Welcome to Angelwood Soap Company!

About Angelwood Soap Company

Angelwood Soap Company is operated by Maple Oak Farm.

All of our soap is handcrafted with tender Loving Care.  We offer you soap of the highest quality, made only with natural ingredients, and 100% pure essential oils.  The soap contains the milk of our beloved Swiss Saanen and French Alpine goats and comes in a variety of fragrances.Logo

Why is Goat Milk so Special to our Products?

  1. Goat Milk is a natural cleansing ingredient, rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.  It is known for its moisturizing properties.
  2. Goat Milk 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.
  3. Many of our customers report that Angelwood Products are the only products they can use without reactions and that our soap does not dry out their skin.  Our combination of natural ingredients produces an extremely mild bar of soap that produces lots of lather.

What is our Goat Milk Soap made from?

In addition to 100% Goat Milk from our beloved Swiss Saanen and French Alpine herd, our Soap contains saponified natural oils of palm, cocoanut, olive, and cocoa butter.  We use organically grown herbs and spices whenever possible.  Vitamin E and glycerin are added to our soap production.

Brief History of Soap

    Soap has been used for thousands of years dating back to Mesopotamia where references were discovered on clay tablets.  A mixture of potash and oil was used.

    Later in 1,000 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 the soapy clay were miraculously cleaned and whites were bright.

    It is recorded that in the 2nd century, Greek physicians used soap for its medicinal qualities and to clean utensils.

    Knowledge of soap making continued to spread through the ages.  In the rough frontiers of early America, pioneers made soap too!  Back then it was a messy all day project.  First they had to gather fire pit ashes to make the lye and gather fat that boiled on top of kettles.  Most of the time they had less than pleasant smelling soap that was very coarse.

    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.

    Twentieth Century handcrafted soap-making made a revival in the 60's during the "back to the land" movement, and as a response to the fact that phosphate laden detergents and soaps were damaging the environment.

    Handcrafted soap often lasts longer, is softer, and contains glycerin.  It is very moisturizing and its ingredients are pure and simple.