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Making Goat Milk Soap

As I mentioned in "Do I Make All This Stuff - Making the Lotion", I am often asked if I make "all this stuff"!  And again, YES!  From scratch, no melt and pour, no starter base.  For your enjoyment I have made a short video to show how I do it!  

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Making Goat Milk Lotion

I get asked often if I make everything.  Yes, I do.  I have been making the soaps since 2000 and started with the moisturizers shortly after that.  I am not a scientist but I can watch and learn.  By watch, I mean that as I work with ingredients, I see how they interact. (There was no YouTube when I started)!  Sometimes I want to add a new ingredient so I try and see if it works.  This is how I came up with my recipes.  I started with a basic recipe (not a base, this is made from scratch) then added too or took away until I had what I want.  There has been a lot of trial and error...

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WHY IS CHARCOAL IN OUR SOAP

  Charcoal – Sounds rather “Yuck” but it has been used for centuries to treat a variety of internal and external conditions.  Of course you will not want to go to your grill and collect the left over coals from grilling last night’s dinner!  The charcoal used in skin care products (and what I use) is an activated charcoal which is a clean and  VERY fine powder. It is used regularly in hospitals to absorb toxins that have been consumed as well as poisonous bites and as a disinfectant.  I have used it with great results to treat goats that have eaten poisonous plants by accident.  Charcoal also offers great benefits for the skin.  Since it is not absorbed into the...

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Facial Cream Varieties - Olive Oil plus Olive Oil with Shea Butter

     We offer two varieties of Facial Cream.  One is made with only Olive Oil.  The other is made with Olive Oil and Shea Butter.  Hopefully this will help you decide which one is for you! Olive Oil: Improves elasticity Reduces sun damage High in antioxidants More moisturizing Better for dry, sensitive skin Less abrasive      The other variety of Facial Cream includes Shea Butter along with the Olive Oil.  These are some of the reasons I include this in my formulas: Aids in collagen production therefore helping your skin to be stronger. Helps get rid of wrinkles as well as heal acne It has a high fat content – around 60% which makes it absorb quickly into the...

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