Goat Milk Lard Soap, Bulgarian Lavender Handmade Bar Soap with Farm Goat Milk and Pastured Lard

Only 3 left in stock

$4.00

A simple yet well-rounded scent, Bulgarian Lavender is a more floral, complex version of the classic herbal Lavender essential oil.  This bar is available in either molded bars of a lavender plant, or a plain square bar, both approximately 4 oz (squares are as much as 4.7 oz), and a travel-size 2 oz molded dragonfly bar that is great for gift-giving as well.  The molded bars come 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 have a limited amount of this soap that are naturally tinted a very light pink, using madder root infused in olive oil.  

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 section at the bottom of the 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! 

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 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 here at SolaceFarmHomestead.com or check out our new Instagram account and see what’s going on on the farm!