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Hand-Crafted Soaps

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Note: I sell my soaps directly from my website, but I also have a shop on Etsy where I have so many more items available, not just soaps but lotions, body butters, soap variety packs, natural beauty gift sets, not to mention baked goods, preserves, pantry mixes, and more! Visit my Etsy shop here.

My soaps are hand-crafted the old-fashioned way, in small batches, using as many organic, locally-sourced, and home-grown ingredients as possible. These are simple, rustic, hand-cut bars, developed from my years of soap-making and soap-teaching experience, that will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. I sell my soaps in two collections, the Rustic Farmstead Soap Collection and the Creamy Goat’s Milk Soap Collection. Find available soaps and ordering details below, and for more information, see the Questions section at the bottom of this page.

Creamy Goat’s Milk Soaps
Goat’s milk soaps from Sassafras Farm are made with fresh raw goat milk from our own herd, with all the milk’s benefits of natural, nourishing vitamins, proteins, and alpha hydroxy acids. In addition, all soaps in the Creamy Goat’s Milk Soap Collection are formulated with the following fats and oils: Cocoa butter, lard, olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Extra large bars, approximately 5 to 6 ounces.

Creamy Goat’s Milk Soaps are available in the following varieties: Brown Sugar & Oats, Beer Me Babe, Lemongrass & Honey, Peppermint & Coffee, Burnt Sugar & Spice, Forever Rosemary, Lavender & Oatmeal.

Rustic Farmstead Soaps These are simple, primitive, hand-cut bars, developed from my years of soap-making and soap-teaching experience, that will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. In addition to individual ingredients unique to each soap variety, all soaps are formulated with the following: Water, olive oil, coconut oil, lard, tallow, lye. Large bars, approximately 4 to 5 ounces.

Rustic Farmstead Soaps are available in the following varieties: Sassafras Tea, Pumpkin Pie, Juicy Fruit, Chocolate Kisses, Orange Blossom, Iron Kettle, Wild Meadow, Secret Garden.

Prices
Creamy Goat’s Milk Soap: $7 per soap bar (1 bar)
Rustic Farmstead Soap: $5 per soap bar (1 bar)

Shipping: Soap can be shipped in padded envelopes by USPS first class mail. For example, I can ship a couple of bars of soap for about $3 by first class mail.

For priority mail (two-day mail) I can ship up to six bars of soap for $6.45. If ordering a larger number of soaps, contact me for a shipping quote based on your order. In most cases, the shipping price for larger orders will be $13.45 (medium size priority mail box). Stock up and combine items for your best shipping deal! You can also combine items with an order from my Fudge Shop.

One free soap sample comes with each order.

When you contact me with your order, let me know if you want to ship by first class mail or priority mail and I will get back to you with a shipping price specific to your order along with your payment information.

Shipping estimates listed are for continental U.S. only. For Canada and other locations, contact me for a shipping quote.

Gift Orders: Soap makes a great gift! If your order is a gift, I can ship your items directly to your recipient with a handwritten note letting them know it is a gift from you. Just let me know when you order.

Contact Suzanne at sassafrasfarmcontact@gmail.com to place your order!

Payment may be made by check or PayPal if buying directly here from my website. If you wish to use PayPal, please contact me first for my PayPal address and additional information.

Or if you prefer, you can order through my Etsy shop here where you can pay with credit or debit cards.

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Questions

Q: Does the milk really come from your own goats?
A: Yes. I milk my Alpine and Lamancha dairy goats every day. You can see me milking my goats here, with video!

Q: Why do hand-crafted beauty products cost so much?
A: Ingredients, man. What we think is soap at the store often isn’t even soap. It’s a synthetic detergent from a manufacturing plant. Real soap is made with lye (sodium hydroxide) and real ingredients, natural and nourishing. And those ingredients don’t come cheap. For example, each bar of hand-crafted Sassafras Farm soap costs over $3 just in ingredients. Add in my time and labor–hours per batch of soap and years of experience developing knowledge–and I think $7 per bar is a fair price for a soap including natural cocoa butter, shea butter, and only premium grade essential oils along with all the other ingredients, in extra-thick cut bars. (If you’re getting hand-crafted soap cheaper, the ingredients are cheaper and the bar is smaller.) My prices are as low as I can go and still justify doing it for love. Regarding shipping, prices are what the post office charges, I can’t help that.

Q: Do you make any vegetarian/vegan soaps?
A: I regularly use lard in all of my soaps. Lard is a hardening agent, and is an historic ingredient in soap for that reason. Non-animal fat hardening agents in soap (such as palm oil) come from non-sustainable practices that are harmful to the environment. Lard comes from pigs that are going to be butchered anyway. They aren’t butchered for soap. The lard is a by-product. Plus, bacon is delicious. I love pigs! See my pigs here.

Q: How should I take care of my soap after it arrives?
A: Please know that the plastic bag used to enclose your soap is for shipping only. Please remove your soap from its bag on arrival. Soap should always be exposed to air as it needs to breathe. Also, please do not leave your soap in a puddle of water. Keep drained in a soap dish.
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Q: I want to make my own soap. How can I learn how?
A: Come to a workshop at Sassafras Farm! See all the workshops coming up here.

Love,

Suzanne McMinn





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