How Much Milk is in a Bar of Goat Milk Soap

How Much Milk is in a Bar of Goat Milk Soap

We get the question all the time about how much milk is in each bar of soap. If I told you, you probably would not believe me because it seems like a lot to be in just one bar. Since we are all friends I will tell you -- there is more than 1 ounce (1.15 to be exact) of goat milk in each of our bars of soap! Wow, that is a lot extra goodness benefiting your skin
September 15, 2016 — jamie cunningham
The temperatures outside still say summer, but it's fall in the soap shop! Witches Brew and Pumpkin Spice Goat Milk Soap!

The temperatures outside still say summer, but it's fall in the soap shop! Witches Brew and Pumpkin Spice Goat Milk Soap!

The temperatures outside still say summer, but it's fall in the soap shop!
Witches Brew and Pumpkin Spice Goat Milk Soap!
Witches Brew and Pumpkin Spice Goat Milk Soap
Fall Goat Milk Soap Pumpkin Witches Brew
We also have a new Sugar Scrub - Vanilla Hazelnut Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub. Made with wonderful ingredients such as - Goat Milk, Brown Sugar Crystals, Coffee Grounds, Raw Sugar scented with a lovely Vanilla Hazelnut fragrance. Yum!
Vanilla Hazelnut Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub
Fall goat milk soap
Brown Sugar Fig, Candy Corn Cupcakes, Farm House Cider, Witches Brew, Autumn Wreath, Pumpkin Spice -- all will be available October 1st. 
September 08, 2016 — jamie cunningham
A look at how one State College family makes homemade goat milk soap

A look at how one State College family makes homemade goat milk soap

Article From the Daily Collegian

Five years ago, the Cunningham family moved into a small, red house on an overgrown farm in State College, not knowing the transition would eventually lead to a family-owned business.

Upon moving in, their neighbors offered them a Nigerian Dwarf goat, which eventually cleared debris and high grass on the property.

Jamie, the wife of Nathan and mother of Kyle and Kaylyn, was ordering soap that contained goat milk, in order to tend to her dry skin, from out west at the time.

She then realized she could make soap herself using milk from her own goat.

Four years later, the Cunninghams create soap products out of their own home — a business called Whitetail Lane Farm.

Looking back, Nathan never thought this was something he would do.

Now he enjoys the process because it gives him an opportunity to spend more time with his family. However, he mostly takes care of the goats, while Jamie and the kids make the soap.

“I kind of try to stay out of that,” he said. “I’m not as creative.”

The family spends about 20 hours per week making soap and taking care of about 10 goats. Along with bar soap, their products include bath bombs, lotion, scrubs and lip balm.

The Cunninghams sell products on, Jabebo Studios, Linda’s Cottage Shoppe, craft shows and even at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

However, as of now, the business is just a “hobby” — Jamie and Nathan have full-time jobs.

From the goat to the shelf

A goat only gives off milk for a few months, so some milk sits in the freezer for months at a time before being used.

While all soap is made with sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, many soaps are made with water. However, the Cunningham family uses goat milk to add extra minerals and vitamins, which make the soap moisturizing and nourishing, Jamie said.

Fragrance oil gives the soap scents like Warm Vanilla Sugar, Oats Milk and Honey, Blackberry Sage and Apple Mango Tango. Oils such as olive, coconut and palm are mixed in as well.

Even though the soap takes only minutes to make and is ready to use within 24 hours, the family lets it sit for up to six weeks before packaging.

The waiting time, called the curing period, allows the water to evaporate out of the milk, causing the soap to harden, which makes it last longer.

Kids in business

Kaylyn, 14, and Kyle, 11, have their own line of colorful, fruit-scented soap that is geared toward kids. They’ve sold their line at Children's Day of Arts Fest the past two years.

Their booth usually gets close to selling out, and they make a few hundred dollars profit each year, Kaylyn said, then added she enjoys meeting people and seeing how they react to the product.

Kyle has been a part of the soap-making process for three years. His choice of soap is “Camo” because he likes the appearance and scent. His favorite part of the process is making swirls in the liquid soap before it hardens.

Roaming around the farm

When Kyle and the goats were younger, Kyle would bend down and one goat would jump over his back each time, a recurring moment that stands out in the 11-year-old’s memories.

