You Can Now Buy Soap Made From Your Own Breast Milk — Would You?
Here’s something you don’t hear about every day: You can get soap made from your own breast milk. Etsy seller Tin Roof Soap Co. is selling Sweet Susu Soap, that’s made from you, for you. The soap replaces water with your breast milk and includes other natural products like olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter, and lavender and patchouli essential oils. Those ingredients all sound nice-smelling and lovely, but the obvious issue is that this soap is made from boobie juice! The process itself is simple — for $60, all you have to do is pump and send 12 to 16 ounces of your breast milk and the seller will concoct about 60 ounces of your own personal brand of suds.
The Etsy seller writes, “I originally made this soap to preserve this bond between baby and breast — to save one bar indefinitely for my daughter so she will have some of me with her always and as a testament to the love and life I gave to her in those early months (read: sore nipples, plugged ducts, biting, pinching, etc.).”
We can appreciate that beautiful sentiment from mom to daughter — that we can all agree on!
After seeing what Kourtney Kardashian’s breast milk did to soothe and almost completely erase her sister Kim’s eczema on her legs on Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, we have to admit, we were starting to believe in the power of breast milk. But then Dr. Vail Reese, who has not treated Kim, weighed in and told WENN (via SF Gate) that this is the first they’ve heard of the miracle cure, and that anything that relieves dryness can minimize itching and inflammation.
“I applaud Kim Kardashian for bringing attention to a condition that is so often hidden in unnecessary shame, but I worry that the business-oriented Kardashians might use this as an opportunity to market Kourtney’s breast milk!”
Okay, so we wouldn’t buy Kourtney’s breast milk, that’s for sure! But we want to know: Would you lather up in your own breast milk soap? Or would you ban it from your bathtub?