Kjuz5475 Soap - Goat Milk & Lard, Lavender, Lavender Plant
Grower: Solace Farm
Price: $4.00 ( 4 oz bar)
%> Available (Estimated): 5

A simple yet well-rounded scent, Bulgarian Lavender is a more floral, complex version of the classic herbal Lavender essential oil. This bar is available in either a molded bar of a lavender plant (this listing), a pink version of the lavender plant, or a plain square bar (separate listings), all approximately 4 oz (squares are as much as 4.7 oz). The molded bar comes in a brown windowed paperboard box with complete labels. This recipe is made with my own hand-milked goat milk, local lard from Pig Mountain farm that I render myself, and a little coconut oil and of course lye - that's it! 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! 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. I used to use lotions and moisturizers a lot, especially in the winter, but I virtually never use them anymore, other than some of my tallow body balm on my hands occasionally, and my lip balm or lip blush all year-round.