While Annabelle, the mother and ironically the smallest goat, is the oldest at seven years old, some are just over one year old. The new group of kids will arrive in the spring.

Even though seven female goats roam the farm, only two are milking goats, and they give off about eight cups per day.

Along with goats and four horses, the family owns a pig that enjoys rolling in the mud and playing with the horses.

The family also owns a one year old Australian cattle dog named Remi that runs around the farm and plays with the other animals.

When she is not making soap, Kaylyn rides a horse in her backyard to practice for competitions, which she has done for the last five years. Most of her friends at the barn use the soap, she said.

While making soap is only a hobby for the Cunninghams, they hope to someday open their own store and grow the business, as well as their herd of goats.

Jill Beckman is a men's hockey reporter for The Daily Collegian. Follow her on Twitter at @_jillbeckman or email her at

September 06, 2016 — jamie cunningham

Fall update!

After a unexpected break from soap making this summer due to some medical problems I was experiencing, we are back in the soap shop this week. 
What's coming up you ask?
Tomorrow we have a photo shoot scheduled for The Daily Collegian that we are extremely excited about. 
This weekend is soap shop organizing and starting on our fall soaps!
Have a great Labor Day weekend!
September 01, 2016 — jamie cunningham

Friday Favorites Goat Milk Soap Edition!

It's Friday Favorites - Goat Milk Soap Edition! 

A few of the blogs that I read always do A Friday Favorites post so I decided to join in but wanted to make it a Goat Soap Edition to feature products that I like to use and some of my favorite soaps and supplies right now. 

Every soapers must have is a good mold. and my favorite mold comes from Brambleberry! There 10" Silicone mold is perfect for goat milk soap, big enough to get 10 bars of soap but not too big to cause overheating issues!

Bramble Berry 10" Silicone loaf mold

Next on my favorites list is a good fragrance oil. I get my fragrance oils from many different websites, but my favorite is Wholesale Supplies Plus. Their fragrance oils always smell wonderful, their descriptions on their website are spot on and their shipping is usually fast. My current favorite fragrance from them is Berries and Cream. It's described as A decadent and indulgent blend of fresh strawberry and raspberry with rich cream -- Perfect for summer time!

Berries and Cream Goat Milk Soap Artisan Whitetail Lane farm

My last favorite thing for today is fun soap curls! We spent the last few nights getting some embeds ready to decorate the tops of our artisan soaps. Thankfully I had the help of a few family members to make it go fast and had fun while doing it. 
Soap Curls Artisan Goat Milk Soap Rainbow

Some of the Artisan Soaps we use these on include:

mango artisan goat milk soap

Warm Vanilla sugar goat milk soap artisan

Lavender soap cupcake goat milk soap

Join us next Friday for another Friday Favorites!
June 10, 2016 — jamie cunningham
If I was stranded on an Island.......Goat Milk Soap Edition!

If I was stranded on an Island.......Goat Milk Soap Edition!

This is my first time linking up with a few blogs that I read. Erika at A Little Bit of Everything and Shay at Mix and Match Family
Each month they have a category of items you would take if you were stranded on an island and this month it is all about netflix series. 
I am a child of the 80's and my favorite series on netflix are from my high school and college days. 

#1 - 90210

#2 - One Tree Hill
one tree hill netflix  photo

#3 - Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy photo

Up next month - what three famous people would you want with you on a deserted island??


In other news - we listed a few new Artisan Soaps, Including Mango and Red Apple. Check them out!

Mango goat milk soap whitetail lane farm Artisan Red apple goat milk soap whitetail lane farm artisan

June 08, 2016 — jamie cunningham
Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions Available at Craft Fairs

Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions Available at Craft Fairs

We had a great day at A Day in Towne In Boalsburg this past Memorial Day. 
Here is a video of our craft fair booth display. 
May 31, 2016 — jamie cunningham
Tags: Craft Fairs
Wholesale Handmade Goat Milk Soap

Wholesale Handmade Goat Milk Soap

After months of work we are finally ready to announce our wholesale line of Goat Milk Soaps. 
We offer our goat milk soaps at wholesale prices to brick and mortar store that wish to resell our great products. We have low minimums, fantastic products for the whole family, fast shipping, and excellent service. 
If you would like the details on our wholesale program please send us an email  and include the following information:
Business Name
Sales or EIN number
Whitetail Lane Farm Goat Milk Soap products can not be sold online or at craft shows. We would consider doing private label, send us a email to discuss. 
Our Point of Sale Display (POS)POS point of sale display goat milk soap whitetail lane farm
May 27, 2016 — jamie cunningham
Goat Milk Soap Cupcakes, Blueberry!

