Why Soap & Lotion?
Schooled as a high school agricultural science teacher, Michele learned the basics of soap making at a professional development workshop. After owning goats for just a few months, it was evident that they needed to start earning their keep! It was also important to find a use for all that milk! Besides drinking fresh goat milk and making cheese, there has been plenty of milk left over for soap. And soap making has been a family affair. Bert built a milking stand. Michele built a couple of acrylic 5 lb soap molds. Bert built a (state of the art) soap cutter to easily slice straight uniformly sized bars. As a family they box and label as many as 100 bars of soap at a time.
Then came lotion. The first winter, Nellie had terribly chapped udders. Michele looked for a lotion a the local feed store -- "The local Dairy farmers buy this by the case for their girls -- it works great!" But just a small bottle was nearly $30 for the cool peppermint stuff. Some internet research provided a simple recipe - since it had no preservative, it needed to be refrigerated -- but in the winter, it kept just fine in the barn. Michele noticed how soft her hands became when putting it on Nellie, and her udders improved quickly. Some more research on preservatives and labeling -- and a market (Owego Agway) helped us develop a variety of scents.
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