One of the things I love about living on our farm is our neighboring farm. They are a sweet home-school family who truly enjoys and embraces rural living. This week I was honored to spend part of the day with them while they made wonderful goat’s milk soaps. I was given some of the soaps months ago and they were so beautiful I wanted to use them as bathroom décor’. When she asked me if I ever used them, I had to confess they were just too pretty! She made me try them and wow, was I smitten. The rich, creamy lather was wonderful! I had a bar with lavender essential oils and the added benefit of aromatherapy was heavenly!
At our farm, we use the alpaca fleece to felt soaps. After personal experience with the homemade soap, I began to do some research and decided we would start using goat’s milk soaps in our felted soaps. Goat’s milk soap contains a lot of fats, proteins and other hormones that naturally benefit the skin. It has a pH level close to human skin and naturally moisturizes it. Goat’s milk soap benefits people with acne-prone skin because the proteins in the milk kill acne-causing bacteria and it is said that with regular use it may relieve symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Did I mention that is soothing and healing to sunburn skin? Yes, it may be the perfect soap and when coupled with the alpaca fiber, you have a built in loofah!
If you prefer a plain soap, Franklin Farms has that, too. She (of course,) grows her own loofah, which is put into the form when the soap is poured. The day I was there they had just made more of the wonderful Lavender Bliss, Oats, Milk and Honey and some invigorating Orange Valencia. Lucky me, I got a bar of each one! We will have to wait a few weeks as the soap cures, but in the meantime, it provides a wonderful scent in my bathroom.