Brku1284 Soap - Goat Milk & Lard, Lavender, Anise & Patchouli EO, Tree of Life
Grower: Solace Farm
Price: $4.00 ( 3.5 oz bar)
%> Available (Estimated): 7

A unique, striking blend of herbal lavender and earthy patchouli essential oils, with a touch of the unmistakable licorice-scent of anise oil - this is one of my favorites, and a frequent comment upon smelling this is “Oooh, I never liked patchouli before, but this! I love this!” This scent is great for men or women, it’s a little spicy, a little dark, and a little sweet. This recipe is made with my own hand-milked goat milk, local lard from a friend's sustainable small farm that I render myself, and a little coconut oil and of course lye - that's it! (Check out my FAQ section at the bottom of the page for why there is lye in soap). I love this soap, in fact I used to make this as a regular, non-goat milk soap, but then made a batch with goat milk for a custom order and loved it so much I decided to convert my lard soaps to goat milk-lard soaps. It is nicely moisturizing, cleans really well with no residue, and has a great lather! This bar is available in either a 3.5 oz molded square bar etched with a beautiful Tree of Life (this listing), or a plain square bar (separate listing). The molded bar comes in a brown windowed paperboard box with complete label. I handmake all my soap in small batches, 6 to 36 bars at a time. If you have used a good handmade soap before, you know that it is a completely different creature than commercial soap, which can be so drying! When soap is made by hand, the chemical reaction of oils with a lye solution forms the substances soap and glycerin. A typical bar of handmade soap is roughly 1/3 glycerin! This is a humectant, meaning it pulls water from the air - when on your skin, it literally moisturizes your skin by attracting water to it. In commercial soaps, the glycerin is distilled and removed, and later sold back to you in a lotion, but in the "real thing", it is all one package.   To learn more about me, our farm here in Coalmont, or how I make my soap, visit my Etsy shop, or stop by my blog and website at or check out our new Instagram account and see what’s going on on the farm!