The Lucrative World Of Camel Milk For Skin Care

January 20 2021 – Ridvan Demirci

"For hundreds of years, camels have been used in the temperate climates to  produce milk, yoghurt and even cheese"
"For hundreds of years, camels have been used in the temperate climates to produce milk, yoghurt and even cheese"

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For the silk of milks, you’ll be looking for the scarcely available yet in-demand camel’s  milk. Camel milk can cost nearly 30 times more expensive than your average liter of cow’s milk from the store. There is a good reason for it; not only does it carry a higher number of nutrients  than other milks, the nature of camels makes the fine milk slightly harder to come by.  

Two camels, resting on the middle of a desert.

"Camels have been travel companions for many in the Middle East as well as a source of food and drink"


A Brief History Of Camel Milk

For hundreds of years, camels have been used in the temperate climates to produce milk, yoghurt and even cheese. From Africa to the Middle East, it is a delicacy. Because of this, camel milk isn’t as popular as the globally distributed cow’s milk we’d see on the shelves or even the donkey milk and goat milk seen in other natural soap bars. In fact, only 3 million tons are produced each year.  

However, it remains a staple in Africa and the Middle East with some cultures relying on it. Somalia and Kenya, alone, produce 64% of all the world’s camel milk each year! 

Camel milk has a long history for individuals located in these warm climates simply because it was their access point; people had camels as travel companions as well as a source of food and drink, but as the demand for camel milk has grown across the world, so has its value.  Hence, it being such as rarity in each natural soap bar or loofah soap bar. 

Baby camel is drinking milk from the mother."Camels need to have their young remain very close to them in order to keep producing the milk"


Why Is Camel Milk More Expensive Than Other Types Of Milks? 

Lower in saturated fats and with ten times the amount of Vitamin C that cow’s milk contains alongside far more calcium and potassium, it’s no surprise that it can be highly sought after to caress our gentle skin.  

Camel milk, due to its content and difficulty to procure, is far more of a rich  ingredient to treat our skin to a sublime spa experience.  

And, despite limited research in the area, many across the world have acquired camel’s milk for these benefits in order to use as an alternative medicine. 

You may also be surprised to hear that camels need to be relaxed and subdued with a calm atmosphere before they can be milked. Meaning, each drop in your  soap bar is harder to come by than any other milk. 

According to milk farmers' notes, it can take some camels weeks in order to  relax into their new home before they can begin to produce their nutrient-rich  milk to share around. Even then, they need to have their young remain very close in order to keep producing the milk, meaning two mouths are to be fed just to collect the milk from one camel. 

The Rich Skin Benefits Of Camel Milk 

The most prominent advantage to lathering up with luxurious camel milk soap  is that it is hypoallergenic. This means it is less likely to cause a reaction on the  skin than other milks or chemicals used in store-bought soaps. So, no matter how your body's love-hate relationship with various milks, camel’s milk is going to be  far more kind to your precious skin. 

Aside from this, using camel milk soap rather than donkey milk soap, goat milk  soap, or any other is its ability to reduce signs of aging such as: removing the  chance of age spots and reducing over-pigmentation in the skin. This is  completely down to the higher levels of Vitamin C present in the milk! 

Otherwise, much like donkey and goat milk, it has high levels of all main class  vitamins as well as calcium and potassium. All of which work together to help  skin thrive. Examples include: 

  • Create a skin protection barrier

  • Soothe skin irritation
  • Prevent bacteria forming a home
  • Rejuvenate broken skin such as eczema or acne
  • Keep moisture locked in
  • Promote anti-aging and wrinkle care 



A close photograph of the back of a man with radiant skin.Photo by Eleanor on Unsplash