HerdSupplyCo

Herd Supply Company

Hartford, Connecticut · 53 Sales

HerdSupplyCo

Herd Supply Company

Hartford, Connecticut 53 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   Last day for holiday orders to arrive by December 24 is Monday, December 19.

Hi there and welcome to my shop. After going to farmers' markets for 10 years and never seeing soap made with sheep's milk, I decided to give cold process soap making a try. Our herd is made up of Dorset / East Friesian sheep and I like to think that they'd enjoy using all of the bars below--none are too sweet, too smelly, or too manufactured. I keep my ingredients to a minimum and hope you enjoy the simplicity of the bar.

Earth Day news: Free shipping on orders over $50! Use the code FREESHIP to redeem.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 17, 2016

Last day for holiday orders to arrive by December 24 is Monday, December 19.

Hi there and welcome to my shop. After going to farmers' markets for 10 years and never seeing soap made with sheep's milk, I decided to give cold process soap making a try. Our herd is made up of Dorset / East Friesian sheep and I like to think that they'd enjoy using all of the bars below--none are too sweet, too smelly, or too manufactured. I keep my ingredients to a minimum and hope you enjoy the simplicity of the bar.

Earth Day news: Free shipping on orders over $50! Use the code FREESHIP to redeem.

Leah Beckett

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Leah Beckett

Items

Felted Wool Dryer Balls
$7.00
Peppermint Sheep's Milk Soap Bar
$10.00
Cedarwood and Fir Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
Charcoal Fig Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
Pink Grapefruit and Sea Salt Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
Eucalyptus Sheep's Milk Soap
$9.00
Lavender Mint Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
Tobacco Bay Sheep's Milk Soap Bar
$10.00
Vanilla Sage Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
Chunky Weight Sheep Wool Yarn Skein
$14.00
Bulky Weight Yarn Skein
$14.00
Unscented Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Melissa Green

Melissa Green on Dec 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've ordered from Herd Supply before and had to go back to buy a gift for my annual Christmas swap! The soaps were a hit and everyone fought for them! I've ordered and used the tobacco bay before and love the smell. I thought it would be a great buy for the swap because its smell is more gender neutral. I also bought the pink grapefruit with sea salt. It smells amazing and I imagine that the salt is a great exfoliator. The shipping was speedy and I received everything I ordered on time. Leah, the shop owner, was so sweet and even included two smaller sample soaps with my order with scents I wouldn't have thought of ordering before. I highly recommend Herd Supply!

J. J.

J. J. on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

To say Leah went above and beyond is an understatement. She included two samples (that I can't wait to try) and even a personalized note that showed her great personality. Definitely will be purchasing again! Thank you :)

seasaw6845

seasaw6845 on Feb 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I can't wait to try the soap. Thanks for the samples too!

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Updates

Holiday packages going to Maine, Washington, and Virginia this afternoon!

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Cedarwood and Fir Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
Over the next couple of weeks we will be unveiling our new packaging. The "slow show" is mostly due to way too much going on! Does that happen every fall? No matter how busy your schedule, we hope you enjoy the new design if only for a few seconds!

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Pink Grapefruit and Sea Salt Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
While I may look über excited for fresh sheep's milk for who knows how many bars of soap, this full gallon jug cracked the following day. So sad! But new recipes, herd supply is stampeding toward you!

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Unscented Sheep's Milk Soap
$10.00
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About

Sheep's milk soap from my farm to your shower

Over the past ten years attending farmers' markets with Beckett Farms (https://beckettfarms.com/) in the central Connecticut area, I saw goat's milk soap EVERYWHERE. Was it a trend? Were people actually interested in supporting local farms with value added products like this? It wasn't a trend. Local soaps seem to be here to stay and I wanted to perpetuate our local farming community by making soap. The soaps help to pay for the hay, grain, and shearing of our flock of East Freisian x Dorset sheep.

Why sheep's milk? Well, we have sheep and not goats! My parents said my first word was "baa," since I spent more time with the sheep than children as a baby. Secondly, sheep's milk is higher in fat than goat's milk. While we might be reaching for the lower fat milk in the grocery store, the fat in soap is actually what leaves our skin feeling soft after a shower or bath.

My story? Herd Supply Co is has been a dream of mine since coming up with the idea in 2012 and seeing that idea through to production, packaging, and my online store. After moving to Boston in the fall of 2015, I now rely on my family to milk the sheep and am happy to still be supporting Beckett Farms in this way. The soaps are inspired by things I love--Connecticut, friends, tea, and traveling.

Have an idea? Send it my way! I love brainstorming and trying new scent combinations and would love to incorporate customer ideas into the mix.

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