After filling a number of orders of bottled lotions I thought about the changes my goat milk lotions have taken this year.
I wrote a blog post here in the midst of last winter, where I talked about making goat milk lotions per order. After reaching a lotion consistency that I am happy with, I stopped offering lotions by thickness (even though I will customize if asked to do so). It took time, trial and error, to tweak the formula to one that I can call creamy, yet, fluid enough to nearly get the last drop from the bottle.
The formula is also more nurturing, with the added benefits of jojoba oil, a plant-based wax that moisturizes without greasiness, and soothing aloe vera.
I began Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps as a soapmaker with no thoughts of lotion-making. In fact, my first lotions were crafted from a pre-made base (not sold here). After much consideration I attempted a simple formula. The work that followed has been rewarding, mostly so because of my happy clients. In no way, shape or form, do I work for myself! I am blessed in that respect. Thank you!