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How Did We Get Here?

Hi! My name is Mackenzie and I would like to tell you the story of our family run goat farm, and what inspired us to start creating handcrafted Goat Milk Soaps, Body Butters, Cleansers, and Bath Powders. This is our farm. I was raised here and I continue to live and work here: When I was born I inherited chronically dry skin from my father. My mother had no idea how to manage my skin condition, as her skin has always been oily. As I aged, my dry skin quickly progressed. There weren't many natural treatments available, and my mother did not want to expose my sensitive skin to harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients. My mother decided to take research into...

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Three Ingredients to Cure Irritated and Dry Skin

As the cold weather rages on, it can be a struggle to keep skin smooth and moisturized. Luckily, we've discovered three key ingredients to save flaky and dry skin! It's time to celebrate a return to silky smooth skin! (But we recommend keeping your gloves on). Ingredient 1: Oats Oats are delicious, packed with nutrients, and can work miracles on your skin! Oatmeal on it's own does not have any moisturizing benefits, but when combined with other key ingredients it can leave your skin dewy and glowing. Oatmeal is a humectant, which means it is incredible at retaining and preserving moisture. Therefore, when used in beauty recipes that contain things such as farm fresh goat milk, it assists the skin by making it...

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Then & Now

It is so fascinating to look back over the past decade at Cross Wind Farms, seeing how it’s grown as locally owned and operated business. Our dairy production and various goat milk product lines have grown and evolved over the years becoming a household staple for many. We are so thankful to our customers who support us in the continued growth of our family farm and we are also thrilled to be able to provide a healthy products – from our family to yours. Let’s take a look back… 2008, we were vendors at the Saturday Peterborough Farmer’s market selling only goat meat and soap. 2009, Cindy decided to explore the potential for dairy by attending mentoring with two cheese...

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Organic essential Oil vs Organic fragrance Oil

My Happy Body team and I, pride ourselves on providing you with the highest quality, and the most natural of beauty products for all skin types. But, when some consumers read our ingredient labels, they question “fragrance oil”, and so you should!Fragrance oils are manufactured/artificial scents, designed to mimic the scents of a natural product (such as pear fragrance oil). So how can it be said, we produce all-natural products?? Well I can assure you, we do!!Our team and I use only organic essential oils, and “organic fragrance” oils. Our all natural, organic fragrances are made entirely from a combination of natural isolates and essential oils. Ok, so what is a natural isolate?? To put this in simple terms, it’s...

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The Truth About Lye

My Happy Body Team and I are always working hard, keeping everyone updated with our new products, new specials, answering all of your questions and concerns. One of the most recent questions I've been asked was, "Does your soap products contain lye?" If so, "Why are you using such a harmful chemical in your products?"These are very good questions, and we're happy to answer them for you!!Yes, our soap contains a form of lye...sodium hydroxide, but not the lye directly itself. Lye is a strong chemical, deemed to be a harmful property used in the soap making process; but sodium hydroxide is a dwindled version of lye.  Throughout the heating process when making soap, the sodium hydroxide diffuses from the mixture, which...

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