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Processing Jewelweed

Last week I talked about how we harvested jewelweed to be used in our jewelweed soap and jewelweed salve.  Once Greyden and Emery collect all of the jewelweed, it’s time to process it.

Jade does “quality control on it first”.

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She sorts through and makes sure to remove any weeds or items we don’t want to use.

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Then it gets passed to Emery who puts it through the food processor.

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All the chopped-up jewelweed is then infused in organic extra-virgin olive oil.  This is a multi-step process that we’ve developed over the years that does an amazing job of getting all of the valuable properties of the plant into the olive oil.

It’s a very big job that we do.

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But fortunately it goes pretty quickly and only needs to be done once a year!

PJ

 

 

Black Cherry Grape Goat Milk Soap

Every month we release limited edition soap scents. For the month of May, we have released Strawberries & Champagne, Nag Champa, Confetti,  and of course, Black Cherry Grape.

It’s a combination of several different fragrances that gives it a strong fruity smell, that almost smells of fruit juice.

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This warm, rich, fruity smell puts you in the mood for summer!

PJ

 

 

Almond & OMH Shampoo Soap

Goat Milk Stuff makes a shampoo bar for natural hair care in a few different scents, including Rosemary Mint, Tea Tree, and Unscented.

This month, we have a limited run of Almond and OMH scented shampoo bars.

The Almond is made with almond essential oil, and smells like sweet cherries. The OMH is scented with our popular Oatmeal Milk & Honey fragrance.

OMH and Almond Shampoo

We only made about 100 bars of each scent. Be sure and let us know what you think of them!

PJ

 

 

Red Clover Tea Goat Milk Soap

Whether its tulips, lilacsEmery’s flowers, or the dandelions there are always lots of flowers blooming around the farm!

Emery's tulips are in full bloom! Aren't they pretty

During springtime floral scented soaps such as Honeysuckle, Emery’s Flower Garden, and Daffodil are popular. This month, we also have Red Clover Tea! It’s a lightly floral scented, refreshingly sweet bar, and a pale green color.

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You can find Red Clover Tea on the GMS website.

PJ

 

 

Strawberries & Champagne for Mother’s Day

This Spring we have a popular soap scent for women; Strawberries & Champagne! It is lightly scented, and is a dupe of the Victoria’s Secret scent.

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This soap is also available in our Mother’s Day Pack, which includes 1 bar of Strawberries & Champagne, 1 Almond Lotion Stick, and 1 Vanilla Lip Balm.

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You can find Strawberries & Champagne on the Goat Milk Stuff website in a full bar, half bar, and you can buy 9 and get 1 free.

PJ

 

 

Cranberry Spice Goat Milk Soap

Colter is in charge of making all the soap around here. This month in addition to Daffodil, Emery’s Flower Garden, and Spearmint Lime, we have Cranberry Spice! It has the sweetness of cranberries with the spiciness of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves.

cranberry spice soap

This scent is so popular around the holidays that it sells out in a couple weeks. We have made some this spring so you don’t have to wait until this fall to get it!

PJ

 

 

Spearmint Lime Goat Milk Soap

Here at Goat Milk Stuff we have over 20 soap scents that we make year round. We also have dozens of “limited edition” scents that we release at least once a year.

For April, we have a brand new scent! Introducing Spearmint Lime. We have combined spearmint and lime essential oil to give it a fresh minty, fruity smell that sets you in the mood for Spring.

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It’s always exciting releasing a new scent; everyone around the soaproom seems to like it. Be sure and tell us what you think!

PJ

 

 

Emery’s Flower Garden

Ever since he was young, Emery has always enjoyed flowers.  Throughout the years he has had different flower gardens.

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When we moved from Charlestown to Scottsburg, he transported many of the flowers, and started a new one! This Spring, he has started one next to the barn.  Only the Daffodils have started blooming so far.

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This Spring, we have Emery’s Flower Garden scented soap! The scent varies each year and we love this one!  It has a nice floral scent that is very reminiscent of Emery’s Flower Garden.

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You can find Emery’s Flower Garden on the website.  If you try it, let us know what you think of it!

PJ

 

 

Daffodil Soap for Easter

We have a special Easter soap this year!  Our newest limited edition soap is a special Daffodil Soap that is now cured and ready just in time for Easter.  This is a new soap we’ve never offered before, with a mild floral scent that smells of spring and of daffodil flowers.

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Orders placed by midnight on Tuesday 3/31/15 are guaranteed to ship out on Wednesday 4/1/15.  If you pay at least $6.50 in shipping, your order will ship priority mail and if the post office does its part, your order will arrive by the Saturday (4/4/15) before Easter.
You can order the Daffodil Soap here.  Be sure and let us know what you think of it!
PJ