Sourced from a small farm in Lakeside, Montana. This Goat Milk is then frozen before adding lye to help prevent the sugars in it from scorching. I never use powdered or canned goat’s milk. When I run out, that is it! Goat milk makes a very luxurious feeling soap that many love for shaving!
I obtain beeswax one of two ways. One is unrefined, fresh spun comb which I then heat over water to keep from scorching. The other source of beeswax is from local apiaries located throughout the Flathead Valley.
Tallow and Lard
Family grown, pastured beef provides the tallow for my soaps. Homegrown pork lard, is grown from pigs that get plenty of tummy rubs and get access to root in fresh dirt and play in the sun. These ingredients are available in a limited amount of product based on availability.
Mohair and Alpaca
Sourced from several farms in Montana. Some of my kid mohair is from Coon Hollow Farm out of Hamilton, Montana and another grower in Bigfork, Montana who had gotten out of the business. That same Bigfork grower also had some nice alpaca fleeces that I bought. Fleeces and locks are washed and dyed by myself.
Rambouillet and Targhee Wool
My Rambouillet and/or Targhee wool is sourced from wool grower Kami Noyes with Ranching Tradition Fiber out of Whitehall, Montana. I have bought raw fleece to process, roving, top, as well as many other various fibers and yarns to work with. What sets her wool apart from many, is that she has it tested by the wool lab to check for micron count, so you know exactly what you are paying for, with zero surprises. Any other fiber yarns used from her will be mentioned in finished product descriptions.
Romney wool, grown by the Heryfords in Choteau, Montana. They do keep a few coated and the quality is outstanding. I am very partial to Romney, as that was the breed we had growing up, and it's something I find very endearing and is something I cannot resist when I see it. Fleeces come in both colored and white and are washed and processed by me. Romney is considered a type of Longwool, and is very durable and takes dyes very well.