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The Simple Story as told by Laura Spencer

In today’s society, “simple living” is almost a lost art. The old fashioned ideas of backyard chickens for eggs, dairy goats, home grown meat, and clotheslines are typically not convenient for most Americans. A few years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to become a full time wife and mother. That is when my family was able to begin our adventure to living life as naturally as possible, with simple, homesteading mindset.

Making soap with goat milk produced on our farm has been part of this adventure. I first started soap making strictly for our personal use. This was one more thing I could permanently cross off my Wal-Mart list! However, after sharing bars with my friends, and them sharing with their friends, I found myself taking orders for more soap. From there, I began researching body creams and lip balms using many of the same natural soap making ingredients that I keep on hand.

I have enjoyed making, and using, these natural products. I am aware that it would be much easier to go to Wal-Mart and buy a 3-pack of whatever soap is on sale and be finished. I wouldn’t have to bother with early morning milking, or the occasional kick! But, the rewards of knowing that I am using chemical free soap, and especially feeling the positive difference in my skin, makes it worth all the trouble. After all, I said life was “simple”, not easy!

Laura uses all natural products – containing beeswax, natural butters and oils, and goat milk. Candles and body butters are complete in a matter of hours, but soap can take up to 3 months before reaching perfection. Laura attended soap making classes at Camp McDowell’s Folk School in Walker County. She loves knowing that her products are as useful to others as they are to her family, and that they are not harmful to skin or to the environment.

Besides showing her work at Black Belt Treasures, Laura’s products are also available at Mark’s Mart in Selma, and Jim’s Little Store in Marion.

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Goat Milk Facial Soap with Charcoal and Tea Tree Oil soap, goat milk soap, face soap, charcoal soap, tea tree oil
Goat Milk Facial Soap with Charcoal and Tea Tree Oil Price: $5.45
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Simply Making It Goat Milk with Charcoal and Tea Tree Oil. Natural and handcrafted on Spencer Farms in Marion Junction, Al.Contains: Goat Milk, Fractioned Coconut and Sweetened Almond Oil, Activated Charcoal, Lye, and Essential Oils.

Clarifying Facial Goat Milk Soap soap, goat milk soap, face soap, tea tree oil, lemongrass
Clarifying Facial Goat Milk Soap Price: $5.45
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Item #: 5829 -

Simply Making It: Clarifying Facial Goat Milk Soap in Tea Tree and LemongrassContains: Goat Milk, Avocado Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lye, and Essential Oils

Moisturizing Goat Milk Soap soap, goat milk soap, honey almond
Moisturizing Goat Milk Soap Price: $5.45
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Item #: 6368 -

Simply Making It: Moisturizing Goat Milk Soap in Honey AlmondContains: Goat Milk, Oatmeal, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lye, Essential Oils

Simply Making It Lip Shimmer lip balm, lip gloss, chapstick, chap stick,
Simply Making It Lip Shimmer Price: $3.00
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Item #: 6365 -

Contains: Beeswax, Cocoa and Avocado Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Mica Powder, and Vitamin E.

Lip Balm lip balm, lip gloss, chapstick, chap stick,
Lip Balm Price: $3.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 3301 -

All Natural Hand-Crafted ProductsContains: Cocoa and Avocado Butters, Beeswax, Candelilla Wax, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and Essential Oils.