FAQ

WHAT IS HANDMADE SOAP?

Soap is a combination of water (liquid), lye (sodium hydroxide) and oils.  When the lye solution is mixed with oils, it causes a chemical reaction called "saponification".  The result is 3 parts soap and 1 part glycerin: which is desired for it's ability to moisturize the skin.  


Properly handmade soap contains NO LYE in the end product.  You cannot make real soap without lye.  No Lye = No Soap


What's in your handmade soap?

Soap is a combination of water (liquid), lye (sodium hydroxide) and oils.  When the lye solution is mixed with oils, it causes a chemical reaction called "saponification".  The result is 3 parts soap and 1 part glycerin: which is desired for it's ability to moisturize the skin. Ingredients that are in our soaps can be found on our blog.   

Do you test on animals?

We do not test any of our soaps on our animals. We use of Goat Milk soaps on our Horses and Dog as their shampoo. 

Do you use any animal products in your soaps?

All of our soaps contain Goat Milk from our own herd of goats

What are"superfatted" soaps, and are yours superfatted?

Superfatting means that a certain percentage of oils have been left unconverted by the lye.  This is done by discounting the amount of lye in our recipe.  It leaves extra moisturizing oils in the soap for your skin to use along with the naturally occurring glycerin and ensures a safe, milder bar of soap.  

I have sensitive skin - Will I be able to use your soap? 

Absolutely!  Most likely, you will be able to use our soaps because they are incredibly mild and gentle.  Most commercial soaps are detergent based, using lots of synthetic ingredients that cause skin reactions. If you have allergies to fragrances, try our Unscented


What's the size of your soap? 

All of our soap bars are between 4 and 7 ounces. Each listing will list the size of the bars.


How long does a bar of your soap typically last? 

A 5 ounce bar of soap should last about 3-4 weeks depending on how frequent you shower and if you allow the bar to dry out between uses. Placing your bar on an elevated soap dish will prolong the use of it.


How long does your Soap stay fresh? 

Our soap stay good for years. In fact soap is similar to wine and that it gets better with age. It will last longer and be milder. Although, time could affect the intensity of the fragrance. If you store soaps in a cool, dry location they will last longer.

Can I Order by Phone? 

Yes you can! Feel free to call me at 814-280-6045

Can I Order by Mail or Fax? 

Mail, yes! Fax, no! Please mail any orders to Whitetail Lane Farm, 309 Whitetail Lane, State College, Pa 16801


What kind of Credit Cards can I use? 

We take VISA and MASTERCARD


Do you take PayPal? 

Yes!


Do you accept checks? 

We accept local checks only with identification.


How is my order shipped? 

Your order will be shipped priority mail via usps


When will my order be shipped? 

Orders are shipped within 3 business days


Do you sell your soap wholesale to other stores? 

Yes we do! Email us for more information.


Can our Non-Profit group use your soap as a fundraiser? 

Yes! Email us for more information.