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Mum Makes Soap From Breast Milk And Whole Family Use It

Mum Makes Soap From Breast Milk And Whole Family Use It

There's no point crying over spilt milk - and there's also no point in not using your breast milk to make soap.

That's the outlook of mum-of-two Ashley White, anyway.

The whole family uses the homemade soap. Credit: SWNS
The whole family uses the homemade soap. Credit: SWNS

The cafe worker, from Carnforth, Lancashire, UK, gave birth to daughter Mia in April and since then has built up a stockpile of 'homemade' soap, which is used by herself, husband Paul, 10-year-old Mylee and baby Mia.

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Ashley, 31, said: "It was a struggle at first as Mia wouldn't latch and my milk wasn't coming in, but when it did I wanted to look into other ways of using my milk.

"My milk coming in was a huge relief so I expressed quite a bit and built up a stash in the freezer. I didn't want my milk going to waste as it felt like a real achievement.

"I had heard how breast milk products are great for eczema which my eldest daughter Mylee suffers with, so I looked up how to make the soap for her.

"My husband Paul and I only use the soaps on our hands for now, we wash Mylee and Mia's entire bodies with it, although it won't be long before we are all using it fully."

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The soap does wonders for their skin, apparently. Credit: SWNS
The soap does wonders for their skin, apparently. Credit: SWNS

You may think this is a touch weird, but you know, they're all family, it's natural... what's the problem?

But there's an additional weird twist: after posting about her soap online, Ashley was inundated with requests from strangers asking to buy it.

Oh strangers of the internet, why do you have to be like this?

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However, Ashley is not one for waste - hence she started making the soap in the first place - and now there is a demand for her product, she reckons she may as well cash in.

She said: "I am thinking about selling the soap at the same price as other handmade soaps are selling for, which is about £3 to £4 a bar.

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"The breast milk soap is meant to help with rashes, eczema, acne and sunburn to name a few - it's quite awesome really!

"I am only making the soap for now - I'm yet to make lotion, jelly and a milk bath.

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"I'm 99 percent sure I will sell the soaps but haven't thought about a business name or anything like that just yet."

How about Milky Bars? Oh, wait. Damn.

Ashley plans to sell her soap. Credit: SWNS
Ashley plans to sell her soap. Credit: SWNS

If you've got loads of breast milk lying around going to waste, you could make soap like Ashley by melting glycerine in the microwave and mixing it with a half a pint of the white stuff and some essential oils.

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Ashley then adds dried lavender to silicone moulds before pouring the mixture over the top and leaving it to set.

Ashley said: "I haven't had any negative backlash for making the soap out of my breast milk but I'm sure I will!

"I haven't told many people in my personal circle about it - one friend has called it 'crazy a**e soap', but my family want to buy it although I will, of course, give them it for free."

N'awww, warms your heart doesn't it?

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

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