The variety of milk soaps
The story of Cleopatra and her donkey milk baths is well known. This practice, which dates back to antiquity, has continued until today. Donkey's milk soaps, although less known here in Quebec, are quite popular in some countries and are renowned for their moisturizing and nourishing properties for the skin.
The benefits of milk soaps
A soap must above all wash the skin, it's true. However, consumers are increasingly looking for soaps that not only clean, but also have moisturizing and nourishing properties for the skin. Unfortunately, most commercial soaps tend to dry out the skin, leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable. This is why milk soaps are increasingly popular: they gently cleanse while moisturizing and nourishing the skin. According to a recent study, sheep's milk soap wins the day in terms of moisturizing properties, surpassing even goat's and donkey's milk soaps.
You can see it in the table above.
popularity and market share
Historically, sheep were raised primarily for their wool, while goats were raised for their milk. In Europe, however, dairy sheep farming is widespread, as evidenced by cheeses such as Manchego and Rochefort, among others. Despite its exceptional moisturizing properties, sheep's milk soap has not always been as popular as goat's or donkey's milk soaps, perhaps due to a lack of market awareness or availability. Moreover, the market
Despite its exceptional moisturizing properties , sheep's milk soap has not always been as popular as goat's or donkey's milk soaps, perhaps due to a lack of market awareness or availability.
Additionally, the market for handmade soaps was not as strong 10 years ago as it is today, but that has changed with the rise of natural products and the growing interest in more sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. environment .
You can also consult the table below to see the market shares of so-called "natural" soaps.
According to market data, soaps made with milk represent only about 10% of the natural soap market. Other popular types of natural soaps include olive oil, butter, and glycerin-based soaps, each with their specific skin benefits. Olive oil soaps, for example, are rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, while glycerin soaps are mild and non-irritating, making them an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin. Despite this, milk soaps continue to grow in popularity due to their exceptional moisturizing properties and gentleness to the skin.
Your guide to milk soaps around the world
Are you planning a short trip? Here is your soap guide! It is interesting to note that different countries have their preferences when it comes to the milks used for making soaps. In Canada, for example, cow's milk soaps rank second in popularity, while goat's milk soaps rank fifth. Sheep's milk soaps, on the other hand, are popular in countries that produce lamb meat (like New Zealand) or sheep's cheese.
However, no matter where you travel, chances are you will find local milk soaps, whether they are cow's, goat's, donkey's, sheep's milk soaps or other types. of milk. Each of these soaps has its specific benefits and properties for the skin, so it is important to choose a soap based on your personal needs and preferences. Ultimately, whether you opt for a local milk soap or an imported handmade soap, you can be sure that you will be taking care of your skin while learning about local products and supporting small producers.
You may have understood that I have a bias for sheep's milk soaps! Indeed, our family has been raising sheep since the 1970s, and four years ago, while shopping for soap, I fell in love with these exceptional soaps. Since then, I have become a strong advocate of sheep's milk soaps and decided two years ago to open a soap workshop where sheep's milk is featured.
If you too are a lover of natural soaps and are looking for superior quality products to take care of your skin, I invite you to discover our wide choice of fragrances and options available on our site.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What are the benefits of sheep's milk soap?
Sheep's milk soap is recognized for its exceptional moisturizing properties. It gently cleanses the skin while nourishing it, making it ideal for sensitive or dry skin.
How is sheep's milk soap made?
Sheep's Milk Soap is made using sheep's milk as the primary ingredient, combined with other natural ingredients to create a gentle, nourishing soap.
Where can you buy sheep's milk soap?
You can buy sheep's milk soap directly from our site. We offer a wide range of sheep's milk soaps, all handcrafted with quality ingredients.
Is sheep's milk soap suitable for all skin types?
Yes, sheep's milk soap is gentle and moisturizing, making it ideal for all skin types, including sensitive or dry skin.
What is the difference between sheep's milk soap and goat's milk soap?
Both types of soaps have moisturizing properties, but sheep's milk soap is often considered more moisturizing. However, the choice between the two will depend on your personal preferences and specific skin care needs.