Review and #giveaway - Goat Milk Stuff

The first time someone ever told me that I should take a milk bath, I pictured dumping gallons of milk into the tub, and then realized that there was something to it when I took my first milk bath.

When I got the opportunity to try out Goat Milk Stuff I jumped at the chance to see if it was just as good!  I tried several of their products and I have to say that I'm in love.

Goat Milk Stuff is handmade by one family in Indiana, from goats milked on their property and cared for by the family.  What's amazing is that the family is a mom and dad with 8 kids ages 14 to 3!  PJ, mom and entrepreneur is also a homeschooling mom!  So what does this amazing company make from their goat milk?  They make soaps, lotion, lip balm, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, shaving stuff and even laundry soap!  

The first thing I tried when I opened my box was the goat milk soap.
Every goat milk soap bar contains about an ounce of raw goat milk from our farm. This gives each and every bar we make a creamy goodness your skin will love. We hand cut every bar and cure it for a minimum 6 weeks. Every piece is unique in appearance, size, color and scent. Like our eight children, no two are alike. While our soaps last a long time, our impact on the environment doesn't.
I got to try several scents of soap - all made with essential and fragrance oils.  They are rich, creamy soaps that leave my skin feeling clean and soft.  There is no soap scum and the soaps lather beautifully.  I was able to use the soap on my face, body and even on the kids (except Erik, because he's sensitive to fragrance).  My favorite fragrance is coconut, but I also really like the Fiji Island scent too!  There's something for everyone - from chocolate to raspberry, from clean cotton to evergreen.

I also got to try their lip balm, which is also rich, creamy and handmade:

We want our Goat Milk Stuff to always be on the tip of your tongue. What better way to do that than create a few lip balms as well. While Cole is our CFM (Chief Family Milker) Brett is our LBM (Lip Balm Maker). She measures and melts wonderful, natural ingredients and then hand pours them into those little, tiny lip balm tubes. After she cleans up any drips, she labels them so you can tell what flavor you'll be tasting. You're going to love the way these lip balms soothe your lips.

I tried one of their ten varieties - peach, which worked great to help heal my chapped and dry lips and tasted yummy too!  I love that the lip balms are all natural and I recognized all of the ingredients on them!  Although they don't actually contain any goat milk, the combination of ingredients that were there was tasty and works well!

Finally, I tried their lotion stick - which is a great invention - lotion in a solid form that can be rubbed on ... and best yet, can be carried in my suitcase, purse or diaper bag and won't leak all over everything!  I tried the black raspberry scent and love it too!  It looks almost like a giant lip balm, but really works and has been keeping my hands from drying out this winter.

I am saving up my bloggy pennies to order some of their sugar scrub next, because that looks so good!

Speaking of saving... Goat Milk Stuff is offering two of my readers the opportunity to win $20 gift certificates to their site.


Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only

Mandatory Entry must be completed before other entries count.

Each entry must be made as a SEPARATE COMMENT

Giveaway will end on March 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM and the winner will be chosen by and announced on Acting Balanced and contacted by email.

The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Goat Milk Stuff and tell me how you'd spend your $20 Gift Certificate

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Disclaimer: I received these products at no cost to me for the purpose of completing my review.  All opinions are my own.   Images were supplied by the sponsor.