Our family handcrafts and markets bath and body products including solid lotion and goats' milk soap, deodorant, lip balm and more, all using milk from our own healthy herd of alpine dairy goats.
About the Goats
At Goat Milk Stuff, we love our goats! We raise both Alpine and Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. You can see our goats (and even buy some) at our Goat website.
Every one of our goats has a name. They will actually answer to their name if they aren't being stubborn! And each goat is very loved. They are curious, entertaining, and can be quite opinionated. Each goat has a personality, and you can definitely tell which goats the children have spoiled.
They take a lot of work, but we definitely think that life is better with goats.
About the Family
The Jonas family is a God-loving, hard-working, ever-learning family that seeks to honor Jesus in all that we do. We began Goat Milk Stuff to share the goodness of goat milk with others, to bring Jim home full-time, and to provide an environment where the children could learn to be entrepreneurs.
Farm life is wonderful for raising children and we are super excited to be able to share not only our Goat Milk Stuff when you shop on our site, but to be able to share a piece of our lives whether you are reading PJ's blog, watching our YouTube videos, or visiting us here on the farm.
As the children and Goat Milk Stuff have grown, we've been able to watch all of these goals come to fruition. We have a very simple philosophy when it comes to parenting and educating our children. It can be summed up as follows:
We get asked a lot of questions about ourselves, so we decided to answer some of the more common ones below. Thanks for all of your support of Goat Milk Stuff!
Everything is a God issue and a learning opportunity (including making and selling goat milk soap). Hard work builds character which is an essential ingredient to a successful life. Each of our children are unique individuals with unique strengths and weaknesses and are raised as individuals. The family unit is a team and we all are sometimes called to sacrifice for the team.
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Not All Goat Milk Soaps Are Created Equal
Superior Goat Milk Soap
So why is our goat milk soap superior? There are four main reasons.
1. The quality of the goat milk used.
We use fresh, raw goat milk from our healthy herd of goats. Our goats are fed well, with non-GMO grains. We also supplement their diet with extra minerals such as selenium, so they can pass all of that goodness into the milk. Many other goat milk soaps are made with canned milk or powdered milk and the difference is noticeable.
2. The other ingredients used.
Goat milk is a key ingredient, but the other ingredients used are just as important. The formula that we use is the one that I originally designed for our family. I wanted a bar of soap that lasted a long time, lathered well, and was moisturizing. I used ingredients that would give me these results. I didn't go shopping after trendy ingredients or the latest fad oils. I love our ingredients and our formula and am glad so many others do as well.
3. The way the soap is made.
There are many different methods for making soap. We use the cold-process method which allows the soap and glycerin to form without requiring the soap to be cooked (e.g. hot process). This produces a great bar of soap.
4. The way the soap is cured.
Many soapmakers use the cold process method, but then they rush the curing of their soap by adding extra heat. We do not apply any extra heat to our soap or try to speed up the process so we can push production faster and faster. We cure our soap for a minimum of 6 weeks before they get bagged.
We hope that once you've tried our goat milk soap that you will agree that not all goat milk soaps are created equal, and that ours is superior.