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Goats for God's Glory

Goat Milk Lotion, post 3

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“You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” --- Hebrews 1:9 Oils have been used throughout time, and are referenced many times over in the Bible. They are associated with joy, comfort, healing, and culinary delights.
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So whether you are putting oil topically on your skin or ingesting herbal infused olive oil on a hot crusty piece of French bread you are bound to benefit. If you read lotion labels you will note that the choices of oils are numerous. I have chosen four in our Goat Milk Lotion because I loved their benefits and healing properties. The first we will look at is Jojoba oil.
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This oil is very stable and does not become rancid even after long periods of storage. Jojoba oil assists in fighting dry skin, wrinkles and acne. It helps rejuvenate the skin and causes new cell growth. This oil is known to “trick” the skin into stopping production of sebum through mimicking sebum. Sebum is your skin's natural oil, and it keeps your skin soft. Jojoba oil is very similar to human skin oil. It is a non-greasy oil that fights dry skin as well as balances oily skin. Studies have proven the anti-bacterial properties of jojoba oil. Tests at the University of Michigan showed that 5 of the most common skin bacteria plus certain skin fungi couldn’t survive in jojoba oil. Some of these include: staphylococcus aureus, pseudomonas aeruginosus and the fungus candida albicans. The medicinal working of jojoba oil was studied in the pharmaceutical department at University of Port Elizabeth and found that jojoba oil DESTROYS the bacteria staphylococcus and pseudomonas within 1 hour and 15 minutes! Wow! Impressive! Jojoba oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant that is easily absorbed by the skin. Jojoba oil contains many vital nutrients such as vitamin E, B complex vitamins, the minerals silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It also has a great deal of iodine; this helps in fighting against bacterial and fungal infections. Overall the list could go on concerning this amazing, nourishing moisturizer. These however are just some of the benefits of this CHOICE oil! Join me next time as we move on to Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
10 bottles of goal milk lotion in two different sizes and 3 metal tins of goat milk based balm

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Goat Milk Lotion, post 2

Goat Milk Lotion, post 2

 This week we will finish the water phase of our goat milk lotion, and then move onto the oil phase. Our next ingredient is my very favorite in the lotion! Can you guess what that is? Perfect, you’re right; KINDER GOAT MILK! Pure, pasteurized, unadulterated white perfection! This is really the queen ingredient in our lotion formula. Without our special milk it would be just like many other lotions on the market.

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It begins in the cool of the morning when the maidens of the farm head out to the white barn. Here is Mary Beth {affectionately called Joyful} milking our Kinder goat, Faline. She truly looks like Bambi’s sweetheart, only here at the farm she is our sweetheart!

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Our milk is hand milked and then brought into the farm house. The milk that is used in the lotions and body butter is then pasteurized and iced quickly down to 40 degrees. Then it is batched into lotion in small handmade portions. All in the same day, the milk from our Kinder goats is in your lotion by the afternoon! How fresh is that?

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The benefits to the skin are many, and quickly absorbed. Some of those benefits you may not be aware of. For example goat milk is very high in vitamin A, vitamin B, such as riboflavin and niacin.  These all help to nourish the skin.

Goat milk has many minerals, acids and enzymes that feed and revive dehydrated skin.

Goat milk has many nutrients that include proteins, hormones {naturally found in the milk, not synthetically added} and good fats! Our Kinder milk has high butterfat with natural cream and small fat globules that allow fast absorption into the skin.

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Goat milk has alpha-hydroxy acids found naturally in the milk. Unlike the way this popular ingredient is added into commercial products.  It greatly aids in neutralizing free radicals, sloughs off dead cells allowing new cell growth and reconstruction of collagen fibers. Wow!

Goat milk has a pH close to human skin, therefore allowing the skin to benefit from all the blessings of the milk naturally. Our God is an AWESOME God!!! 7.0 is the power of hydrogen {pH} of goat milk! Mmmm, I love perfection!

Please check out our Kinder Goat Milk post to read about added benefits.

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Now onto glycerin our last ingredient in the water phase. Glycerin attracts moisture into the skin and fills the microscopic voids in the surface of dry skin, thus protecting the skin from heat, cold, wind and pollution. This enables the dry skin to heal and restore health and moisture. For these reasons I have chosen glycerin to be number 4 in my line up of essential ingredients in our Goat Milk Lotion.

Next week join me in Goat Milk Lotion post #3 where we will enter the oil phase, oooh!

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Goat Milk Lotion, post 1

Goat Milk Lotion, post 1

Sometimes it is very beneficial to think outside of the box.  Over the next seven weeks I will be taking you there with posts on the ingredients in our goat milk lotion. We will be taking a close look at ingredients and the end result of all those decisions. It has always been our family’s goal to watch what we put into our bodies as well as what we put on topically. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and what you put on it enters your blood stream within minutes. This has led me to the challenge of creating a product with the purest ingredients possible, incorporating organic standards as well as organic ingredients whenever possible. It is by God’s pure grace upon us in bringing you the final result of all the research, testing and final formulas. So please join me as we take a deeper look into our goat milk lotion.

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 Here at Anderson Family Farm we take God’s word very seriously. We love all the many promises throughout the word of God just waiting for us to take hold of and run with. So here is where I chose to begin asking, seeking and knocking; then came the listening. Lotion is made up of three phases: water, oil and additives.  Let’s start with the water phase.  We chose the purest form of aloe vera concentrate we could find. I love the benefits for the skin! Aloe vera helps to rebuild healthy living cells. It aids in healing burns and reduces scarring. It is anti-inflammatory thus aiding in any skin condition that is swollen. We felt it was a great choice that would have many wonderful benefits. Our next ingredient is distilled water.  Your body is made up of 75% water. Therefore in a lotion it is an essential ingredient! This will be absorbed and bless your thirsty skin.

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Please join me next week for post #2 on Goat Milk Lotion.

 

Ten bottles of goat milk lotion in two different sizes and 3 round metal tins

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Christmas Goat Milk Lotion Blend

Christmas Goat Milk Lotion Blend

In answer to the question you were just about to ask… I’m not going to talk about Starbuck’s Christmas Blend coffee{although it is quite fantastic} Today I’m going to tell you about our limited edition of seasonal lotion. It’s called Christmas Blend. For this special blend we added to our rich, silky formula three essential oils. Orange oil, Balsam Fir oil, and Frankincense oil. All these essential oils are full of beneficial qualities. Orange oil is uplifting, stimulating and it prevents inflammation. Balsam Fir oil is an excellent stimulant, causing your mind to be more alert and aware. Frankincense oil is rich in history and healing qualities. It was one of the gifts of the Magi, all those thousands of years ago, to the infant Jesus. Frankincense is healing for the nervous and respiratory system. It is also has powerful antiseptic and disinfecting properties.

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Each of these essential oils has a fresh beautiful scent, but when combined they whisper Christmas in your ear. Your first impression of this lotion is the bright orange scent. Thoughts of Christmas baking come to mind…then the richer, fuller scents of the Balsam Fir and Frankincense greet your senses. Snow covered forests appear in your mind’s eye. Finally, the peaceful Frankincense; the scene of Christ’s birth when He left the glory of Heaven to become a man on earth. When God gave the greatest gift of all. The gift of Love. Forgiveness. Undeserved, unmerited grace. A gift we couldn’t buy. We couldn’t earn. That is what brings the joy, hope; the warmth to Christmas. Consider our Christmas Blend lotion as the perfect gift for someone special.

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