Handcrafted Raw Goat Milk Soap
The goat milk soap we make and sell is from unprocessed, raw goat milk that our family actually hand milks from our own herd of Southern Illinois dairy goats. This is an important distinction.
Our soap is NOT made from powdered, canned or store bought goat milk and it is not from a soap craft kit. Our soaps are handmade from raw goat milk to best nourish and feed the skin.
As farmers, we raise our goats year after year and milk them in order to get the milk needed to produce this soap. Our soaps are derived from an all encompassing, goat-farming way of life and will offer you the most nutritional benefits.
Goat Milk Soap is best because:
- It’s nourishing your body’s largest organ, your skin!
- It’s got antibacterial properties- this helps with breakouts and with healing plus it is cleansing.
- It is packed with vitamins for you skin to absorb- not harsh chemicals.
- Reduces inflammation in the skin due to the goat milk’s fat molecule content. This also makes it super hydrating and luxurious feeling.
- It’s loaded with alpha-hydroxy acids that delay aging.
GOAT MILK SOAP IS SUPERIOR
Since switching to homemade goat milk soaps for our family, our rashes from food sensitivities, the dry skin issues and the breakouts- are all gone! Our lotion usage has decreased, our skin feel and looks better. We basically hate regular soap now.
“Why don’t you make some to try selling?” Nathan (my husband) asked when we needed to use up of another stockpile of frozen milk. I agreed to make a batch to test sell and we also gifted some soap to family and friends. Slowly we began to get some great feedback from folks.
One lady said her daughter’s sun spots are clearing up thanks to the goat milk soap. Another gal who has very sensitive skin and breaks out in reaction to most everything says her skin loves the soap too. I’ve seen how my husband’s dry skin has disappeared, he no longer needs lotion after each shower! My kids aren’t getting weird rashes anymore…
I’m not making soaps to fix ailments but I certainly believe that goat milk is very healing and nourishing, it’s why we drink it! The skin in your body’s largest organ, why not clean it with something nourishing, naturally moisturizing and free of harsh chemicals?
Over time I’ve tried various soap fragrances and colorants, they all sell quite fast but I’m always whipping up new batches. Our handmade raw goat milk soap contains no sulfates, no phthalates and of course are cruelty free. Our soaps are normally for sale on our southern Illinois farm and also at the farmer’s market in Golconda, IL. Plus we sell soap online and ship it to you!
Due to popularity, our inventory is constantly changing but you can see the latest soap scents that are for sale in our online store.
Why is Raw Goat Milk important?
Our farm’s goat milk is always raw. We initially got our Illinois dairy goats to provide drinkable raw goat milk for the family to consume. You see, only one person in our house can stomach pasteurized milk and in Illinois, buying raw milk can be pretty tricky where the law is concerned.
Pasteurization is a way to sanitize but it also destroys nutrition, probiotics and also changes the protein molecules in milk, this is why we think our family has digestion issues where pasteurized milk is concerned.
When we moved to Illinois and our raw milk sources were gone we knew we’d have to be our own milk source. No better place than a farm for that right? So we got a full sized, registered French Alpine dairy goat and we ended up with a gallon of raw goat milk a day.
I pretty much had a whole fridge of just raw milk. We made cheese, ice cream, kefir, yogurt and still have leftover milk, lots. Eventually our surplus raw goat milk gets frozen to preserve it but even the freezer gets too full of milk! This is how raw goat milk soap began on our family farm.
One day I made up a completely from scratch, uncolored, essential oil scented soap from our fresh raw goat milk for our family’s use. It cured for ages (almost a year!) and we finally tried it out. We’ll be forever hooked.
On social media I shared some photos of the kiddos helping me make a new batch of soap. I was amazed by how many folks wanted to order the soap we were working on. That is basically how I arrived at offering soaps for sale here on the site that we ship to you. Click here to browse our online store.
Here is my most colorful soap yet, Sparkling Snowdrop: