Homemade in small batches, this is a SPECIAL EDITION cold process soap, made in Farmhouse fashion, with a twist. Locally grown, pastured Holstein steer tallow is the inspiration for this soap. Predominately fragranced with nag champa, tonka bean, and dark patchouli essential oil, with supporting notes of nutmeg, frankincense and mooo...er, myrrh. Its the perfect “Hippie” scent! Because let’s face it, what’s more hippie than a Holstein? (Seriously, how could you miss the hips on them!?) Colored with activated charcoal and titanium dioxide for that classic Holstein hide look, with each just as uniquely different.
(Although Holstein steer tallow was the inspiration for the first batch of Hippie Holstein, future batches may contain home rendered tallow from other breeds. As always, locally grown.)
There is nothing better than using what you have, and it’s a special treat when it can be sourced right here in the Flathead Valley, raised with love by family. Since Holsteins, being a dairy breed, tend to be leaner than typical beef breeds any amount of tallow from them is cause for excitement!
Many of my listed soaps contain different ingredients from one to the next, but that is what gives them their farmhouse charm by using whatever is on hand! If you are looking for a soap with a specific ingredient, let me know! I may have just what you're looking for in the works or on the curing rack! Keep in mind, it can take several weeks to cure (even more for some soaps!) I can ship about 6 soaps in my smallest shipping box option.
Details about this listing
Weight: approx. 6.5 oz bar of cold process soap
Dimensions: approx 3.5”x 3” X 1"
EXTRA LARGE, DAIRY BREED SIZED SOAP! Well, not really, but it is larger than the average bar.
List of ingredients since it's nice to know what you're getting into...(The shower with!)
Ingredients: water*, beef Tallow**, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, safflower oil, sodium hydroxide***, beeswax****, fragrance oil, patchouli essential oil, activated charcoal, titanium dioxide, nutmeg essential oil
*Water will, or at least mostly evaporate out by the end of the curing process
** Family raised, pastured Holstein beef tallow. Home rendered.
***Keep in mind NO sodium hydroxide (lye) is present in the final product, but is necessary in the production of homemade soaps made from oils or animal fat. Because the labeling of clean, old fashioned soap is largely unregulated by the the U.S. FDA (as long as you're not making any claims as to it's healing or cosmetic properties etc) you may find others label their ingredients differently, using phrases such as "saponified oils of..." or the name for the end-product of the saponification process. For example:
Sodium Olivate (saponified form of olive oil)
All mean the same thing! A chemical reaction between lye and oils/fat has occurred! I prefer to label all the initial ingredients going in the soap batter. If you have any questions, let me know!
****Beeswax is from a local beekeeper. I was able to process the wax and separate the honey from the comb, but I would still call it an unrefined beeswax because there may be pollin or propolis still present in small amounts
Since it's my motherly duty, I would also like to add, please don't get soap in your eyes. It will burn no matter what!
Also, please know I care about my customers, and do my best to label but cannot make guarantees for those with known sensitivities or allergies to any of the ingredients in any of my soap collection since all are made on the same equipment in the same facilities (cleaned between uses) and share close quarters on a curing rack.