I thought it would be fun to introduce a few of the girls here at Wyldewood Soap Works and Farm. One of our older ladies, Tinkerbell, is up first.
Tink is one of our Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. She is a buckskin pattern with minimal white and beautiful blue eyes. Her best friend is one of our other senior does, Rebekah. You will learn more about Rebekah in our next “Meet the Girls” blog post.
Around the farm, Tinkerbell is one of our herd queens. She likes to be the boss of everyone and is one of the reasons we have to make everyone spread out at feeding time. Most of our girls are happy to share a single feeding trough, but not Tinkerbell. She thinks she deserves an entire one to herself!
Tinkerbell is also known for hitting anything and everything. Luckily, that doesn’t include people! If you are outside and hear someone hitting the barn, it’s Tinkerbell. Sounds like someone is hitting the fence? It’s Tinkerbell. Stall board broken in the barn? It was Tinkerbell.
I’m sure we’ve all heard of glycerin soap or you’ve seen the clear soaps at your local store, but do you know what makes it such a good ingredient for body care products? It is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture. So when you use a lotion or a soap that contains glycerin, it helps attract moisture from the air to your skin. We love to use a little bit in some of our products. You can also find it in our soaps. One of the great things about hand made soap is that glycerin is a natural by product of the saponification process. The chemical reaction that makes soap also creates glycerin as one of the by-products. It remains in the bars of soap. This is just one of the reasons that hand made soaps are beneficial for your skin.
On a side note, have you ever had someone tell you that their soap is 100% pure glycerin? It probably contains some, but pure glycerin is a thick, clear fluid. A bar of soap may contain the pure ingredient, but would have other ingredients too.