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From the Farmers Market today! Pets love wheatgrass too!

From First Leaves Farm! Our cat, Ian, immediately grabbed the grass! http://microgreensandwheatgrass.com/

#FirstLeavesFarm

#microgreens

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From the Farmers Market today! Pets love wheatgrass too!

From First Leaves Farm! Our cat, Ian, immediately grabbed the grass! http://microgreensandwheatgrass.com/

#FirstLeavesFarm

#microgreens

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Here we are! Canal District Farmers Market!

We have Nuggets of Washdom today, FREE with purchase of $3 SimplyBody SoapNet. Seven different nuggets of soap to sample in this 3 ounce bag.

Did you know we started here #CanalDistrict Farmers Market when they were just 7 months young? Over four years now!

#simplybodysoapnet

#canaldistrict

#goatmilksoap

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Here we are! Canal District Farmers Market!

We have Nuggets of Washdom today, FREE with purchase of $3 SimplyBody SoapNet. Seven different nuggets of soap to sample in this 3 ounce bag.

Did you know we started here #CanalDistrict Farmers Market when they were just 7 months young? Over four years now!

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Musings after a day of soap making….

Bathing in the warm scent of freshly made goat soap, French lavender, Rose geranium, rose absolute, lemongrass, Teatree, Laurel leaf, Violet leaf, frankincense, Chaga mushrooms, honey, cinnamon, oats, glacial silt- still beachy somehow… I know all of these scents must be very strong, as the neighbors have commented that they can smell when I am making soap when they’re driving by. Yet this has all gone to my head- into my soul- and my heart until it’s part of me. I realize looking over the beautiful colors of the soap, that I never add all the precious things until the very end. Anything recently alive, the Chaga mushroom, the honey, the oats, the tree resins, and all of the essential oil’s and absolutes. Only until after the lye has had its way with the base oils and have become something more – the chemical process of saponification, complete- only then are all these other precious things added including the exotic oils and butters.

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Our idea of an excellent nightcap! Decaf latte with raw goat milk Nordur salt, turmeric and cinnamon!

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Why use goat milk soap? And why use ours?

Tons of information out there on goat milk soap!  Not all goat milk soaps are created equal, though.  Check the ingredients… are they organic, with non GMO ingredients?  And don’t forget the actual milk… where our soaps contain 25% goat milk, you can rest assured that milk comes from our organically fed goats.  I’ve spoken to many goat milk soapers, and their response to why they don’t use organic goat milk (and often even organic oils) is, “why bother?”  Using organic, and feeding organic is very, very expensive, and cuts into profits hugely.  Our soap is very competitive, price wise, to even non organically made goat milk soaps… so ASK your soaper!!!

Also, most soapers stick to a one or two “base recipes” and just add different scents, or an extra butter or oil or clay, etc, to make them different.  WE have many many many different recipes, catering to those with allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients.  We have something for everyone here, and if we don’t, we’ll MAKE it for YOU.

And don’t forget this… how many times have you fallen in love with someone’s soap, and they then stop making soap after a year or two?  We’ve been soaping for 5+ years now, with no end in sight!  It’s an obsession for us!

Good info here on the benefits of goat milk soap!

 

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Here at Boston Public Market- @Stillman’s Farm

We are here at Stillman’s Farm restocking! Met one of the managers, Shadeah Laila Suleiman, – what a sweetheart!!!

Also met a new customer that we chatted with- love meeting new customers and teaching them about our soaps!

You can find our display easily- right across from the produce register.

#BostonPublicMarket

#StillmansFarm

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Local Honey! Peg’s Preserves to the rescue!

So psyched… we use Manuka Honey and Local (to us) Honey for a large number of our soaps.  We go through a LOT of honey, and to try to keep our prices down we purchase in bulk… not so easy to find someone willing to sell 60# at a time.  A shout out to Peg’s Preserves, two towns over from us in Lancaster… we are at Canal District Farmers Market on Saturday’s, year ’round, and right next to us is Peg… be sure to check her out… https://www.facebook.com/peggy.corbett.750

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I get excited about the little things

I’m always excited to cut into our spa! Just love all the different surprises the black of the charcoal and the pink of the clay shows in each and every bar. I had to take a picture.  

As I stepped back I noticed this little scene. It’s starting to get darker, and I love the look of the brightness of the barn against the dimmer shadowing of the soap.