Goat FAQ

How many goats do you have?

We have 13 does in our small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. Nine of the does are bred and will kid in the spring of 2023.

What do you do with your goat milk?

If you're on our site you may already know what we do with our milk. The majority of our goat milk is used for soap and lotion. This is after all the kids are fed and grown. Then, with the extra milk we make goat milk ice cream, goat milk cheese, and other fun goodies.

When do you find the time?

Honstly-- no clue. Tony and I both work full time and we have two active teens. Balancing our schedule and responsibilities can be challenging. I'd say we do our best to prioritize and work together as a family. We definitely could not do this without the support of our family, friends, and community.

Goat Milk Soap FAQs

What are the benefits of goat milk soap?

Most commercial soaps contain harsh surfactants that leaves your skin feeling dry and tight. Cold process soap making allows us to have complete control over the ingredients. There are no added detergents and we can add natural skin loving oils.

We focus on goat milk soap, because we have a beautiful abundance of creamy high butterfat raw goat milk. Our farm raises Nigerian Dwarf goats that are known for their high butterfat milk.

The high amount of fats and lactic acids, gently clean the skin and remove dead skin cells without removing the skin’s natural fatty acids. The high cholesterol and fatty acid levels may help improve dry skin by restore and re-hydrate the skin’s lipid barrier. This makes the bars of soap ideal for all skin types, including individuals with eczema, psoriasis, damaged skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin.

Our cold processed bar soap is extra nutrient dense because we add sunflower oil from Century Sun Oil, in Pulaski Wisconsin. Sunflower oil is an excellent source of beta-carotene and is high in oleic acid. This helps the oil penetrate into the skin.

Your skin will thank you for adding our vitamin and mineral dense bar soap to your skincare routine. 

How do I use a soap bar?

he steps for using a bar soap or liquid soap are the same. Wet hands, lather hands for 20 seconds, rinse with running water, and dry with a clean towel.

Is it safe to use goat milk soap on my face?

Yes! Our bar soap is gentle and can be used on all your bits. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend unscented or lavender for face use.

How do I use bar soap in the shower?

We highly recommend a natural soap bag. If that's not an option lather the bar between your hands. To get a good lather, do a quick rinse of your skin and rub bar between your hands for 20 seconds. Then, apply the lather to your entire body. Rinse with warm water.

Where should I store bar soap?

Store on a tray or container that has air circulation. You want the bar to dry out between uses to extend the use.

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Body Moisturizer FAQs

Is sunflower oil good for skincare?

Sunflower oil contains several skin loving compounds including oleic acid and vitamin E.

Our sunflower oil comes from Century Sun Oil, in Pulaski Wisconsin.

The oil is highly absorbent, and won’t clog pores. It is safe for al skin types, including dry, normal,
oily, and acne-prone.

What are the benefits of beeswax in skincare?

Beeswax is a natural humectant. It helps your skin attract and retain moisture. When used in a lotion bar it locks in all the oils and prevents the wind from chaffing your skin.

Why do you infuse herbs in your oil?

We love growing herbs from lavender to calendula. Infusing in oil is an easy way to extract the natural properties from the herbs. The process is relatively easy, but takes time.

The oils are skin safe and can be blended with all natural ingredients to create nourishing skincare products.

What are lotion bars and how do you use them?

A lotion bar is a solid block of lotion, used for moisturizing and protecting your skin. Our lotion bars are handmade with all natural
ingredients that stay solid at room temperature, but melt a little from
body heat, making it easy to apply the lotion bar as needed and store in a reusable  container.

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Please email us at thefarmer@honeydownfarm.com