I absolutely enjoyed being the guest on the #HandmadeChat hosted by @INDIEbusiness, How To Use Milk In Handmade Soap. Excellent questions were asked!
Here is a sampling of the questions and responses:
From @DonnaMaria @INDIEbusiness – Q: WHERE CAN YOU PURCHASE GOAT MILK FOR YOUR HANDMADE SOAP?
A: Goat milk can be purchased in health food and grocery stores. It is pricey, be sure to work it into your pricing!
Online search – local 4-H clubs, local goat clubs, or your state dairy goat association for farm locations.
From LaShonda Tyree @SoapCoach – Q: IS THERE A BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BUY GOAT MILK FROM A LOCAL DAIRY?
A: I suggest purchasing goat milk during the winter and early spring, when many goat farms have more goats “in milk.”
From Melissa Rivera @NatGoodSoaps – Q: HOW DOES ONE FIGURE OUT THE SUGAR/FAT/PROTEIN FOR THE DIFFERENT MILKS?
Melissa’s question never got answered during our chat. I really do not know how to figure out the different properties of the various types of milk, except, there are charts online, like this one at SELF Nutrition Data. If you are using powdered or canned milk, the producer should supply labeling.
A link to the full chat transcript is located here, How To Use Milk In Handmade Soap, 6/14/2012, #HandmadeChat.
I look forward to next week’s @INDIEbusiness chat: 6/21, 8p ET, with Alyssa Middleton @bathbodyacademy, How To Approach Retail Stores To Buy Handmade Products.