A MOTHER has accrued six figures in profit after selling soaps made from breast milk.
Taylor Robinson uses defrosted, donated, and expired milk and different natural oils to create the product.
The 31-year-old started her small business in 2020 with just $200, but it wasn’t until early 2021 that she decided to introduce the beauty product into the range.
Named after her three-year-old son, she credits the success of her company Leo Jude Soap Co to the milk.
The Jackson, Ohio native got the idea years ago when she was breastfeeding her son Leo, and her friend asked for the ingredient in a bar of soap.
“When my friend asked me to make her one at first I did think it was a little weird,” Taylor said.
“It was odd she wanted to use my breast milk but after reading about it I realized how amazing it is and got to it.”
“The reactions vary from extreme disgust to absolute admiration,” Taylor told NeedToKnow.online.
Breast milk is said to help soften skin, as well as reduce redness, oiliness, sensitivity, and itchiness.
She mixes the milk with oils, then makes the mixture into bars of soap.
The business owner even makes custom orders which have mothers ship their breast milk from across the world to her business.
The mum-of-two has gone on to make $100,000, selling the soaps for $14 a bar or $100 for a whole load.
“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,” Taylor shared.
She uses local breast milk which is expired for consumption and repurposes it because it would just go to waste otherwise.
“All that hard work the mum spent pumping isn’t for no reason.”
“It just means it’s been in the freezer for over a year and that makes it no longer good for consumption,” she said.
You can still receive all the skin health benefits from the milk, and her customers absolutely love it.
“It’s such a beautiful part of motherhood that goes into our soaps,” she added.
The soap has been known to help with minor rashes, diaper rash, cradle cap, acne, and eczema.
Taylor also juggles being a mom to her 13-month-old daughter Marz.