We started making homemade soaps for our family over a year ago. It all started because we wanted to avoid the harsh chemicals that are found in the commercial bar soaps that are available for purchasing.
These chemicals are:
Phthalates: These have been known to cause cancer, they are used to make plastic too.
Parabens: These lovely chemicals act as estrogen look a likes. The body will think that there is more estrogen in the body then should be and can start causing a lot of different issues, an onset of puberty or reproduction issues in both men and women to name a few.
Sulfates: A lot of soap makers use this to increase bubbles and lather. To help harden a bar of soap faster for cure time. It however, causes trouble for striping the skin of their natural oils. Which is horrible for those with sensitive skin or eczema.
Tricolsan: These are found in antibacterial soaps. Research has shown however, that it promotes bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
Our soaps don't carry these chemicals because we believe it is important to offer the healthiest possible solution that we can. In our soap base there is coconut oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, sunflower oil, mango butter, and cocoa butter. All are made using lye which has been added to the goats milk that has come from our own little herd. Coloring is either natural or in the case of the lavender dreams a small amount of mica was used. Some of our soaps are scented with essential oil while others have no added fragrances at all.
Goats milk is great for people who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. It is gentle for babies and children. It works for keeping a persons skin healthy. Raw goats milk contains cream, minerals, vitamins, and alpha hydroxy acids. These are the reasons we value the raw goats milk our girls produce for us.
Gentle Baby Soap I: this is our gentle baby soap. It contains olive oil, coconut oil, mango butter, castor oil, goats milk, lye, ground up oatmeal and is unscented.
Gentle Baby Soap II with Tumeric: pure olive oil, goats milk, lye, tumeric infused in warm olive oil, ground oatmeal, and is unscented.
Lavender Fields: lard, castor oil, shea butter, mango butter, castor oil, goats milk, lye, ground oatmeal, honey, lavender essential oil, and mica for coloring.
*This is one of our favorites and it is so pretty!
These soaps are all available for sale for $5.00 a bar plus tax. They are a great addition to your daily bathing needs. Pippa and Amber would say thank you for enjoying their hard work that was put worth for this adventure. They will have other herd mates joining in this upcoming Spring.