Lather Up With Soaps from Silk Tree Farms
The fat content in goat’s milk can vary by breed and season but the way the fat is distributed seems to determine its special moisturizing quality. This is most notable when that milk is made into soap, either bar or liquid.
Cathy Bardsley and Tom Sherman at Silk Tree Farm in Little Compton have developed some soothing herbal tones for their oatmeal and honey goat milk soaps. In addition to unscented, they offer their round bars in peppermint, eucalyptus mint, lavender, lavender rosemary and lemongrass sage. Their liquid soaps in lavender and lemongrass come in a glass jar with a copper or silver pump, and they also supply refills.
Cathy Bardsley first made her own soap four years ago, because she suffered from eczema, and using her hot-process goat milk soap has cleared it up completely. She and Tom also make and market three types of soy candles in recycled wine bottles, with Cabernet, mulled wine and Merlot scents. In addition they raise heritage breed goats, hogs, chickens and turkeys.
School mentoring programs and farm visits available by appointment. Soaps and candles at farmers’ markets in South County and Newport County. 64 Pottersville Rd., Little Compton. 401.360.7004; SilkTreeFarm.com