5 Reasons to Use Goats Milk Soap and Where I Buy Mine


Consumers {myself included} are becoming more aware of the mass  production chemically laden commercial body care products. Is it a ploy to save money and cut production costs – yes, likely. We are all looking for ways to save money- so can you blame them?

Unfortunately, these cost cutting measures are coming at an extreme cost – our health! Sadly, over the years, these chemical based products have gone from ‘personal care’ to ‘personally destructive’ cancer causing silent killers: from hormone disrupting phthalates, heavy metals, to toxic surfactants. Heck, I personally have not worn deodorant in almost 10 years – we are still friends right?

Today I’m sharing another gradual change we have been making over the years – can you say good bye commercial sodium laurel sulfate {that’s a mouth full, right?} it’s much easier to say ‘hello’ goats milk soap.


5 Reasons to Use Goat Milk Soap

Delays Signs of Aging – the high levels of alpha-hydroxy acid [naturally occurring} work with the skin rather than breaking it down or ‘burning’ ones skin. Alpha-dydroxy simply breaks down the dead skin cells  leaving behind ‘new’, smoother, and more youthful cells. No chemical acids. No additives. Just nature doing it’s thing!

Anti-Infalamatory Properties– the fat molecules in goats milk soap acts as a moisturizer. Allowing the body to heal naturally soothing those damaged skin cells.

Essential Vitamin and Nutrient Rich– using goats milk soap is like singing the alphabet; A, D, C, B1, B6, B12, and E – wasn’t that fun?!? There have been many studies on the benefits of vitamin A reducing lines and wrinkles. Goats milk is also rich in selenium. Although, over the counter soaps may contain calcium, sodium, and iron – most of these elements are found in our water and therefore, aren’t really a benefit after all {they are simply fillers}.

Treats Acne – the antibacterial properties of goats milk soap have been found to delay micro organisms that cause pesky acne.

Dry Skin? No more – the cream in goats milk serves as a natural moisturizers in every wash. Out with the dead skin cells and in with the new.

So, where do I buy mine? Sunshine Meadow Farms!!


One of my personal favorites is “Sunset Cowboy” – I literally could just leave a bar in every room because yes, it smells that good!!

Are you familiar with the benefits of Activated Charcoal? If not, maybe I’ll save that for a newsletter or upcoming post 😉 In the meantime check out this gem –


Get your Activated Charcoal Goat’s Milk Soap {Unscented} Here  – Enriched with activated charcoal and left unscented. Bars are 3.1 oz in size.

Ok, so your not quite ready to ditch your everyday body wash – then maybe ‘butter up’ this winter and treat your skin to a little ‘home spa’ treatment with Sunshine Meadow Farms; Solid Lotion Bar – easy to use, no messy squeeze tubes, great for travel, and makes a great gift stocking stuffer!


Your skin is your largest organ – and absorbs 60% of the products used topically. So, shop small and treat your body to what it deserves – an all natural alternative to the commercial chemical laden products we have become accustom to buying. After all, if you want a different result then you have to do things differently.

10 Maple Syrup Fun Facts Featuring The Polk-Around Farm


photo credit; The Polk-Around Farm

I’m super excited to share my first “Black Friday Week” Feature with all of you – as promised I will be bringing you the ‘extra-oridary’ not just the ‘ordinary’ in the day’s ahead – hungry for more? Be sure to sign up for our Homestead Happenings Newsletter for additional bonuses, discounts, and other fun ‘extra’s.

Rise and Shine – it’s Maple Syrup Time!! Ya’ll I can not think of enough wonderful things to say about The Polk-Around Farm! From the most luxurious of honey to mouth watering maple candies  –  your tastebuds will be dancing with delight this holiday season.


10 Fun Facts About Maple Syrup 

It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

Canada produces 71% of the worlds pure maple syrup.

Fake Maple Syrup {brands like Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth} are not actually made of maple syrup at all. They are made of ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, cellulose gum, and caramel coloring {sound yummy?} I can not emphasize enough the importance of learning to read a label.

Maple Syrup is graded solely by color – not taste!

Is all maple syrup organic? In theory yes, because the trees are plants in a wild environment. It just wouldn’t make logical sense to fertilize mature 100 year old trees – if the forest is responsibly maintained and cared for then there is little need for human interruption of a natural process. Hence, why organic certification is seldom sought after from reputable, environmentally sound, and sustainable farms like The Polk-Around Farm.

Your fridge is the best place for your maple syrup, it can keep for a year or more. If sugar crystals develop, you can warm the syrup to dissolve them.

Maple syrup is vitamin and mineral rich – no fake stuff here; containing calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. And, a whole lot of yum, with every spoonful.

You can bake with maple syrup too. Use only three-forths the amount of maple syrup as you would sugar in any recipe – simply reduce the amount of another liquid by 3-4 tablespoons.

Maple syrup is such a treasure that it can only be made in the northern part of North America. Legend has it that the first maple syrup was made by an Iroquois woman, the wife of Chief Woksis.

The use of maple syrup is only limited to your own imagination – be sure to check out The Polk-Around Farm for maple cream, maple syrup, maple sugar, and more.

Think outside the box this holiday season – support a small family farm and let your tastebuds do the dancing.

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