Brku1284 Soap - Goat Milk & Lard, Lavender, Anise & Patchouli EO, Tree of Life
Grower: Solace Farm
Price: $4.00 ( 3.5 oz bar)
%> Available (Estimated): 8

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 www.SolaceFarmHomestead.com or check out our new Instagram account and see what’s going on on the farm!