Goat Milk Soap with Pastured Lard, Eucalyptus Mint Essential Oils, Dragonfly Soap

$4.00

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The herbal scent of Eucalyptus essential oil paired with the spicy fragrance of Peppermint essential oil is a classic, and one of my most popular soap scents.  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 for a custom order and loved it so much I decided to convert my lard soaps to goat milk-lard soaps.  It is really moisturizing, cleans well with no residue, and has a great lather! I also add a little of my homegrown mint to this soap for a bit of exfoliation.  

This soap is available in a variety of options, either a plain square bar or 3 different molded designs of a dragonfly.  The dragonfly is available in either the unadorned, mint-flecked version or with some mica-based color accents of green dragonfly and brown cattail, depending on the design (see photos).  If you have a preference between the colored and un-colored bar accents, please add a note at checkout to specify, otherwise I will choose based on availability.   Also note, the oval bar is approximately 5 oz, the rectangle is approximately 4 oz, and the round bar is a little less than 4 oz.

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 https://www.etsy.com/listing/550982862 on my hands occasionally, and my lip balm or lip blush all year-round! 

Choose either a plain square bar hand-wrapped in repurposed brown paper, or a rectangular 4 oz bar embossed with a dragonfly, in a windowed kraft brown box.
To learn more about me, our farm in Tennessee, or how I make my soap, visit my About page here at Etsy, or stop by my blog and website at www.SolaceFarmHomestead.com or check out our new Instagram account and see what’s going on on the farm!