Soaps & Lotions

We are in the process of changing our soap - at least the look of it. It will still be the same great recipe made with rich moisturizing oils, Shea butter and fresh sweet goat milk from our Saanen dairy goats.  Our new soaps will be a bigger oval bar.  We use the "cold process" for making our soap (continue reading below to learn more about cold and hot process soap making).  We also use molds because we like the look and feel of the end product.  We started out using plastic molds, however, they did not hold up over time and were difficult to clean.  We switched to silicon molds and the ones we like make a larger soap bar.  Needless to say we are thrilled with the outcome. 

So for the time being we are discounting all of our soaps currently on our shelves to make room for the new and improved bars.  Now's the time to stock up!  Prices will never be this low again!  Our soaps with essential oils are discounted to $2.75 and those with no fragrance or fragrance oils are discounted to $2.50.  We are also offering shipping at $5.00 no matter the size of the order. 

Honey Milk Farms On-Line Store

TO ORDER:  Visit our on-line store via the link above or email us at or call Julie at 918-600-8516


Did you know alcohol, which is extremely drying to skin, is usually listed as the one of the top ingredients in most of the lotions produced and sold commercially?  In addition, the ingredients are listed in such a way that the first ingredient is used in the largest amount, the following ingredients are in descending amounts, and the last ingredient is used in the smallest amount.  Whether intentional or not, the alcohol in the lotion causes you to actually use more lotion and more often and so on and so on.  Our lotions are made with as natural as possible and NO alcohol.  We also use extremely moisturizing oils and Shea butter.  The downside of our lotion is since we do not add chemical stabilizers, the oils will separate out if the lotion is exposed to high temperatures.  For example, left in a hot car on a summer day.  We recommend keeping the lotion below 85 degrees.  Due to extreme temperatures that the lotions are exposed to in warmer weather, we will no longer ship lotions if the high temperature will exceed 85 degrees.  We realize this might be an inconvenience, but we want you to have the best possible product and get your money's worth.

What is soap?  Soap is actually a salt that results from a chemical reaction between an acid and a base.  This reaction is called saponification.  Soap molecules have both polar and non-polar structures.  These structures are what makes soap molecules both water soluble and attract dirt with one end but on the other, be repelled by water.  This allows soap to be able to suspend dirt so that it can be washed away.   

Soap making:  Cold Process vs Hot Process.  Saponification is the chemical process in which oils and fats are mixed with sodium hydroxide (lye) and the end product is soap.  Cold Process does not use external heat during the saponification process.  Heat is used only to melt any oils that are solid at room temperature and heat is a by-product of the saponification process.  Cold Process soaps usually have to "cure" for approximately 4-6 weeks to allow the process to be complete.  Hot Process is a process where heat is added during the initial stages of the soap making.  This addition of heat speeds up the "cure" time.  Downsides to Hot Process is the amount of time you must concentrate on the initial process and the end result is difficult to use in smaller decorative molds - most people who do Hot Process use block molds and usually cut into squares or retangles.  

Want to learn how to make soap?  Look for our upcoming workshops on Soap making.