Why do you make
goat milk soap?
Basically, this soap is made using the Cold Process. While
making soap is not tricky, combining goats' milk into the
soap in the precise proportions at correct temperatures
proper mixing techniques requires the touch of a skilled
artisan (such as Charlie or Margaret).
Of course, we can't tell you exactly how we
make our unique soap here at Cud-Zu Goat Farms- you'll just
have to try some for yourself and become a believer of the
great benefits! : )
Where can I
find Cud-Zu goats' milk soap ?
You can find the soap at the Carrboro Farmer's Market
on Saturdays, in health food stores such as Weaver Street
Market in Carrboro, or if Hillsborough is closer, try Gro
the corner of Churton Street and Orange Grove Road. In Durham,
you can find our soap at Stone Bros and Byrd near
the old ball park, and in Chatham County at the Chatham
But in my opinion, if you want the best of all
trips, go to Maple
View Farm Country Store for the best ice cream
and the best soap -- Cud-Zu Goat Farm Goat Milk Soap!
of all kinds has been known as a rejuvenator and a moisturizer
of the human skin, all the way back to Cleopatra and her
bath of asses' milk. Now scientists are finding that these
traditional routines and remedies do have a basis in scientific
We are all sensitive about what we put into our
bodies, and we should be equally concerned about what we
put on our bodies; our skin is the largest
organ of our body and will absorb that which we apply to
Here's why we think our goat milk soap is
so great :
1. Soothing to your skin --- the high
fat content and the small particle size of the goats' milk
will combine with the olive oil to form a moisturizer on your
2. Long lasting --- A typical bar will
last much longer than a regular detergent bar because it is
poured as a slab and does not contain any air bubbles. It
is then aged four weeks to harden.
3. No artificial ingredients --- such
as additives, preservatives, dyes for coloring, or stabilizers.
Also,we do not use lard or tallow.
4. No animal testing --- is done on or
with our soap—although we do occasionally wash the goats
So, it's an all-natural bar of soap that is
good for your skin, will last longer than most commercial
bars, and the goats' milk will combine with the olive oil
to form a moisturizer, leaving your skin feeling softer and
smoother. If you don't believe us, just try it for yourself!
What do goats
You may have heard that goats will eat just about anything,
including tin cans and even rubber boots. Well, this is not
exactly true. While goats will nibble on just about anything
they can get their teeth into (they are curious creatures)...they
actually prefer leaves, grain, hay and, of course, kudzu.
Kudzu contains 20% protein while good hay will contain 12-15%
protein. Therefore, we hope they'll eat as much kudzu as they
can (as we've got plenty of it!).
Contrary to what you may have heard, goats
are fussy eaters and will not eat anything that another goat
has stepped on or even a treat if it has fallen to the ground!
goats like to do?
One of the favorite pastimes of the Cud-Zu farm goats
is going for their evening walk. Each evening, Margaret
likes to take the goats out of their pasture for a walk
in the woods that border the farm. They get to do some
exploring while snacking on fresh leaves and other goodies
that they can't find within their pasture, such as hedge
Goats are also very playful
creatures. They like to butt heads (usually they are playing,
but sometimes it's to challenge for their position in
the herd), and chase each other around. They are also
very curious animals and love to jump up onto places.
In the barn, we have several spool reels that they love
to climb on!
What is an average
goat life span ?
Most goats live for about 12 to 15 years. The ages of our goats
range from 1 to 8 years old. Normal birthing is 1 or 2 goats,
and occasionally triplets, such as we had March 24, 2002.
are the ingredients in your goat milk soap ?
Our unique goat milk soap is handcrafted on the Cud-Zu Goat
Farm using whole goats' milk and saponified olive, coconut,
and vegetable oils. There is no animal testing or ingredients,
except for the whole goats' milk.
We do use:
1. Essential Oils ------- which are the
natural oils from the plants and a few fragrances from very
2. A special blend ------ of pure, all
vegetable oils including virgin olive oil.
3. Whole goats milk ---- with almost
an ounce in each large bar. And fresh from our goats.