as the process is time consuming, labor intensive and we use raw, unprocessed ingredients.

7. How are Snaana soaps made?

SNAANA soaps are made from raw oils in a cool temperature and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) which blend together to form Saponified oil (soap). For the entire process the cold temperature is maintained to ensure that the soap retains glycerin and nutrients of the ingredients. On the other hand, heating process results in nutrient loss. The soaps are further left to dry for 6- 8 weeks in cool temperature conditions. This soap-making is called Cold Process Soaping. The by-product of this process is glycerine. The final product does not have any chemical ingredient.

8. Isn’t NaOH a Chemical? SNAANA soaps use NaOH!

Oil + NaOH = Soap, also called saponified oil. Here No chemical remains in the finished product. Likewise, Na (Sodium) + Cl (Chlorine) = NaCl or Sodium Chloride also commonly called as Table Salt. Here Na & Cl are 2 compounds which are otherwise inedible but when mixed together, they form common salt.

9. Why Glycerin is added to soaps?

Commonly available chemical based soaps are made with a soap base or soap noodle or surfactants. They add and label glycerin as an externally added ingredient and as the main benefit. Glycerin acts as a moisturizing agent and keeps the skin soft and nourished.

Soap base or soap noodles are readily available soaps in the form of noodles or brick. These are made by heating oils with NaoH at a high temperature to extract glycerin. A small percentage of extracted Glycerin is then added to have a cost-effective soap-making process. Cold process soaps are naturally very rich in glycerin. Glycerin is a by-product of soaping. Glycerin is found so abundant in natural soaps (like Snaana soaps). Snaana soaps have more than 33% of glycerine and it is not added externally.

10. What is the reality behind soaps and products made from essential oils of mango, vanilla, banana, melon, kiwi, strawberry and other fruits?

Most commonly available bathing soaps do not contain essential oils, because essential oils cannot be extracted from fruits like mango, vanilla, blueberry, banana, watermelon, kiwi, strawberry and other fruits. For instance- vanilla essential oil cannot be extracted from vanilla beans. A product can contain vanilla extracts, absolutes or vanilla infused oils but not essential oil of vanilla. These are synthetic fragrance oils, easily and inexpensively synthesized in labs. The only way of extracting oils of such fruit is from its seeds and its scent is not similar to the fruit.

11. Every brand claims to be organic, natural , chemical free, authentic ayurveda, dermatologically tested etc but how does a lay man understand the difference?

Any bar that provides a cleansing effect is understood to be a soap by a lay man. Soaps that we often come across are detergent (made from chemical compounds) bars that are artificially colored & scented. These bars act similar to soap but are not true soaps at all. Therefore we often come across these bars in market as bathing bars / Cleansing bars. The Real soaps are made with oils and caustic soda. This is a centuries old method called saponification. Many bathing/cleansing bars label glycerin as an added ingredient because the so called soap bar is not a Real soap but a detergent bar with added glycerin. Real Soaps have natural glycerin in it. Chemicals found in detergent bars so called soaps pose serious harmful effects to our vital organs, hormones, skin etc. The words NATURAL & ORGANIC on the label can be highly MISLEADING. For Example – The companies are selling their Organic soaps labelled "Made with 100% Organic or Natural ingredients" contains only one or two natural ingredients while others are synthetic. Please read the ingredients thoroughly while choosing your body/face cleansers/soaps. If you can’t pronounce the words written on label, put the product down. Even if the product belongs to a decade’s old internationally known brand, READ, because what is sold today as a safe chemical ingredient could be proved carcinogenic 10 years later.

Quick Ingredients Comparison between SNAANA Soaps & Other Soaps/Bathing bars

Ingredients of commercial soaps include Sodium Lauryl Sulphate/Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Propylene Glycol,, Formaldehyde,Parabens,Sodium Tallowate(Animal Fat),, BHT, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Sorbitol, PEG, Tetra Sodium EDTA, Triclosan/Triclocarbon, MEA,DEA, TEA, Diazolidinyl Urea Idopropynyl Butylcarbamage,Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Isethionate, Isopropyl Alcohol, FD&C/Permitted colour.

12. Why SNAANA do not make face & body liquid cleansers?

We do not make liquid shower gels/foams or shampoos at all as cleansers in the form of liquid need chemicals to prevent the bacterial growth which otherwise can spoil the liquid in just a few days only. And we At SNAANA can not use chemicals and preservatives at all not even in negligible quantities.

13. What is the process of SNAANA’s goat milk soap and how it’s different from other brands?

A soap bar at SNAANA takes about 2 months to become ready for use. Cold pressed oils and butters with raw goat milk are blend together with lye to make a soap batter. Here in the process the oils/butters and goat milk are not boiled only to retain the nutrient value of the ingredients. The batter is left in moulds to set for 2 weeks and post that unmolded bars are left to dry and become hardly naturally over the next 4-5 weeks. This making of soap is called cold pressed soap making and this has been in use for centuries unknown. This method is labour intensive and time consuming and therefore manufacturers do not want to make these kinds of soaps. But real soaps truly natural and effective can only be made with this way.

14. What is the shelf life of your goat milk soap?

A real soap/SNAANA soap once ready to use is perfect to use for good 12-15 months. Although the soap do not go bad after a year and a half, only the essential oils effectiveness reduces as these herb distilled oils are highly volatile in nature and evaporate over the time. The soap is good to use with just no concerns at all.

