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What Is Soap? Not All Meet Bar

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Is this person using soap or some other white lather?

First of all, soap is a cleaning substance. The thing which makes it soap, and allows it to exceed the definition bar, so to speak, is that it has to be created with natural substances.

We can make soap with plant oils (coconut, vegetable, palm, and pine) and perhaps acids from animal fat, including animal milk. To use the word bar, in a different way, we could say that, like a high jumper needs to reach over the bar to achieve a jump, it has to be made with natural ingredients to reach the bar or the standard of being soap.

The question we have for you today is this. “Does your cleaning bar reach the standard of a soap?

What Is Soap Without Lye? (Lye is required to meet the bar)

Soap without lye is detergent, a man-made substance. At one time people made lye with ashes. Now we can buy it in a Lilly white granule format. But it is not left in the bar of soap. Lye is like oxygen animals breathe. It disappears when you make soap just like air disappears and is replaced with carbon dioxide.

So when a bar of soap is made with natural materials, they bind with the lye and create a soap that clings together to form a bar.

Did you find this article interesting?

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Goat Milk Mother Gives Salty Look

Why the goat milk mother gives salty look to the farmer. It’s because the farmer thought she looked very cute in front of the salt block, patiently waiting to be released from the stand. It appears that the goat doe did not see the point of having a video taken of her.

An exchange between the farmer and his goat doe at the end of the milking session.

The farmer is delighted that so far, over 3000 people have viewed this little exchange between him and the goat. What do you think about it? This video was filmed and uploaded around 4 weeks ago.

The Goat Milk Mother I’d like to show you is from a while ago. It is very short, and filmed in 2018. It captures a goat sneezing.

Finally, here is a short clip of the goats about their normal evening routine. Their normal life includes making sure that Goat Milk Mother remains superior to Goat Milk Teenager!

We are grateful to YouTube for allowing us to upload our videos, and make them accessible to you to consume and share with others. It certainly helps with selling soap! Not everyone wants to view soap ads every week. But a lot of people have fun watching animals be themselves.

Learn more about the Goat Milk Soap NZ YouTube channel in this video.

Our channel introduction video.

We have an email list you may wish to join it, and receive updates from us.

Goat Milk Soap or even the skincare stick is something that not everyone thinks of buying online. Sometimes the best approach to letting people know we exist and may be able to help them is to introduce them to our videos and other farm updates. That is why we are now posting some of our many videos on the email list.

Please feel free to join our email list, and share the emails with friends when they arrive.

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Winter Air Strikes Brutally At Heels And Dry Skin

Winter is approaching and your skin may become drier. This is where Goat Milk Soap like Milk Relief Soap™  and other interesting skincare products like Lano Relief Skin Stick™ may help.

So what is dry skin? According to the internet,  is an uncomfortable condition. I associate it with white scales (probably where it has been scratched). It certainly itches and there may be cracking.

Many people notice pain on the heels of their feet when the winter air begins to strike brutally, drying out the skin.

The reason why we started making the Lano Relief Skin Stick™ was because of dry skin. Not just winter dry skin. We needed something to supplement the excellent work our soap was doing for our skin.

Goodbye to winter (dry skin pain) with our naturally moisturing skincare stick.

Pure NZ Lanolin + Manuka Oil at your fingertips, without the gooey mess or unpleasant smell of sheep! Manuka honey is made by honeybees going to the blossoms of Manuka trees; Manuka oil is made from steam distilling the whole branches of Manuka trees. Manuka, unlike its counterpart Tea Tree in Australia, has a gentle sweetish aroma. Every part of a Manuka tree has been used by the Maori people for medicinal purposes for generations.

Net 13g approx. This unique skin stick comes in a new plastic-free recycled paper box, much like a matchbox. Ideal size for carrying around in your bag. Have a skin stick for your face/lips, another for your heels, then another for your bag etc. Applied on your lips before lipstick, it will achieve a nice translucent effect. A skin stick is also referred to as solid moisturiser or hard lotion.

What’s been happening on the farm as winter approaches?

Firstly, we have been making a lot of videos. But the most recent development is a question and answer format video. Here is an example of one.

Do goats change colour?

Also, since the last blog update here, there has been another interesting development in our Goat Milk Soap NZ YouTube channel. We’ve seen some impressive numbers of views on a few of the videos. Like 70,000 views! Who knows how many we’ll have after winter 2021.

70.000 views!

Even videos taken in the dark get views. But not nearly as many yet. It is worth noting there is a video format, like the video above, which is suited to mobile devices, and if it is 1 minute or less, YouTube are likely to give you up to 70,000+ views. But the video below has a lower reach because they treat it differently.

In any case, if you share a video with a friend, like or comment, it will help us to spread the word about our soap, and we greatly appreciate it. We really do. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Learn more about the Goat Milk Soap NZ YouTube channel in this video.

A YouTube channel introduction video.

We have an email list you may wish to join it, and receive updates from us.

Goat Milk Soap or even the skincare stick is something that not everyone thinks of buying online. Sometimes the best approach to letting people know we exist and may be able to help them is to introduce them to our videos and other farm updates. That is why we are now posting some of our many videos on the email list.

Please feel free to join our email list, and share the emails with friends when they arrive.

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Privacy. Would you take your daughter to milking time?

Privacy. Would you take your daughter to milking time?
Goats don’t care as much about privacy as family ties. Goat MIlk Soap mother goes to milking time with her daughter.

Taking your daughter to milking time is not what most cows or goats do on a commercial dairy farm. Most farms separate their young stock from the adults at birth, or as soon as possible. We do not.

