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Liquid Gold Soaps are made from breast milk. / Paula D'Amore

It's not just for babies: A Florida mom is using breast milk to make soap - And some local parents are going gaga over the all-natural nutrients.

Paula D'Amore, of Greenacres, Fla., launched Liquid Gold Soaps in January when she was pregnant with her second son, she tells USA TODAY Network.

"In my first pregnancy, I was itchy all over and I tried everything. I had extra breast milk and it was about to expire, so I made a moisturizing soap out of it and I saw a major difference. The itchiness was gone and my skin was super soft," she said.

She then pitched the idea to a mommy group and picked up a few orders, making custom bars out of each customer's own milk. She said so far she's filled about 10 orders -- but things are picking up.

One thing D'Amore wants to make clear: "It's not my milk. It's the mother's milk and it's something she will use herself or with her family. I would only use my own soaps with my own family," she said.

D'Amore is a first-time soap maker, and she does it by combining the milk with coconut oil, glycerin and other natural ingredients. According to her Facebook page, breast milk has been used for years as a home remedy for minor ailments from baby acne to bee stings.

For those stifling their "ew" impulse: The soap is on sale for $15 for 5 oz. (3 bars) or $30 for 10 oz. (6-7 bars).

(h/t Sun Sentinel)

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Copyright 2014USAToday

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