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I am thrilled to announce that we have returned to our normal 2 day shipping turnaround!

If you do order soap from us, however, keep in mind that orders are coming in quickly (like Christmas in August), so we may fall back another day before the month is over.

I also wanted to let you know that there is still a nice stock of goat milk soap in our inventory.

We did run out of our stamped soap boxes, and now are packaging goat milk soap in biodegradable cellophane bags.

Let me know if I can help you with anything.




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Imperfections are beautiful.

I think of people, embracing differences.  I think of soap, embracing the beauty of handmade, made from scratch.  We do not cut off the uniqueness from either.  Instead, we celebrate the character.

Love yourself.  Love who you are.  No discounting allowed.

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps – Smell and Feel the Goodness

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Yes, we are announcing a sale!

From today, through 12/31/2011 (or until our soap-shelves are empty), we are offering a 6-Bar Goat Milk Soap Special.

Select 6 bars, your choice of any soap available in our Goat Milk Soap Store, for a flat retail price, $24.00.  Boxed (in our natural recycled Kraft soap boxes), stamped with our logo (gotta love the goat, thank you to our artist), labeled, and packaged in a biodegradable cellophane bag (holiday printed bags between Thanksgiving and Christmas).

It is our gift to you.  Luxury soap at a savings, our thank you for choosing to shop with us!

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps – Smell and Feel the Goodness!

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I recently was asked, and often am, “Is your lotion really made from scratch?” The brain cells began turning like tiny gears.  Oh, how I love questions!

So, what really is the meaning of made from scratch (in relation to a soap or cosmetic business)? I feel it is the act of taking base ingredients (single oils, butters, fragrances, sodium hydroxide, milk etc…), combining them in a fashion that formulates a finished product, such as soap or lotion.

At one time, I got squeamish at the term made from scratch.  For some reason it seemed a bit crafty, leaning towards the hobby side, however, we know the gold of it is when “made from scratch” equates to a product that emerges from the handcrafted mixing of single-base ingredients, resulting in products chock full of  those skin-loving ingredients.

Handcrafted and made from scratch.  Basic in the sense that it is wholesome, from the beginning.  Complicated in the fact that it takes work and effort to turn out a really good product from a combination of single ingredients that we all appreciate using.

When someone asks, “Are your products really made from scratch?” Stand tall to the value!  I definitely know our products are made from scratch.  Definitely produced in our own studio, from base oils that are carefully hand-chosen, and from milk that I produce on the farm myself (with the help of my lovely goats).

With that being said, let’s give a huge thumb’s up to MADE FROM SCRATCH!

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps – Feel and Smell the Goodness!

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I see visions of a Sunrise soap, to match this beautiful morning.

What better time of day is there to think, meditate, enjoy the peace? Even while standing outside in the crisp air, taking a photo, listing to nothing but the birds waking up, it was beautiful.

Sunrise soap – something citrusy, clean, fresh, and filled with hope for a new day!

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps – Smell and Feel the Goodness

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We had a very frosty morning. I had better pull the calendula before it does a complete disappearance this season.

I am thinking dried (powdered) calendula for soap, or petals in soap, or perhaps an infusion in olive oil (leading later to an infused salve). The possiblities of color and usefulness are numerous!

Enjoy your weekend. Hope you see some gorgeous sunshine like we are!

P.S. Ignore the weeds in the photo. Weeding is the last thing I have time for lately!


Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps…Smell and Feel the Goodness

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Now that the monsoons we experienced this week have ended, I feel like I am stepping out of a dark cavern.  Did I lose site of where I wanted to be? I wanted to.  I had to have a few talks with myself  to keep my positive energy flowing, and to not reflect what I was feeling (much) onto anyone else.

Now that the rain has ended, we hope to continue moving into the new soap studio.  Soap production has been on hold, so have large orders of lotion.  With part of our supplies and equipment at one studio, and some at the other, it simply has not been produceable.  In itself, no production during the business of the season, can be alarming.  When we say, this January, that our store shelves are now nearly empty…we’ll mean it at the utmost!

I stumbled across a great quote to remember, for now, and for the future –

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. – Moliere

How true is that? There really is no hurry.  We do what we can do, we do it well (to the best of our ability), and we enjoy what we can (and cannot do) as much as possible during the journey.

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps – Smell and Feel the Goodness

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I entered the new soap studio this morning with the thought that I would have the construction materials, tools, and other items removed from the product “make” areas, and that every surface would be scoured down to spic-and-span clean.

It felt good to accomplish my goals today.

I spoke more in the video about the equipment (beginning with the Army green shipping shelves that were gifted), my talking grew rather lengthy.  Note to self:  no more 7 minute videos! You can tell, I have always enjoyed things that have a “history” or a story to tell.

I hope you stick around long enough, to the end of the video, to hear my real message.  I mean every word of it!

Tomorrow we can begin moving in products, supplies, inventory, and the remainder of the shelving, equipment and work tables.

I am looking forward to knowing that I have everything in one place once again!

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps – Smell and Feel the Goodness

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