The first goats we bought were French Alpine goats we named Max and Molley. When we had more milk than we needed, I looked for ways to use it up and learned about the benefits of goat milk soap on the skin. I started to make some for us and then began to give it as gifts and later sell a few bars now and then. We now have Nubians instead of Alpines, and Molley is no longer with us, but I continue to make soap with the milk we get and I call it Molley’s Soap in honor of our first goat.
One of the first things I learned about soap making is this recipe: Fat + Lye = Soap and Glycerine. It’s a chemical reaction called saponification. Most commercial soap producers remove the glycerin and sell it separately for other uses. This is a money-maker for them, but means your soap no longer has the natural moisturizer it should have, so it’s drying to your skin. Other “soaps” aren’t soap at all, but detergent, which isn’t any better for your skin. Do you like to wash your body with laundry or dish detergent? Molley’s soap is pure soap with all the glycerine left in. Only whole goat milk from my own goats is used, which contains various vitamins and minerals as well as the protein capric-caprylic acid which moisturizes your skin. Also important is the ratio of lye to fats. If too much lye is used, it will be hard on your skin and can even burn. All Molley’s Soaps are super-fatted, which means enough fat is used so that after saponification is done, there will be some excess fat left, which is yet another moisturizer! No longer do I have fingers that crack in the winter.
Soaps for Special Purposes
Hand Cleaning Soap – sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, fullers earth, tangerine essential oil, lime essential oil, finely ground luffa (4 left)
Oily Skin Soap – honey, sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil, peppermint essential oil, French green clay (15 left)
Dry Skin Soap – Extra super-fatted with coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, castor oil and sunflower oil. Scented with ylang-ylang, lemon and bergamot essential oils. (10 left)
Shaving Soap – comfrey-infused olive oil, rice bran oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, French green clay, lavender essential oil, lime essential oil, evening primrose oil. *This is also available for purchase as a gift set including one bar of soap, a mug and an old-fashioned shaving brush for $10, though quantities are currently very limited. If you want to use your own mug, the brushes are available on e-bay for as little as around $5 each – plus shipping, of course. (sold out)
All new! Shampoo Bar! – I made this on special request. It does not have goat milk, but coconut milk, instead. The oils used are coconut, olive, castor, jojoba, shea butter, cocoa butter and beeswax. It is scented with vanilla cream fragrance oil. If you have hard water, I would not recommend using this. It is a soap. Soap and hard water don’t mix well – think of soap scum on your shower wall. That will happen in your hair. But, even with soft water, if you feel your hair is limp or sticky, rinse your hair with a mixture of a half-cup of vinegar with 2 cups of water, it will rinse any extra residue away and leave your hair feeling soft. (7 left)
All New! Hayley’s Coconut Milk Soap – Made by customer request for her daughter who is allergic to even goat milk. It contains coconut milk instead of goat milk. Scented with lemon and lime essential oils. If the demand is high enough, I’ll make more fragrances. Contains olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, palm kernel oil, rice bran oil, shea butter, sunflower oil. (12 left)
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Molley’s Goat Milk Cream
I have wanted to make a lotion with goat milk for a while, but haven’t figured it out just yet. In the meantime, I found an unscented goat milk cream base that I now offer. It is moderately thick and creamy. It contains capric-caprylic triglyceride as well as some other nice ingredients – avocado oil, aloe leaf juice, ivy leaf/stem extract, and pumpkin seed extract. I can custom mix the cream with a fragrance to match any of the soaps I have for sale, or the same essential oils listed under the Sugar Scrub heading. These are available in 2 oz and 4 oz. bottles with a pop-up cap. Or in 8 oz. bottles with a pop-up cap or pump dispenser – your choice! I also have jars in the same sizes. 2 oz. is $3.00, 4 oz is $6.00 and 8 oz is $12 each.
End of 2012 Clearance Sale – All lotions that are mixed and ready to go are on clearance – while supplies last! 2 ounces for $2.50, 4 ounces for $5.00, 8 ounces for $10.00. Details of what’s available is below.
Christmas Trees – All in jars: 2 – 2 oz., 2 – 4 oz., 1 – 8 oz.
Plumberry Spice – 8 oz bottle with pump, 2 – 4 oz bottles with flip cap
Bayberry – 2 – 4-oz bottles with flip cap, 1 – 2-oz bottle with flip cap
Frankincense & Myrrh – 2 – 2-oz bottles with flip cap, 1 – 4-oz jar
Woodland Ice – 1 – 8-oz jar, 1 – 4-oz jar
Woodberry – 1 – 8-oz jar
Gingerbread Spice – 1 – 8-oz jar, 2 – 4-oz jars
Apple Jack - 1 – 4-oz jar
Pumpkin Pie – 1 – 8-oz jar, 1 – 4-oz jar
Cranberry – 1 – 8-oz jar, 1 – 4-oz jar
Berries Jubilee – 1 – 8-oz jar, 2 – 4-oz jars
Snow Drops – 1 – 8-oz jar
Cotton – 1 – 8-oz bottle with pump
Lilac – 1 – 8-oz bottle with pump, 2 – 4-oz bottles with flip cap
Monkey Farts – 1 – 8-oz bottle with pump
Blowing Bubbles – 1 – 8-oz bottle with pump
Relaxation – 1 – 8-oz bottle with pump
Eucalyptus Mint – 1 – 4-oz bottle with flip cap
If what you want isn’t listed here, email me with your request. I still have a few bottles and jars, some lotion, and most of the fragrance oils, so I can custom-make your lotion until I run out. I have three 4-oz jars, twelve 2-oz jars, two 8-oz bottles with pumps and eight 2-oz bottles with flip caps.
This salve does not contain any goat milk (although it does have the capric-caprylic triglyceride), but it has a lot of great ingredients that can be helpful for many situations: cuts, minor burns, insect bites, dry skin, rashes, etc.
Six herbs purported to have various healing properties are infused into a mix of 13 different oils and butters, each one with its own benefits to your skin. After the herbs are strained out, beeswax is added to firm it all up. Next lavender and rosemary essential oils are added. Both of these essential oils have antiseptic properties and lavender is also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. Last, vitamin E oil is added as a natural preservative.
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All new! Brown and white sugar is combined with sunflower oil, avocado and glycerine, and then fragrance oil and/or essential oil is added. Use it at the end of your shower or bath to gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Then rinse it off, so you won’t be sticky from the sugar – the oil will stay. Or use at the sink to help with rough hands. Gently blot yourself dry with a towel so you don’t wipe all the moisturizing oils off. Use once a week or when you want a special skin-nourishing treat. You can match the scent of the sugar scrub to every soap we have (see list above), or I can custom-make a combination of essential oils listed below. All sugar scrubs are freshly-made, individually, when ordered. $7 for an 8-ounce jar.
Essential oils: lemon, lime, tangerine, orange, bergamot, rosemary, ylang-ylang, lavender, peppermint, siberian fir.
I have just a few ready-made sugar scrubs left. These are priced to sell quickly. Custom orders will be regular price.
8-oz jars, one each: Mango Sorbet, Woodland Ice – $5.00 each
One 4-oz jar of Christmas Trees – $2.50
Yes, It’s here! A wonderfully smooth blend of Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Beeswax and Vitamin E Oil. Glides on your lips easily and makes them feel instantly moisturized. Each is flavored with either essential or flavor oil – or both, in some cases.
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Our online store is still under construction. To be certain you get what you want, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shipping costs will depend on the quantity purchased and will be calculated on an individual basis. I can take payment by Paypal, personal check or money order. If you pay by personal check I will ship the soap after the check has cleared, generally in about 2 weeks.