Our journey with goat milk soap has been an adventure. We initially got goats to provide drinkable milk for the family. You see, only one person in the house can stomach pasteurized cow milk and buying raw milk can be pretty tricky where the law is concerned.
When we moved to the country and our raw milk sources were gone we knew we’d have to be our own milk source. No better place than a farm for that right? So we got a full sized, registered French Alpine that was in milk and we were getting a gallon of raw goat milk a day.
I pretty much have a whole fridge of just raw milk. We make cheese, ice cream, kefir, yogurt and still have left over milk, lots. Eventually milk gets frozen to save it but even the freezer gets too full of milk. This is how goat milk soaps began on our family farm.
I never thought soap making would amount to much because I’m not big on cosmetics and I don’t like too many scents or dyes but I’ll try most anything once… So, I made up a 100% from scratch uncolored, essential oil scented soap from our fresh goat milk for our family’s use. It cured for ages (almost a year!) and we finally tried it out. Dang, that is some good stuff!
Since switching to homemade goat milk soaps for our family our rashes from food sensitivities, the dry skin issues and the breakouts- are all gone! We kind of hate regular soap now.
“Why don’t you make some to try selling?” Nathan (my husband) asked when we needed to use up of another stockpile of frozen milk. I agreed to make a batch to test sell and we also gifted some soap to family and friends. Slowly we began to get some great feedback from folks.
One lady said her daughter’s sun spots are clearing up thanks to the goat milk soap. Another gal who has very sensitive skin and breaks out in reaction to most everything says her skin loves the soap too. I’ve seen how my husband’s dry skin has disappeared, he no longer needs lotion after each shower! My kids aren’t getting weird rashes anymore…
I’m not making soaps to fix ailments but I certainly believe that goat milk is very healing and nourishing, it’s why we drink it! The skin in your body’s largest organ, why not clean it with something nourishing, naturally moisturizing and free of harsh chemicals?
Over time I’ve tried various soap fragrances and colorants, they all sell quite fast but I’m always whipping up new batches. Our soaps are normally for sale at our Southern Illinois farm market stand in Golconda, IL and we can sell soap online and ship it to you.
Due to popularity, our inventory is constantly changing but you can see the latest soap scents that are for sale at: https://squareup.com/store/ryder-family-farm/
I was very interested in why the soap was doing all these great things for folks. I felt inclined to do some research on goat milk soap benefits…
Goat Milk Soap is best because:
On social media I shared some photos of the kiddos helping me make a new batch of soap. I was amazed by how many folks wanted to order the soap we were working on. That is basically how I arrived at offering soaps for sale here on the site that we ship to you.
I’m still working on the shipping logistics for the soaps. For now, the easiest and most straight forward option is a flat rate shipping cost regardless of quantity or weight. If you want a single bar or two and don’t want to pay the flat rate shipping cost you can contact me and I’ll calculate shipping & invoice you for the exact shipping weight of the soaps you want.
Here is the link to my online store for ordering: https://squareup.com/store/ryder-family-farm/
Here is my most colorful soap yet, Sparkling Snowdrop: