Goat Milk Lard Soap, Apple Orchard Bar Soap with Farm-fresh Goat Milk & Pastured Lard

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The perfect fall and winter fragrance, Apple Orchard is a juicy, crisp apple scent, clean and fresh like eating a newly-picked Apple.  

This recipe is made with my own hand-milked goat milk, local lard from a friend's sustainable small farm that I render myself, and a little coconut oil and of course lye - that's it! (Check out my FAQ page for why there is lye in soap).  I love this soap, in fact I used to make this as a regular, non-goat milk soap, but then made a batch with goat milk for a custom order and loved it so much I decided to convert my lard soaps to goat milk-lard soaps.  It is nicely moisturizing, cleans really well with no residue, and has a great lather! 

This bar is available in a molded Maple leaf bar, a seasonal Angel with a red sash and gold trumpet, or a plain square bar, all approximately 4 oz (squares and Angels are as much as 4.5 oz), and a travel-size 2 oz molded dragonfly bar that is great for gift-giving as well.  The molded bar comes in a brown windowed paperboard box with complete labels, and the dragonfly is packaged in a hand-folded brown paper origami box with a matching lid.  The plain square bar comes hand-wrapped in brown paper with labels as well. 

I handmake all my soap in small batches, 6 to 36 bars at a time.  If you have used a good handmade soap before, you know that it is a completely different creature than commercial soap, which can be so drying!  When soap is made by hand, the chemical reaction of oils with a lye solution forms the substances soap and glycerin.  A typical bar of handmade soap is roughly 1/3 glycerin!  This is a humectant, meaning it pulls water from the air - when on your skin, it literally moisturizes your skin by attracting water to it.  In commercial soaps, the glycerin is distilled and removed, and later sold back to you in a lotion, but in the "real thing", it is all one package.  I used to use lotions and moisturizers a lot, especially in the winter, but I virtually never use them anymore, other than some of my tallow body balm on my hands occasionally, and my tallow lip balm or lip blush all year-round! 

To learn more about me, our farm in Tennessee, or how I make my soap, visit the blog and photo galleries at SolaceFarmHomestead.com or check out our new Instagram account and see what’s going on on the farm!