A mum has made soap out of her breastmilk – and she’s considering selling the bars too.
Ashley White first made the natural product after giving birth to her daughter Mia in 2020.
Her family, from Carnforth, Lancashire, lather themselves up in the stuff.
The 31-year-old says her husband Paul and daughters Mylee, 10, and Mia, eight-weeks-old, love how soft it makes their skin feel.
She said: “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.”
Ashley added: “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 so she could use it.”
To make the soap, the mum-of-two melts glycerine in the microwave and adds half a pint of breast milk.
She then adds essential oils and dried lavender, before pouring the fluid into silicone moulds and letting them set.
“My husband Paul and I only use the soaps on our hands for now whilst we wash Mylee and Mia’s entire bodies with it, although it won’t be long before we are all using it fully.”
The White family aren’t the only ones who rave about the breastmilk soap.
Ashley has been inundated with requests from strangers on the internet who want to buy the natural wash too.
And as she has a fridge full of the soap, she’s considering setting up a business to sell it.
She said: “I’m definitely considering selling them – I’ve had quite a bit of interest off of people wanting to buy them.
“I am only making the soap for now – I’m yet to make lotion, jelly and a milk bath.
“We have just been using the soap at home at the moment and it has been helping Mylee’s eczema a lot and we are finding our hands aren’t so dry when using it too.
“I am thinking about selling the soap as the same price as other handmade soaps are selling for which is about £3 to £4 a bar.”
Ashley added: “The breast milk soap is meant to help with rashes, eczema, acne and sunburn to name a few – it’s quite awesome really!
“I’m 99% sure I will sell the soaps but haven’t thought about a business name or anything like that just yet.
“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 arse soap’, but my family want to buy it although I will, of course, give them it to them for free.”