15. What is the ph level of Snaana’s goat milk soap?

SNAANA makes soap as per age and skin tone and therefore soaps have different ph levels. The oily skin soaps are towards alkaline and the dry skin soaps are towards acid nature. Each soap bar composition is made keeping in view the ingredients needed for the skin care in a certain age group and the ph level as per the skin tone within that age group. Hence the soaps are perfect cleanser always suiting the person using them.

16. Is this soap okay to use as facial cleanser?

Yes, the soap bars are meant to be used both as face and body cleanser. Many people have started using the soap bars as shampoo also. Here while choosing the soap – it is important to choose as per your age and skin tone/hair texture.

17. Why don’t we make tearless or tear-free soaps?

Tearless or tear-free soaps and shampoos are formulated with numbing or desensitizing agents. These soap bars are not real or natural soaps, but a by-product of chemical compounds that acts as surfactants.

18. What is the full ingredient list?

At SNAANA we label all the ingredients that go in the making of the soap even if the ingredient used is less than 1% of the product composition. Although as per the law we are not bound to mention the ingredients used in less than 1 % quantity but because our founding principle is to provide a clean and chemical free/preservative free skin care so we label all ingredients even used in negligible quantities. And the benefit of disclosing the complete ingredients list is that the customer can read and figure out if there is any allergy concern ingredient in the product and hence make a choice accordingly. Also listed ingredients are in common parlance for a better understanding of the customer.

19. Is goat milk soap safe for skin condition have Eczema/ Psoriasis?

Absolutely, SNAANA makes a special soap dedicated to eczema and psoriasis and have found to have shown good results to people using the products.

20. Does SNAANA’s goat milk soap whiten skin?

No natural product can whiten the skin. Yes, SNAANA Goat Milk Soaps can help you get back your original complexion/colour which has been ruined due to environmental factors or may be other concerns. A product that makes you fair is banned in many countries as these are bad for human health.

21. Does goat milk soap lather?

Yes, Goat milk soaps lather. Each SNAANA soap lathers with oily skin soaps lathering much more than dry skin soaps.

22. Does goat milk soap lighten my skin?

Lightening of the skin is not possible. Tan, scars, blemishes & pigmentation can be lightened by using the goat milk soap but lightening skin beyond your original birth colour is not possible at all. Lightening products should not be used as they contain chemicals that pose serious concerns over human health .

23. Is goat milk soap antibacterial?

Every soap that does proper cleansing is an anti bacterial soaps. The lye/Caustic soda in the soap removes the bacteria thriving on the skin surface and hence works as a perfect cleanser. The anti bacterial soaps contain ingredients like triclosan, triclo- carbon which when used on regular basis through soaps have developed resistance. These chemicals were used in 70’s in operation theatre to clean operation theatres and slowly have entered our daily use products. Also about 2 years back American government has asked companies making anti- bacterial soaps to prove their efficacy in comparison to normal soap without ingredients like triclosan etc. Hence these anti bacterial soaps have been banned in some countries.

24. Which SNAANA’s goat milk soap is good for eczema?

Since eczema is a condition which has excessive dryness and SNAANA soap for eczema is acidic with ph 5.5 made from goat milk, cold pressed oils and butters and healing essential oils so is very helpful in nourishing the condition. Chemicals in cleansers worse the eczema condition.

25. What are the main reason to choose SNAANA’s goat milk soap over others?

Chemical free, Preservative free, No Added colour, No added fragrance, No surfactants , No animal fat – No plastic packaging , Familiar ingredients mentioned in common parlance, Raw ingredients used to make the soap, Ancient technique, No processing of ingredients. Easy to choose the soap bar - Age and skin tone.

26. How to choose the best soap? How do I know which soap will suit me the best?

At SNAANA we believe that a lay man would not usually know which oil/herb will work for them hence we have simplified the difficult task of choosing the right product for one’s skin tone. All that is needed is choose the age group followed by skin tone. Each product at SNAANA is made keeping in view the life & behavior of the organ SKIN throughout human life and various skin tones that have been derived genetically with environmental and other factors playing the role.

27. Does it also help in anti-aging?

Yes it helps delay the aging by with vital nutrients present in each soap bar as per age and skin tone. Anti aging is a marketing word and we at SNAANA do not believe in misleading the customers. Taking right & proper care of skin automatically keeps skin healthy and delays lines, wrinkles by few years. Aging is a fact of life which each one of us have to embrace eventually.

28. What are the precautions for using goat milk soap?

It is a cleanser and using it every morning and every evening to clean the skin is vital to keep it clean and healthy. There are no precautions as such.

29. Do SNAANA's charge any shipping to deliver goat milk soap?

There is no shipping on paid orders of goat milk soaps however COD orders have to pay Rs. 177 as a shipping charge.

30. How long does it take to be delivered SNAANA's goat milk soap?

It usually takes about 5-7 working days to deliver the parcel.

31. How can I order goat milk soap from SNAANA?

Order online at www.snaana.com or call us at 8535076411 anytime between 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.- except Sundays and holidays to place an order over the phone.

VOTE FOR CHANGE

SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.

That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.

Let's stand united and bring this revolution TOGETHER.