Stylemama here! When I was 10 years old my dad had the coolest little Pygmy Goat. We called him B.A., short for Bad Attitude. B.A. was fearless, loving and rambunctious all at the same time. Our horses adored him. He also brought an element of peace to whatever animal he happened to be grazing near. But, if B.A. didn’t get enough attention, or if you didn’t rub him in just the right spot he would just head but you until you got the point. It was impressive; I’m considering trying the same technique the next time I don’t get my way. I hadn’t thought of B.A. in years, until the Shumway Family at Creamery Creek brought it all back with one bar of their Goat Milk Soap.
The Shumways have been raising goats for 25 years and have specialized in cold processed, handcrafted soaps for the past 12. Creamery Creek is a small independent company that was kind enough to send us 20 full size bars for us to try. Their generosity is much appreciated by the entire Megs Makeup Family.
Part of the secret to their success is straight forward, and steeped in methodical hard work, dedication and kindness. As it turns out, treating the goats with love, respect and affection, affects the production and quality of their milk. Milk with the most butter fat produces a superior soap. I was especially touched by the direct connection between kindness and quality.
Goat milk is an ideal main ingredient for making soap because it has a pH level that is closest to our own skin. This soap can be used by anyone, even those with sensitive skin and specific conditions like eczema. The Amino Acids and Vitamin A nourish, while the Lactic Acid helps with exfoliation. Creamery Creek makes Goat Milk Soap that is natural, cruelty-free, vegetarian, and environmentally friendly, and is filled with skin loving essential oils. What more can a girl ask for?
I received my bar in Moroccan Nights and I was immediately converted into a Goat Milk Soap junkie. It’s got a subtle spicy, chocolate scent that I would want for a day spent relaxing. I approached my first use with a simple idea. I chose to use it head to toe, without following up with a post-shower moisturizer. I wanted to see how clean, smooth and creamy my skin felt using nothing but their soap, smack in the middle of my very dry, High Desert, California winter. I was impressed. I didn’t experience any dryness or any other irritants. It also worked really well as a substitute for my regular shaving cream. They offer an impressive selection of scents, including non-scented. I can’t wait to try Apple Jack, Lemongrass, Pineapple Blossom, and Blueberry Scrub!
Most of us use soap every single day. Yes, I said most of us. I know, that you know, that I skip showers from time to time. Either way, that’s still a lot of soap and it’s a lot of product we are soaking into our body’s largest organ, our skin. Sometimes it’s the simple changes that make the biggest difference. Before you know it you could end up making your own clothes out of hemp and converting to dread locks just to save on paraben free shampoo. Kidding! We all fall somewhere on the spectrum, right? At Meg’s Makeup there is plenty of room, love, and acceptance for every single one of us!
All you have to do is take one look at their pictures and you’ll fall in love with these little goats too!
Who else loves Creamery Creek’s Soap and little Pygmy Goats as much as I do?