Finding the Purpose of Milk Within Soap: A Leap In Natural Skin Care

January 20 2021 – Ridvan Demirci

"The most commonly used milks for natural soaps are donkey, goat and camel for their rich sources of fiber, minerals, creamy fats and vitamins"
"The most commonly used milks for natural soaps are donkey, goat and camel for their rich sources of fiber, minerals, creamy fats and vitamins"

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When it comes to your skin, it helps to know exactly how each individual natural soap bar is  working to brighten your day and reveal the best skin of your life. The secret is a combination of supreme ingredients that join together to produce a magical bar of bubbles.


However, the majority of  high-street stores sell simple, commercial soaps containing chemicals and hardeners (mostly animal based - yikes!), whereas handmade natural soaps consist of vegetable glycerin, natural essential oils - extracts and milk.

Yes, milk! 

It’s not only your average shop-aisle milk either. In fact, the most commonly used milks for  natural soaps are donkey, goat and camel for their rich sources of fiber, minerals, creamy fats and vitamins.


Crenade - Pomegranate & Milk Natural Soap Bar

"Milk is holistically used within soap making in order to benefit your radiant skin"


So, here at Sabun Co., we wanted to guide you into the little-known secretive world of how milk is holistically used within soap making in order to benefit your radiant skin. Here are some quick links if you’d like to dive deeper into the milk of your choice;

Milk based soap bars share the qualities and ingredients with regular natural soap bars and much more! As we’ve mentioned, there are many different types of milk, which we use for our soaps from donkey’s and goat’s all the way to camel’s and the traditional cow’s milk.

This gives the distinct luxurious and creamy texture to our milk infused soap bars. Not only you lather, but you help your skin grow, protect, heal and perform in all manners of day-to-day activities.

Cow’s milk is the most accessible milk soap bar ingredient, simply due to the abundance readily  available around the world. For comparison: in Europe alone, there are 12 thousand cows for each camel, making it a go-to for many soap making aficionados. 

Not only this, but cows can produce around 50 liters of milk per day while the average camel will only release around 6 or 7, making it a far easier milk to get a hold of for  soap making; and it still carries a vast range of vital nutrients that are key to elongating  that natural life and glow of your skin.

Milk is being poured in a glass.

"Creating a healthy skin barrier to protect  against foreign bodies and to keep skin moisturized" 

It’s important to note that milk-infused soap, be it donkey milk soap, goat milk soap,  camel, cow, or any other milk, has three overall purposes. 

  1. Cleansing the skin.
  2. Offering a nutrient-rich solution to help soothe skin irritation and  promote healing.
  3. Creating a healthy skin barrier to protect  against foreign bodies and to keep skin moisturized.  

What Are The Skin Benefits Of Milk? 

Milk is very creamy and rich in lactic acid and fats which helps remove the dead skin and  rejuvenates. Therefore, especially when mixed with honey, one of the most natural exfoliants, the milk becomes a fantastic source of nourishment for your skin. On top of all that, if you add a good slice of natural loofah, just as we do in our famous Cleopatra’s Lover - Honey & Donkey Milk Natural Loofah Soap Bar, you get to have the most luxurious exfoliant, yet one of the most gentle, soap bar for your skin.


A glass of milk and a honey scoop.

"Photo by Sandi Benedicta on Unsplash"


While it may have a pH slightly off-kilter to human skin, it is still very soft for the skin and provides the same high-level of indulgent care. For example: natural levels of calcium, magnesium, folate, thiamin, niacin and Vitamins A, B6, B12, D and E, all work in harmony.

However, when you do get your hands on some dairy-fine natural milk soap bars with a loofah soap attachment, you can expect to see a radiant skin, reduced wrinkles, calmed acne, softened irritation, increased hydration and much more.


A close portrait shot of a woman with silky smooth skin. "Photo by H.F.E & CO on Unsplash" 

To find out more about the natural treasures buried within milks and the divine journey to a new you they can bring, the only thing left to do is try them for yourself. 

Here at Sabun, we specialize in using a vegan and sustainable soap base paired with delicious  and nutrient-rich ingredients in order to provide you with an experience of the spa-day to leave your skin feeling regenerated and soft.


Sweet Dreams - Milk & Honey Natural Soap Bar by Sabun Co.

"Sweet Dreams - Milk & Honey Natural Soap by Sabun Co."



An Array of Little-Known Facts About Our Glorious Soap Bars 

Soaps have evolved so much over the years, allowing handcrafters like ourselves here at Sabun Co. to discover new and enticing ingredients, essential oils, textures, colors, foliage, satin  lather, and more.  

Regular soap is a very widely used item for daily skincare but here’s something you do not know about our soap bars:

  • The majority of high-street stores sell simple, commercial soaps containing chemicals, lye and other ingredients sourced from animals.

  • At Sabun Co., we only use natural vegetable glycerin and that makes the base of all our soap bars vegan.

  • Natural glycerin can be derived either from animal fats or fruits. We only use natural vegetable glycerin derived specifically from pears and apples.
  • The very natural vegetable glycerin is our key ingredient, which allows the usage on face, body and hair, as it automatically adjusts to your own personal pH levels and balances your skin's sebum.

  • Exclusive, high-grade, luxurious essential oils are carefully blended in the Sabun Co. formulas. Not only the quality of the essential oils, but how they are mixed and with what ratio plays a crucial role in the soap making. Our essential oils are sourced epidemically and seasonally when possible. This also makes each of our bars delightfully unique in scent as the plants, flowers and herbs grow differently throughout the year.
  • The usage of loofah (also referred to as loofa, luffa, natural sponge) is not new and has been around for centuries. However, most soap makers use a form of sea sponge which can be harsh on the skin as it is not as soft in texture as the natural gourd loofah/luffa. It is simply the fibers of the plant, taken out as whole, carefully sliced and incorporated towards the end of the cooling period into each and every natural soap bar we handcraft.

  • Most soap makers use big, bulk molds to craft their soaps and slice them afterwards. We use individual molds, so each bar gets all the attention and passion we have to offer and to be genuinely handcrafted.

  • As a natural consequence of the handcrafting process we have in place, we almost do not produce any waste, all of our leftover ingredients get to be used in the next batch.
  • We do not use SLES, SLS, parabens and other commonly used toxic ingredients by the commercial soap makers.

  • We use a clear wrap for our bars that is made with BOPP ( Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene Packaging) and they are fully recyclable.

  • We only use biodegradable shipping peanuts and fully recyclable carton boxes and tissue papers for our shipping and packaging.