HANDCRAFTED GOAT MILK SOAP
Made on our farm, at the TN MS stateline
All of our soaps are handmade in small batches with WHOLE GOAT MILK|
hand-milked from our own herd. The liquid portion of our formula is
all goat milk. No water is added.
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Cavalier, discreetly masculine.
Let the aroma of clear, sweet, Virginia pipe tobacco with a hint of bourbon whiskey transport you back a century in time.
$7.00 per 4.5-5oz bar.
Unscented Goat Milk & Honey Soap
No fragrance added, no oats added, just pure and natural honey from our own hives and milk from our own goats. These soaps have a subtle natural scent from the milk and honey that smells almost like graham crackers. Natural color varies from batch to batch due to the temperature of the milk sugars when the soap is poured into the mold.
$6.00 per 4.5+oz bar
Oatmeal Milk and Honey
An all time favorite, these bars include and are topped with a gluten-free collodial oatmeal. The scent is classic oatmeal milk and honey fragrance oil but I think it includes a sweet note that reminds me more of an almond oil scent than of honey.
$7.00 per 4.5-5oz bar.
Fragrance-Free Oatmeal Milk & Honey Soap
Soothing Collodial Oats, Fresh Goats Milk and Wildflower Honey but UNSCENTED.
$6.00 per 4.5+oz bar
OUR SOAPS ARE MADE WITH:
COCONUT OIL, sustainably-farmed and fair trade PALM OIL,
OLIVE OIL, CASTOR OIL, and occasionally special ingredients
like shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil, aloe vera, green tea
vegetable puree, dead sea salt, or clay, are added to some bars
and these products will appear in each product listing and on the
label. Our oils are always food grade and of organic quality
whenever available (most are). If you have concerns about an
allergy, please feel free to contact us. We will NEVER use
soybean oil, wheat germ oil corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil
or hydrogenated oils. Any colors/tints used are FDA approved,
and cosmetic safe. We like using mineral mica, it doesn't tint
the lather, stain the tub or leave behind any color on the skin.
Sodium or Potassium hydroxide (lye) is required in the chemical
reaction called saponification, which is the process of making soap.
You can't convert fatty acids to soap without the use of a lye.
Detergent bars do not require lye, but they aren't natural soaps,
they are synthetic detergents. You can purchase pre-made soap base,
but if it is soap, lye was used to make it. There simply isn't
another alternative. Lye may or may not appear on a label because
there are options for labeling soap in the United States. First, soap
may be labeled as "soap" and no ingredient list is required. Secondly,
you can list the ingredients used to make the soap (what went in), or
or you can list the resulting end products after saponification
(what's left after the chemical reaction has occurred). For example:
Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Olive oil, Water and Sodium Hydroxide might
go in the pot to make a soap, but after the chemical reaction of those
ingredients balanced to consume all of the lye and convert all of
the fatty acid to soap, you'd have Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palmate,
Sodium Olivate and water - no lye, just the fully saponified fats.
The important issue is whether there is any lye remaining in the soap
after the reaction between fatty acids and the alkali is complete. Our
own recipe is carefully calculated so that there is never the possibility
of lye remaining, but rather we have an excess of fatty acids (butterfat and
other oils that are not converted to soap). Our ingredients for every batch
are weighed using a digital scale to insure precision and consistency
from batch to batch.
Many people, including my own daughter can not afford to risk
gluten exposure. She has celiac disease but doesn't only react digestively.
Even topical gluten exposure makes her symptomatic. Our soaps are
always GLUTEN FREE.
Handcrafted soaps are rich in the naturally occuring glycerin that is
formed during saponification (the process of natural soap-making). We don't
choose to separate or clarify the glycerin in our soap using alcohol but we
do encourage the formation of glycerin by insulating our molds to take
advantage of the naturally exothermic reaction.
We use either pure essential oils or bath and body certified safe fragrance
oils to scent our bars. We have segregated the 100% pure essential oil soaps
into a section of their own.
ABOUT THERAPEUTIC CLAIMS:
We will not make claims about our products treating or curing any disease.
The FDA simply does not allow that because to do such would classify
our products as drugs and and subject them to all of the same applications,
testing and clinical trials (at our cost) as any new drug. You may see other
sites list their soap and lotions as being good for various skin conditions or
even stiff joints despite the fact that these claims are not in compliance with
FDA regulations. Natural soaps may or may not be easier tolerated
by those with problem skin, scents and essential oils may contribute to
reactions and sensitivity. Our only recommendation to people with troubled
skin is to ask your dermatologist or physician if a natural goat milk product
might be helpful.
WHY OUR BARS AREN'T WHITE:
You may notice that we don't have bright white bars of soap, and that's due to
the fact that we don't use water, only milk for the liquid portion of our bars.
When milk is heated in the process of soapmaking, it changes from a white to
an off-white or beige color. Our oils are also in part responsible as we don't
use highly refined oils. The organic olive oil, palm and castor oils that we
use are of a golden hue. Only the organic coconut oil is pure white. When
colorants, clay or mineral mica is added to soap batter, the golden hues
combine with the colorants to create subtle tones of color. Also, anytime a
fragrance containing natural vanillin or vanilla oleoresin is used, the soap
browns naturally. We choose not to use color stabilizers to prevent the natural
golden and brown tones from appearing.
WHY ARE TWO EQUALLY PRICED BARS SOMETIMES DIFFERENT SHAPES OR SIZES?
We cut and sell our soaps based on weight. Sometimes when pouring thicker
soap batters, small air pockets, or voids can develop inside the bar. Though
our customers may never notice, we want everyone to get what they paid for,
so we cut our soap based on the weight of the bars as they come out of the
mold, not for size or shape.
ABOUT BAR WEIGHT:
Each 20 bar batch initially weighs over 150 ounces when the slab is first
released for cutting, but as they dry/harden, they become about 33% lighter
by weight. Hard bars, dry bars last longer, even if they are a lighter weight.
Natural soap is full of glycerin, and will naturally seek to attract moisture,
so it is important to use a soap dish that allows drainage and to place the bar
in an area where there is good air-flow to prolong the life of the bars.
We believe that each of us is responsible for the earth around us. How we
select and use products has a big impact on the resources of the earth both
in our time and for future generations. We are dedicated to using products
and packaging of minimal environmental impact. We purchase products with
minimal packaging, we choose biodegradable and recyclable packaging where
possible and we reuse everything that we can. We ship our products either
wrapped in paper or with recycled bubble packs. We encourage our customers
to recycle these items as well.
We don't test our products on animals. We test our products on ourselves.
We never put our products in our eyes or our animals eyes to determine a
level of irritation. Our products are not supposed to go in the eyes or
on mucous membranes, so common sense tells us not to put it there.
Natural soap is not tear free.
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