A mum has made a six figure sum after selling soaps made from breast milk.
Taylor Robinson uses defrosted donated and expired milk and different natural oils to create the unique beauty product.
She got the idea two years ago when breastfeeding son Leo – with her friend asking for the ingredient in a bar of soap.
The mum-of-two has gone on to make £82,000 ($100,000) – selling the soaps for £11.50 ($14) a bar or £82 ($100) for a whole load.
She mixes the milk with oils, then makes the mixture into bars of soap.
Breast milk is said to help soften skin, as well as reducing redness, oiliness, acne, sensitivity and itchiness.
“The reactions vary from extreme disgust to absolute admiration,” Taylor, from Jackson, Ohio, US, told NeedToKnow.online.
“It’s such a beautiful part of motherhood that goes into our soaps.
“It seems like the older and much younger generations are usually grossed out by it.
“But Millennials and Gen-Z are aware of how amazing breast milk is.
“When my friend asked me to make her one at first I did think it was a little weird.
“It was odd she wanted to use my breast milk but after reading about it I realised how amazing it is and got to it.”
Taylor – who also juggles being a mum to 13-month-old daughter Marz – started her business in 2020 with just £165 ($200).
But it wasn’t until early 2021 that she decided to introduce the quirky beauty product into the range.
She credits the success of her business Leo Jude Soap Co – named after her three-year-old son – to the quirky ingredient.
She uses local breast milk which is expired for consumption.
Taylor said: “It would just go to waste otherwise.
“It just means it’s been in the freezer for over a year and that makes it no longer good for consumption.
“You can still receive all the skin benefits from the milk.
“So we get to repurpose milk that would have been wasted.
“All that hard work the mum spent pumping isn’t for no reason.”
And her customers love it.
Taylor added: “I’ve had loads of customers reach out to say it’s helped with their minor rashes, diaper rash, cradle cap, acne, eczema.”
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