The dish on our soap ...
One quick look at Pinterest, a small Amazon order, perhaps even a trip to the local craft store, and you’re a soap maker, right? After a few blog reads, you have been convinced that it’s so easy a toddler with a microwave could do it!
While that may be true for some soapers, that’s not how we do it at the farm. You may be wondering what the point is in doing it the hard way when there are several options that are far easier. The short answer, it’s better.
The long answer …
Did you ever see the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding” with Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney? Julia plays a food critic whose best friend, Michael, is marrying Cameron Diaz (because who didn’t want to marry her in the ‘90s). She tries to explain to Cameron Diaz that she’s creme brûlée, and what her fiancé really wants is jello (her). Turns out that he didn’t want jello, and neither do you! Like any sane person, he wanted the creme brûlée, and we are the creme brûlée of soap (you’re welcome). See, there was a point to my story (I just very nearly forgot to make it). Phew, close one!
So, the moral of the story is, you can have jello (other people’s soap), or you can have ours (creme brûlée). We make it from scratch, put in all the good stuff, leave out the gross and dangerous things you can’t pronounce, let it cure for four weeks and become it’s perfect self, and then we put it in a box with a sticker on it (like cool people do).
Dove (for example) is the leading bar soap in the country. Its ingredients are listed as: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, and Titanium Dioxide.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t know what half of that is! Reading that feels like doing Common Core math, and I refuse!
Our bar soap ingredients are simple! Olive oil, Raw goat milk, Vegetable shortening, Coconut oil, Lye, and fragrance or essential oil. That’s it, that’s really all.
Not only does our soap moisturize where other soaps strip the oils right out of your skin, but you can pronounce what’s in it (heck, half of what’s in it is stuff you eat! Not that you should eat our soap, please don’t!)
Oh, and we thought you might want to know that it also:
Helps treat acne
Heals poison ivy
See, told you it was magic! Ok, maybe I called it creme brûlée, but it’s basically the same thing.