milk soaps have long been valued for their gentleness and hydration. Nigerian
dwarf goat milk is extra high in fats and protein making for a luxurious
To learn more about why goat's milk soap is special, click on the "curiosity
buttons" to the left.
People are discovering their choices affect the planet. Choosing Surfing
Goat Soaps helps you lower your personal impact.We use only natural
ingredients - no artificial fragrances, no unnecessary additives. In fact,
you can pronounce all the ingredients in our soap, no fancy chemical names,
(except sodium hydroxide, which we pronounce Lye.)
Our herd is the
source of our wonderful soap, so we take great care to raise them as naturally
as possible. We choose not to be organic, so that we can use make sure
they get all the nutrients they need. We use medicines only to help cure
a health problem, and see every goat every day, so we know who needs extra
Our return customers
include chronic eczema suffers, chemotherapy patients,
chemically sensitive, environmentally conscious consumers and those who
want to support small and local farms.
We are honored
that they've chosen Surfing Goat Soaps.
We hope you will too.
Pat and Dave Stewart
The Goat Herds at Hames & Axle Farm
***A word about our ingredients. We list sodium hydroxide on our bars,
which is one form of lye. To make true soap soapmakers must use
lye. Sodium hydroxide is used to make bar soaps. The combination of
lye with fats is called saponification - the chemical term for
"making soap." We age our soaps at least a month, many much longer,
to assure the soap is soothing, not irritating.
We also strive to keep our soaps as sustainable as possible,
which we've chosen to include vegetable oil as such. We realize
that vegetable oil is made with soy, a heavily genetically modified
plant. But our alternatives are palm oil or lard. We do make lard soap
occasionally, but people prefer the vegetable oils. Palm oil is most frequently gathered
from deforestation of the rain forest. Sustainable palm oil is very expensive
and using it would make our soaps too expensive for most people.
We've chosen to employ American workers with vegetable oil,
rather than destroy the essential rain forest.
We also avoid jojoba oil because it is being overly
harvested, threatening our planet's biodiversity.