Although bovine seems like the most prevalent form of dairy consumed — it’s not. In fact, around 65% to 72% of all dairy consumed globally is actually goat milk. Some of the reasons for this is due to the ease of keeping goats rather than cows, the fact that it’s more easily digestible for humans, and that it’s highly nutrient-dense.
Many people that struggle to process cow dairy are often advised to swap it out for goat milk. However, outside of its digestive benefits, goat milk and in particular goat milk powder, can be a powerful topical healer and beauty balm.
Here are few of the healing benefits of goat milk powder:
It’s A Super Hydrator
Goat milk powder has a high fatty acid and triglyceride content, which is a scientific way of saying it deeply moisturizes skin from the inside out. And as we now know, beauty literally comes from within, meaning the more we can support our skin from the inside out, the more long lasting and dewy our complexion will be.
A Mineral Powerhouse
Goat milk powder is also high in Vitamin A; an essential nutrient that benefits your skin by thickening and stimulating the dermis — the layer of your skin that holds your collagen, blood vessels, and elastin. This can also help with the appearance of aging as thicker and healthier skin minimizes fine lines and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin.
Goat milk powder is also filled with bioavailable minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus that can improve overall health. The key word here is bioavailable as there’s no use supporting your body with these powerful minerals if they can’t be processed by the body.
Although our skin is highly absorptional, often some topical products cannot penetrate the skin’s surface or saturate its pores. The beauty of goat milk powder is that it has a similar pH level to human skin allowing all of its goodness to gently enter the body through the skin.
A Natural Exfoliator
Many aestheticians warn against using granular-based exfoliants that harshly scratch the skin, which can create damage. Instead, they suggest using natural peels that remove the top layer of skin alchemically. Lactic acid, one of goat milk powder’s secret weapons, does exactly that. It helps get rid of dead skin cells by topically eroding them and brightening skin tone in the process.
A Probiotic Bomb
At this point, we’re all familiar with the importance of taking care of our gut microbiome. However, if ferments are not for you, goat milk powder is an excellent choice as it’s naturally rich in probiotics and encourages gut diversity.
Goat Milk Powder Rx
If you’re looking for a way to add goat milk powder into your wellness practice but are already overloaded with taking a thousand supplements, there are more topical and relaxing ways to ease this healing powerhouse into your routine. Not every superfood needs to be popped with a pill — one way that we love to incorporate it is through bathing. For this reason, we created our Inheal™ saffron milk bath that has a goat milk whey protein base and provides both internal and external benefits to our health, vitality, and appearance. Plus, it’s just an insanely relaxing way to nourish your body and bring more ritual to your self-care. If that sounds appealing to you, you can learn more about it here.