Unscented Goat Milk Farm Soap with Pastured Lard, Real Honey, and Oats - Fragrance-Free Oatmeal Milk & Honey Handmade Goat Milk Lard Soap


This simple yet chockful-of-goodness soap 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 - check out my "About Handmade Soap" page for why there is lye in soap.  I also add in some ground oats for some great skin-soothing, and some of our own raw honey, for extra moisturizing.  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!  

This soap is available in 2 different molded bars - an adorable pig in a meadow, or a rectangle with an Oat Stalk and the word "OATMEAL".  The pig is a little over 4 ounces, and the Oats bar is right about 4 oz.  The OATMEAL bar comes packaged in a kraft brown paperboard box, and the pig comes in a plastic bag, sealed with a label on the back.  I generally don't use plastic if I can help it, but this cute, fat little pig is such a tall bar of soap, that it doesn't fit in my paper boxes, so I re-purpose the plastic wrappers my tallow balm tins come in, to wrap these soaps.  

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, check out my blog here, or stop by our new Instagram account and see what’s going on on the farm!