Natural, Handcrafted Goat's Milk and Kefir Soaps

Cork, Ireland | 15 Sales


Natural, Handcrafted Goat's Milk and Kefir Soaps

Cork, Ireland 15 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Joseph Desmond began producing goats milk and kefir from his farm in Co. Cork in 2010. Having won a Blas na hEireann award for his goats cheese his creative mind sought further diversification. In Autumn 2017 he met Yvonne Cronin, a Medical Scientist and Medical Herbalist with a keen interest in natural wholesome foods. Romance and a new business idea developed between the pair and The Gentle Goat was born. Gentle Goat Natural Handcrafted Goat's Milk and Kefir Soaps was started when Yvonne sought a genuinely chemical free, animal friendly skincare product. This is where they started the journey to creating a goats milk soap which would have all natural Aha' s and be very moisturizing on the skin. Joseph and Yvonne went on a soap workshop in Wicklow to learn the basics of soap making and exploring making the soap with milk and possibly kefir. After the workshop they began experimenting and made several batches, it takes about 4-6 weeks for each batch to cure and the results were fantastic, the soap had good lather and was very soft and gentle on the skin. To progress this enterprise they figured they needed more information and training on making soap and did a weekend intensive workshop in the London soap school which gave them the knowledge to make all types of skin loving soaps. We now have seven soaps; natural milk and kefir, chamomile&calendula, peppermint&tea tree, oat&honey, lavendar, rosemary shaving soap and rosemary&lemon shampoo bar. We are now hoping to grow the brand to expand into goats milk and kefir face and body moisturisers .

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  • Yvonne Cronin

    Maker, Photographer, Curator

  • Joseph Desmond

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

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