Jan 31, 2008

FAQ 2: “So what’s so good about your soap?”

There is actually a two-part answer to this very common question. On the ‘soap’ side, the base recipe is made up of equal parts palm oil for a harder, longer lasting bar, coconut oil for good lather, and olive oil to be gentle and moisturizing.

On the ‘goat milk’ side, goat milk is chemically very compatible with human skin and helps your skin to retain its own moisture. Adding milk to our soap lowers its pH, which helps to maintain the natural pH of skin. Goat milk is also a natural source of Alpha-hydroxy acids. Each bar is 21.5% goat milk.

Jan 18, 2008


You've found your way to the blog of Wild Heaven Farm, home to Central Virginia's only "REAL" handmade goat milk soaps. All of our soaps are made right here on the farm with fresh-squeezed goat milk. No other animal bi-products, artificial colors, preservatives or pre-packaged bases are used.

I can say without exaggeration that these soaps cured the acne of my entire family - that's my mom, myself, and my five sisters.

Why goat milk, you may ask? Adding milk to soap alters its pH level, which helps to maintain the pH of healthy skin. It is also uniquely compatible with human skin, with beneficial amino acids and alpha hydroxy acids that help your skin retain the right amount of moisture.


"What do you mean 'Real' goat milk soap?"

Far be it from me to impugn the nature of anyone's trade or profession, but a lot of the soaps sold at craft shows and farmers markets are just not "handmade". The purveyors buy a big block of glycerin, melt it in the microwave and pour it into a mold. They can even buy it with goat milk (of unknown origin) already added. Here are Wild Heaven Farm, our soaps are made by the old-fashioned cold process method and we milk our goats by hand twice a day, every day. In fact, all of our products are made from scratch, no pre-packaged bases, and that's a promise!