Welcome to Angelwood Soap Company!

About Angelwood Soap Company

Angelwood Soap Company sources its milk exclusively from Maple Oak Farm.

Angelwood Soap Company was founded in XXXX. All of our goat milk soaps are handcrafted with the finest goat milk using a unique process that has been developed and perfected over many years. Our heavenly soap contains milk from our beloved and award-winning Swiss Saanen and French Alpine goats. It comes in a variety of scents and uses high-quality essential oils and fragrances. In addition to Maple-Oak Farm goat milk, our soap contains saponified natural oils of palm, coconut, olive, and cocoa butter, as well as added vitamin E and glycerin (unless noted). For soaps with mix-ins, we use organically-gorwn herbs and spices when possible. Our combination of the finest goat milk and high-quality and natural ingredients produces an extremely mild bar of soap with lots of lather. Many of our customers report that Angelwood Soap products are the only products they can use without reactions or drying out of their skin. Logo

Why is Goat Milk Special for Our Soap Products?

  1. Goat milk is a natural cleansing ingredient, rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  2. Goat milk is known for its moisturizing properties. It restores moisture and contains lipids, which have the unique ability to retain moisture. It is said that Cleopatra recognized this feature and that the secret to her beauty was to bathe in goat milk.

Brief History of Soap

Soap has been used for thousands of years, dating back to Mesopotamia where references were discovered on clay tablets.  At that time, soap was a mixture of potash and oil. Later, in 1000 B.C., it was written that Roman women discovered soap at the base of a hill where animal sacrifices were made. They observed that clothes that came in contact with a soapy clay were miraculously cleaned and whites were bright. Records also indicate that, in the 2nd century, Greek physicians used soap for its medicinal qualities and to clean utensils.

Since that time, knowledge of soap making continued to spread.

In the rough frontiers of early America, pioneers made soap too! Back then soap making was a messy, all-day project that involved gathering fire pit ashes to mix with water to make the lye and gathering fat that boiled on top of kettles that would be saponified with the lye. Most of the time, the pioneers' product was a less-than-pleasant-smelling soap that was very coarse.

Soap-making made a revival in the 20th century, during the 1960's "back to the land" movement, and as a response to the phosphate-laden detergents and soaps that were damaging the environment.

Modern handcrafted soap makers carefully avoid leaving "free lye" in their soap. Unlike commercial soap, extra care is taken to "superfat" the soap and add skin-loving oils. Handcrafted soap often lasts longer, is softer, and contains naturally-occurring glycerin. It can be more moisturizing than synthetic detergent bars and liquids sold in place of soap in commercial venues, and its ingredients are pure and simple.