In the past, we did not let a goat bring a young daughter to milking time because it would cause disruption to the process of getting the milk. But with the changing of staff, and different operators’ preferences, sometimes these things are allowed.

Another mother takes her daughter to milking time, and we miss out!

In the YouTube.com video, we captured a mother and a young one. The sight has heartened many viewers. To be precise, as of May 18th, 2021, 70,000 views have clocked up on this one video alone! We also have another one, where the goat kid was allowed to drink from one side of the udder, but not the other. In this second video, it is worth noting, the young goat is even drinking from her own mother! You may wish to view this one too.

You may notice these two videos are from the Smith Family Soapmaker’s channel, Goat Milk Soap NZ, which is a #GoatWatch channel. We post videos of goats, their kids, and related scenery. We are currently posting every week. Some of the content is rather short, and over time we will produce longer content as well especially of mothers who want to take their daughter to milking time.

Learn more about the Goat Milk Soap NZ YouTube channel in this video.

A YouTube channel introduction video.

We have an email list you may wish to join it, and receive updates from us.

Goat Milk Soap or even the skincare stick is something that not everyone thinks of buying online. Sometimes the best approach to letting people know we exist and may be able to help them is to introduce them to our videos and other farm updates. That is why we are now posting some of our many videos on the email list.

Please feel free to join our email list, and share the emails with friends when they arrive.

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Secret Life of a Goat Whisperer Dec 23 2020

Sometimes we just have to whisper to the goats. We can’t help ourselves.

Insights from the secret life of a goat whisperer

Goat whisperer? Perhaps the genesis of this goat whisperer behaviour started all started when I found a sheep skull in the paddock at Pudding Hill camp, at Mt Somers. I’m not sure. But I do remember being on camp with some friends and we went for a walk in the farm area.

While on that walk I found a skull and kept it. I didn’t talk to it, but I did get attached to it. I loved it.

One of my friends, who, for now, shall remain nameless, thought other thoughts and said it was a very unusual choice, and I was not quite thinking right, etc, etc.

At that time we had no farm animals in my family

I wasn’t a goat whisperer until quite recently. I was living in Christchurch, and so there was no chance to whisper to any goats. But I did like to ride my bike over what was at the time, a cow and sheep grazing area, on the south side of Eastmans Wetland.

That was the stretch of Cashmere Road between Hoon Hay Valley Road, and Kennedy’s Bush Road. I used to enjoy calling out to the dairy cows along the roadside.

Well, I think they were milking cows, I didn’t know much about the difference between milking and dry stock back then.

We had no goats until after the year 2000!

It would be unusual to seek out the company of goats and whisper to them if you had no goats of your own, and didn’t work near, or visit them, I think.

Well, one day I went to Hanmer Springs with some people at work. My wife and I both went together and there was a goat there.

I thought it would be nice to say hello to this male goat.

He was behind a fence, what could go wrong…

Did I become a goat whisperer then?

Actually, he bit me!

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Goat Watch | Milking Time Chat Videos

Here are the 2020 Triplets in mid December 2020. In this video we go and talk to some goats after the milking session. Unlike cows in a milking shed, they don’t automatically file out to pasture.

There is another post here on this new website which relates to the same triplets. If you haven’t already seen it, it is worth a peep. The link is here. https://goatmilksoap.co.nz/curious-kids-episode-13th-october-2020-were-2020-triplets/

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Old Website Is Trashed We’re Disappointed To Announce

The old website banner: there’s no room in the shed

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We’ve yet to find the best place for the old website banner, even.

I went to “fix” the old website, and lo and behold, it disappeared. As a result we had to start afresh, and everyone’s user logins disappeared, over night.

Not only that, all the blog posts, and attached videos. I won’t go on and on, crying over spilt milk. But it was rather hard on us.

However, we will work it out, and figure out some improvements in the coming weeks. Right now the old website at Goat Milk Soap NZ is gone. It isn’t coming back. So let’s make the most of what we have, and together with you, we’ll build up new words, messages, reviews, and improvements. Let’s keep moving. In facts, let’s fix this whole thing.

MilkRelief.com website has been folded into the PalmOilFreeSoap.com site.

The old website is not the only casualty of our operations realignment. We had to remove the website MilkRelief.com as well a while ago.

I am just pleased we can continue to serve our customers with orders here in New Zealand. Our soap and skincare sticks have become a big part of so many lives here in New Zealand.

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Goat Milk Soap New Zealand Video Channel

The Goat Milk Soap channel highlights life on the farm at GoatMilkSoapNZ, and is published by the Smith Family Soapmakers. Any of our videos you like or comment on helps us get found by others who may go on to purchase products from our site.

All about this YouTube channel
A recent video on why we placed hay here. The goat storms the camera, of course.
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Episode 22 November 2020 Curious Kids Go Off Limits Again

Episode 22 November 2020
Does that goat on the right look like he regrets his decision to enter the forbidden area by walking through the fence?

What is special about Episode 22 November 2020?

The kids are getting bigger, and it looks like there are goats everywhere. The goats are also in the pond enclosure, which is a pretty interesting place to casually kill a willow tree by stripping its bark. That is just one of the things you’ll discover at around the 2-minute mark. So watch to the end. Every view is appreciated by the Smith Family Soapmakers.

This video was taken yesterday afternoon, (at the time of writing) in late November 2020. If they need to go to the forbidden territory to achieve their goat for the afternoon, they will, unless there are some painful consequences which make it not worthwhile. Watch this interesting Youtube exploration of the Curious Kids in their forbidden territory.

Find out more about this YouTube channel

YouTube.com channel introduction.