If you read my First Impression of Honey Sweetie Acres (found here), then you know how much I love goat milk in skincare products. So, I am super happy to have the opportunity to try out the Cedarwood Essential Oil Soap and Bonfire Beauty Seasonal Soap from this Goshen, Ohio, company.
Goat milk is high in naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and emollients, as well as amino acids and enzymes. Goat milk soap also contains natural glycerin, another great moisturizer, which is usually removed from commercial soaps for use in the skincare and pharmaceutical industries. Furthermore, goat milk soap is less allergenic than most other soaps, which is why it’s great for those with dryness, eczema, and other skin conditions (Honey Sweetie Acres, 2015).
So, what sets Honey Sweetie Acres apart from other companies? To start with, their milk is obtained through a strict sanitary milking procedure with nutrition, feeding, and health being the focus. If medications are necessary, that milk is not used. Canned goat milk, powdered goat milk, or goat milk bases are never used. They also do not use any GMO products. Finally, Honey Sweetie Acres has received certification by the Handcrafter Soap-Makers and Cosmetics Guild, so you can be assured your soap was made by fully trained and knowledgeable artisans with safe ingredients (Honey Sweetie Acres, 2015).
Honey Sweetie Acres Goat Milk Soap is available in a plethora of varieties- the following are just a few: The Essential Oil Soaps come in Lemon Balm, Tangy Tangerine, Patchouli, Lovely Lavender, and more. There is even an Essential Oil Pet Bar! The Fragrance Oil Soaps come in Black Tie, Coconut Mango, True Lilac, and Asian Pear and Lily, just to name a few. The Botanical Soaps are available in varieties such as Cucumber Melon, Merlot Wine, and Blueberry Bliss (Honey Sweetie Acres, 2015).
Additionally, Honey Sweetie Acres has liquid soaps, children’s soaps, and facial soaps. And for those who are sensitive to fragrance, they also have several unscented soaps, including the Hops-N-Goat Beer Soap! With so many varieties, there is something for everyone.
When Regina from Honey Sweetie Acres contacted me, she actually asked what I would like to try. I was interested in everything, really, but I wanted something different that I couldn’t get elsewhere. I couldn’t make up my mind between the Cedarwood and the seasonal Bonfire Beauty, so she generously sent me both! Let me just say, they smell absolutely divine! Some products have too much fragrance, while others don’t have enough. These are just right- and it makes sense because not only is Honey Sweetie Acres a certified soapmaker, but they are also an approved member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (Honey Sweetie Acres, 2015).
The soaps are very generously sized- the bars are larger than most commercial varieties, and there are no “filler” or “fluff” ingredients- so they will last a LONG time. The only problem I have with this is that I want to try them ALL! The average price seems to be $6.00, with some being as low as $5.00, and the most expensive bar being $7.00. So, with the size of the bars and how long they will last, this soap is much more economical than commercially available soaps.
How well does the soap perform? After using it for several days, my skin is definitely less itchy, and I don’t have to use as much moisturizer. I also don’t want to get out of the shower! The soap lathers enough that I feel really clean, but not so much that my skin feels stripped. When I step out of the shower, I have soft, clean skin that is not tight. Jerry even tried it and loves it!
With winter here, that means drier skin. So, make sure to show Honey Sweetie Acres some love- you won’t regret it!
Honey Sweetie Acres (2015). Honey Sweetie Acres Artisan Skincare and Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Retrieved December 31, 2015, from www.honeysweetieacres.com.