Goat Milk Soap Cupcakes, Blueberry!

Lots of great things made this weekend here at our farm including these wonderful Blueberry soap cupcakes. Yummy! They will be available in about 4 weeks!
Goat Milk soap cupcakes Blueberry
May 16, 2016 — jamie cunningham

Smile, it's Friday!!

Annie reminding everyone to smile, it's friday!
Check out our new items at!
Smile, It's Friday
May 13, 2016 — jamie cunningham

Why handmade matters!

Why Handmade Matters!

I found this article on the Handcrafted Soap Guilds Facebook Page and had to share it with all of you. 

Why Handmade Matters

We live in a world where many things are mass produced. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that. It’s great that some things are manufactured in massive quantities in order to fill a worldwide demand for them.
But it’s also wonderful that more people everywhere are beginning to embrace things that are made by hand in small quantities. In case you hadn’t heard, here is why handmade matters.

Options Are Why Handmade Matters

1. Handmade is the New American Manufacturing

The past few decades have seen a consistent decline in traditional American manufacturing. It’s sad on one hand. On the other, it has paved the way for a new type of American manufacturing … one that embraces human potential and gives individuals a voice they might not otherwise have. To buy a handmade product is to affirm and give continues life to that human voice. When done throughout a community, multiple times over, an entire city can find new life. We see it happening all across the nation today and it’s making our nation a better place, one community at a time.

2. It’s Human Nature to Value the Creative Spirit

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” – Chuck KlostermanWhen you make something, you leave a part of yourself in it. When you are finished creating, you take pride in the work partly because you see yourself in it. When you buy something someone else made, you yourself are reflected in that purchase. Whether it’s the color, the texture, the shape, or just the mood you happen to be in, an item that has been crafted as an expression of the creative spirit person who made it is treasured and valued far beyond an item that was made for worldly mass consumption.

3. Handmade Items are Crafted in an Environment of Joy, Honor, and Respect

Have you ever studied the work space of a person who creates for a living? Their creations are almost always made in a space of joy, honor, and respect. Those same values somehow find their way into the very fiber of a handmade item. For example, consider that every inch of the yarn that forms a hand knit garment once flowed through the fingers of the Maker who knit the garment with intention and purpose. Who wouldn’t take extra special care of such an item.

4. A Handmade Item Cannot be Duplicated

No two handmade items are exactly alike. Variations in color, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item. No two items are alike, so that every single one is one-of-a-kind. This means that every handmade item you purchase is also one-of-a-kind. What’s not to like about that?

5. Everything is More Beautiful When it’s Made with a Heart

You can serve your guests a frozen, mass produced pound cake or you can treat them to the one your mom made. The frozen one will do in a pinch, but only the one your mom made will touch the very heart of every one of your guests.A consumer shift is happening. A movement if you will. More and more, people are willing to be educated about the value of a item that is made by hand.People are starting to dream about things that don’t exist, but should, and then making them come to life.This is why handmade matters. Surely everyone can understand that.Want to learn more? Log onto your favorite search engine and search for “artisan local handmade in [your city, state].” Find something wonderful. It won’t take long, I promise. Go out and buy it. Then come back here and tell me all about it in the comments below.Why do you think handmade matters?
May 10, 2016 — jamie cunningham
Goat Milk Lotion - Soft powder like moisturizing lotion that is great for your skin!

Goat Milk Lotion - Soft powder like moisturizing lotion that is great for your skin!

Our Goat Milk Lotions not only smell great but are great for your skin too!

They are extra moisturizing which make them ideal for for dry skin. 

We offer our goat milk lotions in a variety of scents and sizes. 

May 09, 2016 — jamie cunningham