Why Miranda Kerr Did a Goats Milk Cleanse (and Liked It)
Sitting down for a chat with Miranda Kerr is always an educational experience. Whether she's waxing lyrical on her skincare range Kora Organics (fun fact: every product is infused with rose quartz to support your heart chakra) or just talking about how she does life, we always come away with a new idea/concept to Google. This morning we caught up with Kerr to go through two new additions to the Kora collection (more on those later), and while discussing ingredients, the model and businesswoman also introduced us to a different kind of detox: "I just did a goat's milk cleanse—it was eight days of raw, unpasteurised goat's milk with some specific herbs that help clean out your intestines. It was really good." Kerr went on to explain that the cleanse she underwent was prescribed by a naturopathic doctor, and was geared towards detoxing not slimming down. "It has lots of natural fat in it, so it’s not a weight-loss thing," she told us. "You can drink as much of the milk as you want but every two hours you have to take the herbal pills."
A quick search of the web reveals loads of reviews of similar cleanses which prescribe the drinking of raw milk (usually goat) as a gentle way to detox your system. It's even been said to help remove parasites from your system via specific herbal supplements. Kerr's take? "I felt like my eyes were clearer, and I was thinking more clearly. I just felt more energised," she said. (FYI, licensed raw goat's milk can be purchased in Australia depending on where you live, but as always we recommend checking with a doctor before you undertake a cleanse/detox—especially if you're trying to resolve a medical issue.)
If you're not keen on going solid food-free for eight days yourself, you can still reap the cleansing benefits of goat's milk via Kora's new Unscented Cleansing Bar ($22). The new face and body soap is made with soothing ingredients like coconut and rosehip oils, coconut water and noni extract which work together to cleanse without stripping. It's also (as the name suggests) fragrance-free, making it a winner for sensitive skin. Another new addition to the range, the Body Exfoliator ($60) is a gel-based scrub infused with citrus essential oils and teensy fossilised diatoms (or diatomaceous earth) which act as a gentle, natural scrubbing agent. Like just about everything else Kerr swears by, you're going to want to try both.