Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine Soaps ready to ship!

Visit my Etsy website to see all the Valentine soaps I have available this year. The new special ingredient soaps are also ready.

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Product line 4

Muscles aching? Feeling a cold coming on? Eucalyptus is a great natural anti inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and decongestant. Breathe in the healing aroma while you relax with this goat milk soap.

The presence of carvacal in thyme is an active agent as an anti-inflammatory which can help fade face spots, scars and blemishes. Thyme oil released from this soap in a hot shower can relieve headaches and treat congestion.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Product line of Soaps 3

Pumpkin with ground Cinnamon
Pumpkin is high in antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and zinc, which makes it healthy for your skin. It is a great moisturizer and rejuvenator which is particularly helpful if you have dry skin, or if this cold dry climate makes your skin chapped and rough.
As the pumpkin sloughs off the dry dead skin cells the cinnamon’s anti inflammatory, anti bacterial and antifungal properties will help bring back the glow of healthy skin.

Oatmeal & Honey An excellent multi-purpose skin care treatment, oatmeal helps to relieve dryness, restoring natural moisture balance to aid in healing minor irritations due to the many causes and sources of skin sensitivities. Minor skin irritations can be caused by sensitivities to the ingredients in skin care products, exposure to chemicals found in household cleaning products, exfoliation with the wrong product, excessive scrubbing or rubbing during the exfoliation process, and many other factors. Cleansing the face with this oatmeal and honey soap helps to soothe skin irritation and reduce discomfort.
Oatmeal, when used as a skin cleanser, actually absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while providing very gentle exfoliation, leaving skin smooth, soft, and clean. In addition, cleansing and exfoliating with this gentle oatmeal and honey soap provides the bonus of a natural, healthy glow.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Product line of Soaps 2

The second special ingredient soap is:

Rosemary with Flax Seed
Rosemary is a stimulating herb and makes a wonderful herbal bath when you feel worn out and want to get your blood flowing under your skin again. It has antioxidant properties and is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Rosemary can also relieve arthritis and soothe aching muscles.
Research has shown that the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties are excellent acne treatment.

Combined with the rich Omega-3 oils in flax seeds, this soap will also help relieve dry, sandpaper skin.

New product line of soaps

I'm introducing a new line of soaps with special ingredients. These ingredients have properties that can help with various skin problems or just make your skin healthier.
They will be available for purchase on my Etsy site starting Jan 25th.

The first one is:

Organic Honey with ground Cinnamon
Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing.
It prevents the skin from getting that dry, tight, itchy feeling that is often experienced with harsh commercial soaps.
Add in the anti inflammatory properties of cinnamon and it can help relieve arthritis joint pain.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Making soap today. I have some new molds with wonderful Celtic designs and an Asian longevity knot.
I'm fine-tuning my soap varieties and will be discontinuing some of the less popular ones. Any of these bars that I have left will be offered at discount prices soon.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Looking forward to a new year

As the new year starts I'm evaluating my projects and plans for the farm.I have several ideas for this spring.
1. Hatching baby chicks - this year instead of buying day old chicks, I'm going to see if I can get the hens to hatch their own. I kept the Speckled Sussex rooster (his name is Eldridge). I will isolate him with some of my 9 Speckled Sussex hens. I really like this breed, they talk a lot.

2. I was reading the blog of the Chicken Chick, about Olive colored eggs . She says breeding a dark brown egg layer with an Ameraucana (or Easter Egger) will produce layers with this color egg. I just happen to still have the young Ameraucana rooster from this years chicks. So will breed him with the Welsummer hens (unless we eat him first - he is a mean rooster).

3. Baby goats will be arriving starting April 4. I'm very excited about these first ones as they will be Socrates first kids. He bred several of the yearling does that are half Alpine. Hoping these girls will be good milkers. The daughters of these pairings should be excellent milkers as Socrates comes from grand champion milker lineage. The sire of the does was Hans, who's mother was a heavy milker as well.

4. Making soap tomorrow. These are the Valentine soaps and a new product line of special ingredient soaps (more about these later).