Summer 2023 has been punctuated by the arrival of goat babies. In September 2022 we posted a video of a goat with a swollen belly. Well, she had twins. Then we posted a video on the YouTube of Grandma Goat. Let’s take a look at the first goat mentioned.
Goat’s first birth results in twin boys.
Here is another look at the same goats in the shed at night, again in the summer of 2023. The coloured goat pictured below is just photo bombing….
So that is the news from the white goat with the bulging belly.
I see that there have been no updates from the blog about Goat Milk Soap so far in the summer of 2023. We have been busy. I know that is no excuse. But it is a fact.
We have also run out of soap. But there is not being made. We’ll let you know when it is available.
If you hear of any real soap being made without lye, it’s an outright lie. It is most probably a “cleansing bar” which is a concoction of synthetic ingredients.
It’s impossible to make real soap without lye, but absolutely no lye is left in soap once the oils are turned into soap. There is absolutely no alternative around. For a solid bar of soap, you need sodium hydroxide. For liquid soap, you need potassium hydroxide. Both are considered lye.
We agree that mass-produced soap can be very harsh and drying for your skin, but properly-saponified handmade soap is the most gentle and natural cleanser around. Soap has been around for thousands of years.
“Soap free” cleansers have all sorts of trash in them which we avoid at all costs for our family. You should do some research into how good pure soap can be.
This testimonial was taken from a real email we received from our customer in the US. She gave us permission to use it, and even supplied a photo of herself with her son. You can see it on this page:
“The soap is great ! I am very impressed with how it doesn’t irritate mine, or my sons skin. While waiting for your soap to arrive I purchased another goats milk soap in the states which came in 3 days. Although, it had very pure ingredients ( olive oil, goat milk) it caused little circular eczema patches on my son, and my left arm.
I was ready to give up on finding a natural soap as Aleppo, marseille, castile, and another goats milk soap all caused me to itch with a rash from head to toe.
Your soap is so gentle I can use it on my face, and and as shampoo on my son. It was the first time he didn’t scream that soap was in his eyes. With every other shampoo or soap (even after its been rinsed ) it still gets in his eyes when the water streams down his face even though I thought I had rinsed him clean? It’s a constant battle washing his hair, and look forward to tearless shampooing.”
Some of our customers who have switched from “soap free” facial & body wash to Milk Relief Soap™ tell us that they never realised how their “soap free” wash wasn’t actually cleaning their skin very well, although it was gentle enough. A bar of good true bar of soap will have a powerful cleansing ability and be really gentle at the same time.
September 2022 Farm Update
Thanks for reading. If you wish to know more about the soap, a great place to start is the ingredients page because we have a selection of 6 ingredients. 4 of them are common in every household, and one disappears.
Lorraine Jacobs Art. It’s this a lovely gift to the farm? We really appreciate it. When you mentioned a goat painting was for sale my ears pricked up, so to speak. I’m so grateful it has come into our possession.
July 2020 is cold in New Zealand. There is snow in Canterbury, and down here it was 4 degrees above zero until mid-afternoon one day.
But we are still warmly welcoming new customers!
We are also still receiving really good feedback from existing customers. We appreciate that. See below what one of the customers has said.
Thank you for your beautiful milk, and I hope you give your human parents a little head butt for their help in turning it into the most gorgeous soap. It has helped my skin problems so much and I love using it. I even wash my face with it and love how my skin doesn’t tingle afterwards. I am so happy to have found you and send you happy blessings.
The Goat Kid and Kitty Reunion. This Goat Kid video is 12 months old. The kitty had been for a wander, and we hadn’t been able to find her. Then she just turns up again and is all friendly.
Some of you will know what happened, just from those words… That was then, now we have 2 friendly cats. One is from a litter of 4 born in the barrel the goat kid and kitty are sleeping under.
Goat Milk Soap New Zealand channel shows you our approach to natural farming for care products for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. Dry skin is a common problem, and a common solution is to layer the skin with man-made products from a factory. Of course, these factory-made solutions are consistent, convenient, and widely available. But our family prefers natural skincare options.
We created soap designed especially for one family’s hypersensitive skin.
After we get an order, they are shipped within 1-2 business days directly from the farm. No AMAZON! No middle man. You can buy direct from our farm, and you can see our goats in the field, right here on this channel, uploaded by the Smith Family Soapmakers.
The reunion of Goat Kid and Kitty was a year ago, at the time of this post. It is important to note that at the time of posting this, New Zealand post are providing great tracking for all of our orders. They are sent directly from our farm and factory.
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October 2021 brought the 1 year anniversary for the triplets and some of our herd cohort. It was a tough 12 months!
As farmers, we were looking forward to the arrival of the 12-month stage. Goat kids at 12 months are called yearlings, or goatlings. They change colour, develop personality and become more predictable.
All soap for this year has sold out, sorry. More available in January. New product Kawakawa Skincare Sticks have just been made. Will be available for purchase soon. 6 December 2023 Dismiss