We do make hair soap. We’re in testing on the shave soap (want to be a tester? contact us. We’re getting great lather with excellent stability – we think you’ll like it!). A bar of soap is a unique delivery method for lather. Unlike liquid shampoos and shaving creams, soap doesn’t need a load of preservatives. Water is life. Any product with water has to have a preservative (legally, and ethically). I’m always looking for safe, nearly-natural preservatives for our lotion recipe, but a shampoo bar or shaving bar won’t need a preservative at all. Soap is sort of self-preserving.
We’re testing recipes for goat milk lotion right now (we do make a no-milk body oil that’s lovely and moisturizing). We would like to offer more natural skin care products over time. One advantage of being small and local is that we can produce and sell products direct, so we don’t have to load them with preservatives for long retail shelf-life (lotions always require preservatives unless you make your own). Ensuring that the lotion is safe with mild preservatives is a complex and expensive process. But we’re still planting and building the farm, so we haven’t reached Mamma’s nadir yet. 🙂 (If you really, really want goat milk lotion, and you’re willing to accept harsh conventional preservatives, drop us an e-mail. If there’s enough interest, we can release that type of lotion this year.)
If you want a preservative-free lotion, we can sell you a kit to make your own, but know that it’s a lot of work for something that only keeps a week or two in the refrigerator. Better yet, skip the water! Lotion is water and oils, with other ingredients to make water and oil stick together. If you pat your skin just barely dry and apply moisturizing oil, you can skip the preservatives. With the right types of oils, they will soak right into clean skin without a greasy feel.