Thursday, May 6, 2010

Creamery Creek Goat Milk Soap, A Review

Recently I tried a brand new soap made from goat milk.  It was mild enough to test on my face. Bursting with freshness, the soap is super moisturizing and scented with essential oils.  Listing pure and all natural ingredients, it doesn't dry or irritate my skin, not even on my face.

The soap is made in small batches by the Shumway family on a farm in Lindon, Utah from their very own herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats, a breed they have raised and studied for over 10 years.  According to their website, these miniature, not to mention adorable-looking, goats produce milk that is 4% - 9% higher in butterfat than other diary goats.  The richer butterfat makes a high quality and ultra creamy soap.  Goat milk is rich in amino acids and vitamin A, which nourishes the skin.  It contains caprylic acid, which gives it a low PH balance, more like the skin's natural PH balance.  The Shumways make soaps, leaving in the glycerin.  In commercial soaps, the glycerin is usually removed and used in more profitable products like makeup.

What makes this soap so gentle and moisturizing is its pure emulliants like goat milk, coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter. It has vitamins and triglycerides that clean the skin without robbing it of moisture.  At Creamery Creek, all soaps are made from fresh (not powdered) goat milk.  The Nigerian Dwarf Goats are milked daily at the farm.  And each bar of soap is poured, cut and molded by hand.

I sampled (and loved!) eight of the 40 plus, generous-sized soaps: Lavender Oatmeal, Coconut Lime Verbena, Tea Tree Oil, Honeysuckle Kiss, Blueberry Scrub, Dragons Blood, Peppermint, and Red Clover Tea. At $5 each, the bars are thick, dense and a substantial 6 oz – 7 oz.  Unlike commercial soaps, they don't leave a residue in my tub, or on my skin.  They leather up and last a long time.  Count on these soaps to live up to their claims. You won't find a better soap at any price..

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2 comments:

  1. I love goats AND goats' milk soap. I used to buy it from Crabtree and Evelyn, but haven't thought of it in years. This maker sounds wonderful and maybe even less expensive. And what a cute little goat in the picture!! A goat farmer I met at the State Fair told me that goats are very cuddly and are more fond of their human "families" than are other animals.

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  2. They are a small family business. I talked to Shelly Shumway, and she is lovely. You are right about their soaps having a better price point than other organic soaps. They are cheaper and larger. (I think an all around great find.)

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