Donkey Milk Soap – Unique and Beneficial

  • The world has progressed in leaps and bounds in terms of healthcare and beauty products. While the notion of living longer has appealed many, the idea of living young forever has interested even a greater mass. Truly, who doesn’t want to have a long-flowing hair and radiant-glowing skin without any expiry tag?


    This question has driven humankind to the uncertain edges of scientific discoveries. It has made them search for known and unknown products to achieve this ‘evergreen-youth’. You will be surprised to find the materials, discovered to have a really positive human application, are sometimes, really weird ones. These range from bee-venom to pig fat and horse oil (fat) to beeswax! (Information Credit –


    Donkey milk stands out as the most unique product with the most beneficial effects. From consumption to making of pure donkey milk soap, it has an answer to all the problems.


    The cosmetic applications of donkey milk in forms other than soaps are not actually a very recent discovery. Kings and queens of the yore had been using it for its health and beauty properties. Here is a list of some instances from recorded history regarding use of donkey milk:


    • The Egyptian empress, Cleopatra, is recorded to have used to bathe in donkey’s milk.
    • The ancient Romans, as well as the Greeks, favoured donkey milk because of its healing properties.
    • The ladies of high fashionable culture in France were noted to have dabbed donkey milk on their cheeks to keep them soft and white.


    Still, cannot get it around your head? How can the soap made from the milk of donkey be beneficial, you wonder? Well, donkey milk soaps are usually built from pure donkey milk, with no artificial/synthetic additives. Donkey milk has:


    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin B1
    • Vitamin B2
    • Vitamin E
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Sodium
    • Magnesium
    • Calcium


    Obviously, people prone to having allergic reactions to milk will not be at all benefitted from this! Since there’s no inorganic material added, the chances of developing an irritation are quite impossible.  Here are the most common additives present in a donkey milk soap bar:


    • Skin friendly fats, vegetable oils (olive oil, coconut oil) and vegetable butter (shea butter, cocoa butter)
    • Essential oils and fruit extracts for fragrance
    • Colours and dyes are extracted from minerals and plants
    • The wrapping paper is fully recyclable also


    It is fully comprehensible as to why donkey milk soap is natural and why does it have so many properties. But, knowing something has beneficial properties is not worth anything if you do not know the benefits of the physical application itself. Here are the dermatological advantages that favour the use of donkey milk:


    • The donkey milk soap is known for its moisturising effects. The proteins present in the donkey milk binds the skin cells together, improving its viscosity. It has foaming and emulsifying properties too.


    -   The proteins which are soluble works as a tightening agent, smoothening out wrinkles and maintain the cellular structure of the epidermis.

    -   The type of protein responsible for moisturising and maintain the cellular matrix of the skin is the glycoprotein.


    • Lactoferrin is responsible for inhibiting skin aging and protection against the harmful rays of the sun.
    • Lactoperoxidase has anti-bacterial properties and is effective on skin types prone to acne.
    • Whey is added as a moisturising agent.


    You will notice visible changes in the first week of using donkey milk soap. It will be useful in reducing inflammation and itchiness. It has great healing properties. And a change from your regular synthetic soap will be greatly beneficial for your skin.