About Soapmaking

We are members of The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild

Currently you need to call or email to order products. However we do have credit card capabilities over the phone.

We specialize in goat’s milk soaps and we have a variety of goat’s milk soaps available. Prices range from $6.50 a bar  to $7.50 a bar, which includes tax for Wisconsin shoppers. Most bars are 4 ounces or more. If you buy 4 bars it is 22.00 with a dollar upcharge for shampoo bars.  Some bars are unscented and the rest are mildly scented with only the highest quality essential oils or fragrance oils.   Herbs, pigments and spices are used to color the soaps, but many of the soaps are natural.

Lard

 I choose to use lard in the majority of my bars because it is a wonderful animal fat for making soap. Not only that but it is a sustainable fat that is a by product of meat production that was not produced for that purpose. That means that pork is not produced for the purpose of soap making or lard production. Lard is wasted in huge quantities and using it in soap gives purpose to a good byproduct and prevents waste. I buy rendered lard that does not contain preservatives or additives and is custom rendered for my soap production. Using lard is traditional. It has been the standard for soap making for hundreds of years.  Lard in soap causes it to be hard and last longer. Swiss researchers claim that lard is the best possible fat that can be used to catch the healing properties of plants when combined.  All of that said, my shampoo bars do not have animal fat in them. They are made from olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil. The cure time for shampoo bars is at least one week longer and they tend to be a little softer. They still last in the shower about a month per bar when properly cured.

We do not use palm oil. The production of palm oil is stripping the rain forest of crucial environment for orangutans.  The palm oil plantations are silent because animals do not live there. Only rats and snakes are happy in a palm oil plantation. 

Goat’s Milk for Soap

What makes beautiful white soap that not only looks great but smells wonderful and moisturizes beautifully? The answer is really good milk production. We do not use any chemicals on our milking goats. I even make our own udder cream and insect repellents and healing ointments.  Our hay is custom planted and we feed only our hay to our milking goats. We make sure the weeds that taint the milk are not in our pastures and so the milk always tastes great. Also our bucks are not housed near our milking goats so as not to taint the milk with a “bucky” taste or smell. Our milk is processed very quickly to preserve that good taste and not allowed to get warm or aged which also affects the taste and smell. Good tasting and smelling milk makes for good goat’s milk soap.

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